ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

“Organized and Motivated: Executive Function Fixes for Teens with ADHD” [podcast episode #230]

Reduce your teen’s school-related stress by taking a collaborative, strength-based perspective. Tune in to hear Sharon Saline, Psy.D., explain how to set goals, create systems, and sharpen your teen’s organization, planning, and follow through.

Student holds many textbooks. The concept of heavy research.
Student holds many textbooks. The concept of heavy research.

Listen to “Organized and Motivated: Executive Function Fixes for Teens with ADHD” with Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Click the play button below to listen in your browser. Mobile users can open this episode in: Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Stitcher; Spotify; Overcast.

Click here to view the original webinar broadcast and accompanying slides.

Add ADDitude’s ADHD Experts Podcast to your podcasts app: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | Overcast | Stitcher

Are you growing increasingly frustrated with your child’s outbursts, disorganization, or forgetfulness at home? You’re not alone. Many parents long for relief from the pressures of school only to find that their children continue to struggle every day with executive dysfunctions related to ADHD.

Summer is a great time for family adventures and down time, but it’s also perfect for building your child’s executive functioning skills. It can be easier to teach emotional regulation, organization, and working memory without the pressure of academic responsibilities and the burden of homework. Instead of inundating your child with reminders or arguments about chores, cleanliness, and following directions, work with him to find practical solutions that foster cooperation and connection.

Whether you’re traveling on vacation or staying at home, continue to develop these all-important aspects of daily living to help your family now — and smooth out the transition back to school. By choosing mutual goals, learning effective tools for self-management, and creating doable routines, you’ll teach your child or teen to accomplish things with fewer arguments and more buy-in. These positive changes will build lasting skills for independence.

Listener testimonials:

  • “This gave me a new perspective on how to speak with teachers who have students with ADHD.”
  • “Excellent, practical strategies — and thank you for giving us concrete examples. Especially helpful for parents and clinicians who also have executive functioning challenges.”
  • “Love the rule of 3, and the post-it task lists. I’m ready to take these home with me today and put them into practice!”
  • “The webinars have definitely increased my patience and understanding with the students I work with. I feel that I now learn more about my students from their perspective. Thank you so much for offering these tools and resources.”

Recommended resources:

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 11, 2018.

Sharon Saline, Psy.D., is a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel.

Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series. The audio has been captured from live conversations (sometimes over a telephone), not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at:

Webinar Sponsor

The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

NEBA®: Happy, healthy brains and no prescription required! NEBA Health’s Brain Booster supplement is packed with great-tasting, optimal ratios of Omega-3s to support brain health in kids and adults! Visit to learn more.

ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Get notified when ADDitude publishes new podcasts!

* indicates required