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

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.

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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.

In this episode, learn:

  • Identify triggers, reduce meltdowns, and build self-control
  • Improve working memory skills beyond reminders and “nagging”
  • Create simple, practical organizational systems
  • Develop routines that foster independence and get things done
  • Collaboratively decide on the goals and challenges that most affect your child
  • Use the highly recommended 5Cs approach to each of these challenges

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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.”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on October 21, 2019

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