ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Improve Your Child’s Social Smarts with YouTube, Video & Board Games” with Anna Vagin, Ph.D.

Anna Vagin, Ph.D., recommends YouTube videos to review social concepts and board games to practice cooperation and teaches parents how to use visual supports to help children with ADHD build their skill sets.

Multi-colored game chips with dice on the playing board. Board game.
Multi-colored game chips with dice on the playing board. Board game.

Listen to “Improve Your Child’s Social Smarts with YouTube, Video & Board Games” with Anna Vagin, Ph.D.

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Core Curriculum Standards have one problematic, underlying assumption: Students understand, and can demonstrate, cooperative learning skills. In addition to staying focused and on-task, a child participating in small-group cooperation must practice self-regulation, stay open to the ideas of others, express his or her opinions in a friendly way, and consider the perspectives and feelings of others. These are the same skills that many children with ADHD trip over — and that make living with family members easier!

Make sure your child has a firm grasp of these skills as the new school year begins by using YouTube videos and popular tabletop games to learn social concepts.

In this episode, learn:

  • The challenges of meeting Core Curriculum Standards for kids with ADHD
  • Why cooperation can be tough for students with ADHD, in and out of the classroom
  • How to use engaging YouTube videos as family entertainment and to review important social concepts
  • How to use simple visual supports to help students build their skill sets — and to help parents reduce their nagging
  • Simple strategies to support your child as he learns social skills

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Listener testimonials:

  • “Truly one of the very best webinars you have offered. It will really help me be better at social skills groups in my school.”
  • “Great information. Thank you guys so much for having these webinars.”
  • “So very helpful as we all work to help my 9-year-old granddaughter! Thank you!!”

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.

Anna Vagin, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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Updated on January 23, 2020

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