ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

“How to Use Brain Science to Increase Motivation in Children with ADHD” [podcast episode #228]

Tune in to hear as Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., explains the difference between “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” motivation and why traditional motivational methods miss the mark for ADHD brains—and shares very practical strategies that will get your kids going.

yes you can, motivational inspirational message concept written on the sand of beach
yes you can, motivational inspirational message concept written on the sand of beach

Listen to “How to Use Brain Science to Increase Motivation in Children with ADHD” with Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.

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This informative, results-oriented webinar will first provide a brief overview of the major scientific explanations of motivation and why they don’t quite fit kids with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD). We’ll focus on the difference between extrinsic motivation (I want to do this because of what tangible rewards it will bring me) and intrinsic (I’m doing this because of how it makes me feel). Then, we’ll look at why it’s so challenging to light the fires of motivation under kids with ADHD (spoiler alert: it’s about their prediction of the outcome). Finally, we’ll look at a simple but effective formula that will get children, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD from “here to there” and feel really good about making the journey. If you’re tired of failed “carrot and stick” approaches, tune in to this very practical podcast.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Thank you for offering these informative webinars for free. As a parent of two children with ADHD, among other issues, this type of compassionate information is invaluable.”
  • “Fantastic, informative presentation. Would love to have Dr. Schultz present again!”
  • “I really enjoyed the presentation. The orator was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Thank you for this valuable information.”
  • “This webinar was OUTSTANDING! I’ve been parenting an ADHD child for 14 years and researching ADHD for 11 years, and this was the BEST info I’ve ever received.”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on August 29, 2018. 

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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