“A Parents’ Guide to Social Skills Strategies for Children with ADHD or Autism (or Both)” [Video Replay & Podcast 283]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#283), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on January 22, 2020.

Episode Description

Strong friendships are a vital support for a child’s overall happiness and resilience, from elementary school through high school. Both ADHD and autism affect peer relationships at those ages–and many children have symptoms of both. This can have serious and heartbreaking consequences.

How can parents sort out whether ADHD or autism is causing the social challenges their children face? More importantly, how can parents best support social skills growth and success? Should they try behavioral therapy or speech language therapy, individual or group therapy? What role does medication play in sharpening social skills? What can parents do at home to foster a child’s social abilities? The good news is that there are solutions, strategies, and hope for families living with these conditions.

In this webinar, parents will learn from Mark Bertin, M.D, about:

  • The impact of ADHD on social emotional development
  • How autism affects social and emotional skills
  • Which clinical interventions best support social emotional abilities
  • How to support social emotional skills at home
  • How to decide between the various options for intervention available for children with ADHD and autism.

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “Wonderful! Top notch! Thank you so much.”
  • “Today’s speaker was fantastic. You can tell he was both passionate and compassionate. Thank you!”
  • “This topic was so fascinating. As a parent of children with comorbid conditions, as well as a wife and sister, so many things made sense and clicked. I look forward to more like this one. Thank you!”

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