“The Middle School Survival Guide for Students with ADHD and Executive Function Deficits” [Video Replay & Podcast #329]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#329), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on October 20, 2020.
Life in middle school is hard for all students, but especially for those with ADHD. Developmentally, adolescents are searching for independence — focusing more on their peer relationships and often pushing parents away. In addition, academic and social expectations change dramatically in middle school: Students must meet the demands of multiple teachers, maintain focus during longer days, and manage more homework and projects. These challenges often exceed the developmental capacity of the ADHD brain’s executive functions.
Have hope! The first key to middle school success is understanding how ADHD brain development lags behind many of teens’ challenges. The second key is problem-solving from the perspective of the ADHD brain’s needs. We do this by identifying and externally supporting the weaker and slower-developing executive function skills of the ADHD middle-schooler.
- How the brain’s executive function development connects to expectations for independent homework and seat-work
- How parents can support the development of their child’s executive functions
- How to teach your child to develop time awareness and use external tools to get things done
- How to use a school planner to develop the life skill of future thinking
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Read More on Executive Functions for ADHD Students
- “Bridging Executive Function Gaps in Middle School: ADHD Strategies for Distance Learning”
- “The Educator’s Guide to Executive Functions: How to Understand and Support Students in Need“
Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on October 20, 2020, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Marydee Sklar is an educator who has spent over 25 years teaching students and adults time management, planning, and organization from the perspective of the brain. Her company, Executive Functioning Success, offers online training programs for families, adults, professionals, and educators. | See expert’s full bio »
- “It was the excellent and inspiring presentation. I really appreciate her!”
- “Great ideas, and so nice to hear my struggles are similar to many other parents of middle schoolers.”
- “This was a fabulous seminar. Thank you so much! I have a lot of adjusting to do in my methods with my child.”
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