“How to Become an Executive Function Detective: Solving ADHD Problems at School and Home” [Video Replay & Podcast #289]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#289), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on March 3, 2020.

Episode Description

Social skills challenges, losing homework, maddening morning routines — children diagnosed with ADHD are complex, frustrating, and fiercely independent. And they still need their parents’ help, even if they won’t admit or accept it. Pinpointing which executive function skills your teen needs to improve — and the techniques for accomplishing those improvements — will help you create a solid plan for moving forward through elementary, middle, and high school.

In this webinar, we will help parents become executive function detectives. Moms and Dads will learn to gather evidence from their child (what, where, when, why), interview witnesses (teachers, family members), and consult with experts (teachers, doctors, and therapists) to determine the causes of executive function shortfalls. Many families have found success and avoided conflict using our “detective method” of identifying and improving executive functions.

Listen and learn from Maureen Bechard, M.S., and Karen Huberty, M.Ed.,about how to:

  • Understand the components of executive functions
  • Determine how executive functions affect your child’s success at school, home, and in their social life
  • Master the “detective approach” to pinpoint your teen’s areas of need
  • Problem-solve solutions to those areas of weakness together

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Meet the Expert Speakers:

Maureen Bechard, M.S., is a licensed professional school counselor who has loved working with middle school student for more than 30 years. She has promoted a greater understanding of how ADHD affects the lives of adolescents during their middle school years. In her efforts to educate students, parents, teachers and administrators about executive function deficits, she has found that the strategies that are good for ADHD work for all students. Maureen believes that middle schoolers with ADHD can inspire the world to be a brighter, more positive place. | See expert’s full bio »

Karen Huberty, M.Ed., has a passion for teaching students with ADHD for the last 19 years.  Karen has presented on executive functions within her district, at the Minnesota Education Academy, and at the 2018 ADHD International Conference.  Karen has received 13 grants from the Education Minnesota Foundation for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.  These grants have allowed her to create and implement best practice strategies for students with ADHD in the classroom.  By shifting our mindset about executive function needs, she believes we can educate students, staff and families to create an environment in which all will succeed. | See expert’s full bio »

Listener Testimonials

  • “Fabulous presentation and very helpful information.”
  • “This was so incredibly helpful and the scenarios were extremely relevant!”
  • “Great webinar- loved having the slides and option to have words on screen. Very helpful for my use at school as an educator and at home as a parent.”
  • “I find it so helpful to provide such a structured, methodical approach to tackling problems that can often feel chaotic and pervasive. Thank you for that.”

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