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“My Teen with ADHD Lacks All Motivation! How to Build Executive Function Skills and Drive” [Video Replay & Podcast #430]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#430), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on November 9, 2022.

Episode Description

Self-regulation challenges, heightened moodiness, social anxieties, and increased academic demands can intensify the pressure bearing down on middle and high school students with ADHD. With deficits in the areas of executive functioning and motivation, many teens become checked out and stressed out, frustrated by the constant struggle to keep up in class. These students appear unmotivated, and unwilling, to do class assignments and homework. Their refrain: Why bother?

This leads caregivers and educators to feel exasperated — unsure how to balance autonomy, support, and accountability for underperformance in their students. They want to motivate them to reach their potential, but they’re unsure how.

In this webinar, caregivers and educators will learn:

  • How the biology of ADHD impacts motivation and executive functioning in adolescents and teens
  • How to help students adopt self-motivation strategies and lifelong skills to manage their ADHD
  • Practical approaches that teens with ADHD can follow to compensate for executive functioning challenges
  • How to set goals to develop a teen’s self-confidence, and how to find a niche in which they can be successful and achieve autonomy from adults

Watch the Video Replay

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on November 9, 2022, 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

Margaret (Maggie) Sibley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and researcher at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. She also has an adjunct appointment at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She studies executive functioning, motivation, and attention problems in adolescents and young adults.

Maggie is the author of Parent-Teen Therapy for Executive Function Deficits and ADHD: Building Skills and Motivation (#CommissionsEarned). This is a comprehensive guide for professionals. It gives information about how to work with families using a therapy she developed called Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily (STAND).

#CommissionsEarned As an Amazon Associate, ADDitude earns a commission from qualifying purchases made by ADDitude readers on the affiliate links we share. However, all products linked in the ADDitude Store have been independently selected by our editors and/or recommended by our readers. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Listener Testimonials

“I appreciate the background information provided before covering strategies. There were many ‘aha’ moments for me.”

“It was simply fantastic! So informative! I took pages of notes and hope to share the highlights with our faculty and RTI team as soon as possible!”

“An incredible presenter. She explained everything so well and offered some great insights and actionable steps! Thank you!”


Webinar Sponsor

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