On-Demand Webinars

“Life Skills That Matter: What Every High School Student Should Learn Before Graduation” [Video Replay & Podcast #229]

In this hour-long webinar-on-demand, learn the life skills your teen needs before high school graduation with Theresa E. Maitland, Ph.D.

Episode Description

Research shows that students who learn to advocate for themselves in high school are more likely to succeed in college. Unfortunately, families spend far more time and money researching and touring colleges than they do developing the advocacy skills that will help their teens thrive there.

High school is the time to learn the self advocacy skills that are key to success in college and in life. In this webinar Theresa Maitland will focus on what you can do during high school to help your child understand his or her needs,, what to ask for,  how to ask effectively and how to handle situations when he or she doesn’t get what they want.

Sending a teen with learning differences to college without the skills to recognize her needs — and to assertively ask that they be met — is a recipe for problems. In life after high school it will be up to the student, not her parents, to take charge of setting up and managing classroom accommodations.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What it means to advocate for yourself as a student, including a breakdown of component skills
  • Why these skills should be part of every student’s high school years
  • Real-life examples of how teens with and without these skills navigated life after high school
  • Strategies for developing these skills while a teen is in high school
  • Strategies for coaching your teen and helping him refine his advocacy skills

Watch the Video Replay

Enter your email address in the box above labeled “Video Replay + Slide Access” to watch the video replay (closed captions available) and download the slide presentation.

Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

Click the play button below to listen in your browser. Mobile users can open this episode in: Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Stitcher; Spotify; Overcast

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 5, 2018.

Listener testimonials:

  • “I always enjoy Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., and her work. Thank you, this was very helpful for a parent who has a child in college who has ADHD/learning disability.”
  • “Very timely and very helpful. Has given me ideas on preparation for this year’s annual IEP meeting from a self advocacy standpoint for our 8th grader. Self advocacy has been an IEP goal the past year, so I want to see how we can move the needle this year!”
  • “I appreciate the resources and expertise you bring to our attention. It is great to feel ‘normal’ at some level. Thanks for all that you do.”
  • “I found this webinar very helpful. I think I need all the information here and will review it. I’m also downloading the resources. THANK YOU.”

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Theresa E. Laurie Maitland Ph.D., has been in the field of education for over 40 years as a teacher, professor, trainer, presenter, consultant, clinician, coach, author and researcher.  Dr. Maitland has worked in a variety of programs and roles that center around individuals of all ages with learning and attention differences. In 1997, Dr. Maitland was one of the first professionals in higher education to be trained as a coach, and together with her colleagues at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (UNC) introduced coaching to the campus community as well as professionals at other higher educational institutions.  In 2003, she became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and an ICF (International Coach Federation) Certified Coach in 2018.  In addition to coaching hundreds of college students over the years, Dr. Maitland also coauthored one of the first books published on the topic of coaching college students. During her career at UNC, she coauthored a coaching training program that has reached over 300 staff and faculty at UNC. She has participated in several research studies investigating the impact of coaching on undergraduates including those with ADHD/LD. She can be reached at [email protected].

The sponsor of this week’s ADDitude webinar is….

Play Attention: In order for your teen to be successful in college or in the workplace, he/she must have strong executive function.  Play Attention is the most comprehensive program available for both children and adults designed to strengthen Executive Function and self-regulation. Executive Functions are responsible for success in our everyday lives.  We can customize a program for your teen that will help develop essential life skills.  Call  828-676-2240 and learn how we can customize Play Attention for you. We even provide you with a personal Executive Function Coach for free unlimited support. www.playattention.com

Click here to request a Free Professional Consultation.

ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Follow ADDitude’s full ADHD Experts Podcast in your podcasts app:
Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Pocket Casts | iHeartRADIO | Stitcher