“Motivating Your Child with ADHD: What Ignites Interest in and Energy for Learning” [Video Replay & Podcast #364]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#364), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on July 20, 2021.

Episode Description

If parents and teachers could wave a magic wand over kids with ADHD to make them more productive and successful in and out of school, for what would we wish?  Many of us would wish that they would display more intrinsic motivation for and interest in school, especially for tasks or subjects that are required but not personally interesting and captivating.

Are resistance, avoidance, or oppositional behavior signs of lack of motivation — or are they something else? How do we transfer the passion some kids have for video games, music, or skateboarding into the classroom? In this webinar, we’ll explore what sparks kids’ interest and keeps them motivated, and how to help them get into gear more easily and more often.

In this webinar you’ll learn about:

  • What it means to be motivated, and how parents can get kids to jump in and do the work
  • Why some kids seem obsessed with certain activities, and how to shift their attention, energy, and even excitement to schoolwork
  • Why some kids aren’t motivated to do anything, and how parents can turn around “intense resistance”

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Read More on Motivation for School

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How to Motivate (Not Demoralize) a Student with ADHD
The Roots of ADHD Motivation Problems — and How to Get Students Engaged in Learning
“Q: My Child is Angry and Frustrated Due to Learning Loss.”

Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on July 20, 2021, 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:

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist on the faculty at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Psychiatry. He began his career as a special education teacher in middle schools in Ohio and Massachusetts. For more than four decades, he has specialized in the neuropsychological assessment and treatment of children and young adults with ADHD and LD. He serves as a consultant to schools across the U.S. and abroad, focusing on issues related to the neuropsychology and education of children and young adults with special needs. He has written dozens of articles and presented many webinars about kids with ADHD and related conditions. His book, Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It (#CommissionsEarned), examines the role of stress in learning, and has served as a practical guide for families and schools. | See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“As a teacher and parent of children with ADHD, this webinar was SO helpful! I want to share it with every faculty and staff member at my school!”

“This should be required professional development for teachers and district staff supporting special educations services.”

“The expert did a great job of explaining both the results and the causes of certain behaviors.  It really helped to show the big picture.”

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