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Live Webinar on September 8: The Power of Positive Reinforcement: Why Rewards Trump Punishments for Students with ADHD

Register below for this free expert webinar on positive reinforcement on Thursday, September 8, at 4 pm ET. Sign up and you will receive the free webinar replay link after September 8 as well!

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Positive reinforcement inspires more consistent motivation and better learning outcomes for children with ADHD, who are more sensitive to rewards and punishments than are their neurotypical peers. Research shows that positive reinforcement (rewards for achievements) changes the brain at the cellular level; it also shows that children with ADHD are more likely to become frustrated and give up when they don’t receive anticipated rewards for completing a difficult task.

Yes, punishment may keep a child with ADHD on task in the short term. But studies show that punishment, or the anticipation of punishment, may carry serious long-term consequences if the child’s emotional regulation skills are weak.

Given these findings, how might educators and caregivers more effectively approach motivation and behavior modification for children with ADHD? In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How to respond when a child’s task persistence drops away and she begins to respond impulsively or become emotional
  • How to use positive reinforcement when a child is learning a new skill or task that requires much effort
  • How to introduce strategies that will build a child’s stamina for waiting
  • How to use reinforcement to help children as they transition from one activity or setting to another
  • How to match homework demands to a child’s capacity, and how to reward effort when the work is challenging


Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

Gail Tripp, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan. She focuses on the learning and motivational processing of children with ADHD and implications for treatment. In a recent study, she examined predictors of academic achievement in children with ADHD.

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

Certificate of Attendance: For information on how to purchase the certificate of attendance option (cost $10), register for the webinar, then look for instructions in the email you’ll receive one hour after it ends. The certificate of attendance link will also be available here, on the webinar replay page, several hours after the live webinar. ADDitude does not offer CEU credits.

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