“Quaran-Teens with ADHD: Troubleshooting Learning, Motivation, and Organization Problems” [Video Replay & Podcast #295]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#295), and download the slide presentation for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on April 2, 2020.
NOTE: We experienced some audio issues during the Q&A section of the live webinar due to poor connectivity. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Quaran-teens stuck at home during the pandemic are facing an onslaught of new challenges and expectations, many of which require mature and seamless executive functions, time-management skills, and internal motivation — not realistic or harmonious for most students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), executive functioning challenges, or learning disabilities (LD). Suddenly, they are expected to not only teach themselves new concepts and complete homework religiously, but also resist the technological temptations (video games, TikTok, text messages) and distractions that now surround them at home.
Two or three weeks into their states’ Stay-at-Home orders, parents are hitting the following brick walls with their teens with ADHD:
- A total lack of motivation to do schoolwork, especially when it’s ungraded
- A paralyzing sense of overwhelm by assignment arriving in bulk from many sources all at once
- No physical outlet for energy or the focusing benefits of exercise
- The loss of a reliable daily routine, including regular medication schedule
- No special education supports or opportunities for hands-on learning to cement new concepts
- Constant distractions from siblings, web sites, video games, and more
- The inability to effectively prioritize assignments and manage time without teacher support
- Spiraling anxiety, worry, and stress
- And much more
In this webinar, ADHD coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, will respond to ADDitude readers’ specific questions and problems with equally specific solutions for guiding teens with ADHD through this challenging time. She will help parents understand the root of their kids’ procrastination, defiance, and overwhelm, and recommend practical strategies for addressing these challenges while also maintaining peace at home during the quarantine.
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Meet the Expert Speaker:
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, BA, MCC, BCC, is a trainer, mentor, coach, and speaker. She is the author of Empowering Youth with ADHD and contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture. Her company, JST Coaching & Training, provides student and ADHD coach training programs to individuals and educational institutions. Jodi is the recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award & 2017 ADHD Coaches Organization Founders Award. She is seen by many as the foremost authority on student and ADHD coaching. As president of the Association of Coach Training Organizations, Jodi’s platform focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion in coach training. For more details, visit www.jstcoaching.com.| See expert’s full bio »
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- “Absolutely FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU for providing such incredible resources and information.”
- “This was a good pause to give parents time to really think about direct uncomplicated ways to manage and support teens.”
- “Such a timely idea, and I loved how she responded to each parent concern in a thoughtful way.”
- “Thank you – I will share many of these suggestions with parents at my school.”