“9 Ways to Prime Your Child for a Positive School Year” [Video Replay & Podcast #363]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#363), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on July 15, 2021.

Episode Description

The past year was tough, confusing, and emotionally draining for students (and their parents). Pandemic learning arrangements tripped up and, in some cases, halted kids’ progress in school. A year and half after mastering Zoom, many students will return to school in the fall with a more typical, in-person schedule.

What can and should parents do to help their children recoup the learning losses of the past year and prepare for the new school year? What are some of the most effective ways to make this coming school year more productive and positive for your student?

Learning experts Susan and Paul Yellin discuss the key things that parents and students can do right now to help the new school year get off to a strong start.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Review your child’s IEP/504 Plan to make sure it is still working—and what to do if it is not
  • Maximize your child’s medication (if they are taking it) for the new school schedule
  • Engage in a subject-by-subject review of last year’s instruction — what went well and where things fell apart
  • “Frontload” content in the most challenging classes
  • Spend time cultivating areas of strength, talent, and affinity
  • Work on strengthening an area of challenge
  • Use online tools to fill skill gaps in math, reinforce recent learning, and preview upcoming materials
  • Develop a “growth mindset” to help build resilience and self-esteem

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on July 15, 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:

Susan Yellin, Esq., is the Director of Advocacy and Transition Services at The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, an innovative learning support and diagnostic practice in New York City. She co-authored the award-winning book, Life After High School: A Guide for Students with Disabilities and Their Families, and was the founding director of The Center for Learning Differences, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families dealing with learning and attention difficulties find resources in their communities. |See expert’s full bio »

Dr. Paul B. Yellin, M.D., is the Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City. Dr. Yellin has dedicated his entire career to improving the well-being and development of young people. Dr. Yellin is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, where he serves as a member of the faculty of the program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. |See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“A very nice, to the point webinar with great resources. The presenters demonstrated an in depth understanding of child’s needs and where parents and educators are coming from.”

“I loved the specificity of examples and the way they approached children with ADHD, reminding us of the importance of asking children more questions.”

“I really appreciated the resources they gave and the ideas to use at home, like timelines and mind mapping.”

Webinar Sponsor

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