Webinars & Podcasts

“Getting Ready to Launch: Setting Up Middle and High School Students for Success and Independence” [Video Replay & Podcast #425]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#425), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on October 13, 2022.

Episode Description

For teens who have ADHD, leaping from middle school to high school, and from high school to college or to full-time employment, is an especially big transition. Research has shown that ADHD can delay a young person’s maturation and executive functioning skills by as much as three years, making big transitions trickier to navigate. Preparing your middle schooler for the new demands of high school, and setting up your high school student for life away from home, and the tasks required to maintain that independence, requires patience and effort.

In this webinar, parents and caregivers will learn:

  • Approaches to foster smooth transitions into young adulthood for older teens
  • Strategies to improve problem-solving skills and foster independent living
  • Tactics to build and improve executive function skills that are appropriate for your child’s capabilities
  • Goal-setting to improve your child’s self-reliance

Watch the Video Replay

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Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on October 13, 2022, 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:

Chris Dendy, M.S., is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the ADHD field. She has written four books, including Teenagers with ADD, ADHD, and Executive Function Deficits (#CommissionsEarned), and her latest book, Launching into Young Adulthood with ADHD … Ready or Not! (#CommissionsEarned), which she co-authored with Ruth Hughes.

Chris also has intimate experience with ADHD. Her adult children, two sons and a daughter, have ADHD, as well as four of her grandchildren.

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