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“Social Confidence: How to Help Students with ADHD Re-Acclimate to In-Person School & Friends” [Video Replay & Podcast #372]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#372), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on September 16, 2021.

Episode Description

Zoom classes, Discord chats with friends, FaceTime dates. The pandemic have irrevocably altered our social routines, but now that in-person classes are opening again, the question is: Is your child ready to socialize in real life — face to face, one on one?

Social anxiety is real, and its sources are different for girls and boys. When ADHD is factored into the mix, feelings of trepidation make all the more sense. No wonder students feel hesitant or rusty when their social skills have remained dormant for more than a year.

In this webinar, Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., a leader in social-skills development and the author of Why Will No One Play With Me?, will help parents, clinicians, and educators recognize the signs of social anxiety and learn the coaching skills they need to help children and teens return to in-person school with confidence.

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  • Understand the signs of social anxiety and how they present differently in girls and boys
  • Embrace the concept of accepting “social awkwardness” and learn how to work through it
  • Learn how to use social strategies like open-ended questions and small asks
  • Teach the child or teen to recognize and understand his or her body signals when he or she is overwhelmed socially
  • Practice listening, sharing, and collaboration techniques
  • Feel comfortable shaking hands, joining a group, returning to in-door masked events

Watch the Video Replay

Enter your email address in the box above labeled “Video Replay + Slide Access” to watch the video replay (closed captions available) and download the slide presentation.

Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

Click the play button below to listen to this episode directly in your browser, click the symbol to download to listen later, or open in your podcasts app: Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Stitcher; Spotify; Amazon Music; iHeartRADIO.

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on September 16, 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:

Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, is an author, speaker, frequent media contributor, and founder of a social emotional learning methodology. She holds a Masters of Education degree and since 2004 her primary focus has been to help people of all ages make friends and thrive. She is the author of Why Will No One Play With Me?, the winner of the Best Parenting and Family Book 2020 as awarded by American Book Fest and co-collaborator on newly released HowToSel.com — a daily social emotional learning platform anyone can incorporate into daily life. | See expert’s full bio »

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Listener Testimonials

“This presentation provided great advice for anyone wishing to improve their communication skills at any stage of life.”

“Caroline always does such a great job! Her slides are beautiful and informative. Her presentation moves along well; she’s so interesting and thoughtful. She’s a joy to listen to and learn from.”

“This webinar was excellent; it’s solidified a lot of information my daughter is receiving from her therapist but helps me manage it as a parent.”


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