Many children and teens with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or learning disabilities have a tough time starting and completing schoolwork or other necessary tasks. Successfully motivating them involves using a strength-based, collaborative approach that includes them in creating solutions to daily challenges. These young, out-of-the-box thinkers then develop personal accountability and independence through meaningful routines with appropriate levels of adult support. In this workshop, you’ll learn which executive functioning skills contribute to motivation, why procrastination and avoidance occur, and how to create effective and lasting strategies for improvement. You’ll discover how to:
- Teach kids goal-directed persistence, time management, and organizational skills that stick
- Create meaningful, collaborative incentives and effective routines that help kids make positive long- and short-term choices about their tasks
- Determine appropriate levels of parent participation in kids’ school work, peer relationships, activities, and chores
Sharon Saline, PsyD, author of What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life, specializes in working with kids, young adults, and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues.