Seminar Detail

Managing ADHD and Boosting Executive Function Skills: “On the Spot” Strategies for a Calmer and More Connected Classroom

Where:
DEDHAM, MA
When:
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This event is not currently available for purchase.

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Course Description:

Do you need new strategies to get kids to pay attention and learn more effectively? Are you struggling with kids who can’t get started, stay involved, or complete their class work? This seminar teaches techniques and tools for children who struggle to focus, cooperate, and perform to their potential.
  • Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential.
  • Empower students to take charge of their challenges and take responsibility for their own success in school and in life.
  • Improve collaboration with parents who struggle to effectively help their children.
This seminar draws on Cindy’s clinical expertise of working with teachers, other support professionals and parents as she brings to life how to bridge the gap between theory/research and actual implementation to address learning and behavior challenges in school. She will help you design subtle changes in the classroom to improve time management, working memory, motivation and emotional regulation that will benefit all children, not only those with ADHD. Walk away with new ideas, valuable handouts and important resources for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, home/school communication, study skills, behavior and more.
Objectives:

  1. Implement strategies to increase students’ executive functioning skills during both structured activities and open learning times.
  2. Establish classroom interventions that will improve time management, organizational and study skills for kids diagnosed with ADHD.
  3. Apply simple breathing and mindfulness techniques to reduce students’ stress levels, improve emotional regulation in order to meet classroom expectations.
  4. Incorporate realistic social-emotional learning strategies in the classroom to reduce overall stress and improve cognitive stamina in students.
  5. Utilize classroom management strategies that apply to the whole class while also meeting the needs of students who are easily distracted or who have cognitive processing delays.
  6. Implement strategies to improve homework compliance and improve study skills among students.
OUTLINE

Impact of ADHD, Executive Function and Stress on Learning and Behavior
  • Challenges ADHD creates beyond impulsivity, inattentiveness and hyperactivity
  • Relationship between ADHD, executive function and stress
  • Determining eligibility for services
Techniques to Strengthen Emotional/Self-Regulation in School
  • Self-monitoring strategies for students to adjust their self-talk and focus control
  • Specific time management techniques for deepening concentration and perseverance
  • Environmental modifications to help students harness innate strength
  • Addressing the issues of ADHD medication in school
Strategies to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors, Stress & Anxiety
  • Powerful changes in the classroom environment to support student independence
  • Supporting lagging developmental skills required for self-regulation
  • Class-wide culture shifts to aide calm and focus for all students
  • Problem solving and self-advocacy tools to increase self-monitoring
Strategies to Improve Attention, Organization, Time Management and Memory
  • Powerful use of graphic organizers facilitate writing, organizing and problem solving
  • Specific timers, paper organizers, and homework management systems
  • Keys to incorporate movement, fidgets, and mindfulness techniques
  • Making IEP and 504 plans more effective and impactful for teachers and students
Target Audience
  • Educators
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologists
  • Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists

CINDY GOLDRICH, ED.M., ADHD-CCSP

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health professional certified ADHD coach and teacher trainer. She is the author of 8 Keys for Parenting Children with ADHD, a book recognized for providing parents, educators, and therapists with a practical, easy-to-read guide for addressing challenging kids. She is the creator of the workshop series Calm and Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD©, designed to teach parents and caregivers how to manage and support their children’s unique needs successfully. Through her ADHD Parent Coach Academy, she trains other professionals to become ADHD parent coaches.

Cindy is known to be a passionate, engaging speaker. She conducts training workshops for schools, associations and national conferences addressing how ADHD and executive function deficits impact children and how to help boost behavior and performance in school and at home.

Cindy received her Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College and her ADHD coach certification from the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching. She is a certified mentor for Think: Kids, formally The Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) Institute, dedicated to understanding and helping challenging children and adolescents. She is the co-founder and president of the Long Island Professionals ADHD Consortium and is on the executive board of NASSAU CHADD.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cindy Goldrich maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cindy Goldrich is a contributing author to The ADHD Awareness Book Project: 365 Ways to Succeed with ADHD. She is the Co-Founder of the Long Island ADHD Professional Consortium.
Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. After attendance has been verified, pre-registered attendees will receive an email from PESI Customer Service with the subject line, “Evaluation and Certificate” within one week. This email will contain a link to complete the seminar evaluation and allow attendees to print, email or download a certificate of completion if in full attendance. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), a letter of attendance is available through that link and an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

The planning committee and staff who controlled the content of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. For speaker disclosures, please see speaker bios.

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Massachusetts Counselors: CE credit is available. This program has been approved for 6.25 Catagory 1 MaMHCA/MMCEP hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 262 CMR. Expires: 11/29/2019. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Educators/Teachers
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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
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Psychologists
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Speech-Language Pathologists
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