What Kids with ADHD Wish You Knew and How You Can Help:

Understanding ADHD and Executive Functioning in Children and Teens

Friday, March 27, 2020
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont 
6 CE Contact Hours

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Sharon Saline, PsyD

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Course Description: 

Today’s children and teens with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are overwhelmed and struggling to keep up. Likewise, many helping professionals struggle with the mix of biology, behavior, and emotion in kids and families living with ADHD. Dr. Saline will offer a way to decipher these factors through the use of both the voices of kids and her integrative 5C’s - self-Control, Compassion, Collaboration, Consistency, and Celebration - providing participants with a problem-solving process that strengthens executive function, changes behavioral patterns, promotes insight, and reduces conflict.

Learning Objectives - at the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

1.  Identify the biological, behavioral and emotional factors related to ADHD, LD, and high functioning ASD as well as executive functioning skills.
2. Examine current research on ADHD and executive functioning including medical and non-medical treatment options.
3. Discuss how co-existing disorders, learning disabilities, trauma, and substance abuse affect ADHD and executive functioning skills in children and teens.
4. Define executive functioning skills and use effective, collaborative strategies for improving them.
5. Implement practical and useful treatment interventions for reducing conflict and improving cooperation with children, teens, and their families living with ADHD.
6. Create strategies that promote successful professional collaboration with physicians, school personnel, and tutors related to these issues.

Sharon Saline, PsyD, is an expert on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences, and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics. Her unique perspective -  as a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD combined with 30 years of clinical experience -  assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections. Dr. Saline funneled this expertise into her new book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, her book is the recipient of two highly-acclaimed awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms' Choice Awards.

As an internationally sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dr. Saline combines psychology with her love of theatre to animatedly present on a variety of topics from understanding ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety in children and teens, making sense of the teen brain, working with different kinds of learners, and raising digital citizens. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitude.com and PsychologyToday.com, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV, and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. She lives with her family in Northampton, MA. Learn more at www.drsharonsaline.com  and @DrSharonSaline.


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Friday, March 27, 2020
The Brattleboro Retreat, Brattleboro, Vermont

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Coffee and Registration
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
1. Why an integrative, collaborative approach to ADHD?
2. Beyond the ABC’s of ADHD
3. Medication and alternatives to medication
10:00 AM -10:15 AM
Break and Refreshments 
10:15 AM - 11:30  AM
          4. Co-occurring disorders
            5. The importance of executive functioning skills 
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
6. The 5C’s Approach
7. ADHD children and teens in schoo
12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Lunch in the Retreat cafeteria and included with your registration)
1:45 PM - 3:45 PM
8. ADHD children and teens at home
9. The Technology Matrix
10. Risky behaviors and the ADHD teen
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Questions and Answers