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Alternative Learners and Outside the Box Thinkers: Innovative Interventions for Kids & Teens with ADHD, Autism, and Learning Differences

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With remote and hybrid learning on the rise, students who are considered “alternative learners” - those with ADHD, Autism, and learning disabilities - are ...
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Faculty:
Sharon Saline, PsyD.
Duration:
2 Hours 28 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 21, 2020

Description

With remote and hybrid learning on the rise, students who are considered “alternative learners” - those with ADHD, Autism, and learning disabilities - are facing unprecedented challenges as they pivot to meet the demands of this new educational era.

Watch Dr. Sharon Saline in this recording that dives into practical, collaborative tools for addressing the educational and mental health concerns of kids who learn differently. Packed with insight and concrete strategies, this program will prepare you, your clients/students, and their families for a successful school year, including how to:

  • Navigate remote, in-person, and hybrid learning models that aren’t designed with them in mind
  • Increase motivation, goal-directed persistence, time management, and organizational skills
  • Identify potential mental health issues related to learning challenges for non-neurotypical children and adolescents
  • Support families — create effective daily routines, manage stress, and build connection

If you work with kids and teens, this training is a must! Purchase today!

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Outline

Who are Alternative Learners? 

  • “Outside the box” thinkers:  So many strengths! 
  • Issues related to unequal access for services and learning. 
  • Co-existing conditions and how to intervene (especially anxiety) 
  • What the research tells us about alternative learners and related diagnoses

Executive Functioning (EF) Skills 

  • How to identify EF skill deficits 
  • Strategies to improve EF skills at home and school 
  • Motivation, procrastination, and disorganization 

Hybrid Learning:  Interventions for Virtual and In-Classroom Education 

  • Challenges specific to alternative learners and their families 
  • Parent v. student roles with homework, responsibility, and monitoring 
  • Reduce conflict and improve connection within families 
  • Tools for collaboration, consistency and communication 

Faculty

Alternative Learners and  Outside the Box  Thinkers: Innovative Interventions for Kids & Teens with ADHD, Autism, and Learning Differences

Sharon Saline PsyD., Psy.D. Related seminars and products: 4

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Sharon Saline, PsyD., ADHD-CCSP, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues affect children, teens, and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and 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 funnels her expertise into her 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 awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms' Choice Awards. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck (PESI, 2020).

 

As an international 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 to working with different kinds of learners and raising digital citizens. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.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. For more information on Dr. Saline, please visit drsharonsaline.com or @DrSharonSaline (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Sharon Saline maintains a private practice. She is a lecturer at Smith College School for Social Work. Dr. Saline receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Sharon Saline is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Massachusetts Psychological Association; Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD); and Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).