Monday, May 6th, 2024 10:00 AM EDT Ari Tuckman, PsyD
Kids, teens, and young adults with ADHD can put parents (and therapists) in a bind—should they be given more oversight to ensure success or more freedom to learn on their own? Although kids and teens with ADHD have understandable desires for independence, the developmental delays in executive functions associated with ADHD can significantly impact their ability to do the right things at the right times. This then understandably evokes more oversight, restrictions, checking, and even criticism from parents. Unfortunately, well-intentioned lectures from parents (or therapists) and heartfelt promises from the child or teen don’t lead to the lasting change that everyone is hoping for.
By understanding how the executive function deficits impact daily functioning and how that makes certain family dynamics more likely, therapists will be able to help these families navigate the daily challenges more effectively in order to reduce conflict, foster understanding of ADHD, and support agency to prepare young adults for launching into college and beyond. This will take the therapist out of the middle of the endless tug of war-and give them a framework to help these families.
Presenter Disclosure Statement:
I would like to inform you that I am the author of several books that have been used as references in this workshop. I intend to deliver valuable and unbiased content pertinent to our discussion today. If you have any questions or concerns regarding potential bias or conflicts of interest, please do not hesitate to raise them during the workshop. Your active participation and inquiries are encouraged and appreciated.
About the Presenter
Ari Tuckman, PsyD is a psychologist, international presenter, author, and ADHD thought leader. He has given more than 650 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”, "Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD”. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.
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- Analyze the specific ways in which ADHD affects the functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults, incorporating knowledge from the workshop.
- Demonstrate the application of evidence-based strategies to assist families in navigating typical stress points related to ADHD, including homework management, morning routines, and screen time usage.
- Develop tailored approaches for working with families of college students with ADHD, addressing issues related to roles, expectations, and the transition to post-high school life.
- Introduction (20 minutes)
- How ADHD impacts functioning
- Goals of therapy
- Lay the groundwork for launch (Kindergarten – 8th grade) (30 minutes)
- Manage attention and distractions
- Is the problem skills or motivation?
- Handle homework, screen time, mornings
- Address oppositionality
- Medication for ADHD (30 minutes)
- What non-prescribers need to know
- Help families make an informed decision
- Prepare for launch (9th – 12th) (35 minutes)
- Break out of the teenage power struggle
- Create a sustainable process
- Promote active problem solving
- The college application is diagnostic
- Delay the launch (gap year) (30 minutes)
- The gap year myth
- Benefits of gap years
- Setting the gap up to do what it should
- Survive the launch (post-high school) (20 minutes)
- Clarify parents’ role
- Setting appropriate expectations for the student
- What it takes to be successful in college
- Exploring alternatives to college
- Q&A (15 minutes)
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