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Executive Functions & ADHD in Children & Adolescents: Proven Techniques to Increase Learning & Manage Attention

Practical Strategies to Enhance Success for:

  • Working memory
  • Attention
  • Organization
  • Problem solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Homework and testing
  • Techniques to reduce stress, anxiety and problem behaviors
  • Decrease time spent redirecting, refocusing, and re-teaching inattentive distracted students
  • Effective collaboration with parents and paraprofessionals without excessive time commitment

Do you need some 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 work? This seminar teaches techniques and tools for children who struggle to focus, cooperate, and perform to their potential.

  • Teach kids a targeted ten-minute lesson on how their brain works will help them focus, reduces stress, and learn more effectively.
  • Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids motivated, focused, organized, and perform closer to their true potential.

Cindy will help you design subtle changes in the environment 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.


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Cindy Goldrich
5 Hours 40 Minutes
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23 Mar, 2015
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 5.75 hours CPD.



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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 AD/HD 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.

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  • Identify how executive functioning deficits are impacting students’ ability to successfully utilize classroom learning and perform well on curriculum objectives.
  • List enhanced strategies for engaging and maintaining students’ attention and active participation.
  • Apply subtle changes in classroom structure and environment to improve time management, organizational skills and study skills that will benefit all children, not only those with ADHD.
  • Show how to reduce students’ stress levels so they can perform better and meet greater expectations
  • Describe how participating in experiential exercises shows how adjustments in your approach can positively impact student leaning outcomes.
  • Identify pre-arranged strategies to aid slower processors and distracted students.


ADHD and Executive Function Updates

  • Notable changes in the new DSM-5®
  • Relationship between ADHD and executive function
  • Impact of ADHD beyond impulsivity, inattentiveness and hyperactivity
  • Connection between executive function skills and academic performance – grades alone are not a measure for services

Strategies to Improve Attention, Organization, Time Management and Memory

  • Graphic organizer and free websites to facilitate effective outlining and organizing
  • Effective timers, paper organizers, and homework management systems
  • Verbal and Visual prompts
  • Keys to incorporate movement, fidgets, and mindfulness techniques

Strategies to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors, Stress & Anxiety

  • Identify the lagging skills
  • How to structure the environment
  • Breathing techniques
  • Create a safe atmosphere to experiment, explore and self-advocate
  • Teach children to take a more active role facing their challenges

Techniques to Strengthen Emotional/Self-Regulation in School and at Home

  • Improve problem solving and advocacy skills by increasing self-awareness and self-talk
  • Pomodoro Time Management Technique for concentration and tenacity
  • Environmental modifications to harness innate strengths – examples?
  • Emotional reactions to medications

Target Audience

Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Teachers, School Administrators, Educational Paraprofessionals, Marriage & Family Therapists, Case Managers, Speech - Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, and Other Helping Professionals Who Work with Children



Overall:      4.6

Total Reviews: 58


Pam R - Argyle, Texas

"Very helpful information"

Jaclyn R

"A lot of very useful information that I will use!"


"I have taken a few courses related to this subject, and this was by far the most valuable in terms of providing specific techniques (and rationale) to immediately improve skills. THANK YOU! "

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