THE ADDvisor for Parents of Children and Teens with ADHD
An eight session telephone workshop for parents and/or professionals
Learn and get support from us and other parents in our ADDvisor for parents of children and teens with ADHD workshops. Parents and professionals have raved about this workshop.
"Educating parents of ADHD kids is an essential part of any treatment plan. The problem is these parents are not only under a lot of stress, they are also busy! The ADDvisor group teleconference idea is a wonderful and creative way to get the job done. The user-friendly ADDvisor workshop sessions provide both useful information as well as the essential element of group support." Thomas Phelan, PhD, author, 1-2-3 Magic; All About Attention Deficit Disorder
Our customized teleconference workshops can go into depth on one or more of these topics and can be of variable length. This eight session program is an example of our overview program.
Here is what we cover in the overview workshop:
SESSION 1. Get It Right The First Time - Everything you need to know about the best ways to diagnose ADHD...The BIG MISTAKE and how to avoid it...What are "co-existing" disorders anyway, and what can be done to solve them?...Understanding the grief reaction in accepting your child's disability
SESSION 2. Medication - What To Do About It - Working hand in hand with your doctor… Knowing which medications are right for your child and which are wrong...When is medication not advisable?…How to be sure your child is taking the right dose… Three medication mistakes you must avoid… Understanding the pros and cons of medication usage…What to do when your child experiences uncomfortable side effects.
SESSION 3. Seven Secrets Toward Improving Your Child's Or Teenager's Behavior - Discover the most effective ways to maximize great behavior...Discipline that works…What are the latest research based interventions?...Four things some parents do that actually increase behavioral problems.
SESSION 4. Becoming An Expert School Parent - How to make school less intimidating to your child and you....Avoiding the four critical errors in school planning… What are IEP's and 504's anyway?… Developing win -- win relationships with school staff…Three ways to turn your child’s teacher into your best ally…Five most important secrets to getting your child into college.
SESSION 5. Homework - It's Hardly Easy - The four specific steps to develop airtight homework programs... How to significantly improve grades…What to do when your child brings home a poor report card…Techniques for getting homework done…and turned in.
SESSION 6. Maximizing Long Term Success Through Improved Self Esteem - Why self-esteem is the crucial variable for your child…Three ways to promote a sense of mastery…What any parent should knows about "positive protective influences"…The "Game" you should play for years... Recent state-of-the-art advances in building self-esteem.
SESSION 7. Solving The Social Puzzle - Specific ways to help your child make and keep friends...Successful socializing made easier…Six reasons why your child struggles and what to do about it…Why nothing is more important than friendships.
SESSION 8. The Chain Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link - Why taking care of yourself is one of the most important things you can do…How to prevent the most common disorders afflicting parents of children with ADHD.
The ADDvisor for parents of children and teens with ADHD has been carefully developed and is carefully implemented using the most reputable, research based, information available. Our programs have been honored by CHADD at the national convention six years in a row as an "Innovative Program."
Group members not only find the information to be helpful but also, to some degree, the group support.
As Ed Hallowell has said: "Educate yourself. Perhaps the single most powerful treatment for ADD is understanding ADD in the first place."