ADHD & Executive Function:
Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Behavior©
Developed and facilitated by Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP,
founder of PTS Coaching, LLC
This course offers the most up-to-date knowledge, strategies, and resources to increase student learning, attention, and performance.
- Learn practical ideas and tools (applicable for K-12th grade) that you can use immediately to support your students in the classrooms or therapeutic setting. You and your students will become calmer, more connected, and more confident as you help them succeed.
- This course is delivered via a Live-Interactive Webinar over Zoom. You will be able to interact in REAL-TIME with Instructor Cindy Goldrich and your classmates during the webinar for discussions and demonstrations.
- Satisfactory completion in this course qualifies participants for Continuing Education credits from AOTA, ASHA, NBCC, and University.
- This training is open to Educators, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Counselors, and Learning Specialists.
- You may earn Continuing Education credits for Educators, AOTA, NBCC, and ASHA.
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- Explain the eight executive function skills and their impact on learning, motivation, and behavior.
- Identify four strategies for engaging and maintaining students’ attention and active participation.
- Describe two strategies for each executive function skill to increase students’ performance in structured activities and open learning times.
- Demonstrate how to reduce students’ stress levels to perform better and meet greater expectations.
- Discuss an approach to addressing an unmet expectation using collaborative problem-solving
- Identify a SMART goal for a student with ADHD and related challenges to enhance skill development and performance.
- Compare a typical classroom structure with one that will improve focus and participation for students with ADHD and executive function challenges.
This module provides participants with an experiential understanding of how learners are impacted by ADHD and Executive Function challenges. You will gain insights into why some students struggle regardless of their intelligence, potential, and desire. Participants will gain strategies to help students deal more effectively with transitions and performance inconsistency. You will learn the latest research and best practices to remediate and support students. We will also explore the implications of medication use for students with ADHD. With this foundation, you will be able to help individual students minimize their challenging behaviors and improve their productivity while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom.
Research has shown us that how we perceive our ability to learn dramatically impacts our confidence, motivation, and perseverance. Participants will learn how personal mindset affects motivation and willingness to learn. We will show how to support students in developing a helpful perspective for facing challenges and acquiring strategies for approaching new and challenging learning opportunities. Participants will learn how to reduce the impact of stress in the classroom to improve student mood, receptivity, and performance.
As an educator, you know how to differentiate instruction to help students with learning differences. This training provides new strategies for handling challenging behavior that disrupts the learning environment. Learn techniques to reduce disruptive behaviors, stress, and anxiety. Strengthen students’ emotional/ self-regulation skills to help them improve problem-solving and advocacy skills in school and at home.
Participants will gain skills, strategies, and techniques to help students in need at the Point of Performance while balancing the needs of all students in the classroom. Learn to design subtle changes in the environment to improve and support focus, time management, organization, working memory, slower processing speed, motivation, and emotional regulation that will benefit all children, not only those with ADHD. Participants will walk away with new ideas, valuable handouts, and essential resources for teachers, parents, and related service providers to help students perform closer to their true potential.
Students, especially those with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges, often have dreams and desires but lack a concrete plan to realize these wishes. Setting meaningful goals is an impactful way for students to develop and improve self-regulation skills. In addition, research shows that when students set goals and work toward them, they perform better, experience less stress and anxiety, and are happier and more satisfied with their lives. Participants will learn to teach both the value and the process of setting, monitoring, and achieving their goals. Participants will gain specific strategies for engaging students in meaningful conversations around goal setting, establishing a process for choosing realistic goals, and setting the pathway for planning and monitoring the goals.
Moving from theory to practice requires facing the potential challenges and obstacles that often stand in the way. We will address how to implement the necessary changes and ways to address potential barriers and complications. We will lay the foundation for action and accountability to create lasting change for educators, students, support providers, and the environment.
Course Expectations and Requirements
- There are no prerequisites for this course. Please check with your profession’s continuing education requirements before registration. If your license or certification requirements are not listed in the Earning Professional Development Credits section, please contact Cindy
- Class is offered over the Zoom platform. You are expected, though not required, to have your video camera on to maximize involvement.
- Each class is recorded for later review.
- Credit hours are awarded based on participation in live classes; however, there is an option to make up a limited number of missed sessions. Notify PTS Coaching in advance of the class of any planned or emergency absences.
- The required reading for this class is ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom: Managing the Impact on Learning, Motivation, and Stress. Note that this book is not included in the course fee.
- The optional readings are: Lost at school: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross Greene and Metacognitive Student: How to Teach Academic, Social, and Emotional Intelligence in Every Content Area by Richard Cohen.
- Be prepared to spend one hour outside of class to review materials, required reading, and compose homework responses. Those pursuing Graduate Professional Development Credit are also required to write three lesson plans and one 5-minute presentation. See Grading Rubric for details.
- Completing this course requires a minimum grade of 80% on the post-course exam and completing the course evaluation form.
Earning CEUs & Professional Development Credits
This course is approved for 1.5 CE credits from Adams State University, CONT 9589. The tuition fee to Adams State Univ. is $40 for 1.5 CEUs. Students must register for the course before the end of the semester they are enrolled.
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This course is approved for 1 Graduate Professional Development from Adams State University, ED 589. The tuition fee to Adams State Univ. is $55 for one Graduate PD Credit. For pay scale advancement or re-licensure, it depends on your school district. Most districts require graduate-level transcripts from an accredited University (like Adams State University) to move up the pay scale. Check with your district. Students must register for the course before the end of the semester they are enrolled.
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PTS Coaching, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 4956. This Distance Learning-Interactive webinar is offered at 15 CEUs of Professional Development at an Intermediate Educational Level, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply the endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
PTS Coaching, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7248. This course is approved for 15 Credit Hours. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PTS Coaching, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
This course is approved for 1.5 ASHA CEUs at the Intermediate Level. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures
If you are interested in receiving Continuing Education for your certification or license and do not see your approval organization here, please contact Cindy Goldrich: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
This training is appropriate for K-12 teachers, special education teachers, gifted/talented teachers, instructional coaches, school counselors, guidance counselors, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, school principals, administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, educational therapists, tutors, parents, and caregivers. There are no prerequisites for enrollment in this Intermediate level course.
Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive an email from PTS Coaching containing a link to complete the seminar evaluation. Once completed, attendees will receive an emailed certificate. PTS Coaching, LLC has a permanent record-keeping system for retaining participants’ names and CEUs earned for a minimum of 7 years from the completion date of the course offering. PTS Coaching, LLC has a system to ensure the privacy and security of participants’ records. If you need to replace a certification at any time, please contact us, and we will be happy to email you a new certificate. Fee for replacement certificate: $25.
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email [email protected] or call 516.398.9934 at least two weeks before the seminar date.
We aim for you to be 100% satisfied with your continuing education experience with us. If you contact us more than five days before the event date, you can have a tuition refund, less a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within five business days of the course date are non-refundable, but a credit will be issued for a future seminar, webinar, or online course. Rescheduling for a later program is permitted at any time.
If you withdraw from the course before the 2nd class, we will refund 95% of the payment received. After that time, we offer a prorated credit towards a future course. No credits will be provided after the 5th week, except under special/emergency circumstances.
PTS Coaching, LLC will notify participants at least two weeks before a training cancellation unless an unforeseen emergency deems it necessary to cancel a class in short order. Course fees will be refunded to each participant or applied to a future course at the participants’ discretion. A full refund or credit will be issued if a seminar is canceled by PTS Coaching, LLC due to weather, instructor illness, travel issues, technical issues, or other unforeseen issues.
Financial: Cindy Goldrich is the owner of PTS Coaching, LLC, and is the author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD and ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom. She receives book royalty payments.
Non-financial: Cindy Goldrich has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
PTS Coaching, LLC is committed to addressing issues of diversity and multiculturalism and engaging in practices that reflect the belief that families will thrive only by developing an inclusive coaching community. This commitment is fully aligned with PTS Coaching, LLC’s values that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, gender, national origin (ancestry), physical impairment, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion (creed), disability, or sexual orientation in the application of all program policies and procedures. All instructors must adhere to these standards.
PTS Coaching is dedicated to providing excellent training programs and maintaining a healthy relationship with all participants. As our trainee, we would like to ask you to please make a complaint to us. We’ll be sure to work to resolve your complaint as soon as possible. Please email Cindy Goldrich at [email protected] within 60 days of completing the course and we will do our best to fix any problems you’re having with the program, procedures, or payments as soon as possible. Upon receiving a complaint, we will acknowledge your matter via telephone or in writing within two business days. If your complaint is urgent, we will prioritize your complaint. We will keep you informed of the progress of your complaint, proposed actions, and the expected timeframe for resolution. We will advise you of the outcome of your complaint in writing.
Prices, Dates & Times
The cost for this training is $525 for 1.5 CEUs or $700 for 1 Graduate PD Credit
Classes are Live-Interactive webinars using the Zoom platform
Summer 2023 – Tuesdays & Thursdays
June 6, 8, 13, 22, 27, 29, 2023
@ 11 am – 1 pm MT (1 pm – 3 pm ET)
Fall 2023 – Wednesdays(except Tues 11/28)
Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 8, 15, 28, 2023
@ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm MT (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm ET)
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health professional, certified ADHD Coach, and training professional. Founder of PTS Coaching, LLC, Cindy is a leading authority on parenting and supporting children with ADHD, Executive Function, and Learning Disabilities.
Author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD, a concise, easy-to-read “crash course” for parents of children with ADHD based on her Calm Connected coaching model. Co-Author of ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom, an invaluable resource for all classroom teachers full of real, practical, and powerful insights, tools, and activities.
Cindy received her Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, and ADHD coach certification from the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching. She has trained with Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. Ross Greene. She is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com, CHADD’s Attention magazine, and a guest on several industry-leading podcasts.allowell and Dr. Ross Greene. She is a regular contributor to ADDitudemag.com, CHADD’s Attention magazine, and a guest on several industry-leading podcasts.
Testimonials from ADHD Parent Coach Academy Graduates
“I loved your professional development class!! I immediately started re-reading your handouts and feel very inspired. I can’t wait to implement many strategies, especially showing how the neurons connect and what is happening inside their brains. I also love the two homework handouts.”
“I enjoyed your presentation. You were energetic and informative and made the learning accessible by using many real-life examples. I walked away with greater insight, strategies, and tools I will use in my classroom. Thank you.”
Lisa – Elementary Teacher
“Your presentation provided easy-to-implement practical suggestions for empowering those who work with children with ADHD, and other related challenges, as well as recognizing and understanding their own as well as the student’s strengths. We admire how you responded so well to the questions and gave great advice, ideas and comfort with your responses.”
Ellen Maiseloff, MA Opening the Doors Partnership Program Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit