ADHD Continuing Education Program
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
Professionals who work with students with ADHD/EF challenges, whether in the classroom, in a therapeutic setting, or as administrators, need the resources, knowledge, tools, and strategies to help their students succeed. This program offers the most up-to-date knowledge and resources based on the latest research and best practices.
Proven Techniques to Increase Learning and Manage Attention
During this interactive training, participants will take away practical ideas and tools (applicable for K-12th grade) that can be used right away to support their students. These tools will help them (and you) become calmer, connected, and confident.
Who should attend?
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.
Professional Development Opportunities
Satisfactory completion in this course qualifies participants for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs or an option for 1 Graduate Professional Development Credit. See below for details.
Live Interactive Webinar
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.
Attendance is required for each session. All sessions will be recorded for later review.
Note: If your school or organization is interested in hosting a live, in-person seminar, please contact Cindy Goldrich: [email protected].
Dates: July 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, Aug. 1
Classes are on Mondays & Wednesdays from 6 pm – 8:30 pm Eastern Time
$525 for 1.5 CEUs
$875 for 1 Graduate Professional Development Credit
See the information below for details
- Explain the eight executive function skills and their impact on learning, motivation, and behavior.
- Demonstrate understanding, importance, and consequences of the relationship between ADHD and executive function skill development.
- Identify at least four strategies for engaging and maintaining students’ attention and active participation.
- Describe at least two strategies for each executive function skill to increase student’s performance in structured activities and open learning times.
- Demonstrate how to reduce students’ stress levels so they can perform better and meet greater expectations.
- Discuss an approach to addressing an unmet expectation using the collaborative problem-solving technique
- 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.
Techniques to strengthen emotional/ self-regulation skills to help students improve problem-solving and advocacy skills in school and at home will be explored. Strategies to reduce disruptive behaviors, stress and anxiety will be demonstrated.
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.
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP
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 CalmConnected 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.
- 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, please contact Cindy Goldrich for options.
- Class is offered over the Zoom platform. You are expected, though not required, to have your video camera on to maximize involvement.
- Class participation is part of the Graduate Professional Development Credit Grading Rubric and is encouraged for all class members.
- Each class is recorded for later review.
- Notify PTS Coaching in advance of the class of any planned or emergency absences. Credit hours are awarded based on participation in live classes; however, there is an option to make up a limited number of missed sessions.
- 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
- For those pursuing CEs, be prepared to spend one hour outside of class to review materials and do the required reading.
- For those pursuing Graduate Professional Development Credit, be prepared to spend two hours outside of class time reviewing materials, doing the required reading, and composing your homework responses. In addition, you will be required to write three lesson plans and one 5-minute presentation. See Grading Rubric for details.
- Completion of this course requires a minimum passing grade of 80% on the post-course exam and completion of the course evaluation form.
Teacher CE credit:
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 prior to the end of the semester in which they are enrolled.
Teacher Graduate Professional Development credit:
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) in order to move up the pay scale. Check with your district. Students must register for the course prior to the end of the semester in which they are enrolled.
AOTA CEU Credit:
PTS Coaching, LLC has an application pending approval as an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. This Distance Learning - Interactive course is offered for 15 contact hours or 1.5 CEUs in the AOTA Category of Foundational Knowledge. Course Level: Intermediate. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
NBCC CEU Credit:
PTS Coaching, LLC has an application pending approval by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. PTS Coaching, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course will offer 15 NBCC clock hours.
$525 for 1.5 CEUs (or two payments of $285)
$875 for 1 Graduate Professional Development Credit (or two payments of $490)
For those interested in becoming Teacher Trainers please visit ADHD Teacher Training Academy for details.
- Scholarships Available: For individuals who provide support predominantly for people in BIPOC communities that are underserved, please contact Cindy Goldrich for scholarship opportunities. Limited scholarships are available; advance registration is required.
- Discounted Student Rate: As part of its mission to serve educational needs, PTS Coaching, LLC offers a reduced rate of 50% off standard tuition for current graduate students. Limited seats available; advance registration required.
- FREE Military Tuition: PTS Coaching, LLC offers this Seminar free of charge for veterans and active-duty military personnel. Limited seats available; advance registration required.
What is your policy if I need to cancel my registration?
Our goal is 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.
What is your policy if PTS Coaching, LLC needs to cancel the program?
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.
What is your policy regarding participation for those with special needs?
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.
When will the course completion certificate be issued?
Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive an email from PTS Coaching that will contain 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 at any time you need to replace a certification, please contact us, and we will be happy to email you a new certificate. Fee for replacement certificate: $25.
Are there any Financial or Non-Financial Disclosures?
Financial: Cindy Goldrich is the owner of PTS Coaching, LLC, and is the author of 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. Any and all instructors must adhere to these standards.
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