Parent Presentations

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Executive Function Challenges impact almost ten percent of school-age children.

These students often require more time and attention than their peers, creating additional stress for teachers and classmates.

Cindy Goldrich, Ed. M., ADHD-CCSP, is an experienced speaker, ADHD coach, and recognized expert on ADHD, Executive Function, and parenting. She offers powerful insights, compassionate understanding, and specific tools and strategies to help parents and educators empower children with ADHD.

Presentations can be arranged for small and large groups – parent groups, teachers, and school administrators, associations, conferences, etc.

Presentations are intended to be interactive, allowing participants to ask questions throughout the talk.

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Most Requested Parent Presentations

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Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Kids with ADHD and Executive Function Challenges

Living with ADHD is not easy. Not for parents, not for siblings, and most of all, not for the child with ADHD. We have learned so much in the past ten years to help ease the path for these children both in school and at home. This presentation from Cindy Goldrich, certified ADHD coach, covers the essential strategies parents must implement to help their children survive and thrive. You will learn about the best supports for your child, the facts about ADHD beyond the diagnosis, and the basics about what Executive Function is and how it impacts learning, motivation, and behavior.  Let’s discuss how to best prepare them and yourselves for the journey ahead!

Skills for Success – What Parents need to Know about Developing a Growth Mindset

Research has shown us that how we perceive our learning ability dramatically impacts our confidence, motivation, and perseverance. This presentation explores the basics of Executive Function and lessons of Growth Mindset that all parents and educators need to know to improve students’ motivation to learn and willingness to face learning challenges. We will explore how to help children best see themselves as learners and how to best support them in developing perseverance in the face of difficulty.

Ready, Set, Now How Do I Get Started?

Getting started – it’s often the hardest part for some kids, especially when they are challenged with ADHD /Executive Function Issues. Through understanding the process involved with task initiation and addressing some potential obstacles, this workshop will provide tools for helping students begin their work and achieve greater success.

Student Goal Setting: The How And Why For Parents & Teachers

Students, especially those with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges often have dreams and desires, but no concrete plan to make these wishes a reality. 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, not only do they perform better, but they experience less stress and anxiety and they are happier and more satisfied with their lives. This webinar will help students, parents, and educators to know and to teach both the value and the process of setting in addition to monitoring and achieving their goals. Participants will gain specific strategies for engagement in meaningful conversations around goal setting, establish a process for choosing realistic goals, and setting the pathway for planning and monitoring the goals.

Learning Objectives:
Set timely, relevant, and achievable priorities
Write meaningful and impactful goals
Learn strategies to stay connected to your goals and adjust, as necessary
Explore visualizing and concretizing your goals

Effective Collaborating: Parent, Student, Teacher©

It is important for parents of children with ADHD to share relevant and helpful information with new teachers each school year. This open, transparent communication allows educators to better decode and support a child’s needs and collaborate with caregivers on solutions. This webinar will highlight tools and tips for collaborating both in person and via targeted emails because the more parents, students, and teachers connect effectively, the more likely it is that students will thrive.

In this webinar:

  • Parents will learn how to gather important insights and perspectives about their children to help new teachers understand how to best connect with and support their new students
  • Teachers will learn how to ask the questions that will help them to understand information about their students that will be useful and appropriate
  • Teachers and parents will learn about sensible plans for managing communication effectively for a calm, successful new school year

Cindy also provides School In-Service Professional Development to educate and support professionals.
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Additional Parent Presentations

When parents seek support to help their children as they struggle to manage their behavior and academic performance, the world of ADHD Coaching is often introduced to them either by referral from a professional or via an internet search. While they become encouraged at the possibility of support for their child, the reality is that for a variety of reasons, that child may not yet be “coachable”. As the child’s surrogate frontal lobe, parents play a tremendous role helping the child learn to manage their Executive Functioning, especially when it comes to Emotional Regulation.
But parents wonder…
• Am I enabling my child or just being supportive?
• How can I set boundaries that won’t immediately trigger my child?
• How do I impose consequences that will teach my child skills and not just be punitive?

Learning Objectives:
Set timely, relevant, and achievable priorities
Write meaningful and impactful goals
Learn strategies to stay connected to your goals and adjust, as necessary
Explore visualizing and concretizing your goals

I will lead parents and/or students through a question and answer session following the showing of SCREENAGERS, an award-winning film that probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggle over social media, video games, and academics. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

From after-school activities to homework to chores… oh, and your life too! Tips on being proactive in setting up structures for a calmer, more orderly flow to your day. Also focuses on teaching these life skills to your children.

Help your children, and your whole family, develop organizational strategies that will work for them for home, school, and life. This presentation will cover using technology, software, and hands-on materials to help them take control over their environments. We will also address how organization strategies can be writing, other schoolwork, rooms, and life!

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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATIONS

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ADHD, Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges
in the Classroom

This workshop gives teachers, guidance counselors, and school psychologists an understanding of the social and emotional impact that ADHD and Executive Function challenges have on learning, motivation, behavior, and the family system. Upon completing this program, participants will:

  • Have a functional and actionable understanding of Executive Function skills and what performance can be expected at different learning levels.
  • Learn valuable methods to manage problems with attention, organization, stress, homework completion, and test performance based on the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices.
  • Discover subtle changes in teaching methods and classroom structure to improve time management, working memory, motivation, and emotional regulation that will benefit all children, not only those with ADHD.

This workshop provides practical tips, tools, and strategies to help students gain self-awareness, self-direction, and greater accountability that can be incorporated into everyday teaching and across the curriculum.  Receive valuable handouts and resources for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, home/school communication, study skills, behavior, and more.

Collaborative Problem-Solving Approach to Behavior & Compliance

Are managing challenging behaviors taking away too much valuable instruction time? You already know how to differentiate your instruction to help support diverse learning needs. This workshop provides strategies to handle disruptions and emotional dysregulation. Using a Collaborative Problem-Solving model, participants will apply a behavioral intervention process:

  • Learn techniques to strengthen emotional/ self-regulation skills to help students improve problem-solving and advocacy skills.
  • Learn how to identify the thinking skill deficits that impact student behavior and apply a behavior intervention process to build skills, relationships, and internal drive.
  • Develop actionable strategies for partnering with students to set, plan, and achieve goals leading to successful classroom experiences.

 

Paraprofessional Training for Supporting Students with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges in the Classroom

Paraprofessionals play an integral role in facilitating student achievement and supporting the work of the classroom teacher. Children with ADHD and learning challenges, while often bright, enthusiastic, and creative, can create a tremendous challenge in the classroom due to their behaviors and unique needs for support.

This workshop will address the specific challenges that paraprofessionals face as they work to support the needs of the individual student, the learning environment, and the classroom teacher.

  • Understand how ADHD and Executive Function Challenges impact learning, motivation, and behavior.
  • Develop strategies to encourage students to initiate and stay focused on the task.
  • Learn how to manage challenging behaviors using a collaborative approach.

This workshop contains practical tips, tools, and strategies to help paraprofessionals work more effectively with students each day.

 

Testimonials from Cindy’s Professional Training

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Cindy’s Books

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8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

This ADHD book is rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans to help your children grow into the best version of themselves.

ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

Practical insights, tools, and activities to support the social and emotional education of children who learn differently.

ADHD Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

About Cindy

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Cindy Goldrich

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.