Professional Development 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.

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Children with ADHD often struggle with executive function skills, such as time management, organization, and impulse control, which can negatively impact their ability to succeed in the classroom. In addition, the behavior of children with ADHD can also be challenging for educators.

Professionals who work with students with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges need practical tools, strategies, and insights to help them and their parents manage the social and emotional impact of ADHD, Executive Function challenges, and stress on learning, motivation, behavior, and the family system. These students often require direct support in the classroom even if they receive direct services such as resource room or skills training.

For over a decade, I have provided full-day and ½-day in-service professional development for school districts nationwide. My programs offer resources, education, tools, and strategies to help struggling students and families. The impact on school culture and teacher performance has been profound.

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ADHD, Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges
in the Classroom

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These training modules provide the latest research and best practices regarding remediating and supporting students with ADHD and Executive Function weaknesses. 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 teach students a targeted ten-minute lesson on how their brain works to help them focus, reduce stress, and learn more effectively. Take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to help all students be more motivated, focused, organized, and perform closer to their real potential.

Each module builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the previous module.

Professional Development Presentation Topics:

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.

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

Note: If scheduling allows, I recommend providing an evening Parent Presentation to complement the training to provide parents with tools and insights to support their children

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.