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Inside the ADHD Child's Experience

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Sharon Saline
2 Hours
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Mar 23, 2019
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In an increasingly unpredictable world, kids are more anxious than ever. But for those with ADHD, worry and fear can increase their agitation, distractedness, and impulsivity. Fortunately, there are effective techniques that can help them change their relationship with worry and avoid the pitfalls of negative thinking. In this recording, you’ll get insights into how kids honestly think and feel about having ADHD, which informs the practical tools you—and their parents—can use to better help them improve executive function skills and reduce stress.




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Dr. Sharon Saline

Sharon Saline, PsyD., ADHD-CCSP, a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice, is a top expert in how ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues affect children, teens, and families. Dr. Saline has worked extensively with schools on mental health issues in the classroom, interpreting psychological evaluations and improving teacher/parent communication. Her unique perspective, a sibling of a child who wrestled with untreated ADHD, combined with decades of academic excellence and clinical experience, assists her in guiding families as they navigate from the confusing maze of diagnoses and conflict to successful interventions and connections.

Dr. Saline funnels her expertise into her book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Heralded as an invaluable resource, her book is the recipient of two awards: Best Book Awards winner by American Book Fest and the Gold Medal from Moms' Choice Awards. She recently published The ADHD Solution Deck (PESI, 2020).

As an international lecturer and workshop facilitator, Dr. Saline combines psychology with her love of theatre to animatedly present on a variety of topics from understanding ADHD, executive functioning and anxiety in children and teens to working with different kinds of learners and raising digital citizens. Dr. Saline is a regular contributor to and, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. For more information on Dr. Saline, please visit or @DrSharonSaline (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Dr. Sharon Saline is a lecturer at the Smith College School for Social Work and maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. and is a presenter for Northampton Area Pediatrics. She receives royalties from PESI Publishing. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Non-financial: Dr. Sharon Saline is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Massachusetts Psychological Association, Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD), and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).


  1. Explain how to foster effective collaboration and conflict resolution with ADHD children, teens, and their parents to improve clinical outcomes. 
  2. Identify ways for children with ADHD to realistically evaluate anxious situations, tolerate uncertainty, and self-soothe for symptom management. 
  3. Describe how having young clients externalize their anxiety can improve client engagement and retention. 
  4. Apply practical tools in session to help kids with ADHD develop resiliency and reduce patterns of negative thinking.


All about ADHD and executive functioning skills
  • Definition, biology, assessment and diagnosis
  • Prevalence statistics including co-occurring diagnoses
  • Explanation of executive functioning skills and why they matter to treating ADHD
Understanding the relationships between ADHD and anxiety
  • ADHD and emotional overwhelm
  • Exploring the relationship between worry and anxiety
  • Why people with ADHD are prone to anxiety
  • What kids with ADHD have to say about anxiety and what helps them
A new approach to treating anxiety in kids and families living with ADHD
  • Defining the 5C’s of ADHD parenting
  • Tools for transforming negative thinking and reducing worry
  • Learning how to tolerate uncertainty and evaluate situations
  • Techniques for reducing specific types of anxiety
Keeping a positive mindset
  • Overcoming setbacks and refusals to cooperate
  • Focusing on improving executive functioning skills to manage anxiety
  • Integrating mindfulness and self-awareness with action-oriented therapeutic interventions

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals


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