Listen to “How to Use Brain Science to Increase Motivation in Children with ADHD” with Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.

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This informative, results-oriented webinar will first provide a brief overview of the major scientific explanations of motivation and why they don’t quite fit kids with ADHD. We’ll focus on the difference between extrinsic motivation (I want to do this because of what tangible rewards it will bring me) and intrinsic (I’m doing this because of how it makes me feel). Then, we’ll look at why it’s so challenging to light the fires of motivation under kids with ADHD (spoiler alert: it’s about their prediction of the outcome). Finally, we’ll look at a simple but effective formula that will get children, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD from “here to there” and feel really good about making the journey. If you’re tired of failed “carrot and stick” approaches, tune in to this very practical podcast.

In this episode, learn:

  • The difference between “intrinsic” and “extrinsic” motivation
  • Several “expert” views of motivation
  • Why traditional interpretations of motivation miss the mark because they don’t factor in ADHD
  • What to say and what to do to get kids to identify barriers to motivation and overcome them
  • How parents and schools can work together to get kids to turn on, tune in and feel the joy of success

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Listener testimonials:

  • “Thank you for offering these informative webinars for free. As a parent of two children with ADHD, among other issues, this type of compassionate information is invaluable.”
  • “Fantastic, informative presentation. Would love to have Dr. Schultz present again!”
  • “I really enjoyed the presentation. The orator was very knowledgeable and easy to understand. Thank you for this valuable information.”
  • “This webinar was OUTSTANDING! I’ve been parenting an ADHD child for 14 years and researching ADHD for 11 years, and this was the BEST info I’ve ever received.”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at [email protected]

Jerome Schultz, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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