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Behind the Wheel With ADHD new PARENT WEBINAR for parents of teens with ADHD and other challenges learning to drive


Foundations Module

Parenting Strategies for Novice Teen Drivers with ADHD

Recommendations and Resources from the Professionals



Presented in 3 Modules, 50 minutes each:

What “Behind the Wheel With ADHD” Offers:

Gayle and Ann, creators of Behind the Wheel With ADHD professional training program for driving instructors have brought their research and experience on this topic as a new webinar just for parents!  They offer specific tools and strategies to help mitigate the risks and confusion associated with the new driver who experiences symptoms of ADHD.

Topics included in the new parent webinar series:

  • New research on the part anxiety plays in traffic safety for ADHD teens
  • Using the coaching approach to work more effectively with your ADHD teen
  • Distracted driving (it’s much worse for ADHD teens!);
  • The latest technologies available to support your efforts as parents to mitigate distractions;
  • Stimulant medications and how they impact driving competency; and .

Webinar is presented in 3 Modules, 50 minutes each:

FOUNDATIONS MODULE : Learn why your ADHD teen faces serious risks in driver safety not encountered by his/her peers. While many driving skills are thought to be acquired naturally for most, we now know that for drivers with ADHD and other executive functioning deficits, these skills need to be integrated into a program that provides specific skills training and creates new cognitive routines.  We share what we have learned from the professionals and from ongoing research.

PARENTING STRATEGIES FOR NOVICE TEEN DRIVERS WITH ADHD: Strategies for coaching your teen through this important training experience

In this module we offer specific information on the most serious challenges to driving skill and traffic safety encountered by teens who have ADHD or other learning differences. We offer tools, strategies, and recommendations on how you as parents can mitigate these risks and challenges.

RECOMMENDATIONS AND RESOURCES FROM THE PROFESSIONALS: Evidence-based recommendations on important topics

Valuable resources from the professionals

Finally, we offer you an in-depth presentation of useful resources and recommendations from the professionals that parents can use to help implement the strategies we suggest for enhancing the driver training experience for novice teen drivers with ADHD.  We include take-aways for the important documents/templates that we recommend

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