Dr. Sharon Saline, a veteran psychologist, has extensive experience working with children, teens, parents and school staff on how to better manage ADHD and discusses how listening to and working with the voices of kids diagnosed with ADHD can improve cooperation and success. Based on her new book, What your ADHD child wishes you knew: Working together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life (https://bit.ly/2tvFEnM), Dr. Saline offers rare insights into how kids honestly think and feel about having ADHD and what best helps them. She will share her unique, strength-based approach–’the 5C’s of ADHD parenting,’ that helps families improve self-Control, Compassion, Collaboration, Consistency and Celebration. Expect to leave this evening with a clear understanding of ADHD and why executive functioning skills matter, practical tools for managing challenging behaviors, tips for developing better study habits and creating useful routines that improve student achievement and strategies for improving organization and motivation. Dr. Saline’s collaborative approach integrates mindfulness, cognitive therapy and positive psychology while teaching effective skills to reduce the stress in families’ lives.
Sharon Saline, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years’ experience, is a top expert on ADHD, anxiety, learning differences and mental health challenges and their impact on school and family dynamics. 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 this expertise into her new book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life. Dr. Saline is a member of ADDitude Magazine’s ADHD Specialist Panel. Dr. Saline is a graduate of Brown University, she received her master’s degree in psychology from New College of California and her doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Sharon lives with her family in Northampton, MA.