WHY WILL NO ONE PLAY WITH ME? TEACHING COACHABLE SOCIAL SKILLS
“Why Will No One Play with Me?” -- a question every parent fears having to answer, yet one that has become more prevalent with each generation. Whether you are the parent of a child with learning differences, social integration issues, one that is a victim of bullying or even the parent of a child navigating the seemingly simple process of growing up, there has never been a greater need for a go-to resource that provides parents with the tools to help their children navigate the challenges of social interactions. In this talk, Caroline introduces audiences to the tools they need to become their child’s (or student’s) social skills coach.
LEARNING TO WALK IN SOMEONE ELSE'S SHOES: A TECHNIQUE-BASED GUIDE TO HELPING THOSE WITH ADHD NAVIGATE THEIR WORLD
Let’s face it – it’s frustrating when you witness others, especially your own children, doing and saying things that can make them seem rude or insensitive. In this guided talk, Caroline will present techniques proven to help those diagnosed with ADHD to learn how to recognize other people’s point of view (perspective taking), gain greater social self-awareness, change the messages they telegraph to other people, self-evaluate their behavior, and adapt their behavior depending on the unspoken rules, context, people and situation, in order to develop and improve their perspective taking skills.
A-PLUS FUNCTION, B-MINUS FIT: THE BRAIN SCIENCE BEHIND SUCCESSFUL CORPORATE CULTURE
You keep hiring individuals who excel at the technical aspects of their job, but inevitably leave after twelve to eighteen months, taking productivity out the door. Want to know why? Culture fit! 81% of people are fired over soft skills such as emotional intelligence, coachability, social skills and temperament. Emotionally intelligent people outperform employees without soft skills 70% of the time. Retention is costly, and it is crucial that technical contributors succeed. Caroline Maguire reveals the brain-based reasons why and what you can do about it. In this talk, Caroline introduces the four “Archetypes of Awkwardness” and explains how managers should approach each individual differently.
5 Solutions to Common ADHD Social Struggles
Many children with ADHD struggle to make and keep friends. Learn how to address 5 common ADHD social struggles including: making friends, losing friends quickly, carrying on reciprocal conversations, overreacting to problems and following through. Participants will come to understand the relationship between executive function weaknesses and common ADHD behaviors that lead to children’s social struggles.
Teach Your Child to Read the Room: Going from Tuned out to Clued In
Teach your child to read the room! Often children with ADHD seem to miss important signals that someone is annoyed with them, or that they are not fitting in with the current situation. These children must adapt their behavior, and in essence, read the room. This one-of-a-kind workshop will be a hands-on experience. Parents will learn how to teach their child or teenager with ADHD to read the room and to interpret social cues in an effort to create socially expected and appealing behaviors.
Help! My Child Only Has Virtual Friends. Learn How To Go From Cajoling to Collaboration and Help Your Child Develop True Friendships
Navigating teen friendships has drastically changed in the era of cell phones, social media and advanced gaming options. Parents worry their child is cloistered in the basement on their devices, hanging out with their virtual online friends too much. And they have a right to worry. It is a very common struggle among some teens with ADHD who would rather “socialize” behind the privacy of a screen. This workshop will help participants understand why many teenagers prefer virtual friends and use the virtual world as an escape.