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Loosening Anxiety's Grip: Helping Neurodiverse Tweens and Teens Build Resilience

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Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP
2 Hours 01 Minutes
Feb 09, 2022
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Teens and tweens with ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, and twice-exceptionality often struggle with tolerating uncertainty because of executive functioning challenges around working memory, emotional control, and prioritization. In this session, we’ll discover how to help them worry less, stop expecting the worst, and bounce back from disappointment. We’ll learn to implement a new understanding of the roots of anxiety to help neurodiverse middle and high schoolers realistically evaluate situations and calm themselves down when feeling panicked. We’ll also discuss how to intervene effectively with social anxiety and replace negative thinking with the curiosity and confidence that fosters lifelong resilience. You’ll explore how to:

  • Identify and reduce patterns of negative thinking in neurodiverse tweens and teens
  • Help teens develop the ability to externalize anxiety and reduce its influence on daily tasks and self-concept
  • Use practical tools to deal with the specific worries of alternative learners
  • Address social anxiety through the development of confidence and resilience



This online program is worth 2.25 hours CPD.



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Dr. Sharon Saline

Sharon Saline, PsyD, ADHD-CCSP, 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).


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).

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  1. Demonstrate how to reduce patterns of negative thinking in neurodiverse tweens and teens.
  2. Develop the ability to externalize anxiety and reduce its influence on daily tasks and self-concept.
  3. Practice at least 3 practical tools for dealing with the specific worries of alternative learners.
  4. Utilize at least 3 interventions for nurturing resilience in social and educational contexts.


  • Summary of clinical conditions of neurodiversity and executive functioning skills
  • Understanding why executive function skills matter to neurodiverse learners
  • The key relationships between neurodiversity and anxiety
  • A new approach to treating anxiety in neurodiverse teens and their families
  • Nurturing self-reliance and resilience in neurodiverse teens in therapy

Target Audience

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



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