Parent & Community Workshops

ADHD and the Social Executive Functions That Elude Our Kids

Children and teens with ADHD may struggle with making and keeping friends because of deficits in social executive function skills – the underlying processes that are involved in social skills ranging from perspective-taking to reciprocity and cognitive flexibility. 

Better social skills begin to take root when we understand the foundational skills that cause the most trouble – from internal dialogue and cognitive flexibility to perspective-taking and understanding context – and the strategies that effectively build and support these skills in ADHD brains. Join us to learn more about the impact of executive functioning on social skills and gain some strategies to help kids with ADHD bolster these skills and strengthen their friendships.

  • Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW (The ADHD Dude) , Presenter

    Ryan Wexelblatt, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and School Social Worker.  He is the facilitator of the ADHD Dude Facebook Group and YouTube channel. Ryan specializes in working with males (ages 5-22) who present with ADHD, anxiety with ADHD, and learning differences; he is the one professional in the United States who specializes in teaching social cognitive skills to boys from a male perspective.

    Ryan is the Director of ADHD Dude Coaching & Programs and Summer Trip Camp in Margate, New Jersey. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Ryan has presented at the International Conference on ADHD, the Social Thinking Global Providers' Conference as well as many regional conferences on topics pertaining to social skills.

    Intended Audience

    Parents, guardians and professionals and anyone interested in learning more about ADHD