How to Build Self-Motivation in Teens with ADHD

Featuring Margaret H. Sibley, PhD


Motivation problems can be a struggle for teens with ADHD. In school, this directly impacts a student’s academic work. There are strategies teachers can use to help teens become more self-motivated and self-directed.

Margaret H. Sibley, PhD, is an associate professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Dr. Sibley’s work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adolescents and young adults. She developed a parent-teen therapy for ADHD (Supporting Teens’ Autonomy Daily) that combines Motivational Interviewing and skills training for parents and teens. She is a member of the CHADD professional advisory board.