Ask The Expert: Online Learning | Teaching Students How to “Work From Home”Ask The Expert

Original Air Date September 9, 2020 | 7:00 PM, EDT


Ezra Werb M.Ed.

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The future is here––but for teachers, parents, and students, it showed up a bit too quickly! Online learning can be very challenging for students with ADHD, and teachers are unsure of how to support them remotely. So how can we turn this difficult situation into a successful one for our students?

Educational therapist Ezra Werb M.Ed. shares his experiences and strategies to help teens and young adults with attention challenges gain independence with online academics. First, he starts by exploring how executive functions affect students’ online learning success. Next, he dives into the strategies he has used with students, including digital organization, time management, and options/supports for completing reading and writing assignments––all helping students to take steps towards independence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how executive function challenges make online learning difficult.
  • Help students organize their digital workspace and manage their time.
  • Support students’ reading tasks with frontloading visual content.
  • Provide specific options or accommodations for writing assignments that lower anxiety and increase production.