Denise Allan & Katie Unterreiner: Motivating a Child with ADHD

  • Tuesday, October 03, 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel): 625 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004


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Denise Allan & Katie Unterreiner, MSW, LCSW

Motivating a Child with ADHD

Many professional organizers are working with clients whose children or child have received an ADHD diagnosis.  This presentation will highlight specific challenge areas of daily routine, homework, and chores for children ages 5-12.  Strategies and techniques from a therapist and an organizer will be shared to help your client’s child and family succeed.

Denise Allan is a Certified Professional Organizer who started her business, Simplify Experts, in 2007 to help clients bring balance and control in their homes, family and lives.  Denise and her Simplify Experts associates create customized organizational systems that are easy to use and maintain.   Denise is the treasurer of the Seattle Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  She is very active with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and has earned their Certified Professional Organizer-Chronic Disorganization accreditation as well as their Attention Deficit Disorder Specialist and Master Trainer designation. Denise is the past board president of ADD Resources. She has appeared on the first three seasons of the A&E Hoarders television series.  She is a member of the Washington Women’s Foundation, enjoys volunteering, and adventures in nature with her family.

Katie Unterreiner is an author and practicing social worker who specializes in helping children with special needs and the parents who love them, to thrive.  Katie receiver her MSW from Portland State University.  After graduation, Katie worked at Options Counseling for ten years providing in-home counseling to children and their families.  Through her work with clients and informed by the critical research of the leaders on motivation and resiliency, Katie developed a series of charts and visual tools to use as she created and led social and emotional skills groups for children with special needs.  This toolkit became the foundation of her first book Motivate, which is written with the goal of helping children gain important developmental and emotional skills.

Meeting Format

6:00-6:30pm Networking
6:30-6:40pm Welcome to the meeting & Introductions
6:40-7:00pm Roundtable/ discussion of a pre-planned topic
7:00-7:10pm Corporate Associate Member Presentation
7:10-7:20pm Announcements
7:20-8:20pm Guest Speaker
8:20-8:30pm Wrap-up

Unless otherwise noted all events will be held at:
Hotel 116 (formerly known as Bellevue Coast Hotel)
625 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Note: The hotel signs will direct you to the NAPO meeting location within the hotel.


First Tuesday of each month
6:30pm - 8:30pm (unless otherwise noted)

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