ADHD: What it is and What to Do
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Course #: W936
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Location: Erikson Institute
Credit Available: CEUs; Social Work CEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for 1.0 - Intervention and 2.0 - Atypical Development
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is increasingly present in early childhood classrooms. According to a 2014 report from Centers for Disease Control, nearly 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD. A complex condition that can take many forms, ADHD challenges many educators with how best to respond to the presenting child. What should we expect from these children? How do we best support them? This workshop will help professionals bolster their knowledge of the mental health condition, as well as provide them with concrete ideas as to how they can best respond to a student who is living with this disorder – whether or not the student has been diagnosed.
Instructors:Michele Lansing Palter
Michele Lansing Palter, A.M., MS Ed, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with master’s degrees in education and social work. Michele has worked in schools for over 10 years, specializing in child and adolescent mental health and its intersection in education, as well as relationship-centered treatment for trauma. She has served as a child, adult, and family therapist, as well as a consultant for schools, seeking to support students, their families, and teachers in cultivating stronger and healthier relationships. Currently, she directs Connect, Juvenile Protective Association's (JPA) consultation and training program for teachers, administrators, and social workers, oversees JPA’s internship program, and maintains a clinical practice at JPA.