Attention! Working with Children with ADHD

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Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Course #: W733

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Erikson Institute

Cost: $150.00

Credit Available: 0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by Illinois Early Intervention Training Project for 2.5 credential hours in the area of Intervention and 2.5 hours in the area of Atypical Development


This workshop explores increasing attention spans and encouraging compliance with adult-directed activities in very young children that exhibit behaviors commonly associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Participants will learn specific intervention strategies, as well as the correlation between attention difficulties and lower brain development in children ages birth to 36 months, and how to differentiate between age appropriate and problematic activity levels.


Angela Searcy, Ed.D

Angela Searcy, EdD. holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois, a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and Doctorate of Education, with a specialization in assessment and response to intervention. Her research centers around the relationship between brain-based learning as assessed by the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and aggressive behaviors in Head Start preschool children in Illinois.

Angela has over 25 years of experience in the field of education providing services to children and families as a teacher, child development specialist and independent consultant. A former neuro-developmental specialist, Angela has specialized training in neuroscience. Angela is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company, and a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC. Angela leads the integrative seminars for the Erikson online cohorts and acts as a continuing education instructor.

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