Attention! Working with Children with ADHD
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Course #: W733
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
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.
Instructors:Angela Searcy, M.S., DT
Angela Searcy M.S., DT, holds a master’s degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in infant studies and a credential in developmental therapy. Searcy is a Diversifying in Higher Education in Illinois Fellow at Argosy University in the Doctor of Education Program. Searcy is the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, is an approved professional development provider by the Illinois State Board of Education, and an educational consultant for the Multisensory Training Institute (MTI), Lakeshore Learning, and Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) at Vanderbilt University. Angela is also an adjunct professor at Rasmussen College. A former associate at the Neuropsychology Diagnostic Center in Orland Park, Illinois, Searcy has specialized training in neuroscience.