ADHD: What It Is, What to Do

According to a 2014 report from the Center for Disease Control, nearly 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD.

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Description

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or ADHD as it is frequently referred to, seems to be present in every classroom these days.  According to a 2014 report from the Center for Disease Control, nearly 6 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD. 

A complex condition that can take many forms, ADHD plagues many educators about how best to respond.  What should we expect from these students?  How do we best support them?  This workshop will help school staff 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.

About the Instructor

Michele Lansing Palter, AM, MS Ed, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with master’s degrees in education and social work. She 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. Michele 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, JPA’s consultation and training program for teachers, administrators, and social workers, oversees JPA’s internship program, and maintains a clinical practice at JPA.

Objectives

This workshop will help participants:

  • Explore how ADHD impacts learning in the classroom
  • Explore a variety of techniques to implement in your classroom to support students with ADHD (or similar symptoms)

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