Diagnoses of AD/HD are exploding in the student population. As a teacher, administrator, staff developer or counselor, it is up to you to meet the needs of these students. A remarkable new book, A New View of AD/HD, gives educators "hope" as it examines the positive attributes of AD/HD and builds on the characteristic strengths. By embracing, rather than resisting differences in AD/HD students, a very productive and rewarding learning relationship is possible.
A New View of AD/HD does a great job of examining the most current research and offering practical insight into how to get the best out of these distracted students. A common-sense approach offers concise action steps that really work: Specific instructional techniques and practical applications that provide strategies for change. Ways of dealing with AD/HD students in your classroom. Up-to-date findings on highly effective treatments and the dark side of drugs. A revolutionary view that challenges the old view of dysfunctional ADHD students. Accommodation tips galore for both parents and teachers. Your frustration will be dramatically reduced when you understand how to identify and teach to strengths instead of focusing on areas of weakness. You'll be amazed by how much more effective you'll be! This course is appropriate for teachers of all subjects, grades K-12.
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Most students experience some form of loss in their lives, and the grief that results can profoundly affect their academic performance, emotional stability, and social interactions. This class will help educators understand and respond to the extraordinary challenges that children may face when dealing with grief and loss. Participants will learn strategies to help students affected by divorce, the death of a parent, relative, friend, or pet; violence; chronic illness, and more. This class will examine grief experiences at different developmental levels and will give you strategies to:
1. Respond appropriately to expressions of grief from children and adolescents
2. Help students handle some of the emotions associated with loss
3. Determine when to refer a child to a specialist
4. Respect cultural attitudes towards grief and loss
5. Understand and identify risk taking behaviors and suicide
This course is appropriate for those working in all grades, K-12 including teachers, para-educators, counselors, and other support personnel.