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Listen to “Your Back-to-School Plan for Academic, Behavioral, and Organizational Success” with Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.

Tune in to hear Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., explain how to educate yourself, your child, and the teacher about ADHD, understand the ways ADHD manifest in the classroom, establish home routines that will maximize your child’s chances of school success, and more.

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Listen to “Your Back-to-School Plan for Academic, Behavioral, and Organizational Success” with Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.

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If your child struggled in school last year, you may feel equal parts anxious and determined about beginning a new grade with new challenges and new teachers. You want to do everything in your power to set up your student for success. But what does that look like, exactly? Having lived (and overcome) this challenge with her son over 12 academic years, Chris Dendy — a former teacher and the author of several top books on teens and ADHD — has devised a back-to-school game plan full of insightful advice and lessons learned.

In this episode, learn:

  • Create a unique back-to-school plan to meet your child’s specific needs
  • Understand ADHD’s manifestations in the classroom, and find ways to address it
  • Educate yourself, your child, and the teacher about ADHD
  • Identify how key intervention points — late spring, before school, and after school — can improve your child’s chances of success
  • Establish routines at home that will maximize your child’s chances of school success
  • Write a brief positive introductory letter about your child that help a new teacher appreciate his or her abilities and personality

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Listener testimonials:

  • “One of my favorite speakers and writers on ADHD and LD, excellent and insightful info.  Thank you!”
  • “This webinar was EXCELLENT! She had so many nuggets of wisdom and real world examples for improvements. Loved it.”
  • “The presenter was wonderful and hit on many key issues I have experienced with my son who has ADHD.”
  • “Thank you this was SO helpful! My child just had an incident at school yesterday and this helped connect more dots.”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S. is a member of ADDitude’s ADHD Medical Review Panel

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Updated on October 14, 2019

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