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Listen to “What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with ADHD” with Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.

Tune in to listen as Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S., provides educators and teachers the tools they need to understand and guide students with ADHD with patience and encouragement.

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Listen to “What Teachers Should Know About Their Students with ADHD” with Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, M.S.

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ADHD behaviors in the classroom are sometimes hard for teachers to understand. Children who act out, fail to follow directions, or don’t complete schoolwork seem to do so “on purpose.” Teachers can’t help wondering why is this smart student not following my instructions and finishing his work? It’s easy to assume—incorrectly—that the student is lazy and just doesn’t care.

Many teachers know that the majority of students with ADHD have trouble completing academic assignments and controlling their emotions, but they may not understand why. Teachers may be surprised to learn that roughly half of all students with ADHD fail to read social cues. As a result, they inadvertently alienate their classmates and sometimes their teachers. This podcast episode will provide educators with the tools they need to understand and guide these students with patience and encouragement.

In this episode, learn:

  • What makes a child with ADHD tick—or not tick
  • Strategies and accommodations to make it easier for students to follow directions and do well academically
  • Tips to help students memorize information
  • Why a student with may be more emotionally reactive and how it impacts their ability to learn and control their behavior
  • Guidance to recognize when a student is upset and might have an emotional blow-up
  • Tips for creating an intervention crisis plan to deal with out-of-control emotions
  • Strategies to enhance social skills

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Listener testimonials:

  • This was SO helpful — thank you! My child just had an incident at school yesterday and this helped connect more dots.
  • There was so much to take to the classroom for both students and teachers. This was a wonderful webinar and I will look at it again to document and use the info.
  • This webinar was EXCELLENT! She had so many nuggets of wisdom and real-world examples for improvements. Loved it.

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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Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additude.com/webinars/


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Updated on December 17, 2019

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