ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

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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Students In After School Computer Coding Class Building And Learning To Program Robot Vehicle

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.

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.”

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

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on September 18, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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


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Updated on February 5, 2020

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