Live Webinar on October 26: Shedding Labels, Shedding Shame: How to Unlock Powerful ADHD Accommodations with Acceptance
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ADHD accommodations help level the playing field at school, but sometimes they also work to alienate a child with ADHD from his or her peers.
Children are very attuned to social cues; they notice who gets more time on the test and who visits the Resource Room regularly. By high school, those who qualify for the Resource Room avoid it at all costs. Walking into that room or utilizing other accommodations for ADHD labels them as ‘different.’ If they use the resources and do well, they feel like they cheated or are undeserving of their high marks. These students often feel shame when discussing their accommodations.
To ensure that students continue using the resources that benefit them most, educators and parents must adopt strategies that foster acceptance by celebrating the differences we all have. It’s not just the students with ADHD, dyslexia, and ASD that have unique learning styles. The solution that benefits everyone is for schools (and workplaces) to deliver accommodations in an accepting environment.
Accommodations designed with acceptance lead to success without shame.
In this webinar you will learn:
- How accommodations can hinder acceptance
- Why acceptance is critical to our mental health
- The role school funding plays in accommodations and acceptance
- The importance that language plays in discussing our differences
- Strategies your school or workplace can implement to foster acceptance
- How to help bolster your child’s self-esteem
Have a question for our expert? There will be an opportunity to post questions for the presenter during the live webinar.
Meet the Expert Speaker:
Tom Bergeron is the co-founder of InventiveLabs in Amesbury, Massachusetts. Tom, and co-founder Rick Fiery, created InventiveLabs because of their passion for helping young adults with learning differences find alternative paths to success.Programs include gap year and entrepreneurship offerings designed to explore careers or create new businesses in an all-accepting environment. Tom is committed to helping the next generation find their path forward and launch their careers. He believes it isn’t a race to the finish line, but a journey of learning and exploration to find a livelihood that offers fulfillment and success. Before starting Inventive Labs, Tom helped launch a number of innovative products while leading sales, marketing, and product development teams.
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