Thursday, March 16, 2023 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Provident Charter School 
1400 Troy Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

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PA Branch of the International Dyslexia Association 

Dr. Cheryl Chase ADHD: What it is and How to Help in the Classroom 

About this event
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurological condition characterized by inattention, distractibility, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. According to the CDC, in a 2016 national parent survey, about 6.1 million children – that is 9.4% – have been diagnosed with the condition. This means that in a typical classroom of 30 students, a teacher can expect to have two or three students with ADHD on their roster. Due to the nature of this disorder, students with ADHD are likely to struggle with the day-to-day expectations of school, even if they are intelligent and motivated. Tasks such as accurately copying off the board, packing their backpacks for home, or completing long-term projects can be challenging. Parents of these children, looking to the teachers for help and guidance. This talk will describe what ADHD is (diagnose criteria, subtypes, developmental course), ways in which it can impact performance in school (it is so much more than just fidgeting and inattention), and provide guidelines and concrete strategies that educators can use to help support students with ADHD and their families.

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About Dr. Cheryl Chase