Webinars for Early Childhood Educators
About 2 million children affected by ADHD are diagnosed between 2 and 5 years old, according to the CDC Vital Signs report. Of these children, about 50 percent between the ages of 3 and 4 are enrolled in an early childhood education program, including preschool. Hyperactive, non-compliant, and disruptive behaviors in the classroom are often challenges for early childhood educators, especially if those behaviors are related to a child’s ADHD diagnosis. The Educator Edition series helps early childhood educators meet the needs of their young students affected by ADHD by identifying concerning behaviors tailoring the educational environment, using behavior management techniques with their students, and working closely with parents and caregivers.
Educator Edition Webcast Series:
- Recognizing Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: Could it be ADHD?
George DuPaul, PhD, is a professor of school psychology at Lehigh University. Dr. DuPaul focuses on early interventions for young children at risk for ADHD. He has authored or co-authored more than 190 journal articles and book chapters related to ADHD.
- Classroom Management Supports for ADHD Behaviors in Early Childhood Education Settings
Desiree Murray, PhD, is a prevention scientist and licensed clinical psychologist with the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Murray conducts trainings for teachers in evidence-based interventions and implementation of programs in schools to support students’ self-regulation, including the Incredible Years.
- Tailoring Learning Settings to Engage Young Children with ADHD
Mary Wonderlick, MA Learning Disabilities, is a facilitator of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) At-Risk and Special Needs interest forum. Ms. Wonderlick is currently an Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education consultant after retiring from the Chicago Public Schools Pre School for All Community Partnership Programs as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher.
- Building Partnerships with Parents and Caregivers
Lee Kern, PhD, is a professor of special education at Lehigh University. Dr. Kern has worked in the field of Special Education for more than 25 years as a classroom teacher, behavior specialist, consultant, and faculty member.
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