ADHD and Anxiety at School: For Educators Ask The Expert

Original Air Date September 14, 2022 | 3:00 - 4:00 PM EDT

Kimberly Harrison PhD

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Students with ADHD who are distracted, defiant, restless, late turning in assignments, or sleepy may be showing signs of an anxiety disorder. Teachers can help these struggling students by understanding ADHD and its relationship to anxiety, establishing an effective home-school communication system, and conducting activities that are designed to reduce anxiety and stimulate the mind.

Psychologist Kimberly Harrison presents information to help teachers identify challenges and provides proven ways to help students be successful at school.

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Upon completion of this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Identify anxiety in the classroom
  • Explain ADHD and its relationship to anxiety
  • Describe strategies to help children cope with and manage anxiety

About the Presenter

Kimberly Harrison, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and families. She is in private practice in the Houston, Texas, area and founded The Conative Group, PLLC, in 2016. She provides individual and group therapy and psychoeducational testing services. Dr. Harrison is passionate about helping parents and their children get to root issues that are causing difficulty at home and school. Dr. Harrison pioneered work in adult skill development for individuals with ADHD and ASD in response to the overwhelming number of these young adults who fail to launch successfully into independent living. She leads The Adulting Program, a comprehensive treatment program for individuals with ADHD and/or ASD and their parents.

This webinar is provided by CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD and is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38DD005376 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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