Ask the Expert: When Classes Resume—How to Help | For EducatorsAsk The Expert

Original Air Date August 31, 2021 | 7:00 PM, EDT


Richard Gallagher PhD

View on YouTube 

Download the handouts. 

Another school year is fast approaching, and you may wonder how you can help your students have a smooth start. This school year will be different because many students will return to in-person learning, and that may take a little getting used to. For some, remote learning has taken an emotional, mental, and developmental toll. Many children have fallen behind in their studies, missed out on milestones, and suffered from a lack of peer interaction that helps develop crucial social skills. They may be dealing with anxiety and for children with ADHD, the adjustment period may take longer, so knowing how to help is critical.

This is a live webinar where attendees will hear from Dr. Gallagher and then participants can ask questions after his presentation.

Learning Objectives

Following this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Explain how to help children with ADHD reduce the anxiety and other related challenges that they may have when the school year starts.

About the Speaker

Richard Gallagher, PhD, is Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) Langone Health. He is also Director of Special Projects at the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at the Child Study Center of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Dr. Gallagher is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist who has been treating and evaluating children since the 1980s. He is coauthor of Organizational Skills Training for Children with ADHD: An Empirically Supported Treatment (for mental health professionals) and The Organized Child: An Effective Program to Maximize Your Kid’s Potential—in School and in Life (for parents). Dr. Gallagher codeveloped (with Howard B. Abikoff) the Organizational Skills Training program and codirected the research that serves as the basis for both books. Dr. Gallagher presently serves on CHADD’s Professional Advisory Board.