Communicating with Your Child’s Teacher | Part One of Two Part Series for ParentsCHADD Webinar

Original Air Date September 17, 2021 | 3:00 PM, EDT

Linda Karanzalis MS

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Session 1: Let Me Introduce You to My Child, Friday, Sept. 17, 3 PM EDT

While children with ADHD tend to face several challenges at school, your child’s ADHD doesn’t necessarily have to interfere with their education, performance, or peer relationships. By collaborating with your child’s teachers on their academic achievements, and by helping with homework and studying, you can make your child’s learning experience a gratifying one.

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Linda Karanzalis will provide you with ways to introduce your child to their teacher at the beginning of the school year. She will provide you with ways to communicate with educators about how ADHD affects your child, how to highlight current accommodations that are in place, strategies that have and haven’t worked for your child, and how to solicit and incorporate teacher’s ideas that have worked for other students.


Caregivers will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively with their child’s teacher to ensure the child receives the supports and structures needed for success.
  • Explain the teacher’s mindset, in order to work more effectively in partnership with the teacher to meet the needs of their child.
  • Create open communication with their child’s teacher to prepare the teacher for the child’s behaviors and requirements.
  • Apply a system for meeting the child’s needs and keeping in contact with the teacher.
  • Use trackers or tools that can be individualized for each child to monitor specific behaviors.

About the Speaker

Linda Karanzalis, MS, is a former special education classroom teacher with over 25 years of experience in the areas of learning disabilities, ADHD, social-emotional learning, social skills training, and behavior management. As a pioneer in the field, she began to break the barriers and forge the way for students of all ages by establishing ADDvantages Learning Center in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in 1997. ADDvantages was the first in New Jersey to offer social skills training and brain training for executive functioning and cognitive processing skills. As a result of her successes, doctors, therapists, audiologists, and other professionals began referring patients of all ages to further their development toward achieving life success in school, at work, home, and in relationships.

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