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

Original Air Date September 24, 2021

Linda Karanzalis MS

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Session 2: Supporting Your Child at School, Friday, Sept. 24, 3 PM EDT

Asking how you can help shows that you want to partner with the teacher to make sure everybody has a good year. It can make teachers feel supported and reassure them that you’re available for further communication. Teachers who feel supported may be more likely to reach out to you before a problem becomes large and unmanageable. You can stay in touch by phone or email.

Linda Karanzalis provides you with the best ways to communicate effectively with your child’s teacher throughout the school year to ensure the child receives the supports and structures needed for success.

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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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