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Students with ADHD in the Classroom: Research-backed Strategies for Educators

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Facilitator(s): Tania Johnson
This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Feb 19, 2020 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Day 2Mar 17, 2020 (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)
This event has multiple locations.
Day 1Sherwood Park (Elk Island Catholic Schools)
310 Broadview Road
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Day 2Virtual
Course code: 20-MH-145

Target Audience

K-12 teachers

Also Recommended For

Educational assistants

About this learning opportunity

“Students with ADHD in the Classroom: Research-backed Strategies for Educators” is a workshop brimming with the latest research on attention based disorders. The course begins with an exploration of the nuts and bolts of ADHD (and children who struggle with attention-related issues): the diagnosis, common misdiagnosis, treatments and alternative treatments. The focus then shifts to understanding the neurology of ADHD, exploring developmental perspectives, and explaining the controversy that still surrounds ADHD. The second half of the course discusses various classroom strategies geared towards helping children with ADHD thrive. Educators will walk away with a full “tool-box” of tools and resources to use in the classroom 

Instructional Objectives: 

  • Exploration of an ADHD diagnosis (and children with attention-based issues), misdiagnosis, traditional treatments and alternative treatments 
  • Understanding neurological and developmental aspects of ADHD 
  • Exploring the controversy surrounding ADHD 
  • Developing strategies and tools to implement into your classroom to help children with ADHD to thrive

Follow-up Webinar (March 17, 2020)

Our live sessions are packed with the latest tools and strategies to help the students in your class thrive! We want to help you to create lasting changes...and one of the ways to do that is to follow up and give you a space to have your questions answered! Once you have had time to apply the strategies in a classroom context, we invite you to email with your questions and reflections. The instructor will answer your questions, provide further insight and give additional resources. Knowledge is powerful, let's BE the change for our youth.

Participants will be required to email in questions a week before the webinar.

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #1: Fostering Effective Relationships
  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Tania Johnson | Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist 

I am a Registered Psychologist, Registered Play Therapist and one of the Co-founders of the Institute of Child Psychology. I grew up in South Africa and have had the opportunity to travel extensively, including living and working in Asia for several years. I have a deep respect for cultural diversity. In 2006-2007, I was the recipient of an International Internship at “Cancer Treatment Centers of America” where I provided ongoing support 

for individuals diagnosed with advanced stages of cancer. This experience ingrained within me the vital connection between the mind and the body. 

In 2012, I received my Masters of Counselling from City University of Seattle. During my Master’s degree, I worked both on the front lines and as a counsellor with foster and adoptive families who faced a range of emotional, behavioural and cognitive challenges. 

Since completing my degree, I have worked in a private practice setting with children, teens, adults and families. My work with the Institute of Child Psychology has given me the opportunity to present to parents, professionals and caregivers on topics pertaining to children’s mental health. I currently specialize in working specifically with parenting issues. 

I work primarily from an attachment based perspective. This means that I work with clients to explore how early relationships impact how we come to understand our self, other people and the world. 

It is an honour to work with clients and families to create a space for lasting change. I endeavour to always approach my clients with respect, honesty, integrity and warmth.