Success with your ADD and ADHD students
Episode Summary: Teachers encounter a wide range of student needs, experiences, abilities, personalities, and behaviors. Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Margit Crane about ways to accommodate such diversity, assuring teachers that doing the work needed up front will create less work— in terms of dealing with misbehavior and failure— down the line. Margit offers specific ideas for parents and teachers to help children deal with special needs, especially an ADD or ADHD diagnosis. Topics include creating “emotional interest,” establishing boundaries (with and for students), choices, homework accommodations, classroom management, evaluation, meeting kids where they are, giving directions in a way that makes sense to the student, making teaching fun. Right-click on this link to download a copy of this mp3 file to your hard drive, or click on the bar below to listen.
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Margit Crane, M.A., M.S., M.Ed.
Author, School Personnel Trainer, and AD/HD Family Coach, Owner of “Blocked To Brilliant”
Web site: BlockedtoBrilliant.com
- Author, Trainer, and AD/HD Family Coach, Margit Crane is passionately devoted to making growing up much easier for ADD/ADHD kids and the stressed-out parents who love them! A former teacher and school counselor, Margit is also the author of the Mom’s Choice Award® winner, How to Train Your Parents in 6½ Days for tweens, teens, and parents, and she has been featured in Seattle’s Child and Parent Map magazines, and on Chat With Women Radio and KOMO News Radio. Margit Crane is the owner of two businesses that celebrate the distracted family: “Gifted With ADD” and the just-launched “Good-Enough Parenting™”
This program was recorded on October 12, 2012.
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