Children with ADHD/ADD do not simply have a “deficit” in their ability to focus. ADHD/ADD is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that interferes with a child’s ability to regulate their thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. As a result, symptoms of ADHD/ADD interfere with a child’s learning and social development. When ADHD/ADD in unrecognized and untreated, it often leads to emotional problems. Teachers report that they do not feel equipped to support these children. The goal of this workshop is to cultivate a comprehensive understanding of ADHD/ADD and to present evidence-based strategies for the classroom. By developing a deeper understanding of ADHD/ADD, teachers will be able to use and develop strategies that work for different classrooms and diverse teaching styles.
This session is full.
Dr. Murray is the former director of the Provincial ADHD Program at B.C. Children’s Hospital and is an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at
UBC. She has over 20 years of experience working with children with ADHD. Dr. Murray is a member of the Provincial ADHD Task Force and she is on the Steering Committee for Evidence-Based Practice and Guidelines for B.C. Mental Health and Addiction Services of B.C. Dr. Murray also works in private practice with a focus on assessing and treating individuals with ADHD.