Support for Teachers
Respect, Dignity and Privacy
Next Meeting: Thursday January 31, 2019 @ 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Where: in person @ 32 Dundas Street, Downtown Dartmouth or remotely over or
FaceTime send us the Confidentiality Agreement. If you are on the list, we will answer.
When: Last Thursday of the month. There will be no meetings in July, August and December. October is ADHD Month and we will have a Joint Meeting with a speaker.
For Whom: Teachers in Nova Scotia
Facilitator: Maya Warnock
Maya has worked with children with ADHD since 2002. She has a background in child development & psychology from Mount Saint Vincent University, school-age care from St. Lawrence College, Simply ADHD (ADHD Coaching course) and several courses for Working Memory training. She wrote the handbooks for the two Family School POP courses (Dr. Sam Goldstein, a world-renowned ADHD expert read them and wrote the foreword to them) and the Colouring Book for Kids with ADHD, their siblings and friends. She facilitates several support groups, Positive Strategies for Parents of 6-12 year olds and Family School POP (Preschool Over-Activity Program) for 3-6 year olds and their parents. She has been a Working Memory Coach since 2012. She is the president for Excalibur ADHD Association. Her aim is to improve the lives of people with ADHD.
Teaching children with ADHD requires insight into the disorder. These children can grow up to become productive, happy members of our society with the right encouragement and support. Children with pure-ADHD learn in the normal manner. It takes knowledge of what is ADHD behaviour and what is non-compliance. Any behaviour you can see can be changed. As a teacher you are in a unique position to ensure these children get a chance at a bright future. Behaviour modification should be done at home. When the behaviour is mastered by the child, it should be brought to school. Teachers can assist parents to recognize areas of difficulty and if knowledgeable assist parents to devise a rutine to change behaviours considered inappropriate in a classroom. This is a win-win situation. A knowledgeable teacher can make a huge difference in the future outcome for these children, while maintaining a calm classroom aimed at educating every child in that classroom.
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