Beyond Labels: Helping Kids with Temperament or Learning Issues
“Lazy,” “Troublemaker,” “Stupid,” “ADHD,” “Learning Disabled,” “Spoiled.” Those are some of the labels kids get from adults, but those labels may not accurately reflect the underlying issues driving the behavior their parents, teachers and counselors are challenged to help them with. This webinar will discuss temperamental traits and cognitive deficits that underlie problematic behaviors and that impede students’ academic progress. An understanding of the relationship between developmental issues and the environment leads to practical approaches to addressing problem behaviors.
Dr. Patricia McGuire, a behavioral pediatrician, is our guest presenter for this Neuroscience in Education Webinar. She has over 30 years experience as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and is the mother of three very special children. She is the author of Never Assume: Getting to Know Children Before Labeling Them, and speaks around the country on Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, and other issues in child development.