ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses among school-age children, with about 1 in 10 being formally diagnosed with the disorder. So what exactly is ADHD, why does it affect so many of our students, and how can classroom teachers help? Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa, and learn more about ADHD and how you can help your ADHD students succeed in the school environment.
- The different types of ADHD
- The different ways ADHD presents
- In-classroom tools that help support ADHD students
Lisa Van Gemert shares best practices in education with audiences around the world using a combination of neuropsychology, pedagogy, experience, humor, technology and sheer fun. She is an expert consult to television shows including Lifetime’s “Child Genius,” and a writer of award-winning lesson plans, as well as numerous published articles on social psychology and pedagogy and the book, Perfectionism: A Practical Guide to Managing Never Good Enough. A former teacher, school administrator, and Youth & Education Ambassador for Mensa, she shares resources for educators and parents on her website giftedguru.com and is co-founder with Ian Byrd of the Gifted Guild, a professional community for educators of the gifted. Lisa and her husband Steve are the parents of three sons and live in Arlington, Texas.