Fortunately , there are ways parents can help their children with ADHD adapt more easily to the school environment , says Keith Conners , Ph.D.
, a nationally known expert on ADHD.The first and most essential step is for parents to partner with their child's teachers and maintain communication with them throughout the school year..
On Wednesday , September 12 , from 10 : 00 to 11 : 30 a.m. , Dr. Conners
will present a live Web cast , Helping Children With ADHD Succeed in School , offering timely advice to parents on helping their children prepare for and perform their best at school.Following the presentation , he
will respond to viewer questions.Dr. Conners
advises that parents help children build good time management skills so that they do not feel overwhelmed by schoolwork , that they reward non-hyperactive behavior with praise , and encourage children to adhere to routines.In his talk , Dr. Conners will address issues such as partnering with teachers , medication , helping children with homework , and behavioral issues in school and at
.C. Keith Conners , Ph.D.
, is a nationally renowned expert on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( ADHD ).Dr. Conners is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center , where he is Director of the Duke Attention Deficit Program
.He is the author of the Conners Rating Scales and Conners Continuous Performance Test , standard ADHD evaluation measures , and obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Harvard University
To view the live Web cast event , sponsored by Celltech Pharmaceuticals , Inc.
through an unrestricted educational grant to Duke University Medical Center
, log on to http : //event.mediaondemand.com/westglen/20010912/index.html.The event will be available for replay at the same Web address for 30 days.
( 1 ) CH.A.D.D. , ( Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity
Disorder ) ; Overview : CH.A.D.D.
, http : //www.chadd.org/ May 1999