According to the National Survey on Children’s Health based on parent’s interviews, 5.1 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 have a diagnosis of ADHD. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 11 % of school-age children.
Symptoms of ADHD continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases.
ADHD is characterized by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. It affects a student’s school and home life and can create a great deal of difficulty in their learning processes and relationships.
In classrooms in our country in which 11% of our students have ADHD, this issue is coupled with other learning challenges such as mental health concerns, trauma, and high Adverse Child Events scores (ACEs). For these reasons, our teachers need significant support as they attempt to teach students that have these deficits.
Lakeside has expertise in assisting troubled students.
Due to our experience with trauma, ADHD and mental health challenges, we are concerned about how we manage the behavior and attention span of students who are struggling. When we consider the neuroscience behind brain regulation and the capability for these students to learn within a classroom the challenges are momentous.
- Learn about the Brain
- How important regulation is to learning
- Strategies that can be used to help students overcome these deficits, and
- Find new capability to stay focused in order to learn the information they need to succeed in school.
We have recognized there is little time for teachers to be trained in light of the busyness of academic schedules.
Our Neurologic training requires only four (4) hours, but we add nine (9) months of coaching.
During coaching, teachers are mentored by our staff who have worked with challenged students—students who have had great difficulty in their learning processes. During coaching, teachers can also share their experiences.
Utilizing the brain-based skills we teach, we have seen teachers transform their classrooms while enhancing the capability of many students to learn more effectively.
Starting in January 2018, our training and coaching sessions will be available on-demand so that teachers can view our training from their office or homes.
How does NeuroLogic Training work?
We provide in-person training, but we also broadcast live training and coaching from our studios.
We have been extremely pleased with the training we have offered at conferences, in schools in varied parts of our country, and even in other countries.
Our teachers in our educational systems are working diligently to help their students learn with all the support we can give them.
Neurologic is one training program that addresses the regulation and learning capacity of students in a way that provides a maximal environment for their learning without judgment, shame or unnecessary conflict.
For more information on our Neurologic Initiative, go to our website.
Gerry Vassar, President/CEO, Lakeside
Survey Reference: http://www.childhealthdata.org/learn/NSCH