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Teachers Learn More about AD/HD and Autism in the Classroom

posted Nov 12, 2015, 9:42 AM by Cara Koen   [ updated Nov 12, 2015, 9:42 AM ]
On Friday, November 6, teachers gathered with their Professional Learning Teams at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta School in Ferguson to learn some strategies and tips for working with students with AD/HD and Autism.  Heather Davidson, MSW, LCSW, Director of Youth Services for SSM Health DePaul Hospital Behavioral Health shared information about what Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is, how it is diagnosed, what the symptoms are and some strategies and resources teachers can use with students in the classroom.  

The second speaker was Molly Murphy, MAT, SPE, who with Special School District in Non-Public Diagnostics.  Murphy spoke with the teachers about students on the Autism spectrum and ways to work with these students. Murphy noted that often private school settings offer an environment that is helpful to students with high-functioning autism.