Teacher Help for ADHD
Understanding ADHD, evidence-based treatments and interventions are especially important in an educational setting. In this session, we will present a brief overview before sharing a framework for understanding and addressing ADHD symptoms in the classroom. There will also be an opportunity to apply your new learnings through case studies and learn about an upcoming program, Teacher Help, which will be using eLearning technology to provide professional development to classroom teachers who are working with children with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities).
ABOUT Dr. Penny Corkum
Dr. Penny Corkum is a Registered Psychologist with a background in School and Child Clinical psychology. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University. Dr. Corkum is cross-appointed in Psychiatry as well as being on Scientific Staff at IWK Health Centre and Capital District Health Authority. In addition to her academic appointments, she is a Psychologist and Co-Director of the Colchester East Hants ADHD Clinic. She conducts clinical research in the areas of child psychopathology (particularly ADHD) and pediatric sleep.
About Sarah Brine
Sarah Brine joined Corkum LABS in January 2014 and is currently the Project Manager for the Teacher Help program. In this role, she is involved both in research management, as well as in the program development. She has contributed to all three modules (ADHD, ASD, and LD) and has taken a lead on modifying the modules for High School teachers. In November 2015, Ms. Brine convocated from the School Psychology Program at Mount Saint Vincent University. Her master’s thesis, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Penny Corkum and Ms. Fiona Davidson, was focused on the area of sleep restriction and how this impacts attention in school-aged children. Ms. Brine is particularly interested in school mental health.