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Can Kids With ADHD Succeed In School And Socialization?

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Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what's expected of them but have trouble following through because they can't sit still, pay attention, or attend to details.  Ask Stefanie interviews Stephanie Weldon to find out what parents and teachers can do to maximize children's potential both academically and socially. Stephanie Weldon has the combination of being a learning specialist and psychotherapist. She grew up having ADHD herself, so she really relates to her patients. Understanding first-hand the way children with ADHD learn is very important in the process of getting them to reach their highest potential. Through organizational tips and techniques, learning support, and therapy, children with ADHD can and should succeed.  

Stephanie Weldon is a psychotherapist who began her training in the trauma division of the Karen Horney clinic working with adults. In addition, Stephanie is the former director of GO Families where she spent several years facilitating weekly support groups for parents who have children with learning disabilities and other special needs. Stephanie has been consulting for the public and  independent schools in NYC for over ten years. She is the former learning specialist for the Chapin School.  Most recently, in celebration of IDEA's 35th year anniversary, a documentary called People Like Me was released tracking the theater company Stephanie founded twenty years ago when she first began working with children with special needs.