Most students with ADHD go through what I call a school honeymoon at the beginning of each new school year. The newness is stimulating and the demands are less starting out and our kids do pretty well. But the honeymoon ends and reality sets in — kids with ADHD struggle in school. In this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I’m talking with educational advocate, Brandie Rosen, about what parents can do to help ease the transition from honeymoon to everyday reality at school. We discuss how to prevent this sharp decline in the first place, as well as how to work with teachers to to get through this tough period to ensure continued success, if you weren’t able to prevent it.
“From the beginning, we need to start with all the things that we know work, even when they’re not necessarily needed yet.“
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Brandie Rosen has spent more than 25 years in special education working on “both sides of the table”, with both families and school districts. She doesn’t believe that special education has to be adversarial — if she does her job well, everyone wins!
Brandie is extremely unique in that she has spent the past 25 years as a special education teacher, special education administrator, district and school-wide trainer, and special education consultant. She has facilitated more than 2,000 IEP’s, built enduring district-wide programs, trained thousands of teachers both nationally and internationally, and guided hundreds of families through the often confusing and overwhelming world of special education. She has extensive training and experience working with students and families with varied special needs, with a focused training in behavioral interventions for students with ADHD and autism. There is nothing Brandie loves more than seeing families and schools work together to assure ALL students succeed.
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