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Understanding and Supporting Students with Mental Health and Learning Disorders

Thursday, September 20, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Supporting Students with Mental Health and Learning Disorders

Presented by Myles Cooley, Ph.D., Board Certified Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Author
Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing

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One in five K–12 students has a diagnosable mental health disorder. An additional five percent are classified as learning disabled. Most of these students are taught in regular classrooms, yet most teachers have little training in recognizing, understanding, and teaching these students.

In this edWebinar, clinical psychologist Dr. Myles Cooley provides guidelines on supporting these students and communicating with them and their parents. Dr. Cooley describes various mental health and learning disorders, clarifies misunderstandings, and explains new or revised diagnoses. The session features important information about ADHD, dyslexia, autism, self-injury, trauma, and adverse childhood events. In addition, Dr. Cooley discusses the importance of social-emotional learning and culturally responsive classrooms.

This recorded edWebinar will benefit K–12 teachers, school counselors, nurses, social workers, and administrators.

Myles CooleyAbout the Presenter

Myles L. Cooley, Ph.D. has been practicing psychology for over 35 years. He evaluates and treats children, adolescents, and adults for a variety of challenges. Dr. Cooley serves as a consultant to schools and has presented educational programs to educators, mental health professionals, physicians, and parents.

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Free Spirit PublishingFree Spirit is the leading publisher of learning tools that support young people’s social-emotional health and educational needs. We help children and teens think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.


Thursday, September 20, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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