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Engagement Strategies for Students with Attention Challenges: Lower Anxiety and Raise Confidence
Thursday, September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ezra Werb, M.Ed., Educational Therapist
Sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing
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“Pay attention!” No classroom teacher wants to keep repeating these words. This presentation is for teachers whose classrooms include students with ADHD or other attention challenges. For these students, sitting in class seven hours a day, five days a week…it’s like they’re hummingbirds stuck in a cage. It can be incredibly difficult and stressful for teachers to help them remain engaged.
In this edWebinar, educational therapist Ezra Werb, M.Ed. shares his strategies for lowering students’ anxiety, raising confidence, and increasing engagement. First, he covers the basics about how ADHD and executive function (EF) deficits affect students’ classroom experiences. He then dives into the strategies of student support he’s fine-tuned over a dozen years. To illustrate how to implement these strategies and clarify why they can be effective in creating incremental successes, he shares colorful anecdotes about his former students.
The strategies do not require you to change your teaching style, alter your curriculum, or be an entertainer. They’re all about small adjustments you can incorporate smoothly. Strategy topics include:
- Incorporating student interests
- Increasing writing production
- Lowering reading anxiety
After the edWebinar, you will better understand the impact of attention issues and have strategies you can implement immediately. This recorded presentation will be of interest to K-8 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
About the Presenter
Ezra Werb, M.Ed. formerly a behavior interventionist and resource specialist teacher and currently an educational therapist, has been working with students with attention deficits, learning challenges, and spectrum disorders in typical classroom settings, resource rooms, and one-on-one academic support scenarios for more than a dozen years. Ezra earned his master’s in special education with a concentration in educational therapy from Cal-State Northridge and is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts, where he works in private practice with students with ADHD, spectrum disorders, dyslexia, anxiety, and other learning challenges.
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