More and more parents and professionals are getting training in dealing with students who have ADD/ADHD. But what is it like to actually HAVE the condition...to live each and every day fighting to focus your attention on what is happening in the school day? That’s the critical piece that training generally lacks.
After attending an Attention Challenges Simulation, Luci DeRose of the Anaheim City School District said, “I don’t have a learning problem, but now I can imagine how hard it must be for a student who struggles. I was so irritated at times.”
The Attention Challenges Simulation helps parents better understand their children. Kris Paveloff of Yorba Linda, CA said, “I used to pick him up from school and he would tell me that he’s overwhelmed. Seeing this and knowing that he is so frustrated and it’s on a daily basis, it takes a lot of patience. It really opened his dad’s eyes and mine.”
This is a fun, but eye-opening experience that can help anyone working with children with attention problems to better understand and help remove or at least diminish the frustration these children feel.
Developed by Drs. Joe and Carol Utay from Pittsburg, the simulation will place participants in a classroom setting and it will have them focus through a series of distractions. Throughout the simulation, participants can ask questions and discuss their experience.
The purpose of the simulation is for participants to experience, first-hand, the daily challenges facing children with AD/HD.
The simulation will be held on March 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Stowell Learning Center, 1150 Main St. Suite C, Irvine, CA 92614.
While the event is held as a free service to parents and professionals, they request that you make a reservation so that materials can be ready for all who attend.
Jill Stowell, owner of Stowell Learning Center says, "Once we can feel what these kids are feeling we can help them in a much kinder, accepting, and more effective way. Let's give these kids all the help we can."
For more information and to make a reservation, call Stowell Learning Center at (949) 477-4133.
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About Stowell Learning Center
The Stowell Learning Center was established in 1984 as a diagnostic, tutorial center for students with learning disabilities. In the past 20 years we have helped hundreds of students with a variety of learning challenges become successful learners.
Our goal for each student, regardless of age, is that he/she becomes as comfortable and independent a learner as possible. In order to do this, we work closely with parents, communicate with schools, and are continually seeking to find and implement the most effective and efficient strategies and programs. We work one-to-one with students in a positive, caring environment to provide instruction that is targeted to their specific needs and learning style.
In addition to providing diagnostic evaluations and cognitive / educational therapy for students, the Stowell Learning Center is a training facility for therapists across the U.S. and Canada in several highly successful, "cutting-edge"