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Kindergarten is Harder than Ever (And Not Just for the Kids): How focusing on developmentally appropriate strengths can help students succeed

This is a past event.

Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Enrolling in kindergarten is one of the most important early developmental milestones marked by the child entering a bigger world outside of the family unit. 

Contemporary kindergarten classrooms include a number of enrichment possibilities, but also increasing social, emotional, and academic demands.  A brief overview of current kindergarten environments, potential challenges faced by new elementary school students – especially the youngest in the grade -- and possible solutions will be discussed.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Gregory Fabiano is a professor of psychology at Florida International University (FIU). He is a core faculty member in the Clinical Science in Child in Adolescent Psychology Doctoral Program and the Center for Children and Families (CCF).

His research has focused on the development, validation and implementation of effective assessments and interventions for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and their families. He has expertise in assessment and intervention development and implementation for youth with ADHD. This has included the development a rating scale teachers and parents can use to indicate impairment in daily life functioning, a parenting intervention for fathers of children with ADHD, a school-based behavioral intervention for children with ADHD in special education placements and an intensive psychosocial intervention for novice teen drivers with ADHD. He has served as principal investigator or co-investigator on multiple clinical trials that investigated psychosocial and/or pharmacological treatments for ADHD, and these studies have included multiple designs (single-subject, cross-over, between group, adaptive treatment).

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