Speakers - Shelley Blakers

ADHD Goes to School

Shelley Blakers will look at ADHD and how is can impact on the schooling journey, including how ADHD is often connected to other disorders. Transitioning from home to the more formal school setting can be quite tricky for many kids, especially those with ADHD. As they then move through the different phases of schooling, depends change and these transitions also provide challenges. Shelley will discuss some of the demands formal learning places on attention resources and how this changes throughout the schooling lifespan. She will provide some tips and ideas for supporting the kids in their school journey.   

Shelley_Blakers.jpgShelley Blakers

• 40+ years’ experience in the Education sector, and currently works for the Department of Education

• Currently working in the specialist area of speech and language difficulties and disorder in the North Metropolitan and Mid-West Education Regions.

• Specialist areas include learning difficulties, disabilities and language disorders and has post-graduate qualifications in the area of special education as well as educational computing.

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