Inclusive Education & Optimizing our Understanding of ADHD

Workshop #1 & 3

Presented by Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Live Streaming on November 13, 2024


6 Hours | Pre-approved for CEU’s


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This workshop is part of The Calgary Conference on Behavioural, Emotional & Developmental Challenges with Children & Adolescents

This workshop will be live streaming to online participants on November 13, 2024 from 8:00am – 3:30pm (Calgary, AB)
Please adjust your start time according to your specific time zone. 

Recorded footage and all course content (certificate, videos, quiz) will be available until December 16, 2024. Extensions cannot be granted under any circumstances.
Please allow 5 – 7 business days after the course airs for recorded footage to become available.

Registration will close on November 12, 2024. 

WORKSHOP #1: Inclusive Education: Strategies for Engaging Neurodiverse Learners | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Unlock the full potential of every student by embracing neurodiversity in your classroom.

This dynamic workshop dives deep into the intricacies of neurodivergence, with a special focus on ADHD and autism, to unveil the unique strengths and challenges these learners bring to educational environments. Through a blend of engaging discussions, enlightening case studies, and practical exercises, you will learn how to create a classroom culture that recognizes and celebrates each student’s distinct contributions.

By the end of this training, you will have the tools to support all students effectively, enhancing educational outcomes across the board. Discover strategies to optimize learning and creating an inclusive space that encourages success for every learner.

WORKSHOP #3: Optimizing our Understanding of ADHD & its Complex Nature | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complex, heterogeneous disorder. When left unmanaged, ADHD is associated with long-term pervasive impairment across all areas of functioning. Recent models of ADHD have conceptualized ADHD as a disorder of behavioural inhibition, impairing executive functioning (EF), which lead to difficulties with self-regulation, organizing and planning behaviours, attention, and distractibility.

Given the substantial risk for students with ADHD, conducting valid and collaborative assessments, as well as developing effective interventions to promote student success, are critical to mitigate associated impairments and long-term risks. In this learning series, clinicians, educators, and families will develop a 360° understanding of ADHD to promote student success in all areas of functioning. Participants will learn more about the ADHD brain, how EF deficits manifest, self-regulation, effective teaching practices, and practical strategies to optimize the ADHD brain and the child’s overall social, emotional, and behavioural functioning. Practical case-base material is presented so participants can easily adapt strategies to meet the unique needs of their students.

Importantly, there are essential components to optimize assessments and interventions that are not widely known. This webinar is therefore vital for anyone working with children with ADHD. Participants will learn the critical steps to take to address the shortcomings of diagnostic assessments. Further, participants will learn imperative approaches to overcome the gaps that medications and behaviour modification cannot address.

When managed effectively, ADHD is an asset that supports individuals’ successes. There are so many positive qualities of ADHD that need to be celebrated, which are also addressed.  By the end of the webinar, participants will have a renewed outlook on ADHD, and they will be better equipped to identify ADHD and design and implement effective intervention programs for children with ADHD.

WORKSHOP #1: Inclusive Education: Strategies for Engaging Neurodiverse Learners | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Recognize and appreciate the diversity of neurodivergent learners
  • Capitalize on neurodivergent strengths and assets
  • Develop tailored strategies to address executive functioning challenges
  • Implement inclusive teaching practices that meet the diverse needs of all students
  • Create a classroom that supports learning and promotes students’ emotional and social well-being

WORKSHOP #3: Optimizing our Understanding of ADHD & its Complex Nature | PRESENTED BY Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych

  • Develop a 360° understanding of ADHD and executive functions
  • Identify key assets of ADHD and how to optimize them
  • Identify associated comorbidities and how they complicate the presentation and treatment of ADHD
  • Implement strategies to conduct effective assessments and obtain valid diagnostic results
    • Address shortcomings of assessment practices and to promote accurate results and parents’ acceptance of their child’s diagnosis
    • Integrate assessment data to highlight areas of strengths and challenges and inform effective intervention
  • Create a toolbox of practical strategies they can individualize and use immediately to help kids with ADHD in all areas of functioning, including at home, at school, and within relationships

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., R. Psych, is a Psychologist. Mother. International Speaker. Yoda of Anxiety. Neurodivergent Superhero. Changer of Lives. She is a dynamic force in the field of psychology, dedicating nearly three decades to transforming the lives of children, teens, and their families. With a dedicated commitment to fostering deep connections, instilling unwavering confidence, igniting motivation, and building resilience in the face of challenges, Dr. Buzanko’s mission is clear: to ensure that every child and teenager receive the understanding and support they deserve.

Renowned for her expertise in the assessment and support of anxiety, ADHD, ASD, learning, and behavioural challenges, Dr. Buzanko stands as a trusted ally, advocate, and go-to authority. Dr. Buzanko’s research pursuits delve into the realms of resilience and growth, directly informing her clinical approach and resulting in innovative training programs and workshops that have transformed the practices of countless educators, caregivers, allied mental health professionals, and medical doctors.

Dr. Caroline Buzanko is a captivating speaker and anyone who attends her workshops can expect to be enlightened, inspired, and equipped with practical strategies to empower the children and teens they work with. Together, let’s create a world where every child thrives and embraces their full potential.

RegistrationEarly bird FeeRegular Fee
Individual 1 Day Enrollment$269.00N/A
Individual 2 Day Enrollment$469.00N/A
Individual 3 Day Enrollment$669.00N/A
Full-Time Student$609.00N/A

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