Problem Child or Child with Problems?
When a child does not behave or perform the way people around them expect them to, they are called problem children. If they do not get the good grades or make it to the honor roll, they are called problem children, In most classrooms, there are always students who are labelled as the problem students, especially those who don’t sit down quietly and listed to their teachers. However, are they really problem children or are they simply children with problems?
Often times teachers get overwhelmed by the sheer number of students in the class, as well as the work that is expected of them. I know I have. Sometimes, despite my training and background, I have difficulty determining if and what exactly the problem is when it comes to working with my kids. For example, if I have a kid who is quite restless and talkative, or perhaps on the other hand, very quiet and shy, does this mean there’s a problem?
This summer, PsychConsult, Inc., is offering a workshop to help teachers, parents, therapists and all other professionals that work with children identify red flags that could signal learning problems, behavior problems and other developmental disorders that may be affecting the child’s growth and development. Entitled Chaos in the Classroom: Identifying Red Flags that Lead to Learning Difficulties, the workshop aims to equip participants with skills and knowledge to understand and assist their students who are exhibiting academic and/or behavior difficulties.
The workshop will be held on April 25, 2009 (Saturday) 8:00am – 5:00pm at the Diliman Function Room, Regalia Park Towers, 150 P. Tuazon, Cubao Quezon City. For inquiries, call Chona at 421-2469, 357-6427, 0917-8080193, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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