Educator Professional Development

ADHD and Related Disorders: Understanding and Managing Difficult Behavior in the Classroom (a workshop with Dr. Harvey Weinberg)

UW-La Crosse offers 1 Graduate Credit*
EDS 500, Section 710
Deadline to register: Nov. 12, 2014
*For tuition, please contact: Briana Meuer, 608.785.6513 or

November 12, 2014
Mornings: 8 am-3:30 pm
Credit students, an additional 7.5 hours as arranged.
Credit work due by December 12, 2014.

Hampton Inn, Skokie, Ill.

This course is designed to provide educators an overview of the varied factors that contribute to difficult behavior in the classroom. The course will emphasize developing interventions that are specific and compatible  with these varied factors. The content will include a blending of empirically supported strategies, along with the  less obvious and equally important psychological factors that can create difficult classroom behavior.

During the Workshop, the following topics will be covered:

  • Understanding the varied causes of difficult behavior
  • Developing practical and teacher friendly interventions tailored to address these specific causes
  • Identifying communication and relationship strategies to prevent difficult behavior
  • Providing traditional theoretical frameworks, as well as other equally important psychological and developmental approaches
  • Collaborating with colleagues, parents and mental health providers will be emphasized
  • Highlighting the importance of the personality style, classroom organization and self-care

The Workshop provides ample opportunity for discussion, problem-solving and learning from other educators who are faced with similar challenges. Come join us and enhance your sills in managing difficult classroom behavior.

IMPORTANT: The content of the Workshop broadly contains information that will be helpful for educators who teach pre-school through adolescence. At different points during the Workshop, specific age groups will be highlighted and contrasted, along with specific interventions compatible with that particular age group.

Who Should Attend:

  • Classroom and special education teachers
  • LD specialists
  • School psychologists and counselors
  • School nurses
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Clinicians
  • School administrators
  • Any other educator who has an interest in this topic

Workshop registration fee is separate and in addition to credit tuition fee. To register for the workshop, go to: 

To register for UW-La Crosse credit course, go to: UW-L Academic Credit Registration form and Online Admission Application Directions (4 page PDF)

The tuition plateau does not apply to students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate credit courses through the  Office of Continuing Education and Extension.

For more information and to register: Briana Meuer, 608.785.6513 or