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Teacher to Teacher - School System

Teacher to Teacher Training-Best Practice Intervention Strategies to Ensure School Success

In addition to offering a training at CHADD's annual conference each year, Chris A. Zeigler Dendy and Anne Teeter can provide a training to school systems. Identify common ADHD-related learning and behavioral problems, share the latest research about ADHD and executive function deficits,  practical classroom techniques,  helpful educational technology and academic and behavioral interventions to increase school success for students with ADHD. Whether your teachers are new to ADHD or familiar with ADHD, this training will provide your in-depth information about the symptoms of ADHD, classroom interventions that will help increase the academic success of students with ADHD, organizational strategies to address typical behavioral problems, ways to change your classroom environment to be more supportive for students with ADHD, and the CHADD Educator's Manual on ADHD: An In-Depth Look from an Educational Perspective.


The trainers:

Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, a popular author, former educator, school psychologist, children’s mental health professional with 45+ years’ experience, is the mother of three grown children and five grandchildren with ADHD. She and her late husband have provided training nationally and internationally. She has authored four popular books and two DVDs on ADHD. Her first book, Teenagers with ADD & ADHD has sold over 100,000 copies. Her latest book, Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD, & Executive Function Deficits, 2nd ed, was released in 2011. In November of 2014, she received CHADD’s Lifetime Achievement Award; this is only the second time the award has been given. In 2006 she was inducted into CHADD’s Hall of Fame. As a volunteer, she was the lead author for the CHADD Educator's Manual and is a co-founder of CHADD's Teacher-to-Teacher program.

Anne Ellison is a past-president of the Board of Directors of CHADD, and former Chair of the Professional Advisory Board. She has authored and presented hundreds of papers, articles and books, including Interventions for ADHD: Treatment in developmental context (Guilford Press), and Clinical neuropsychological assessment and interventions for children (2nd edition) (Springer Science) with Margaret Semrud-Clikeman. In addition, Dr. Ellison was a co-editor of the CHADD Educator's Manual on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: An in-depth look from an educational perspective with Chris Dendy and Mary Durheim; and, a co-author of Teacher to Teacher (T2T): ADHD Goes to School with Chris Dendy and Joan Helbing. Dr. Ellison is a Professor Emerita at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and is currently teaching at the University of South Carolina, Aiken. She was inducted into CHADD’s Hall of Fame in 2010.



  • To provide up-to-date scientific evidence-based information on ADHD, including the latest research on the brain and neurotransmitter involvement in characteristics of ADHD.
  • To increase knowledge regarding the profound impact of ADHD and executive function deficits on school performance.
  • To identify common learning challenges among students with ADHD and review effective intervention strategies.
  • To provide front-line teachers with specific intervention strategies to address learning and behavioral/social challenges related to ADHD
  • To make educators and parents aware of resources and model programs that may be helpful in the education of these students.
  • To validate the critical role educators’ play in monitoring academic progress, providing accommodations, and partnering with parents and treatment professionals to ensure academic success.

The evidence-based interventions come from leading researchers regarding ADHD diagnosis and treatment, learning challenges and interventions, the relationship between learning and the brain, plus behavioral interventions. All this information is aimed at helping teachers identify ADHD in the classroom, maximize the child's academic successes, plus minimize behavioral problems.  Unlike many programs that cover elementary school only, T2T addresses preschool through high school. 



Length: 8 Hours

  • Understanding ADHD & Executive Function Deficits
  • Keys for Academic Success
  • Organizational Deficits and ADHD
  • Effective Behavioral, Emotional and Social Interventions
  • Real Life Challenges:  Case Based Problem Solving
  • Designing ADHD-Friendly Classrooms



  1. School Supported
    A school system sponsors the event for their staff, provides the venue, registration, AV equipment, book, handouts presenter honorariums and travel fees.

  2. On-Demand Training - Coming Soon!