From Confusion to Clarity in Navigating School for Your Child with ADHD
From Confusion to Clarity in Navigating School for Your Child with ADHD
Shining at School is an online, video-based course that will teach you how to help your child with ADHD go from surviving to thriving at school. On your own time. At your own pace.
You don't want your child to struggle for years without the right supports...but you are overwhelmed and confused about how to help.
Good news...you don't have to be an expert in school law to get your child the support they need.
But you do need to know your rights so you can be a confident advocate for your child. We want your child to feel happy and successful at school!
Welcome to Shining at School with ADHD.
Ready to help your child thrive at school?
Getting your child support at school shouldn't be this hard.
Getting your child school supports shouldn't be this hard.
Has not yet received a diagnosis. Your child is struggling in school but so far there is no plan in place to help them. You want tools to navigate the process to get your child the help they need!
Has a diagnosis but no clear plan for school supports. You are overwhelmed by your child's daily struggles, and they are not getting the support they need. You just want a plan so your child can enjoy going to school!
Has a diagnosis and school supports but they aren't working. Maybe your child has an IEP or 504 plan, but they are still struggling. You want to know what your rights are so you can feel empowered to get the correct supports to help your child succeed at school!
If you are raising a child with ADHD, you might feel completely overwhelmed by the *constant* emails and calls from the school. Maybe your child is interrupting the teacher... or refusing to do work... or forgetting to turn in assignments...or hitting other students. When you talk to your child's school, they are looking to you for guidance.
As a parent, you may feel helpless and confused. How can you help your child at school when you aren't there? How do you get the right services so they can be successful? How can you navigate this when you don't know what any of the acronyms mean... or what your child's rights are... or even what to ask for?
once you understand the school system, you will know how to advocate for your child's needs.
“I knew my daughter needed more support at school, but I had no idea where to start. Shining at School helped me understand my daughter’s rights and empowered me to ask for a school evaluation. At first, I got pushback from the teacher, but your course helped me feel confident to move forward. The school agreed to evaluate! My daughter is now getting support through a 504-plan at school.”
Shining at School is a video-based course that will teach you how to help your child with ADHD go from surviving to thriving at school. On your own time. At your own pace.
Learn the differences between private and school-based evaluations and identify which is best for your child.
Understand strategies your school may use even before your child is evaluated.
Know your rights when you disagree with the school's evaluation, which can save you thousands of dollars!
Understand the purpose of an IEP versus a 504 plan.
Learn what accommodations and modifications are, and when they might be appropriate for your child with ADHD.
Identify what type of plan might be best for your child.
Understand how to communicate effectively with your child’s teacher and school (with customizable sample letters and plans).
Learn what to do (and not to do) in addressing your child's challenging school behaviors. Put an end to homework battles.
Teach your child to advocate for their own needs at school and build indepedence.
Learn about why executive function is important in the classroom.
Identify specific accommodations and tools that are used to support students with ADHD.
Learn proven interventions to improve your child's behavior, executive functioning, and social skills (with ready-made templates you can share with your child's school).
LET'S BREAK it DOWN
Learn your legal rights when you and the school are not able to agree on your child's needs and services.
Identify advantages and disadvantages of public, charter, and private school settings to improve your child's school success.
Right now (for FREE!) we are giving you access to an entire lesson from our online course, Shining at School.
In this lesson, we dive deep into your child’s brain, their executive function skills, and the “why” behind school struggles.
Check out this video to sample the course for yourself.
"When I was in the process of getting my son tested for ADHD, I felt so lost with all of the different terminology, especially when it came to our rights with the school district. The Shining at School course was a phenomenal resource for me. It was so incredibly thorough and helped me to feel much more prepared as I advocated for my son. I went from feeling like a clueless bystander to a confident teammate with his teachers as we figured out the best educational plan for him. I would recommend this course to any parent who has a child with ADHD or who is in the process of seeking testing. This course gets an A+!."
Sign up for our course, Shining at School.
Watch the lessons on your own time, at your own pace.
Schedule a school meeting and start making a plan to help your child succeed!
We are Lori, Katie, & Mallory.
We are two child psychologists and a speech language pathologist. But most importantly, we are mamas, just like you.
We created The Childhood Collective to bring you simple, science-backed strategies to help you and your child with ADHD thrive at home and school!
So let's get started!
Punishment isn't the only option...
Schools often try to address challenging behaviors with punishment. Punishments often include things like taking away recess, giving detention, or even resorting to school suspensions.
We know from research that punishment only works in the short term. It does not result in lasting behavior change.
In our online course, Shining at School, we teach you how to work with your school team to get curious about what your child’s behavior is communicating and make a POSITIVE plan that works!
We also provide you with ready-made, science-backed interventions that we have seen work first hand for kids with ADHD at school!
Your child shouldn't hate school!
"I am at the beginning of the school evaluation for my kindergartener. Shining at School was SO helpful to understand the process, the legal timeframes, and the verbiage. I felt so much less intimidated going into the initial intake meeting. Now I’m feeling confident and I’m looking forward to advocating for my son’s needs at school!"
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Frequently Asked Questions
The course is a total of 2 hours. It is broken into 5 modules with short lessons that can easily fit into your busy life.
We designed this course to make accessing school-based services more straightforward and less stressful for busy parents with limited time!
This course is designed for parents of elementary-school or middle-school children with ADHD. It is perfect for parents who suspect their child has a diagnosis of ADHD or who already have an ADHD diagnosis.
This course is designed for children who are struggling at school and do not have a plan in place. It can also help children who have a 504 plan or IEP in place but are still struggling.
Once you purchase the course, you will have unlimited access for as long as we host the course (and we have no plans to not!).
Dr. Lori and Dr. Mallory are child psychologists with doctorates in school psychology. Katie is a speech language pathologist. We have a combined 40 years of experience working with families raising children with ADHD and providing consultation and evaluations in the schools. We have participated in hundreds of school and IEP meetings advocating for kids and families!
Generally, yes. The laws that we will cover are specific to the United States. However, we will discuss general accommodations and interventions for students with ADHD, so some information is applicable for students in other countries.
We will provide general support via email if you have questions or get stuck during the course.
However, due to our psychology and speech language pathology licenses, we are unable to provide consultation on your child’s specific behaviors or individual needs.
Private schools are not required by law to provide a full range of interventions and accommodations for students with ADHD. However, many private schools provide learning and accommodation plans. You can also still receive support through your local public school, even if your child is in a private school. This will be discussed in the course.
We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on our courses. Try it for 30 days. If you aren't happy with it, just email us and will will provide a refund!
Yes! You can turn on the closed-captioning in our course by clicking the "cc" icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the video.
We completely understand. Every dollar invested in your family is an important one! Send us your questions!
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