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LSSD plans ADD/ADHD workshop

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Lebanon Special School District will host a free workshop focused on ADD/ADHD on Monday, March 6, from 6 until 8:30 p.m. in the Castle Heights Elementary School Library, located at 1007 Castle Heights Avenue North.

ADD/ADHD is a medical condition that makes it hard for a person to pay attention and/or control his or her actions. LSSD Director of Special Education Lynn Cable and Coordinated School Health Coordinator Tammy Grow will lead the interactive learning session, aimed at providing parents with a clearer understanding of ADD/ADHD, the diagnosis, the educational implications, medication and information on managing the medical diagnosis. The discussion will also include dietary issues as well as issues at school and home.

"Workshops hosted by our special ed department are among our most well attended," LSSD Family Resource Coordinator Beth Petty said. "It has been a couple of years since we have hosted on this topic, and Lynn Cable is sure to bring new information to the night's agenda."

Attendees will receive a free parent guide entitled, "Helping Your Child Manage ADHD." Split into four sections, the parenting manuals include information on understanding ADHD, tracking, treating and other important considerations, including how to work with schools. The guides are compliments of Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation's Sharing Change Program. Free childcare and snacks will also be provided.

LSSD staff should arrive at 5:30 p.m. to receive a half-day of professional development. Parents and community members should arrive at 6 p.m. To learn more or to RSVP, contact Petty at (615) 453-2693 or via e-mail at beth.petty@lssd.org.

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