Mental health difficulties are frequently ignored in our culture since they are not deemed illnesses and have bad connotations, but how were we able to open society's eyes to these issues?
In this episode, Dr. Kristen Eccleston, an education consultant and an advocate shares how she was able to understand mental health in the education setting as a crucial step in creating a safe and supportive environment for all students, as it play a critical role in recognizing and addressing mental health challenges that may impact a student's ability to learn, socialize, and thrive. Her personal experience with neurodiversity highlights the importance of recognizing and celebrating differences among students. As a special education teacher, she was able to use her own experiences to better understand and support her students. She also gave top things to look for as a parent with an ADHD child and how to notice the early signs.
Tune in today to hear Dr. Kristen’s inspiring story of overcoming obstacles and achieving success!
Highlights and Resources:
- Dr. Kristen’s journey to understanding Mental health in the education setting
- Dr. Kristen’s neurodiverse story and it enhanced her life
- Her gravitation for becoming a special education teacher
- Mental health component
- Top things to look for as a parent to keep their eye out in their child’s ADHD journey
- About a child’s medication and Dr. Kristen’s experience on ADHD medications
About Dr. Kristen Eccleston:
Dr. Kristen C. Eccleston (The NeuroDiverse Teacher) is an award-winning education consultant, keynote speaker, published author, and mental health thought leader currently living and working in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) area. Her areas of focus as an education consultant are K-12 and Corporate mental health and neurodiversity engagement. Eccleston's education history includes a Doctor of Education in Mind, Brain, & Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Science in Special Education from Johns Hopkins University, and a Certificate in Educational Leadership and Administration from Hood College. She is an Adjunct Professor at Towson University in their Secondary and Special Education Graduate Programs. Additionally, she is a National Board-Certified Teacher, Exceptional Needs Specialist and holds an Advanced Professional Educator Certificate.
Connect with Dr. Kristen:
- Website| www.theneurodiverseteacher.com and www.wegadvocacy.com
- Instagram| www.instagram.com/the.neurodiverse.teacher
- Facebook| www.facebook.com/The.NeuroDiverse.Teacher
- Linked In | www.linkedin.com/in/kristen-eccleston-the-neurodiverse-teacher
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