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September 13, 2016
7:00pm:  Back to School: Strategies to Support School Success 
               with Elise McIver, Nancy Wallace, and Jaime Benson 
                Behavior Management Clinic, Kennedy Krieger Institute


The goals of the presentation are to introduce strategies to support school-age children with ADHD at school. Specifically, the presentation will focus on improving the routines, addressing homework challenges, and increasing communication with teachers.



Elise McIver, M.A. graduated from the University of Georgia in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minor in Child and Family Development. Upon graduation, she joined the South Louisiana Teach For America corps as an elementary school teacher. Following her time in the classroom, Elise worked at the Recovery School District in New Orleans on projects related to curriculum development and universal school enrollment. Elise then spent one year volunteering abroad in Europe and Southeast Asia, aiding families and communities in the establishment of sustainable farms and gardens. Elise earned her Master of Arts and is currently in pursuit of her PhD in School Psychology at Louisiana State University under the mentorship of Dr. George Noell. Elise is currently a predoctoral intern at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Behavior Management Clinic at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.



Nancy Wallace, M.S. graduated from Connecticut College in 2009 with a Bachelors of Arts and a double major in Psychology and Human Development. Following graduation, Nancy was awarded the Harris Fellowship in Early Childhood Development, a year-long fellowship at Yale University where she worked at the Yale Child Study Center and Calvin Hill Preschool. While at Yale, Nancy also volunteered as an intern at Alan Kazdin’s Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic. Following her work at Yale, Nancy accepted a full-time research assistant position through Syracuse University focused on behavior change and public health. Nancy earned her Masters of Science and is currently in pursuit of her PhD at West Virginia University in Clinical Child Psychology under the mentorship of Dr. Cheryl McNeil. Nancy is currently a pre-doctoral intern at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Behavior Management Clinic at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.



Jaime Benson, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist at the Behavior Management Clinic (BMC) within the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is currently Director of Clinical Services for the BMC at the Odenton location. Dr. Benson graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Education Studies. She received her doctoral degree in 2011 from Lehigh University in School Psychology with a subspecialization in Pediatric School Psychology. Dr. Benson completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship at the Munroe Meyer Institute, which is part of the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Benson completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Benson is a licensed psychologist in the state of Maryland and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (Division 54 and Division 16) and the National Association of School Psychologists.



Also tonight:

8:30pm - 9:20pm:  Parent Support Group with Carol Robbins, Ph.D.
8:30pm - 9:20pm: Adult Support Group with Matt Cahill