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Special Needs in the Child Care Setting: What You Need to Know About ADHD and ASD

CE credit is not available for this webinar.

This webinar will provide information on the research related to two special needs that are becoming more prevalent in the child care setting: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and ADHD. In addition to research-based information regarding the critical issues you should know about each of these special needs, specific strategies will be provided on how to best work with and serve the children who have these issues in the childcare setting, and their families.

The webinar will be presented by Dr. Heidi Radunovich, Associate Professor and Human Development Specialist in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida.  She engages in teaching, research, and Cooperative Extension activities related to military families, stress, developmental disabilities, childcare provider education, disaster stress, and academic integrity. She has won awards for her Extension programming related to childcare training related to Autism Spectrum Disorders and ADHD, as well as for research related to academic integrity. Previously she served as a faculty member at the National Rural Behavioral Health Center at University of Florida, where she focused on child and family mental health, school-based prevention and intervention, teen risk behaviors, and disaster stress.



Dr. Radunovich completed her undergraduate degree at Washington University, majoring in Psychology and Spanish. Her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology were earned at the University of South Florida, where she specialized in child and family therapy. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida.

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