DIG Coaching Practice Presents ADHD: Third-Party Advocates, an Educator's Experience on Attention Talk Radio with Host Jeff Copper and Melissa Malen, Education Advocate

Melissa Malen is an education consultant pursuing her Ph.D. in adult education with special training and interest in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other learning disabilities. She advocates for those with ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio where host Jeff Copper interviews Melissa about her hands-on experience helping children obtain needed accommodations and supporting parents as they learn to advocate for students with ADHD.

Tampa, FL, December 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- DIG Coaching Practice presents ADHD: Third-Party Advocates, an Educator’s Experience on Attention Talk Radio. In this episode, host and attention coach, Jeff Copper, interviews guest Melissa Malen as she shares her hands-on experience in helping children obtain needed accommodations with ADHD and other learning challenges.

Melissa Malen is an expert on attention issues and student achievement. She advocates for, writes about, and coaches students with attention issues in education. A seasoned consultant with over 20 years of experience in student, parent, and teacher coaching, Melissa has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and is a doctoral student in Adult Education in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development at the University of Minnesota.

Melissa is currently investigating how advocates of ADHD students find ADHD resources that go beyond ADHD diagnosis and student rights to special education. Many underutilized ADHD resources exist that provide information about conditions that influence the expression of ADHD behavior such as misdiagnosis, giftedness, physiology, diet, exercise, and environment. Melissa’s advocacy for students includes coaching parents with regard to school selection, educational planning, and teacher relationship building. Advocacy and coaching for students includes behavioral skills training targeted to improve student achievement.

The program will be broadcast live on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, at 8:00 p.m. (EST). The public is encouraged to join their interactive discussion by logging on to www.blogtalkradio.com/attentiontalkradio, or by calling (646) 652-4409 to listen or ask questions.

Attention Talk Radio (ATR) is an Internet-based talk-radio show offering insight and insightful thinking to help prepare the mind to solve problems through insight or the sudden comprehension after viewing something in a different light. The show is broadcast live and streams from Attention Talk Radio’s studio page at www.attentiontalkradio.com, where visitors will find the show schedule and stream. Show archives are available to the public via iTunes or the RSS feed located on the studio page.

The show is hosted by Blog Talk Radio on its free web-based platform where anyone with a phone or a computer may listen, participate, and interact. Blog Talk Radio has been featured on ABC News, the Washington Post, Portfolio, Talkers Magazine, and TheStreet.com.

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