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Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
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Special Needs & Special Challenges
Student Diversity (Non-Ethnic) in the Classroom

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Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

Meeting the needs of at-risk, special needs (w/ physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and other challenges), foster, and adoptive children as well as the effects of family constellation, divorce, blended families, and same sex parents is another challenge of diversity and multiculturalism in the classroom. The training is uses two theoretical orientations to help staff address the myriad issues that arise among children with diverse (and multiple challenges) that do not fit easily into mainstream classroom perspectives and expectations. Over and above a “how-to” training, this training seeks to help build a sound diagnostic understanding of the challenges faced by children with varying issues. With a sound theoretical orientation, staff can more successfully make appropriate interventions with children.

  • Distinctions between Diversity and Multi-culturalism

  • Survival as the basis of Culture

  • The Culture of Survival of Special Needs Children, of Children from Dysfunctional Families, of Abused Children, and so forth.

  • Diagnostic Order for Evaluating Problematic Behavior and Issues with Specific Applications to the Different or Diversely Challenged Children (for example, particular Developmental issues affecting Abused Children, particular Situational issues affecting Children w/ Learning Disabilities, particular Systemic/Environmental issues affecting Children in Blended Families, and so forth.
    • Developmental - Situational

    • Physical - Emotional Disruption

    • Temperamental - Systemic/Environmental

    • Pathological - Moral

    • Family Systems Theories Applicable to Understanding Children’s Behavior in the Classroom.     
3056 Castro Valley Blvd., #82
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
office: (510) 582-5788
fax: (510) 889-6553
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