Motivating Kids to Succeed in School is topic of NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome Webinar

Wednesday Webinar series presents topics of interest to families

SOMERVILLE, NJ– Help is on the way for any parent trying to keep a child or teenager motivated in the classroom. The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders (NJCTS) Wednesday Webinar series will highlight this common concern on Wednesday, November 12.

The webinar, presented by Dr. Graham Hartke, will focus on strategies parents and educators can use to address the causes of low motivation, learning difficulties, improving the homework process, improving organization and reducing procrastination. As schools continue to increase testing and workload standards, many kids and teens are struggling to stay motivated in school. These are students who do not like school, struggle to complete homework, procrastinate often, have slipping grades, avoid schoolwork, are disorganized, and/or feel disconnected from classroom learning.

The Wednesday Webinar series brings expert speakers to parents, educators and healthcare professionals around the world. These presentations come at no-cost to viewers and are a service of NJCTS to give families and professionals the tools needed to improve the lives of people with neurological, mental health and learning challenges.

Registration is free by visiting www.njcts.org. Professional development credits and certificates of attendance are available for a nominal fee by pre-registering at njcts.org.

November 12 7:30- 8:30 PM EDT
Getting Kids Motivated for School: Strategies to foster your child/teen’s motivation to achieve in school
Presenter: Graham Hartke, PsyD

Dr. Hartke is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Roseland, NJ. He received his doctorate in school psychology from Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. He specializes in anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, Tourette Syndrome, behavioral management, ADHD/ODD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and mental coaching for sports/performing arts. He is also a state certified school psychologist serving at Shepard Schools in Morristown.

For more information about the Wednesday Webinar series and a full archive of each presentation visit www. njcts.org.