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Washington, D.C., September 24, 2008—Child and adolescent psychiatrist Richard Gross, M.D., is the recipient of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Award for School-Based Study and Intervention. The annual award recognizes excellence in the study or treatment of learning disabilities and work in a school-setting and is administered by the AACAP’s Schools Committee.
Dr. Gross has worked as consultant to schools and has tirelessly educated mental health professionals and educators about mental health, behavioral, and neurodevelopmetnal problems experienced by children in schools.
“Educators needs support as well as guidance,” said Dr. Gross. “Understanding the structure of a school and school system is equally important to the understanding of child development in providing consultative services.”
Dr. Gross will present, “Schools Are Where the Children Are,” at Honors Presentation 4 at the
At his presentation, Dr. Gross will describe and discuss the history, research, and experience of conducting and performing school consultation. He will discuss the relationship between behavior problems and learning disabilities and especially the interface of language-based learning disabilities and behavioral disorders.
On the title of his presentation, Dr. Gross says, “Schools are where the children are and schools are where the child and adolescent psychiatrists should be providing their expertise. This expertise must include knowledge of the interface of learning and behavior.”
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Representing over 7,500 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the