Duluth, GA/January 24, 2011 – ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI), a nationally accredited distance training institution dedicated exclusively to the child care industry, is proud to announce the addition of SPN102: Attention Deficit Disorders to its catalog of online professional development courses.

Roughly 10 percent of children ages 4 to 17 are diagnosed with attention disorders. Early care providers and teachers play important roles in helping to manage and improve educational outcomes for the millions of children and families affected by these disorders. It is important that child care providers understand the symptoms, subtypes, and common treatment strategies associated with attention disorders. A wide variety of classroom modifications may be made to accommodate for attention disorders, but successful outcomes require patience, careful planning, and cooperation with families and medical professionals.

“The course on attention disorders is an important addition to CCEI’s professional development library, and yet another opportunity for CCEI students to gain knowledge on a current industry-wide issue. Teachers are far more effective in helping individual children achieve their full potential if they have received specific, relevant training,” said Maria Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI.