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CHADD of New York is proud to present:

Executive Function Skills in Children: What You Need to Know and Why it Matters

Presented by: Mark Bertin, M.D.

Monday, January 5, 2015

One of the newest findings in child development is the importance of executive function, a set of cognitive abilities that act as our “brain manager.” Executive function is responsible for self-monitoring, planning, organizing and even emotional regulation. It is critical for social development, family relationships and academics. The choices we make as adults can help or hinder the development of executive function as it evolves from infancy to young adulthood. This workshop will include a discussion of how research on executive function can guide teachers and parents in making wise decisions with children of any age.

In this presentation, you will learn:

§ How to recognize the vital importance of executive function throughout childhood in supporting social, emotional and academic well-being

§ How recognizing the relationship between ADHD and executive function supports skillful management at home, school and work

§ What decisions we make as parents help support executive function in children

Join us for an exciting evening where you will learn all about executive function and child development.

Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician in Pleasantville, NY and author of the Family ADHD Solution and the upcoming Mindful Parenting for ADHD, which integrate mindfulness into evidence-based ADHD care. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, on the faculty of the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the editorial advisory board of Common Sense Media.

Target audience: Parents, teachers, health care providers, adults with ADHD

Date & Time: January 5, 2015 5:55PM (Doors close soon after) to 7:30PM

Where: 65 East 89th Street, Manhattan (The Parish Office of St Thomas More, between Madison and Park Avenues)

Meetings are free, with a $10 donation requested. Please leave the kids at home. No food, please.

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CHADD of New York is proud to present:

ADHD and Sleep: A Twisted Affair

Presented by: Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

Monday, February 2, 2015

People with ADHD often struggle with sleep issues, whether it is difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, problems waking up, or staying awake during the day. In addition, serious sleep disorders have been shown to be common in ADHD populations. There are many reasons for this. Many aspects of ADHD also lend themselves to poor sleep hygiene, which only exacerbates ADHD symptoms. Proper assessment is essential, as well as developing ADHD-friendly interventions for sleep problems and disorders. Case examples will be discussed, including the speaker’s own experience with ADHD and sleep disorders.

In this presentation, you will learn how to:

§ Identify the various sleep problems and disorders associated with ADHD

§ Explain the biological, psychological and behavioral factors that make sleep a significant issue for those with ADHD

§ Use ADHD-friendly strategies and interventions for sleep problems

Join us for an exciting evening where you will learn about the important relationship between ADHD and SLEEP. It is, indeed, a twisted affair.

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Instructor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, MA, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). He also specializes in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He has taught courses at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston College. He has presented at many talks, webinars and conferences around the country, including the CHADD and ADDA conferences annually.

Target audience: Anyone with ADHD or with a loved one with ADHD, and those who work with them professionally.

Date & Time: February 2, 2015 5:55PM (Doors close soon after) to 7:30PM

Where: 65 East 89th Street, Manhattan (The Parish Office of St Thomas More, between Madison and Park Avenues)

Meetings are free, with a $10 donation requested. Please leave the kids at home. No food, please.

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CHADD of New York is proud to present:

Acceptance is Power: Change What You Can, Accept The Rest

Presented by: Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

Monday, March 2, 2015

People with ADHD/ADD often have to work harder with less to show for their good efforts, making it easier to become discouraged. There are lots of great ADHD-friendly strategies that can help you be more effective and efficient. Learning these strategies is important, but only half the battle. The other half is less talked about, but just as important: accepting the struggles that remain even after treatment. Acceptance involves the idea of being OK with not being perfect, recognizing one’s strengths and positive contributions, and avoiding beating-up oneself after every slip. Strong self-esteem involves both valuing our good qualities, and also accepting those parts of ourselves that we wished were different.

In this presentation, you will learn how to:

§ Feel OK about those parts of yourself that you wished were different

§ Make the most of your existing abilities, as well as strengthening your weaknesses

§ Identify the goals that are most important in your life, and work towards them

Join us for an exciting evening where you will learn that acceptance is power.

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, has given more than 250 presentations, is part of a popular podcast reporting on ADHD, and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of three books: “Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook”, “More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians”.

Target audience: People with ADHD and their family members, as well as those who treat or support them.

Date & Time: March 2, 2015, 5:55PM (Doors close soon after) to 7:30PM

Where: 65 East 89th Street, Manhattan (The Parish Office of St Thomas More, between Madison and Park Avenues)

Meetings are free, with a $10 donation requested. Please leave the kids at home. No food, please.

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CHADD of New York is proud to present:

Collaborating with Your Child’s School to

Develop Effective Behavioral Plans and Classroom Strategies

Presented by: Yamalis Diaz, Ph.D.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Effective behavioral strategies are a key ingredient in the recipe for academic success among children with ADHD and behavioral difficulties. In order to maximize learning and academic productivity, parents and teachers should be well-versed in the types of accommodations and strategies that minimize the difficulties children with ADHD struggle with in the classroom, and when completing homework. Moreover, it is essential for parents and teachers to collaborate in the development of general behavioral plans, 504 plans, and/or Individual Education Plans (IEP)

In this presentation, you will learn:

§ Specific classroom accommodations and strategies to help children with ADHD

§ How to collaborate with your child’s teachers in the development of behavioral plans

Join us for an exciting evening where you will learn how to collaborate with your child’s school to develop Effective behavioral plans and classroom strategies.

Yamalis Diaz, PhD is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. She is also a licensed psychologist in the Institute for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders at The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center where she conducts evaluations and provides clinical services to children and families. Dr. Diaz specializes in behavioral parent training, including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and other behavioral interventions to help parents develop effective strategies for managing their child’s attention and behavior problems.

Target audience: Parents, teachers/school staff, and mental health professionals

Date & Time: April 6, 2015 5:55PM (Doors close soon after) to 7:30PM

Where: 65 East 89th Street, Manhattan (The Parish Office of St Thomas More, between Madison and Park Avenues)

 

 

 

Meetings are free, with a $10 donation requested. Please leave the kids at home. No food, please.



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This information was last updated on: 12/17/2014

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