This workshop provides the etiology and treatment of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). With an emphasis on a strength based perspective on how to view your child’s ADHD, parents will learn how a child’s ADHD can affect their behavior, social skills, attention and ability to plan, organize and complete a task. As a participant, you will learn how to best manage the multiple demands of parenting a child with ADHD, and how to work collaboratively with schools to help your child be successful. Parents will leave with specific strategies to increase positive outcomes. This workshop is presented by psychotherapist and adjunct professor Julia E. Volynskaya, LICSW of www.adhdboston.com and Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.
Presentation topics will include:
Understanding the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD
Implementing language that works with children who are challenged by ADHD Learning calming and regulation techniques to help establish routines and schedules
Knowing how Executive Functioning plays a role in ADHD
Learning about pharmacological support
Location: Westwood High School, 220 Nahatan Street
Park in the front horseshoe parking lot off Nahatan Street. Go through the doors marked “District Administration”. Once inside follow signage to Professional Development Room.