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2020 Webinar Series
ADHD and Sleep by Dr. Margaret Weiss
ADHD is a 24-hour disorder. Nighttime difficulties associated with ADHD include delayed circadian rhythm (going to sleep too late) and night to night variability in sleep patterns. Difficulties with sleep further exacerbate problems with attention and impulse control. ADHD is a disorder of self-regulation that also makes it more difficult to entrain a regular sleep rhythm. This webinar examines how families and individuals with ADHD can improve this vicious cycle and in obtaining a good night’s sleep improve their well-being during the day as well.
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Tips for Parents of Students with ADHD Returning to School During Covid by Heidi Bernhardt
All students returning to school this fall will be forced to navigate a new reality, but students struggling with ADHD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities will be exceptionally challenged. Anticipating this, parents are rightly concerned. Find out what additional challenges your child can expect, questions you should be asking your child’s school so you can be prepared and ways to obtain those answers. In addition, parents will receive tips on preparing their child for this new environment and advice on preparing the school for their child’s additional needs. Access notes here.
Mission Impossible? Remote Learning for Children with ADHD
We hear you; remote learning is not what you signed up for. It’s challenging for everyone who hasn’t done it before and let’s face it; supporting children with ADHD with remote learning is even more challenging.
After attending the webinar you will:
- Have a better understanding of the unique challenges of remote learning for children with ADHD.
- Use an array of tools and strategies to collaborate with your child, their teachers and other family members in order to support learning.
- Be able to provide resources for teachers to help children with ADHD learn better remotely.
Cost: Free | Suggested Donation: $10
ADHD in Early Childhood (Two Parts)
ADHD in early childhood (under six years of age) continues to be under recognized and under treated. This is of considerable concern because 79% of children with ADHD test impaired in school readiness despite their IQ being equivalent to other children.
Early assessment and diagnosis of ADHD allows for the implementation of specialized behavioural strategies, school and home supports and other ADHD treatments; this will help reduce future struggles in elementary school and mitigate the long-term side effects of not treating ADHD.
Learn to recognize indicators of early childhood ADHD, what these children look like in the home and school setting, what is involved in an ADHD assessment and why these children have difficulty with executive functioning and self and emotional regulation. Proven behavioural and social skills strategies will also be discussed.
My Child Has Just Been Diagnosed with ADHD, Now What?
The doctor or psychologist has just informed you that your child or adolescent has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. You may be shocked, or maybe you have suspected it for some time. Either way, unless you have been down this path before, you have a long list of questions and concerns.
Your medical professional gave you a quick overview of ADHD, but you are now looking to the Internet for more information and others are giving you a great deal of unsolicited advice. How do you know what’s sound advise and what’s not? What do you tell the school? Should you even tell the school and how do you get your child the help they need? What about getting a psychoeducational assessment? What about treatment? Do all children with ADHD require medication and what about all those natural treatments?
This presentation will answer these questions and more, guide you to your next steps and teach you how to become an informed consumer and advocate for your child.
Differentiating Between Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) and Anxiety by Dr. Julie Desjardins
Differentiating between diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and anxiety can be challenging given the many symptoms shared between these conditions (e.g., restlessness/psychomotor agitation, concentration difficulties, decreased attention, increased distractibility, mood swings, and anger outbursts) (Grogan et al., 2017). To further complicate matters, studies have revealed that approximately one third of adults with ADHD have current comorbid anxiety or mood disorders (“Managing ADHD”, 2007). Within children specifically, those with ADHD and anxiety have a comorbidity rate of 25% of the general population, and between 30% and 40% of children who have been clinically referred also share that comorbidity (Jarrett et al., 2016). Therefore, it may be difficult to tell if an individual has an anxiety disorder, ADHD or both. This presentation will help attendees to better understand presenting symptoms by explaining how to: 1) understand the overlap of symptoms and identify key components to help differentiate; 2) develop an approach to the differential diagnosis of these conditions; and 3) determine when a dual diagnosis is appropriate.
Self Regulation and ADHD by Dr. Megan Smith
Self-Regulation is critical to our well-being, and ADHD is essentially a disorder of self-regulation. Self-regulation allows us to control our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and achieve an overall state of well-being. Unfortunately, self-regulation difficulties are often mistaken for “behavior problems” (e.g. oppositionality, tantrums, etc.) or negative character traits (e.g. manipulative, controlling, disrespectful, etc.), leading people to respond in ways that very often contribute to further dysregulation. This seminar will provide important information about self-regulation, including the factors that influence it, and practical strategies to help those who struggle with it.
Webinars from our 2020 series will be added to the archive after they have all concluded (Winter 2020)
Get all 18 recorded webinars from our archive (2019 and earlier) for only $30 ($180 value).
- How ADHD Affects Motivation by Dr. Thomas Brown (2019)
- Psycho-educational Reports, what they tell us about students with ADHD (2019)
- Relationships and Adult ADHD (2019)
- Sleep in Children with ADHD (2019)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Collaborative Productive Solutions (2018) (no abstract)
- Planning Ahead for a Successful Transition (2018)
- Substance Use Disorders-What’s the Deal? Adult ADHD and (2018)
- Transitioning from Childhood ADHD Into Adolescent ADHD: What Parents Need To Know (2018)
- ADHD Treatment (2017)
- Emotional Dysregulation and the use of the ABC Chart (2107)
- Impact of ADHD on the Child, Parents, Siblings and the Family as a Whole (2017)
- Parenting and Behavioural Strategies, ADHD in the Home (2017)
- Workplace, ADHD in the (2017)
- Executive Functioning and ADHD (2016)
- Learning and ADHD (2016)
- School Advocacy and ADHD. 3-part webinar series (2016)