EXPERT: Courtney Zulauf-McCurdy, PhD Did you know that symptoms of ADHD often emerge in preschool? Early and effective treatment can blunt the typical developmental progression seen with ADHD and mitigate […]
Executive Functions (EF) are mental processes that help to connect past experience with present action to guide future behaviour. Individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD may experience increased difficulty in the development and use of these functions compared to their same-aged neurotypical peers. These functions underlie activities such as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and remembering details, and managing time and space. When students struggle in these areas, it can result in behaviours that are often labeled as “attention-seeking”, “defiant”, “showing off”, “unmotivated” or “lazy”, “emotional overreactions”, and “inflexible”, just to name a few.
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When ADHD Triggers Emotional Outbursts: Scripts for Your Flashpoints
EXPERT: Sharon Saline, Psy.D.
ADHD brings with it strong emotions — but few tools for managing those emotions in ways that feel good. When emotions rule the day, it can be really tough to regain control over yourself or a situation. Learn more about what to do and strategies that work.
EXPERTS: 30 speakers
4 days from Sept. 12 – Sept. 15
Thirty of the world’s learning, education, ADHD, and autism experts — 25% of whom are neurodivergent or have learning challenges — have come together in one conference to share the evidence-based knowledge, tools, and strategies that help struggling learners succeed and shine.
EXPERT: Sandy Newmark, M.D. Lifestyle changes — improving nutrition and exercise, taking select supplements, and reliably using prescribed medication — may help to effectively manage ADHD symptoms in children, according to […]
EXPERT: Robert Brooks, Ph.D.
Children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD often confront feelings of low self-esteem and a sense of pessimism about their life.
To help these children and adolescents develop constructive coping strategies that enhance motivation, learning, caring, hope, and resilience, it is important for parents, educators, and professionals to adopt a strength-based approach. This kind of approach highlights each youngster’s interests and “islands of competence” and serves to reinforce a “resilient mindset” with accompanying resilient behaviours.
Individuals experiencing neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum and ADHD are more likely to struggle with their mental health and be diagnosed with comorbid psychiatric conditions.
This webinar will explore techniques for supporting children, youth and their families who are neuro-diverse and have experienced barriers in accessing support and experiencing positive outcomes in mental health, educational and residential settings.
EXPERT: William Dodson, M.D., LF-APA
ADHD medication has been the cornerstone of ADHD treatment since the condition was first recognized more than a century ago. Yet the vast majority of adults who start ADHD medication stop taking it within a year. Find out why and what to do about it.
The session will be an overview of ADHD and how issues with impulsivity and/or inattention impact children’s ability to manage their environments.
TIME: February 17 & 18 in Calgary
Campers are invited to join some of their favourite Amicus staff for a special day of camp on school PD Days. Playing camp-wide games, going to choice programs, and even going on some adventures. We are ready for a great winter camp day with our campers, and cannot wait to add some more steps in the right direction to our buttons.