If a child cannot learn the way I teach, then I must teach the way he learns.
--Anna Gillingham, educator and psychologist

Monday, August 26, 2013

From our friends at WPIC

ADHD and Executive Function:
Research and Current Treatment Strategies (MC70)

September 13, 2013
University Club
(Oakland Section of Pittsburgh)

This daylong conference will address the multitude of issues surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan.  During the keynote presentations, Brooke Molina, PhD will present new research on the implications of medication treatment in younger individuals and the impact on potential for substance abuse later in life,, and Greg Slomka, PhD will address executive function and brain development.   Afternoon workshops sessions will be broken into three tracks specifically geared toward families of children with ADHD, adults living with ADHD, and clinicians.   


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Brooke Molina, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, ADHD Research Program
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Greg Slomka, PhD
Developmental Neuropsychologist
Center for Children and Families
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic


BREAKOUT SESSIONS
For Professionals:
·         Diagnostic Challenges with Young Children
·         Neuropsychological Testing for Executive Functioning and ADHD

For Adults/College Students with ADHD:
·         Alternative Treatments for ADHD (Mindfulness/Yoga/Exercise/Nutrition/Supplements)
·         Tool Kit for Surviving Adult ADHD

For Parents:
·         Landing the Helicopter:  Parent/Teen Negotiation and Transition to Adulthood
·         Positive Language and Parenting Skills and School Communication for Young Children


Details can be found on the website, http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp/conferences

For additional information or to receive a brochure, please contact Mary Healy at healymk@upmc.edu or (412) 204-9080.


For a complete list of all our programs, please visit our website at www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp

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