We are delighted to invite you to our fourth annual talk on strategies for helping children and teens with ADHD, by leading ADHD experts. As an overnight summer camp for children and teens with special needs including ADHD, learning disabilities, and ASD – at Camp Kennebec, we’re excited to learn and help share best practices with families and professionals. That’s the reason we’ve been running these free talks by ADHD experts for the past few years.
Our ADHD experts speaker series is free for parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals who work with children and teens with ADHD, learning disabilities & ASD. The event will be held at the University of Toronto’s George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place near Bloor & Bedford Avenues on February 6, 2018 at 7 PM. While the Kennebec Speaker Series is free to attend, you must register in advance to gain entrance. Please use registration form at the bottom of the page.
We’re always on the lookout for new strategies to help our campers use the memory, patience and social skills they’ve learned at Camp when they return to the city, especially when discussed by ADHD experts. That’s why we’re particularly excited with this year’s topic:
Making Memories Stick: Study Skills for School Success in ADHD February 6, 2018 at U of T
Based on audience feedback, we’ve extended the length of the Q& A session. Drs. Almagor & Miles will speak for about 20 minutes each, followed by a break and then a 45 minute Q&A session. According to the speakers, their topic Making Memories Stick: Study Skills for School Success in ADHD is based on their observations that:
Students with ADHD often tell them that they study hard for tests and exams but “blank out” in test situations – even though students were convinced they knew the material. They hear these stories every week. Cramming the night before an exam is not ideal for obvious reasons, including a lack of sleep and no time to review what has been learned. But what about students who study over several nights, write extensive notes, understand the material, and still struggle to remember information at test time?
Students with ADHD are less likely to use effective memory strategies when studying compared to their classmates. Material must be processed deeply in order to make it stick. We’ll talk about memory strategies that are fun and creative, and that make information more memorable for students with ADHD. The speakers will demonstrate some strategies so you can learn them, too.
In the Q&A session they’ll also answer your questions about memory, ADHD, and learning disabilities strategies inside and outside the classroom.
About The Speakers:
Dr. Almagor is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist (Royal College Subspecialty Certified) who completed his specialty training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and associated issues. He is the Chair of CADDRA (The Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance). In addition to directing The Possibilities Clinic, he has an appointment with the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and The Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. He has served as the President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association (OPA). Dr. Almagor was trained as a psychoanalyst and is a member of the International Psychoanalytic Association. He has lectured internationally and taught a variety of courses in the areas of ADHD and its comorbid disorders such as learning disabilities, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Brenda S. Miles, Ph.D., C. Psych. is a clinical pediatric neuropsychologist who received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Toronto. She completed postdoctoral training in neuropsychology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. She has worked in hospital, school and rehabilitation settings. Currently, in private practice at The Possibilities Clinic in Toronto, she conducts neuropsychological and psychoeducational assessments, and offers training in memory strategies for adolescents and young adults. She has written and co-written several books for children published by the American Psychological Association’s Magination Press, including Stickley Sticks To It!: A Frog’s Guide to Getting Things Done, Move Your Mood, and Jacqueline and the Beanstalk: A Tale of Facing Giant Fears.
While the Kennebec Speaker Series is free to attend, you must register in advance to gain entrance.
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