Free Learning Disability & ADHD Talk on February 9
Helping Your Child or Teen With Learning Disabilities & ADHD Succeed:
Brain-Based Treatments That Can Make A Difference
By: Doron Almagor, M.D., F.R.C.P (C) (Psychiatrist) & Dr. Brenda Miles, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Free for parents, caregivers, teachers and professionals who work with children and teens with learning disabilities and ADHD. The learning disabilities and ADHD talk will be held at the University of Toronto’s George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place near Bloor & Bedford Avenues
While there is no cost to attend, you must register in advance for the learning disabilities and ADHD talk via the form below. We look forward to seeing you there.
What the Discussion Will Cover:
Is your child struggling in school? Has your teen been working hard to get into university but just not making the grade? Learning Disabilities and ADHD remain two of the most commonly under-recognized issues that prevent children and adolescents from achieving their full potential. Please join us on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 as child psychiatrist Dr. Doron Almagor and pediatric neuropsychologist Dr. Brenda Miles discuss current brain-based treatments to improve brain function, leverage neuroplasticity and boost performance in children and teens with learning disabilities and ADHD. The evening will provide parents, educators and workers in the field with a unique opportunity to hear expert opinions, learn about diagnosis techniques and participate in a question and answer session.
About The Speakers:
Dr. Almagor is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (Royal College Subspecialty Certified) who completed his specialty training in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and is a renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and associated issues. In addition to directing The Possibilities Clinic, he continues to serve as a psychiatrist at the Toronto Western Hospital’s Tourette’s Syndrome Clinic. He is the Past President of the Ontario Psychiatric Association (OPA), has served as the Chair of the Psychotherapy section of the OPA, currently serves on the executive of the OMA Psychiatry Section and is the President of CADDRA (The Canadian Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resource Alliance). 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 school issues, learning disorders, anxiety and depression. Dr. Almagor received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Toronto in 1990 and his post-graduate degree in Psychiatry in 1995 from the University of Toronto.
Dr. Brenda S. Miles, 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 she works in schools and private practice providing neuropsychological assessment and consultation for students whose strengths and challenges relate to various diagnoses (e.g., ADHD, FASD, LD) and/or medical conditions (e.g., sickle cell disease, epilepsy, brain injury, prematurity). She has written several books for children published by the American Psychological Association’s Magination Press, including Imagine a Rainbow: A Child’s Guide for Soothing Pain, How I Learn: A Kid’s Guide to Learning Disability, and Stickley Sticks To It!: A Frog’s Guide to Getting Things Done. Her latest book, The Moment You Were Born: A Story for You and Your Premature Baby was written for parents and newborns celebrating tiny moments in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Please register now for “Helping Your Child or Teen With Learning Disabilities & ADHD Succeed: Brain-Based Treatments That Can Make a Difference” – at U of T, February 9, from 7:00-9:00PM
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