Presentation: 25 things kids with ADHD wish their parents knew
WEDNESDAY, December 6, 2017
6:30 – 8:30 PM
Louis Riel School – South Gym
9632 Oakfield Drive SW
PLEASE RSVP to email@example.com by December 4, 2017, so that organizers can be sure there are enough chairs for everyone.
Cost: $5.00 donation encouraged, but not required
25 things kids with ADHD wish their parents knew
Brought to you by the Louis Riel Parent Council
Most parents of kids and adolescents who have ADHD try very hard to be compassionate and understanding of the nature of ADHD and its various effects on behavior, mood, academic performance, and so on. What we can all forget, sometimes, is that somewhere in there is a kid who understands ADHD better than anyone else. This presentation is based on hundreds of conversations with kids with ADHD and their response to the basic – but critically important – question “What do you wish others knew about you and your ADHD?” Using their own words is a great place to engage in truly understanding the condition and developing more effective ways to work with kids, adolescents, and young adults who have ADHD while also framing the symptoms in a much more positive manner, so the focus is on strengths as opposed to focusing on the negative effects of ADHD. Strategies developed in collaboration with kids with ADHD will also be discussed.
Dr. Brent Macdonald, PhD, is a registered psychologist and certified teacher with over 20 years’ experience working with individuals with a variety of complex learning differences. He has taught at the junior and senior high level and was the assistant principal at an independent school for students with learning disabilities. He is a sessional instructor
in the departments of psychology and education at Mount Royal University. He is also an adjunct assistant professor with the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary.
Brent can be reached at www.complexlearners.com