Schedule Of Events
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ADHD Summit - Kick-Off Party
August 22, 2021 at 4PM ET until 6PM ET
Adrien Harrison | Founder of SmartCourse.io, an education technology and digital healthcare company offering online resources and coaching for caregivers of kids who learn differently.
ADHD Summit Kick-Off Party: How to Thrive With ADHD Throughout Your Lifespan, Both At School and At Home
Adrien will introduce the ADHD Summit, and run through what you will be learning throughout the summit.
Parenting & Executive Functions
Day 1 - Available August 23rd, 2021 at 10AM ET until August 24th, 2021 at 10AM ET
Dr. Sam Goldstein | Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. ABPdN is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is Clinical Director of the Neurology Learning and Behavior Center.
Understanding and Nurturing the Forces that Shape the Life Outcome for Youth with ADHD
Dr. George McCloskey | Professor and Director of School Psychology Research of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. He has over 35 years of experience in test development, teaching, research and assessment and intervention work with a wide range of clients.
Helping adolescents with ADHD learn how to improve self-regulation
Dr. Ross Greene | Author of the well-known books The Explosive Child and Lost at School, and the originator of Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model. Founder of nonprofit organization Lives in the Balance.
Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Teaching the Skills on the Better Side of Human Nature
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett | Recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award and the 2017 Founders Award from the ADHD Coaches Organization. She is also the president of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO).
Helping Parents Get Into a Coaching Mindset
Dr. J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay | co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in the department of psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also has authored many publications.
A cognitive behavioral informed approach to help middle schoolers with ADHD
Michael Delman, MEd & Sean Potts | Award-winning educator and entrepreneur. In 2006 he founded Beyond BookSmart, which he has grown into the world’s largest Executive Function coaching company In 2018, he published his first book, Your Kid’s Gonna Be Okay: Building the Executive Function Skills Your Child Needs in the Age of Attention. Sean Potts is a successful young professional with ADHD and one of Michael Delman's employees.
Your Teen With ADHD: Unlocking Executive Function Skills for School Success
Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC & Diane Dempster, PCC | Co-founders of one of the most successful blogs on ADHD: ImpactADHD.com, ADHD coaches, and world-renowned speakers
The Top 5 Lessons for Parenting Through the Middle School Years & How to Handle the 4 Transitional "Hot-Spots" Every Parent Goes Through
Dr. Sharon Saline, Psy.D | Clinical psychologist and award-winning author specialized in working with kids, young adults, and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental health issues
The 5 Cs of ADHD Parenting & How to Deal with Anxiety During the Middle School Years
Dr. Lara Honos-Webb | clinical psychologist licensed in California whose work has been featured in USA Today, Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, The Chicago Tribune, and more. She is the author of Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning: Tools to Help Teens Improve Focus, Stay Organized, and Reach Their Goals (2020), Brain Hacks, The Gift of ADHD, The Gift of ADHD Activity Book, The Gift of Adult ADD, The ADHD Workbook for Teens, and Listening to Depression.
Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning: Tools to Help Teens Improve Focus, Stay Organized, and Reach Their Goals
Elizabeth Sautter & Julian Sautter | Founder of Make Social Learning Stick, co-owner of Communication Works, co-author of two popular children's books "Whole Body Listening Larry at Home" and "Whole Body Listening Larry at School", and is a collaborative trainer for Zones of Regulation. Her son Julian Sautter Savala is a current high-school student with ADHD.
It Takes Ripples to Make Waves - The Bottom Up Approach to Social and Emotional Learning
Academics, Accommodations & Homework
Day 2 - Available August 24th, 2021 at 10AM ET until August 25th, 2021 at 10AM ET
Dr. Donald D. Deshler, Ph.D | Williamson Family Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Special Education as well as the founder and former Director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas.
Empowering Adolescents to Thrive Academically and Socially
Dr. Susan Baum, PhD | Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development at Bridges Academy, and Provost of the Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education. She's the 2010 recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award, the 2015 Distinguished Professional Alumni Award from the Neag School of Education, and the Alexinia Baldwin Award from National Association for Gifted Students in 2019
Bright Students with ADHD: What Are the Issues?
Ned Johnson | Founder of PrepMatters, has written about education and parenting for the New York Times, The Telegraph, U.S. News & World Report, and The Washington Post. He is the co-author of "Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Teens Overcome the Pressure and Succeed" as well as the National Best-Seller "The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives" alongside Dr. William R. Stixrud.
Tutoring for Students with ADHD: What Great Tutors Do and How to Find Them.
Dr. Manju Banerjee, Ph.D. | Dr. Banerjee is Vice President of Educational Research and Innovation at Landmark College, Putney, VT, with 35 years of experience in the field of learning disabilities. Dr. Banerjee is on the Executive Board of the Learning Disability Association of America, Professional Advisory Board member to the National Center on Learning Disabilities (NCLD), and Learning Disability Association of America.
Dr. Adam Lalor Ph.D. | Dr. Lalor received his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut, with more than 10 years of experience in higher education administration. He has served on the Board of the Council for Exceptional Children’s (CEC) Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT). His recent work focuses on the transition of students with disabilities to and within higher education.
Online Learning for Students Who Learn Differently: What Do We Currently Know and How Can We Become Better?
Dr. Claudia Rinaldi, Ph.D | Professor and Chair of the Education Program at Lasell University. She is a three-year endowed position awarded for excellence in teaching and community impact, serves on the boards of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, as an expert for Understood.org and the National Center for Intensive Interventions.
Navigating and Advocating for Effective Special Education Services: A Primer for Parents Partnering with Schools
Dr. George DuPaul, Ph.D | Professor of school psychology and associate dean for research, College of Education, Lehigh University. He has extensive experience providing clinical services to children with ADHD and their families as well as consulting with a variety of school districts regarding the management of students with ADHD.
Understanding and Promoting the Transition to Middle School for Students with ADHD
Dr. Steven Evans | Dr. Evans is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ohio University and a licensed clinical psychologist in Ohio. His research interests are school-based treatments for adolescents with ADHD.
How to Help Adolescents with ADHD Succeed in Middle and High School
Christine Kotik | Christine is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), and the owner of CK ADHD Coaching & Consulting. She is passionate about empowering students to improve school results by managing their ADHD struggles and building on their natural strengths.
High School - How To Go From "I’m Not Ready!" to "Let’s Do This!"
Leslie Josel | Principal of Order Out of Chaos, speaker, coach, and the creator of the award-winning Academic Planner: A Tool for Time Management
It's 9:00PM: Don't You Have Homework To Do? | How to Make Homework Fun & Personalized for Your Child
Andrea Elrom | Director of creADDive Solutions and ADHD and executive function coach with over 15 years of experience working with children and parents.
Managing Homework, Parent Edition: Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Helping Kids©
Dr. Paul B. Yellin, M.D. | Director of The Yellin Center for Mind, Brain, and Education in New York City. He served for five years as National Director of the Student Success Program at the not-for-profit All Kinds of Minds Institute, and he created The Yellin Center to extend a multi-disciplinary model of learning assessments and personalized learning plans to thousands of students.
Building IEPs and 504 Plans
Dr. Sarah Wheeler, Ph.D | A special education teacher, counselor, and school psychologist for over a decade. She specializes in helping children who are struggling to learn, socialize, or navigate their emotional world, especially children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and autism.
How to Get an IEP or 504 Plan for Your Child & How Your School Psychologist Can Help
Relationships with Family, Marriage, Siblings, and Your School
Day 3 - Available August 25th, 2021 at 10AM ET until August 26th, 2021 at 10AM ET
Melissa Orlov | Founder of ADHDmarriage.com, award-winning author, and leader on how ADHD affects relationships.
‘Just Right’: Creating a Relationship That Meets the Needs of Both ADHD and Non-ADHD Partners
Dr. Christopher Willard, Psy.D. | Psychologist and educational consultant, teaches at Harvard Medical School. He has been practicing meditation for 20 years, currently serves on the BOD at the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network. Author of Child’s Mind, Growing Up Mindful, Raising Resilience.
Growing Up Mindful: Mindfulness and ADHD
Dr. Anna Vagin | Licensed speech/language pathologist with over 30 years experience, the author of Movie Time Social Learning and YouCue Feelings: Online Video Viewing for Social Learning, and the developer of The Conversation Paths Pack.
Play2Practice: Gaming for Social Learning
Debbie Reber, M.A. | Certified Positive Discipline trainer and a regular contributor to Psychology Today and ADDitude Magazine, in 2016 founded TiLT Parenting, and has authored: "The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything", "Language of Love", "Chill: Stress-Reducing Techniques for a More Balanced, Peaceful You", "In Their Shoes: Extraordinary Women Describe Their Amazing Careers", and more than a dozen preschool books based on the series Blue’s Clues.
Acceptance, Self-Compassion, and Self-Care
Lynne Edris | Productivity & ADHD Coach and co-host of the award-winning ADHD Support Talk podcast. For nearly 15 years, she has helped adults from all over the world perform at the level of their abilities consistently so that they have more time, energy, and bandwidth for the things that matter most to them. She also has ADHD herself.
Motivation & ADHD Across the Lifespan
Daniel Kramarsky | Teacher, administrator, and parent with ADHD. With an education career of over 30 years, he has taught teachers at Columbia University Teachers College and presented his work internationally at conferences on ethics and philosophy of education. He and his daughter, now a student at a top-notch university, both have ADHD.
The Top 10 Biggest Fears for Parents of Kids with ADHD and How to Deal With Them
Jodi Klugman-Rabb, LMFT | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist focused on making strong connections with clients and specializes in changing unwanted patterns in adult ADHD, trauma using EMDR, and Parental Identity Discovery
The Highly Sensitive Person: What To Do With Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria
Janette Patterson, LMFT | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 30 years of experience offering individual, couple, and family therapy in nonprofit agencies and private practice. She specializes in learning disabilities, emotional disturbance, and ADHD issues in children and adults.
Managing Emotional Dysregulation and Impulsivity in Middle Schoolers with ADHD
Kim Cook | Kim Cook is a registered nurse and the founder of Teen World Confidential and International Sex Education Day, author of "Teen World Confidential: Five-Minute Topics to Open Conversation about Sex and Relationships". She has also recently launched a new professional organization call the Sex Education Alliance.
Talk to Your Child with ADHD About Sex and Relationships
Dulce Torres | Dulce is a Licensed Mental Health Professional and a certified ADHD Coach specializing in ADHD, anxiety, and depression. She's the founder of Avant-Garde Center and ADHD Coaching & Training since 2011, and she's a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Attention Deficit Disorders Association – Southern Region (ADDA-SR), Texas Counseling Association (TCA) and Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT).
Self-Emotional Awareness for Families with ADHD
The Tougher Side of ADHD, Comorbidities, and How to Cope With Them
Day 4 - Available August 26th, 2021 at 10AM ET until August 27th, 2021 at 10AM ET
Dr. Jerome J. Schultz | Clinical Neuropsychologist at Harvard Medical School with nearly 40 years of experience in the field. He was the founding director of the Learning Lab, a diagnostic clinic at Lesley, and served for several years at Cambridge Health Alliance as the Co-Director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Development.
Middle School, ADHD and Stress. What to Know & What to Do.
Dr. Roberto Olivardia | Clinical Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, specializes in the treatment of ADHD, OCD, and BDD. An internationally recognized expert in eating disorders and body image problems in boys and men.
Identifying, Understanding, and Supporting Middle Schoolers with ADHD and Depression
Dr. Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D | Licensed clinical psychologist. A pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD. Co-author of the book Understanding Girls with ADHD and contributing author of other numerous books.
Understanding Girls with ADHD
Carol Stock Kranowitz | Carol is a teacher who learned to help her students with sensory processing challenges to become more confident and competent. She is best known for her first book in the “Sync” series, The Out-of-Sync Child.
Helping Kids with ADHD and Sensory Challenges Get “In Sync”
Dr. Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC | President of ADDvisor.com, Dean of ADD Coach Training for Mentorcoach. He coaches executives with business and organizational challenges and adults, teens, children, and parents impacted by ADHD. He served on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and the Editorial Board of The Journal of Attention Disorders.
How to Build Resilience for Middle Schoolers with ADHD
Eric Tivers | Eric Tivers is a licensed clinical social worker, coach, podcaster, speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur specializing in ADHD. He is also the host of the the #1 rated ADHD podcast on Apple Podcasts "reWired".
Promoting Self-Awareness, Self-Advocacy, and Self-Determination for Less Frustration and More Success
Dr. Sarah Wayland, PhD | Dr. Wayland has a PhD in Cognitive Psychology and is a Certified RDI (Relationship Development Intervention) consultant, and a Special Needs Care Navigator. She has been deeply involved with disability support organizations including The Arc, the Parents Place of Maryland, the Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee in both Prince George’s County and in the State of Maryland.
We Are All Part of the Treatment Team: The Importance of Parents, Doctors, and Educators Working in Harmony
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M | Founder of PTS Coaching and Training, mental health counselor and a board-certified ADHD coach. She provides education, coaching, and support for parents, educators, and mental health professionals to help children with ADHD and executive function deficits find success.
How to Parent Especially Difficult, Oppositional, or Defiant Kids with ADHD
Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed. | Personal coach who works with children who struggle socially and the families who support them and the founder of a new training curriculum at the ADD Coaching Academy.
Why Will No One Play With Me? Teaching Parents to Become Their Child’s Social Skills Coach
Rick Fiery | Co-founder of InventiveLabs, a research lab and business incubator that helps people with learning differences find their passions and take a gap year, explore careers or create a new business in an all-accepting environment.
College or Career Readiness? Why Your Child with ADHD Should Focus on the Building the Skills That Matter
Dr. Michael Meinzer | Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the Young Adult and Adolescent ADHD Services (YAAAS) Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a 2016-2017 NIMH CHIPS fellow and the 2016 recipient of the Young Scientist Research Award from CHADD.
Co-occurrence of ADHD and Depression - Prevention Strategies for Adolescents
Dr. Arlyn Roffman | Licensed psychologist and Professor Emerita. She served as the founding director of Lesley’s Threshold Program, the first comprehensive university-based non-degree transition program for young adults with disabilities in the US, and has served on many national boards related to Learning Differences and ADHD.
Preparing High Schoolers with ADHD for the Transition to Life After High School
Medications, Alternative Treatments, and the ADHD Brain
Day 5 - Available August 27th, 2021 at 10AM ET until August 28th, 2021 at 10AM ET
Dr. Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD | a child and adult psychiatrist, is a New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD.
VAST: A New Positive Outlook on ADHD & How It Will Help Your Child with ADHD
Dr. William (Bill) Dodson, MD | Currently a consultant, speaker, and writer on adult ADHD medicine. He has written more than 100 articles and 10 Webinars for ADDitude, CHADD, and the NADDA over the years and is on ADDitude’s Board of Scientific Advisers and is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist.
ADHD and Medications: How to decide whether to medicate and How to do it best.
Dr. Stephen Hinshaw | Stephen Hinshaw is Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco. His work focuses on developmental psychopathology, particularly ADHD, and mental illness stigma. He has authored over 360 articles and chapters, along with 12 books. Hinshaw has also won multiple awards in teaching and research.
ADHD: Causal Factors, Mechanisms, Sex Differences, and Treatment Implications
Dr. Lori Desautels, PhD | Dr. Desautels is a teacher, counselor, and now Assistant Professor at Butler University where she created a certificate for Applied Educational Neuroscience and leads a yearly Educational Neuroscience Symposium. She is also the author of 5 books.
Connections Over Compliance: The Adolescent Brain and Trauma
Dr. William Stixrud | Ph.D., a clinical neuropsychologist and the co-author (with Ned Johnson) of the best-selling book, "The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives". He is also a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Children’s National Medical Center, as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine.
Why Autonomy Is So Important for Kids with ADHD (and Everybody Else)
Dr. Dan Shapiro, MD | Dr. Dan Shapiro is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and a member of Attention’s editorial advisory board. He is the creator and director of ParentJourney.com and the author of "Parent Child Journey: An Individualized Approach to Raising Your Challenging Child" and "Parent Child Excursions: ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism". He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.
Uneven Medication Coverage and ADHD
Dr. Concetta M. DeCaria, Ph.D | Clinical neuropsychologist with a specialization in children and adolescents and has been in private practice since 1997. She has provided academic and cognitive remediation, psychotherapeutic support, and evaluation services to hundreds of individuals with difficulties in learning, attention and regulation, behavior, social, and emotional functioning. Her current practice focuses on diagnostic consultations and neuropsychological, psychoeducational, and psychological evaluation services.
Getting an ADHD Diagnosis: Why Your Child Needs One & How to Get It
Dr. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D. | Thomas E. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and served on the clinical faculty of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine for 21 years while operating a clinic in CT for children and adults with ADHD and related problems. He has published 30 articles in professional journals and 6 books on ADHD, some translated into multiple languages.
Model for Understanding ADHD
Laurie Dupar | Laurie Dupar trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, 20-year veteran ADHD Life Coach and Director of the International ADHD Coach Training Center (IACTCenter.com) uses her unparalleled expertise in both the neuroscience and behavior management of ADHD, to help people thrive with ADHD.
ADHD Medication and Middle School
Dr. Sarah Cheyette, MD | Graduated cum laude from Princeton University in Cognitive Neuroscience, and then from UCLA Medical School. She then did a fellowship in pediatric neurology and has been in private practice since then. She treats kids and young adults with ADHD, not just with medication but also with non-medication strategies such as those she outlined in her book, ADHD and the Focused Mind.
How to Give Your Kids a Positive Perception of Their ADHD and Have Them Want to Help Themselves
Dr. Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D | Certified brain injury specialist, the executive director of neuropsychology at Brain Behavior Bridge, and an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University. She is also a consulting Neuropsychologist for Weisman Children's Hospital and consults for districts all over the state of New Jersey regarding brain-based program designs for public and private schools. Dr. Allen conducts research, teaching, and clinical neuropsychological assessments with a focus on neuro-educational programming for children in schools.
Your Child's ADHD Brain: How it Works, What it Means for School Accommodations & Making Your Child More Independent
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