Boy with ADHD happily doing homework

The Child Study Center's ADHD and Behavior Disorders Service is pleased to announce a series of free informational workshops about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder for families, educators and professionals. The topics will range from symptoms and diagnosis, to working with schools, to advances in research-based treatment options.

The workshops will be held one Thursday night each month, from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm, at the Child Study Center's Park Avenue location:

Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
One Park Avenue (at 33rd Street), 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Admission to the workshops is free, but registration is required.

For more information about the series and to register for a workshop, contact Ilana Hyman at 646-754-4902 or Ilana.Hyman@nyumc.org

Workshop Dates and Topics:

Thursday, October 18, 2012
Advancing Kids' Organizational Skills — Keys to Success
Richard Gallagher, PhD

Children with ADHD often struggle with organizing schoolwork, managing time and planning projects. This workshop will discuss techniques and best practices from our highly successful Organizational Skills Training Program.

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Identifying and Successfully Treating ADHD: What You Need to Know
Stephanie Wagner, PhD and Lauren Knickerbocker, PhD

There are a lot of important things to know about ADHD. In this workshop you will learn how to distinguish the facts from the myths, navigate the evaluation process, and select treatments that are supported by current research.

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Working with Your Child's School
Yamalis Diaz, PhD

Working with your child's school is a critical part of their long term success. This workshop identifies strategies to develop effective classroom accommodations and behavioral plans for attention and behavioral concerns. Topics such as Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Section 504, Daily Report Cards, and other behavioral interventions will be discussed.

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Identifying and Successfully Treating ADHD: What You Need to Know
Stephanie Wagner, PhD and Lauren Knickerbocker, PhD

There are a lot of important things to know about ADHD. In this workshop you will learn how to distinguish the facts from the myths, navigate the evaluation process and select treatments that are supported by the most current research. Encore presentation of Nov. workshop.

Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Role of Neuropsychology Assessment in the Evaluation and Treatment of ADHD: Careful Considerations
Pooja Vekaria, PhD

Many children and teens with ADHD also have learning difficulties and other complications. This workshop explains what a neuropsychological assessment is; how it can help you to better understand your child; and how to determine when it should be used in treatment and school planning.

Thursday, March 14, 2013
Taking the "Sturm und Drang" Out of Adolescence with ADHD
Lori Evans, PhD

Teens with ADHD may have to adjust to more than just the normative struggles of adolescence. Families, educators, and professionals working with teens with ADHD also face additional challenges. This workshop is a discussion of what to expect during this time of transition, and what to consider as you help your teen toward independence.

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Careful Thinking About Alternative Treatments for ADHD
Richard Gallagher, PhD

Although there is a large evidence base for medication and behavior intervention in the treatment of ADHD, there are a host of alternative treatments that promise relief from ADHD symptoms. It can be difficult to separate the promises from the evidence. This workshop will discuss several commonly offered alternative treatments for ADHD and their effectiveness.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Summer Success for Children with ADHD
Yamalis Diaz, PhD

The unstructured nature of summer vacation can be challenging for all kids, but is especially challenging for kids with ADHD.  Although school-related difficulties may be over for a few months, the summer is good time to continue developing and reinforcing structured routines and good habits. This workshop will provide tips on having a successful summer and will include information on how to maintain structure and routines during these months. Specific topics will include structuring play-dates, vacation, and academic tasks.