5th Annual ADHD Symposium: Jonathan Mooney, keynote: 8 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Mooney
Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Chesapeake Bay Academy
CHKD will offer a certificate of attendance with 3.25 educational contact hours documented.
Books available for pre-sale, signing will offered after keynote address.
- Learning Outside The Lines - $25
- The Short Bus - $20
Johnathan Mooney is an award-winning writer, entrepreneur, and activist. Jonathan did not learn to read until he was twelve years old. "I’m a dyslexic writer, speaker, and do-gooder who did not learn to read until 12 years old. I faced a number of low expectations growing up—was told I would flip burgers, be a high school dropout and end up in jail. Needless to say their hopeful prophecies didn't come to pass. Opposed to being a high school dropout I became a college graduate from Brown University with an honors degree in English Literature. Instead of flipping burgers I ended up writing books, the first of which I wrote at age 23 as an undergrad. Instead of becoming an inmate I became an advocate creating organizations and initiatives that help people who get the short end of the stick." Hear Johnathon's story and discover how to overcome obstacles and persevere in life. Read more.
8:00 am: Registration, Resource Tables, Coffee
8:45 am: Welcome & Keynote Address
Two Breakout Sessions Following Keynote Speaker • Four Tracks Available: Parents/Caregivers, Educators, Clinicians & Adults
(select one or mix and match)
10:45 - 11:30 am: Life After High School - Finding a Good Fit for Students who Learn Differently
Judith S. Bass, CEP Founder of Bass Educational Services, LLC
There are many postsecondary paths to independence for young adults who learn differently. In this presentation, you will learn about traditional college options, along with the types of accommodations available, as well as alternate paths that provide support to students in independent living, social skills, and executive functioning. Programs that provide vocational/technical training and academic skill development will also be discussed. The presentation will conclude with a 15-minute Q&A.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Dietary Considerations for Children with ADHD
Bryony Kean, MS, RD Registered Dietitian, CHKD Healthy You for Life
Bryony will discuss dietary recommendations for children with ADHD, debunk many of the food myths regarding children with ADHD. Recommendations for dietary adjustments that may help children and their families be healthier together will also be shared.
Adults with ADHD
10:45 - 11:30 am: Stressed, Overwhelmed and Exhausted?
Mindy Schwartz Katz, M.S., M.S.W., Katz Group for Psychological Services
This presentation will focus on coping with the stress of daily living with ADHD and finding tools to help manage the chaos.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm: When Mom Has ADHD, too. Am I just lazy? No.
Nikki Schwartz, MA, LPC , Oaktree Counseling
Based on her most popular blog post to date about her own experience as a mom with ADHD, with a child with ADHD, married to someone with ADHD, and how she approaches her own life and working with clients. Try everything and do what works. Nikki will talk about different approaches neurofeedback, floortime therapy, hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT, etc.
(3.25 professional development contact hours)
10:45 - 11:30 am: Effective Communication Between Parents and Teachers
Mandy Tribe, M.S.Ed., Educational Consultant, CHKD
Mandy Tribe will provide an overview of effective communication tools and techniques that contribute positively to student success. In this session, Mandy will cover why maintaining communication between parents and teachers is important; how to express your concerns, what questions to ask and knowing your rights and responsibilities.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm: Wake Up Sleeping Dogs: An interactive discussion on positive behavior management.
Peter Dozier, M.D., Pediatric Psychiatrist, CHKD and James Paulson, Ph.D., Psychologist, CHKD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, EVMS
10:45 - 11:30 am: Literacy & ADHD
Janice Keener, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, CHKD and Ann Nottingham, MS, CCC-SLP, CHKD
After this presentation audience members will be able to understand the diagnostic process of ADHD and Literacy Therapy, understand the techniques for the Wilson Reading System, and better understand some currently used strategies when implementing the Wilson Reading System with students with ADHD.
11:45 am - 12:30 pm: The Modern Management of ADHD
J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, EVMS
Frustrations associated with ADHD are life-long and heavily related to brain-based executive dysfunction. This talk will address ADHD management, emphasizing the complex interplay of both environmental and personal adaptations that nearly always involve both the person with ADHD and close others. Assistive tools for ADHD can be biological, behavioral, cognitive, spiritual, and interpersonal. In the modern management of ADHD, we must also consider technology as an increasingly greater environmental influence, with enormous potential to ameliorate and/or exacerbate symptoms.