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Virtual ADHD Symposium: Dr. Ross Greene, keynote

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 to Thursday, August 20, 2020

This year CBA and CHKD will present our 6th Annual ADHD Symposium VIRTUALLY!!!  This year registrants will have the opportunity to attend all 8-breakout sessions, with Dr. Greene’s Keynote address and breakout session featured as the grand finale of the conference on August 20.

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Dr. Ross Greene
Clinical Psychologist, NYT Best-selling Author



Conference Information

  • Registration: $40
  • Target Audience: Parents/Caregivers, Educators, Clinicians and Adults with ADHD
  • Education Contact Hours/Certificate: 3.25 - 7.5 available depending on number of documented sessions attended.
  • Books available for shipment:
    • The Explosive Child - $16
    • Lost at School - $18
    • Raising Human Beings - $17

Tuesday, August 18
Track: Parents/Families/Caregivers

9:00 - 9:40 am: Psychological Testing for ADHD - What to Request and Expect from an Evaluator​
Diana Schofield​, Psy.D., CHKD
Dr. Schofield will discuss psychological testing for ADHD and what to request and expect from an evaluator​.


Nikki Schwartz presenting at 5th Annual ADHD Symposium at Chesapeake Bay Academy9:50 - 10:30 am: How to Maximize Your Child's Virtual Therapy/Tele-Med Session​
Nikki Schwartz, MA, LPC , Oaktree Counseling
Nikki Schwartz will provide insightful information and “best practices” to the world of virtual therapy and tele-med sessions. With more and more patients being served in an online format due to COVID-19 – learn how to set your child up for success before and during these online appointments. Nikki will engage the audience through online-polling and provide answers to real-time questions.

Track: Adults with ADHD

11:00 am - 11:40 am: ADHD In Adults and Children: Underlying Contributors, and Biomedical Approaches Including Diets, Nutrients and Medications
Dana Laake, RDH, MS, LDN, Dana Laake Nutrition
The most effective individualized treatment for those with ADHD depends upon identifying the underlying metabolic, nutritional, digestive, dietary, immune, neurochemical, environmental, and gene variant findings. This presentation explores the important contributing conditions, laboratory findings, and clinical signs and symptoms which are the foundation for the clinical application of applied dietary, nutritional and medicinal interventions.

11:50 am - 12:30 pm: Parenting as an Adult with ADHD
Peter Dozier, M.D., Pediatric Psychiatrist, CHKD
Dr. Dozier will discuss parenting as an adult with ADHD


Wednesday, August 19
Track: Educators

J.D. Ball, Ph.D. presenting at 5th Annual ADHD Symposium at Chesapeake Bay Academy9:00 - 9:40 am: Encouraging Executive Functioning​
J.D. Ball, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, EVMS​
While executive functioning (EF) is important for everyone, executive dysfunction defines and characterizes ADHD.  In this session, we will (a) emphasize EF’s neurodevelopmental nature, (b) outline EF’s neuroanatomical bases and components, (c) review EF’s central relevance to ADHD adaptation, management, and treatment, and (d) introduce classroom EF enhancement strategies. Participants should bring and expect a data-based, scientific approach to this topic and leave with pragmatic and thought-provoking suggestions.

9:50 - 10:30 am: Social/Emotional/Behavioral High-Leverage Practices​
Mindy Gumpert, PhD., Adjunct Instructor Virginia Wesleyan University and Old Dominion University
In 2017, the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) developed 22 high-leverage practices (HLPs) intended to address the most critical practices that every K-12 special education teacher should master. The HLPs include four intertwined components of teacher practice: collaboration, assessment, social/emotional/behavioral practices, and instruction. This session will highlight the four HLPs of social/emotional/behavioral practices. Specific examples will be provided for how to a) establish a consistent, organized, and respectful learning environment, b) provide positive and constructive feedback to guide students’ learning and behavior, c) teach social behaviors, and d) develop individual student behavior support plans. Teachers will leave the session with new ideas to add to their teaching toolbox.

Wednesday, August 19
Track: Clinicians

12:00 - 12:45 pm: Co-Morbid Disorders and ADHD​
David Meyer, O.D., CHKD
Dr. Meyer will discuss co-morbid disorders and ADHD


Thursday, August 20

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - 9:00 - 10:30 am: Collaborative & Proactive Solutions: Fostering the Better Side of Human Nature in Classrooms and Families​
Dr. Ross Greene’s evidence-based Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model – as described in his books The Explosive Child and Lost at School -- has transformed the understanding of treatment of kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges in countless families, schools, and therapeutic facilities. With the release of his most recent book, Raising Human Beings, Dr. Greene has turned his attention to all kids, with a particular focus on teaching the skills that define the better side of human nature: empathy, appreciating how one’s behavior is affecting others, resolving disagreements without conflict, taking another’s perspective, and honesty. These skills have never been more important, and research indicates that solving problems collaboratively and proactively teaches these skills with any kid. And – despite academic initiatives that have made it harder for educators to be the socialization agents they’ve always been -- that’s something that parents and educators have boundless opportunities to teach, model, and practice every day.​

CLINICIAN TRACK - 10:45 - 11:30 am: Solving Problems Collaboratively and Proactively
Dr. Ross W. Green
Solving problems collaboratively requires some new skills, and in this breakout group Dr. Greene will provide an overview on how to do it.

Chesapeake Bay Academy Annual ADHD Symposium sponsored by CHKD