How Does Your Light Environment Impact ADHD, Sleep & Mental Health?

On reviewing the literature it’s clear that mental health disorders are more often than not tied to poor sleep quality and disrupted circadian rhythms.  Our circadian rhythms are tied to the natural cycles of light and dark which means the wrong type of light at the wrong time of day or night can disrupt our circadian rhythms and thereby impact our sleep negatively.

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Speaker: Dr Samantha Hornery – Getting it Done: Organisation & Motivation Strategies

Speaker Evening: Dr Samantha Hornery

Getting it Done: Organisation & Motivation Strategies

We are all living in a world of distraction – our electronic devices have specifically been designed to interrupt us and steal our attention. But what if attention is already a challenge for you?

In this presentation Sam will share her system for supporting students (and their families) to take control of the tasks that actually need to get done and protecting time to succeed at this – one step at a time!

You’ll be able to start small, customise this for your children and house and begin to see changes.

Dr Samantha Hornery is a primary and special education teacher who has worked in school and community settings teaching, developing, and managing educational programs for students with learning difficulties.

She has extensive experience in the development and implementation of professional learning opportunities for teachers and health professionals.

Samantha appeared as an educational advisor in the ABC documentary, Kids on Speed? supporting children with ADHD and their families.

She completed her PhD evaluating Learning Links’ Reading for Life Program and won the NSW Institute for Educational Research Outstanding Thesis in 2012.

Samantha is strongly committed to the improving the educational outcomes of children with learning difficulties and ensuring they have every chance of finding success in life.

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Waking Up to the Role Of Sleep in ADHD

Research shows the largest group of all age groups with ADHD have an evident sleep problem. Yet, often in Mental Health practice, sleep disorders with ADHD are perceived as a symptom of rather than having a causal effect. Accumulating research suggests that if we first help patients with their sleep, this can go a long way in overcoming symptoms of ADHD as well as helping indications of Depression or Anxiety. neuroCare Clinical Director and Psychiatrist, Dr Mark Ryan recently co-wrote an article published in the Journal of Neurotherapy, with an enlightening view on the role of sleep in ADHD.

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ADHD and Dental Care

ADHD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a chronic condition that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. When it comes to going to the dentist, patients with ADHD have a tendency to feel anxious or stressed which can make it hard for them to focus and sit still during a dental appointment.

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