A Conversation with Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell – ADHD Q & A

A Conversation with Dr Edward (Ned) Hallowell – ADHD Q & A

A Conversation with Edward (Ned) Hallowell – ADHD Q & A

What if instead of thinking of ADHD as a deficit and a disorder, we saw it for what it really is, a way of being in the world which with the right support can be a wonderful way of being?

Drs Hallowell and Ratey introduced a new term for ADHD in their latest book ADHD 2.0. It’s VAST, or Variable Attention Stimulus Trait. The old term with its emphasis on pathology, on a “deficit disorder” is inaccurate and stigmatizing. The new term is far more accurate, allowing for positive attributes, not just negative ones.

Join us in conversation with Dr Hallowell as he answers some ADHD questions and explains the rich and complex world of VAST and how a simple change in framing can set off an entire shift in thinking and treatment.

About Dr Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D. is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the Founder of The Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto and Seattle.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

Dr Hallowell is a New York Times bestselling author and has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in understanding of ADHD.

As the host of the twice-weekly Distraction podcast, Dr. Hallowell explores with guests how to better connect with others and how each of us can implement strategies that can turn modern problems into new-found strengths. He is also a sought-after international speaker and has presented to thousands on topics including the strengths of ADHD, strategies on handling fast-paced life, parenting and a range of other pertinent family and health issues.

Dr Hallowell has been featured on 20/20, 60 Minutes, Oprah, PBS, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, Good Morning America, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe and many more. He is a regular columnist for ADDitude Magazine.

This talk will be highly relevant to adults with ADHD, parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with neurodiverse children/young adults.

To find out more/book tickets see link in bio.

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The talk commences 9.45am AEST (Sydney time) so if you are not in this time zone please check using this link what time this will be for you.

(Dr Hallowell is calling in from Massachusetts, USA where the time will be 7.45pm Wed 8th September if you’re in the USA)

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I look forward to seeing you there – Vivian

Supporting the social skills & friendships of Children with ADHD with Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan

Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan – Supporting the Social Skills & Friendships of Children with ADHD

Dr Sarah Wilkes-Gillan PhD; BAppSc(OT)Hons, is an occupational therapist who specialises in helping children with ADHD develop their social, play and friendship skills.

Sarah is passionate about helping children improve these skills, helping them form positive connections with their peers, parents, siblings and teachers and helping them participate in all aspects of their school setting.

Sarah also works at the University of Sydney and has spent over 10 years researching the play and social skills of children with ADHD and how we can support children in developing these important life skills.

This talk will be highly relevant to parents, family members, teachers and other professionals working with children with ADHD and/or social skills challenges.

ADHD Support Australia hosts monthly online expert speakers, online ADHD Parenting courses and online PEERS Social Skills for Teens & Young Adults programs.

Please visit the website for more information on these and other supports.

To find out more/book tickets see link in bio.

www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events

Unable to attend and would like to see a recording of this and past talks?

Check out our Patreon membership site:

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The talk commences 7pm AEST (Sydney time) so if you are not in this time zone please check using this link what time this will be for you.

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I look forward to seeing you there – Vivian

PS – for teachers in NSW please be advised that NESA have changed their criteria for NESA PD providers and ALL providers who were accredited are now no longer accredited. Therefore, I’m unable to offer teacher PD for this event as I have in the past but it is highly relevant to teachers so please come along and invite your colleagues!

Parenting Your ADHD Child 6-week Course – ONLINE (Start Anytime)

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD 6-WEEK ONLINE (START ANYTIME)

INVESTMENT: $149 

6-week ONLINE course developed specifically for parents/carers managing children with ADHD

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The course has been developed specifically for those managing children with ADHD.

The goal is to inform and empower you to work with your child to cope with the many difficulties of ADHD by passing on practical, workable strategies that will make a difference in the lives of all family members.

The course environment promotes engagement through non-judgment, empathy and acceptance.

You’ll find greater empathy & understanding for your child’s perspective and with effective strategies on board you’ll increase confidence in your parenting skills.

This course has been running face-to-face in Sydney for around 4 years, and now I have been able to move it online so that everyone can have access to these important resources!

You’ll learn…

  • To understand your ADHD child’s world
  • Why & how it affects your family
  • Reasons for challenging behaviours
  • Learn practical behaviour management strategies
  • How to become a good child manager
  • How to create better routines & relationships
  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model
  • How to use rewards & consequences appropriately
  • How to manage difficult behaviour
  • Tools to help decrease stress & anxiety in your home
  • More about treatment options & medication
  • How to optimise sleep
  • How to work with your child’s school
  • How to build your child’s self-esteem
  • Effective self-care practices
  • Improved family problem-solving

You’ll enjoy…

  • Videos, audio snippets, PDF handouts and worksheets in easy-to-access bite sized modules
  • Weekly handouts and lifetime access to course information
  • A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
  • Less stress & more parenting confidence

The course is presented by Vivian Dunstan – Founder of the ADHD Support Australia, qualified teacher and course facilitator, PEERS Social Skills Coach, former RAISE mentor and, most importantly, an experienced ADHD parent and ADHD adult.

Parenting Children with ADHD Course is based on a course developed by the Institute of Family Practice but contains so much more from Vivian’s own personal experience and research with ADHD.

For more details contact Vivian on vivian@adhdsupportaustralia.com.au

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