Prof Valsamma Eapen, Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist – The Neurobiology of ADHD

Professor Valsamma Eapen MBBS., FRCPsych., FRANZCP., PhD

Infant, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at Developmental Paediatrics

The Neurobiology of ADHD

This session will trace the pathophysiology of ADHD from genes to behaviour with a particular focus on the genetic and neurobiological factors that underpin the translation of biological vulnerability to clinically significant symptoms and behaviours.

Evidence from the literature in relation to the links between neuronal substrates and circuitry to cognition and behaviour will also be discussed. This in turn will be linked to the general principles of management including pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.

Professor Valsamma Eapen MBBS., FRCPsych., FRANZCP., PhD

Professor Eapen is Professor and Chair of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UNSW & Head, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry at South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).

As an academic Child Psychiatrist, she has undertaken research on childhood mental health and developmental disorders for over 20 years. Her clinical and research interests centre on issues of early development and neurodevelopmental disorders including Tourette Syndrome and autism.

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

So attending talks will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

FREE ENTRY for U18s

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Parenting Your ADHD Child 6-week Course – ONLINE

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD 6-WEEK ONLINE

INVESTMENT: $199 

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

Term 4 starts:  MONDAY 12th OCTOBER 2020

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
  • Access to a private Facebook forum exclusive to the group
  • A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
  • Less stress & more parenting confidence
  • Weekly online group Zoom calls
  • Connecting with other ADHD parents

The course is presented by Vivian Dunstan – Founder of the ADHD Support Australia, qualified teacher and course facilitator, mentor and, most importantly, an experienced ADHD parent.

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

Register Now

Parenting Children with ADHD Workshop – NOW AN ONLINE EVENT

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS AN ONLINE EVENT – DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN DUE COURSE

I hope you all understand the necessity to do this due to safety reasons.

Parenting Children with ADHD Workshop: 4 Hours to Less Stress & More Parenting Confidence!

Speaker: Vivian Dunstan

ADHD is definitely not caused by poor parenting, but it is widely recognised that parent training specifically aimed at parenting children with ADHD, can help improve symptoms for the child, parental stress and family life in general.

The best parent training informs and educates parents about the symptoms and associated co-morbidities of ADHD enabling parents to change their view on their child’s challenging behaviour, thus helping them to embrace a positive attitude which is so important for parent-child relationship building.

It provides parents with the strategies and tools that work for the challenges they face with their ADHD children. Parents are encouraged to set realistic expectations for their child and establish a positive parent-child relationship by recognising and supporting the child’s strengths and talents and understanding the best way of communicating with their child.

Your thoughts and awareness about ADHD really can change your child’s behaviour, their life and your family’s reality!

This 4-hour workshop features the core principles from Vivian’s popular 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD course.

It will provide you with a solid foundation from which to begin to understand ADHD and better navigate family life.

This workshop is suitable for parents/carers of both ADHD children and teens.

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

It will help you to:

  • Understand your child’s ADHD world & how it affects them and those around them
  • Become informed & empowered to work together with your child to overcome ADHD challenges whilst championing their strengths
  • Learn how to work collaboratively & proactively for effective problem solving with your child
  • Learn practical behaviour management strategies vital to success with your child
  • Create better family routines & relationships
  • Understand the importance of effective self-care
  • Successfully advocate for your child at school
  • Build self-esteem through skills, focussing on strengths & fostering a growth mindset in your child
  • Increase your ADHD parenting skills and confidence
  • Decrease stress & create a calmer home life

About Vivian

Vivian Dunstan is the Founder & Organiser of ADHD Support Australia and has been advocating for and supporting the ADHD community since 2013 through monthly expert speakers, social meetups, workshops, self-care events, a membership site and various online ADHD communities.

She is the author of the ADHD Support Australia website which includes not only information on ADHD but a directory of ADHD professionals, services & resources and an expert blog.

Vivian has been facilitating the popular Parenting Children with ADHD 6-week course for the past 4 years and has recently created an online version to allow more parents to access the course.

With a Masters of Teaching (Primary), Vivian is also a non-practicing, qualified teacher, facilitator of Parenting Children with ADHD, a PEERS social skills coach, former RAISE mentor and most importantly an experienced mum to an ADHD daughter.  She has navigated her way through the past 22 years with an ADHD child, teen and now young adult.  Apart from ADHD, Vivian’s daughter has also been challenged with many co-morbid learning and mental health issues as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, gut issues, coeliac disease and a host of food intolerances.

Vivian’s love of learning and insistence on getting to the root of any problem has seen her research deeply into every challenge that’s come her way. So along with organising over 80 expert speaker events, attending conferences, trainings, workshops and her addiction to podcasts and books she has gained an enormous breadth of knowledge in all aspects of ADHD, including both conventional and holistic supports and strategies.

What some of Vivian’s parenting course attendees have said:

“In so many years of research this has been the most helpful and I am so grateful for the visible results in my stepson and also in our relationship thanks to this course. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, this course is a life-changer.”

“Despite many years of psychologists and Google research I hadn’t been able to find really tangible action advice on how to parent my ADHD child until I came across Vivian’s parenting workshop.”

“Vivian is very knowledgeable and breaks down the information in an easy to digest way using her relaxed and fun approach to teaching.”

“When I didn’t know what to do next or where to go, I found your parenting course and I could relax knowing I was gaining the knowledge I needed to travel this unexpected road with my family.”

“The course was invaluable because it explained the disorder simply and with great insight but then went through the various facets with actual plans for what to do and why it works. I’ve implemented many of the ideas, which have shown very positive results, and importantly learnt what not to do and how what I was doing was often exacerbating the problem.”

“A fab course. Just do it!”

ADHD Support Australia is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

Attending this workshop will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Click here to subscribe to our Newsletter to be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

You can gain access to our monthly expert speaker videos by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

For more details about the 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD face-to-face course or any of our speaker evenings or social meetups visit: www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events

For more details about the 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD online course visit: https://adhd-support-australia.teachable.com

Venue Kindly Sponsored by Pittwater RSL

Parenting Your ADHD Child 6-week Course – ONLINE

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD 6-WEEK ONLINE

INVESTMENT: $199 

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

Term 3 starts:  MONDAY 3rd AUGUST 2020

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
  • Access to a private Facebook forum exclusive to the group
  • A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
  • Less stress & more parenting confidence
  • Weekly online group Zoom calls
  • Connecting with other ADHD parents

The course is presented by Vivian Dunstan – Founder of the ADHD Support Australia, qualified teacher and course facilitator, mentor and, most importantly, an experienced ADHD parent.

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

Register Now

Dr Rosalba Courtney – Optimizing Sleep & Breathing for Improved Learning & Behaviour

Dr Rosalba Courtney

Optimizing Sleep & Breathing for Improved Learning & Behaviour

Getting enough sleep and the right quality of sleep is fundamental for healthy brain function. Sleep impacts on working memory and many other cognitive skills. Many children diagnosed with ADHD show major improvements in learning and behaviour when sleep is improved. Some sleep problems are caused by obstructed airways and sleep disordered breathing.  Improving a child’s breathing can be the key to improved sleep and also to better brain function, learning and behaviour.

In this lecture Dr Courtney will talk about the key factors that disrupt sleep and share strategies for improving sleep through various means, including improved breathing.

Dr Rosalba Courtney DO, PhD

Rosalba is an osteopath, naturopath and breathing expert who practices in Avalon and Edgecliff and runs Healthy Breathing Healthy Child workshops in these locations. She is internationally recognized for her research, teaching and clinical expertise on the psychology, physiology and importance of breathing dysfunction and breathing therapy. Her recent research on breathing therapy for sleep disordered breathing has been published in the Journal Sleep and Breathing. She has been working with children for many years and is passionate about working with fundamentals such as sleep and breathing to help them reach their full potential as healthy happy adults.

You can read more about Dr Courtney at http://www.rosalbacourtney.com

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

So attending talks will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

FREE ENTRY for U18s

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Dr Kelly Saltman & Vanessa Andrijic – Worries & Wellness

Dr Kelly Saltman & Vanessa Andrijic from Developmental Paediatrics 

“Worries & Wellness”

This talk will look at:

  • Prevalence of co-morbid anxiety and mood disorders in the ADHD paediatric population
  • Identifying anxiety and mood problems in school-aged kids
  • How a paediatrician would go about assessing these problems
  • How medication can ameliorate or exacerbate anxiety and mood problems
  • Understanding the connection between ADHD and anxiety/mood disorders from a psychological perspective
  • Psychological therapy approaches & considerations for the treatment of anxiety & mood challenges in school-aged children with ADHD
  • Getting to know the signs – how parents and teachers can help

Dr Kelly Saltman

Dr Kelly Saltman is an experienced developmental & behavioural paediatrician working part-time at a private multidisciplinary clinic called Developmental Paediatrics in Bondi Junction. She has worked in paediatrics for many years both privately and in the public health system, in Sydney and regionally.  Dr Saltman also continues her work within the public Child and Family Health service on the Central Coast. She strongly believes in working collaboratively with the young person, their family, educators and allied health professionals to help better understand the young person, support their individual needs, and find their strengths and resilience so that they can reach their full potential.

Dr Saltman’s expertise lies in the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental (including language) delays and early behavioural problems
  • Specific Learning Disorders
  • Mental health problems, including anxiety and depression

Dr Saltman is a member of the Neurodevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatric Society of Australasia and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She graduated from the University of New South Wales and has a Masters of Public Health. She completed her training at the Sydney Children’s Hospital (Randwick) and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Vanessa Andrijic

Vanessa is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about working with children and families. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of children presenting with developmental, learning, behavioural, social and emotional difficulties. Vanessa believes in the importance of a collaborative and individualised approach when working with families to help them reach their goals.

Vanessa’s background includes providing specialised diagnostic assessments for developmental delay, intellectual disability, specific learning disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, behaviour, anxiety and mood disorders, complex trauma and attachment difficulties. She has experience delivering individual, group and family based interventions. She utilises evidence-based therapies, primarily Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as parenting interventions to improve children’s behaviour and emotion regulation skills. She very much values being part of a multidisciplinary team and working together with parents, teachers and other professionals to ensure best outcomes for children.

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

So attending talks will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

FREE ENTRY for U18s

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

 

Adult ADHD Meetup – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 SITUATION

IF THE SITUATION RESOLVES BEFORE THIS DATE IT MAY STILL GO AHEAD

NEW EVENTS WILL BE SCHEDULED ONCE THIS SITUATION HAS BLOWN OVER – STAY SAFE!

Adult ADHD Meetup

Come along and have a relaxing afternoon meeting and chatting with others adults with ADHD.

This is a free event but you’ll need to purchase your own coffee/drinks/food.

Children welcome but no childcare provided.

If you are unable to attend the meet-up please join our Newsletter list to hear about future meetups, receive slides from speaker evenings and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events.

Click here to subscribe:

http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Dr Shelley Hyman – Treating ADHD at 5 Different Levels: Brain Maximisation, Brain Modulation, Cognitive Skill Training, Psychological Strategies & Behaviour Management

Dr Shelley Hyman, Senior Clinical Neuropsychologist, Sydney Cognitive Development Centre

Treating ADHD at 5 different levels: Brain Maximisation, Brain Modulation, Cognitive Skill Training, Psychological Strategies & Behaviour Management

The aim of this talk is to provide a comprehensive model of ADHD treatment from 5 different perspectives.

Whilst medication and psychological strategies are common, they only reflect a small component of possible ways to treat either the neurobiology of ADHD or the behavioural symptoms in both children and adults with ADHD.

Dr Hyman will discuss ways to optimise brain processing including sleep, diet, exercise and other factors that impact on brain functioning.  She will then discuss ways to change brain modulation including medication, neurofeedback and more experimental therapies like Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Audio-Visual Entrainment and Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation.

She will then go through options for training skills such as attention, working memory and executive functioning (both computerised and one-on-one therapy). Psychological strategies to create stronger resilience and mindfulness will be discussed in the context of motivation and mood. Lastly, Dr Hyman will go through behavioural compensations to help minimise functional impacts of ADHD on learning and work place performance.

Dr Shelley Hyman has worked in the field of ADHD and neurodevelopmental disorders for over 20 years. She is the director of the Sydney Cognitive Development Centre which has a dedicated ADHD Clinic where her team assess and treat both children and adults with ADHD. Shelley is a Clinical Neuropsychologist.

She has an undergraduate psychology degree with honours from the University of NSW, a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology from Macquarie University, and a PhD from Sydney University in paediatric medicine. Following her PhD she received a 2 year award from the Children’s Tumour Foundation (New York) for her postdoctoral research. Following this she raised close to $2M in research funding from the US Army into neurocognitive disorders and worked at the clinical school at Sydney University.

She worked overseas in various hospitals for 2 years, and was inspired by the comprehensiveness of holistic treatment centres overseas. When she returned to Australia she set up the Sydney Cognitive Development Centre with the aim to create a holistic treatment centre that focused on providing families with as many treatment options as possible. She now runs centres in both Bondi Junction and Lindfield, with over 20 clinicians on staff.

In early 2020 she will be opening her first Melbourne Clinic. Her clinic’s philosophy is to try and treat the root causes of the disorders and to treat from as many angles as possible in order to maximise potential. Her clinic is well known for treating patients from whom medication is not possible or for whom medication has failed, often seeing patients from around Australia and overseas who need to seek alternative treatments.

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

So attending talks will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

FREE ENTRY for U18s

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Parenting Your ADHD Child 6-week Course – ONLINE

PARENTING CHILDREN WITH ADHD 6-WEEK ONLINE

INVESTMENT: $199 

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

Term 2 starts:  MONDAY 27th APRIL 2020

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
  • Access to a private Facebook forum exclusive to the group
  • A parenting ADHD Action Plan e-work book
  • Less stress & more parenting confidence
  • Weekly online group Zoom calls
  • Connecting with other ADHD parents

The course is presented by Vivian Dunstan – Founder of the ADHD Support Australia, qualified teacher and course facilitator, mentor and, most importantly, an experienced ADHD parent.

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

Register Now

Dr Priyanka Bandara – ADHD & Environmental Health – NOW AN ONLINE EVENT

THIS EVENT WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS AN ONLINE EVENT DUE TO COVID-19

MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW IN DUE COURSE

I hope you all understand the necessity to do this to ensure the safety of us all. 

This will be applicable to all future meetings until recommendations for public gatherings changes.

 

Dr Priyanka Bandara

ADHD & Environmental Health – A Critically Important Approach to Manage & Prevent Neurodevelopmental Disorders

In this presentation, Dr Priyanka Bandara will discuss the vulnerability of the developing brain of a child to toxic exposures and the importance of preventing/minimizing them to help children grow-up healthy. Different types of neurotoxins that have deleterious effects on nerves will be explained with a special focus on a poorly-addressed, yet scientifically evident neurotoxin that modern day children are commonly exposed to – radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR), or colloquially speaking “wireless radiation”.

What does the Scientific Evidence Show and What Can We Do?

This is a critically important session for parents, educators and clinicians. The session will answer these questions and any others you may have:

  • Is there credible scientific evidence showing “low” levels of wireless radiation from everyday wireless devices can impact health? If so, can you show us this evidence?
  • Is there credible scientific evidence showing common wireless devices can interfere with the developing brain? If so, can you show us this evidence
  • Why is the Australian health system not giving any warnings even though health agencies of several other countries and reputable medical organisations are?
  • What action have other countries taken to protect children from wireless radiation?
  • What can parents and teachers do to effectively reduce exposure and help children?

Dr Priyanka Bandara is an independent health researcher, former academic clinical and basic researcher at USyd, UNSW and Westmead and RPA hospitals. She has pursued environmental health field since 2012. She is an advisor to Environmental Health Trust USA (http://ehtrust.org) and an executive member of Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA) http://www.orsaa.org/. She is an associate editor for the journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) www.acnem.org.

Pri holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees from UNSW where she gained research experience in biochemistry & molecular genetics and molecular pharmacology. She then pursued academic clinical research in hepatology at Westmead and RPA hospitals through USyd Medicine before moving on to Children’s Hospital at Westmead managing the Neurogenetics Research Unit and the Institute for Neuroscience and Muscle Research.

Her current interest is in the cytotoxic effects of various environmental pollutants, particularly electromagnetic radiation, mainly in the form of microwaves that have been propagated extensively for mobile and wireless communication and surveillance purposes.

ADHD Support Australia is now endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

So attending talks will contribute 1 hour 30 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

If you are unable to attend the talk please join our Newsletter list to receive a copy of the slides and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events or alternatively gain access to a video recording of the talk by joining our membership platform at:  https://www.patreon.com/ADHDSupportAustralia

Click here to subscribe to the Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cgdNbz

Parenting Children with ADHD Workshop – NOW AN ONLINE EVENT

DUE TO COVID-19 THIS WILL NOW BE RUN AS AN ONLINE EVENT – DETAILS TO FOLLOW SHORTLY

Parenting Children with ADHD Workshop: 4 Hours to Less Stress & More Parenting Confidence!

Speaker: Vivian Dunstan

ADHD is definitely not caused by poor parenting, but it is widely recognised that parent training specifically aimed at parenting children with ADHD, can help improve symptoms for the child, parental stress and family life in general.

The best parent training informs and educates parents about the symptoms and associated co-morbidities of ADHD enabling parents to change their view on their child’s challenging behaviour, thus helping them to embrace a positive attitude which is so important for parent-child relationship building.

It provides parents with the strategies and tools that work for the challenges they face with their ADHD children. Parents are encouraged to set realistic expectations for their child and establish a positive parent-child relationship by recognising and supporting the child’s strengths and talents and understanding the best way of communicating with their child.

Your thoughts and awareness about ADHD really can change your child’s behaviour, their life and your family’s reality!

This 4-hour workshop features the core principles from Vivian’s popular 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD course.

It will provide you with a solid foundation from which to begin to understand ADHD and better navigate family life.

This workshop is suitable for parents/carers of both ADHD children and teens.

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

It will help you to:

  • Understand your child’s ADHD world & how it affects them and those around them
  • Become informed & empowered to work together with your child to overcome ADHD challenges whilst championing their strengths
  • Learn how to work collaboratively & proactively for effective problem solving with your child
  • Learn practical behaviour management strategies vital to success with your child
  • Create better family routines & relationships
  • Understand the importance of effective self-care
  • Successfully advocate for your child at school
  • Build self-esteem through skills, focussing on strengths & fostering a growth mindset in your child
  • Increase your ADHD parenting skills and confidence
  • Decrease stress & create a calmer home life

About Vivian

Vivian Dunstan is the Founder & Organiser of ADHD Support Australia and has been advocating for and supporting the ADHD community since 2013 through monthly expert speakers, social meetups, workshops, self-care events, a membership site and various online ADHD communities.

She is the author of the ADHD Support Australia website which includes not only information on ADHD but a directory of ADHD professionals, services & resources and an expert blog.

Vivian has been facilitating the popular Parenting Children with ADHD 6-week course for the past 4 years and has recently created an online version to allow more parents to access the course.

With a Masters of Teaching (Primary), Vivian is also a non-practicing, qualified teacher, facilitator of Parenting Children with ADHD, a PEERS social skills coach, former RAISE mentor and most importantly an experienced mum to an ADHD daughter.  She has navigated her way through the past 22 years with an ADHD child, teen and now young adult.  Apart from ADHD, Vivian’s daughter has also been challenged with many co-morbid learning and mental health issues as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, gut issues, coeliac disease and a host of food intolerances.

Vivian’s love of learning and insistence on getting to the root of any problem has seen her research deeply into every challenge that’s come her way. So along with organising over 80 expert speaker events, attending conferences, trainings, workshops and her addiction to podcasts and books she has gained an enormous breadth of knowledge in all aspects of ADHD, including both conventional and holistic supports and strategies.

What some of Vivian’s parenting course attendees have said:

“In so many years of research this has been the most helpful and I am so grateful for the visible results in my stepson and also in our relationship thanks to this course. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, this course is a life-changer.”

“Despite many years of psychologists and Google research I hadn’t been able to find really tangible action advice on how to parent my ADHD child until I came across Vivian’s parenting workshop.”

“Vivian is very knowledgeable and breaks down the information in an easy to digest way using her relaxed and fun approach to teaching.”

“When I didn’t know what to do next or where to go, I found your parenting course and I could relax knowing I was gaining the knowledge I needed to travel this unexpected road with my family.”

“The course was invaluable because it explained the disorder simply and with great insight but then went through the various facets with actual plans for what to do and why it works. I’ve implemented many of the ideas, which have shown very positive results, and importantly learnt what not to do and how what I was doing was often exacerbating the problem.”

“A fab course. Just do it!”

ADHD Support Australia is endorsed to provide NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher level.

Attending this workshop will contribute 4 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development addressing 6.2.2 from Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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For more details about the 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD face-to-face course or any of our speaker evenings or social meetups visit: www.adhdsupportaustralia.com.au/events

For more details about the 6-week Parenting Children with ADHD online course visit: https://adhd-support-australia.teachable.com

Venue Kindly Sponsored by Pittwater RSL

Coffee Meetup for ADHD Parents – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

ANOTHER EVENT WILL BE SCHEDULED ONCE THIS SITUATION HAS RESOLVED – STAY SAFE!

 

Coffee Meetup for ADHD Parents

Come along and have a relaxing morning meeting and chatting with other ADHD parents.

This is a free event but you’ll need to purchase your own coffee.

Children welcome but no childcare provided.

If you are unable to attend the meet-up please join our Newsletter list to hear about future meetups, receive slides from speaker evenings and be kept up-to-date with future ADHD news & events.

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