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Free ADHD and Learning Disabilities Workshop – Winter 2017

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Our popular free workshop series focused on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities returns!

The workshops are offered over the course of three weeks and focus on practical tips, resources, and guidance for supporting and advocating for children with attention and learning problems. The workshop series creates a welcoming environment to learn more about ADHD and learning disabilities, time to connect with other parents and guardians and practical ways to apply what you learn in the workshops at home and with the schools.

Attendance at all three is not required, but to ensure you gain the most from the series it is encouraged. All sessions are free, but registration is required.

Details

When: 7-8:15 p.m.

  • Monday, Feb. 27, 2017
  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • Thursday, March 16, 2017

Where: UCCF Office – 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Who: Parents and guardians who are interested in learning more about ADHD and learning disabilities in children.
Cost: Free, but you must register.


What is ADHD?

From the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH):

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development.

  • Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
  • Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity.
  • Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking about them and that may have high potential for harm; or a desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.