Inside Learning Disabilities: For Educators

Teachers, Educational Assistants, School Psychologists, Administrators and Education students, you are all invited to join in on the Foothills Academy Professional Development online course for Educators which begins June 25th.

FOCUS for Attention

Free support group offered through North Central Family Support Program held at the Huntington Hills Community Centre. This meeting will be a special presentation on Disability Tax Benefits and Credits. Child care is offered with advance notice for the Huntington Hills group. If you would like to attend this meeting, you must register by emailing … Continue reading FOCUS for Attention

FOCUS for Attention

Free support group offered through North Central Family Support Program held at the Huntington Hills Community Centre.

ADHD and Executive Functioning

Presenter: John Laing B.A, B.Dipl, M.Ed, (Prov.) Psych. The session will be an overview of ADHD and how issues with impulsivity and/or inattention impact children's ability to manage their environments. The session will also explore the impact ADHD has on Executive Functioning and how it relates to managing everyday tasks, and meeting daily expectations at home … Continue reading ADHD and Executive Functioning

ADHD and Executive Functioning Issues

Presenter: Mark J. Griffin, Ph.D., Founding Headmaster, Eagle Hill School Mon Feb 26 at 12:00pm ET Knowing more about executive functions can give you a deeper understanding of your child’s ADHD diagnosis. Mark Griffin, Ph.D., will be on hand to answer your questions about your child’s ADHD and executive functioning issues. Simply go to live.understood.org at … Continue reading ADHD and Executive Functioning Issues

Adult ADHD and Substance Use Disorders

Presenter: Dr. David Teplin This webinar addresses the commonly observed overlap between Adult ADHD and Substance Use Disorders. While each are independent disorders, there are several factors involved as to why there exists such high overlap rates, both in ADHD clinical settings, as well as in addiction treatment settings. Register HERE.

Marijuana and Development of the Brain

Presenter: Diana Dow-Edwards, PhD, Professor of Physiology/Pharmacology; Anatomy/Cell Biology and Neural and Behavioral Sciences; State University of New York, Downstate Medical School, Brooklyn, NY. Please join visiting Neuroscientist from New York, Dr. Diana Dow-Edwards to learn about: Pharmacology and anatomy of endocannabinoid system. What exogenous cannabinoids do to developing nervous system. Mental health consequences of adolescent … Continue reading Marijuana and Development of the Brain

ADHD is Awesome!

Presenter: Caroline Buzanko, PhD, Registered Psychologist, Clinical Director, Koru Family Psychology. ADHD is often thought of in terms of its symptoms and associated problems. Unfortunately, a deficit-based approach, focusing on what is wrong, can be very impairing for children and their families. However, there are so many positive qualities of ADHD that need to be celebrated! In this session, you … Continue reading ADHD is Awesome!