ADHD, Executive Function, and the Rest of the Syndrome Mix
A Presentation by Dr. Martin Kutscher, a pediatric neurologist and author of five books, including Digital Kids: How to Balance Screen Time and Why it Matters. The talk will focus on executive functions (such as organization, foresight, inhibition and brakeless behaviors) as key difficulties in ADHD. Most people with ADHD also have other parts of a syndrome mix of learning disorders, autistic spectrum, anxieties, and depression. The lecture empathically summarizes the four non-medical rules of ADHD treatment: (1) keep it positive; (2) keep it calm; (3) keep it organized; and (4) keep doing (1) to (3). The role of medication will be briefly discussed. RSVP here.
Wednesday, April 15
Blind Brook MS/HS Library (IMC)
Book Club -- Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines, by Jonathan Mooney
We are very excited about our next book pick, Jonathan Mooney's Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines. In Normal Sucks, Jonathan Mooney blends anecdote, expertise, and memoir to present a new mode of thinking about how we live and learn―individually, uniquely, and with advantages and upshots to every type of brain and body. He argues that if we can reorient the ways in which we think about diversity, abilities, and disabilities, we can start a revolution. RSVP here.
Thursday, May 14
Location will be determined in accordance with our RSVP count
POSTPONED: The Transition from Preschool Age to School Age Special Education Services
This session, hosted by the Pupil Services department, will offer parents preparing for their child’s transition from preschool to kindergarten and school-age special education services. Topics covered include: legal entitlements to appropriate services and supports in the least restrictive environment, comparison of Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) and Committee on Special Education (CSE) services and programs, CSE members’ roles and responsibilities, disability classifications and IEP development, and services available through special education during elementary school years and beyond.
Presenter: Kristy Leader, from the Community Support Network at the Westchester Institute for Human Development
New Date TBA
BMP Ridge Street School, Bluebird Cafe
Is there a speaker or topic you'd like to suggest? Email BlindBrookSEID@gmail.com.