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Hyper~talk

Semiannual Publication of Greater Baltimore CHADD

Conference Sold Out!!   March 5,  2002

CHADD Of Greater Baltimore 

Mid Atlantic Interdisciplinary Conference on AD/HD 

Who should attend:

Parents of children and adolescents with AD/HD interested in improving their children's treatment in health care and in school • Adults with AD/HD • Educators • School Guidance Counselors • Pediatricians • Psychiatrists • Psychologists • Social Workers • Other professionals who work with children with AD/HD • Speech-Language Pathologists • Lawyers • Advocates • Legislators and policy makers concerned about issues related to children and education   

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Saturday, March 9, 2002 
9 AM to 5 PM

Loyola College Graduate Center
Timonium, Maryland 21093
   

2034 Greenspring Drive Timonium, MD 21093
Click here for Directions

Co-Sponsors 

The Education Department, Loyola College 
Department of Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology, Loyola College
Maryland State Department of Education 
Ultimate Sound Installations, Inc. 

With assistance from
Maryland Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children   

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Schedule of Events   

7:45-9 AM
Exhibits
Registration
Yoga (Y-1)
9-10:15 AM
First (A) Sessions
10:30-11:45AM
Second (B) Sessions
Noon-1:15 PM
Lunch
Yoga (Y-2)
Exhibits
1:30-2:45 PM
Third (C) Sessions
3-4:45 PM
Fourth (D) Sessions

A program of Yoga, led by certified instructor, Penny Smith will be available to participants before the sessions begin and during lunch. Please note your interest for either session (Y1 or Y2) on the registration form

Penny Smith, a certified Yoga instructor, has taught classes as N.A.M.I conventions throughout the United States and finds Yoga to be helpful for individuals with AD/HD.

During the lunch period, you may enjoy conversation with others having similar interests to your own.  Please choose a group with whom you would like to have lunch.                                                                                   

L1                ADDults                               
L2                Families of Older Children
L3                Families of Younger Children            
L4                CHADD Leaders                 
L5                Elementary Education                            
L6                Middle and High School Education
L7                Health Care                     
L8                Legal/Advocacy     
L9                None                     

The exhibitors area will be open throughout  the conference.  Please be sure to browse through the area for additional information and services available.

                                                                                               

 

A  9-10:15 AM

B  10:30 - 11:45 AM

C  1:30 - 2:45 PM

D  3 - 4:15 PM

1

Gioia

Educating Students with AD/HD: How the Executive Functions Can Help

Mele-McCarthy

Children Who Can’t Do School: Executive Function Malfunction

Lovingfoss

Teaching Students with Behaviors Associated with AD/HD to Manage Their Own Behavior.

Rhodes

Retooling the Schoolhouse: Making Classrooms and Schools Work for Children with AD/HD.

2

Lavin & Dellarose

A Home-School Partnership Program for Helping the AD/HD Child.

 

Weiss

From Chaos to Calm: Achieving Meaningful Behavioral Change at Home

Erford

Behavior Management Techniques the Work!

3

Sorin & Heslin

AD/HD and Specific Learning Disabilities

Cooper-Kahn

Raising a Competent Child with AD/HD: Enhancing Executive Functioning

Cohen

Managing the Anger of Your Child with AD/HD

Kaplan

Assistive Technology: Equalizing the Learning Environment

4

Bonsee

Organizing the Learning Process for Adults

Maynard

Clutter Control: A Three Step Model for Organization

Hemphill

Mapping the Highway for the Teenager with ADD: A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Good Driving

Hickman

Thinking Outside the Box: Supporting Learning for High School Students with AD/HD

5

Quinn & Nadeau

Understanding Women and Girls with AD/HD  (Double Session).

Seay & Maynard

Set Your Own DAMN Goals!

Culotta & Baumbardner

Mood, Mind and AD/HD

6

Adams

Helping Children with AD/HD Learn Prosocial Language Skills: A Multimodal Approach (Double Session).

Crystal & Ostrander

Multi-method Assessment of Psychopathology Among Children with AD/HD

Ross

Managed Care, Behavioral Healthcare, and AD/HD

7

Watkins

Introduction to Medication Issues

Safer

Side Effects of Stimulant vs. Non-Stimulant Treatments for AD/HD

Labellarte

Long-Acting Stimulant Preparations for Pediatric AD/HD: A Review.

Riddle

Would the Real AD/HD Please Stand Up

8

Seid-Margolis

Introduction to School Meetings

Seid-Margolis

Introduction to IDEA and Recent Legal Decisions Affecting Special Education.

Eagen

AD/HD, Tourette Syndrome and Other Co-Morbid Disorders

McConlogue & Cohen

AD/HD and the Workplace

9

Mate'

The Defiant Ones: Oppositionality

 

Sleeper-Triplett

Family Coaching--A Dynamic Approach to Positive Change

Mate'

A New Look At The Origins And Healing of Attention deficit Disorder.

         

 

This facility is fully accessible to the handicapped.

If you choose to arrive the day before or stay over on Saturday night, we recommend the Holiday Inn adjacent to the Center.  Call 800-289-4499 and mention the "CHADD conference" to receive the special Loyola College rate of $89 per night.  This rate is guaranteed available through 2/15/02

All sessions are open to all participants.  You are encouraged to select sessions of interest to you.  

 

SPEAKERS AND ABSTRACTS

 

INSTRUCTIONAL LEVELS: 

Introductory  (I)--No prior knowledge required
Intermediate/Professional  (II) --Prior Knowledge required

INTENDED AUDIENCES: 

A =Adults with AD/HD  
F =Families of Children with AD/HD  
E = Educators  
M = Medical --Physicians, Nurses  
O = Other Professionals

 

1a

Educating Students with AD/HD: How the Executive Functions Can Help

Gerard A. Gioia, Ph.D.,Director, Division of Pediatric Psychology & Neuropsychology, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, Baltimore, MD

This presentation will discuss the role of the executive functions in educating students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Participants will learn the definition of these important functions, ways to recognize dysfunction, and approaches to assisting students’ learning and social behavior.

I: A, F, E, O, M

1b

Children Who Can’t Do School: Executive Function Malfunction

Joan Mele-McCarthy, D.A., CCC-SLP, Communication & Learning Therapies, Inc.; Michael Castleberry, Ed.D., The George Washington University; Jane Snider, Ed.D., Founder and Executive Director, The Summit School; Jean Freyer-Shedler, Ph.D., Communication & Learning Therapies, Inc., Upper Marlboro, MD. (All presenters associated with The Summit School in Edgewater, MD).

This seminar explores executive function from the perspectives of a psychologist, speech-language pathologist, school administrator, and reading specialist/classroom teacher. A case study approach will be used to highlight neurological, diagnostic and functional differences, specific tests, and associated interventions. Participants are encouraged to bring overhead transparencies to the seminar to share their experiences.

I: A, F, E, O, M

1c

Teaching Students with Behaviors Associated with AD/HD to Manage Their Own Behavior.

Diana Lovingfoss, Special Education Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools; Coordinator, Maryland Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children

Students with AD/HD are often unavailable to learn because of their distractibility, hyperactivity, and/or impulsivity. During this session, you will learn a four-step instructional process proven to help students manage their own behavior. Participants will receive copies of forms created by presenter to implement the program.

II: E, O

1d

Retooling the Schoolhouse: Making Classrooms and Schools Work for Children with AD/HD.

Sharyn Rhodes, Ph.D.*, Department of Special Education, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD; Independent Consultant  (CHADD Professional Advisory Board)

School is often a boring, sedentary and  stressful environment, both for typically developing children and those with attention deficits.  This presentation will allow parents and teachers to experience some of the situations that confront their children daily, and to also take part in learning activities that meet the needs of children with attentional issues.

I: F, E

2a

A Home-School Partnership Program for Helping the AD/HD Child.

Paul Lavin, Ph.D., Psychologist, Norbel School, Elkridge, MD, Sharon Dellarose, M.Ed., Dean of Curriculum, Norbel School, Elkridge, MD

The Home-School Partnership Program is designed to assist parents and educators in coordinating services for the AD/HD child by applying research-based behavioral principles. Participants will learn how to design and implement this program in the home and school setting,

I: F, E, O

         

2c

From Chaos to Calm: Achieving Meaningful Behavioral Change at Home

Sharon Weiss, M.Ed., Behavioral Consultant, McLean, VA.

This presentation provides a clear, practical means of addressing behavior change and making a real, immediate difference. This program helps sort through information and misinformation and gives strategies for coping, from establishing basic routines to changing the most challenging behaviors.

I: F

2d

Behavior Management Techniques the Work!

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., Department of School Counseling, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD.

This session is packed with essential information and effective strategies for addressing children’s behavior problems. Participants will learn the following techniques: Premack Principle, over-correction, response cost, behavior contracts, token economy and contingent delay time-out. 

II: F, E, O

3a

AD/HD and Specific Learning Disabilities

Fran Sorin, M.Ed., Staff Development Specialist, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services, Maryland State Department of Education, and Cindy Heslin, M.Ed., School-Based Research Teacher, Anne Arundel County Public Schools.

MSDE’s Technical Assistance Guide was developed as a resource for professionals in local school systems who participate in their school team’s diagnostic decision-making process. Participants will be provided with an action plan template for using the guide to assure that children with co-existing AD/HD and specific learning disabilities are identified and served appropriately.

II: E, O

3b

Raising a Competent Child with AD/HD: Enhancing Executive Functioning

Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Ph.D.*, Psychological Resource Associates, Severna Park, MD

Children with AD/HD are easily overwhelmed by tasks of everyday life due to difficulties with executive functions such as self-monitoring, persistence and completion of assigned tasks. In this presentation, parents and professionals will develop their understanding of these issues, and will learn strategies to help children develop tools for long-term success.

I: F, E, O

3c

Managing the Anger of Your Child with AD/HD

Cathi Cohen, LCSW, In Step, Fairfax, VA

The poor social skills, low frustration tolerance, and impulsivity of many AD/HD children put them at risk for anger management issues. This is an experiential workshop designed for the parent who needs effective, practical techniques and strategies to help their AD/HD child manage anger.

I: B

3d

Assistive Technology: Equalizing the Learning Environment

Marsye Kaplan, M.A., Speech-Language Pathologist, Baltimore County Public Schools

This session will provide participants with an overview of Assistive Technology supports appropriate for students and adults with learning disabilities. Using IDEA 97 mandates, we will examine Assistive Technology from consideration to implementation in education settings. A range of low to high tech strategies will be demonstrated.

I: A, F, E, O

4a

Organizing the Learning Process for Adults

Peggy Bonsee, Life Coach and AD/HD Consultant , Middleburg, VA

Individuals with AD/HD often experience significant learning-related challenges in formal school settings and in the workplace. This presentation will help adults understand their own learning styles, and determine how to structure the process and modify the learning environment to support successful learning. This interactive presentation will be supplemented by worksheets.

I: A, F

4b

Clutter Control: A Three Step Model for Organization

Sandy Maynard, Catalytic Coaching, Washington, DC

This presentation is a must for the adult with ADD who suffers from chronic disorganization. If your packrat behaviors are causing a major predicament, and you are in a quandary as to where to start, then this talk is for you.  (Presenter is an AD/HD Coach.)

I: A

4c

Mapping the Highway for the Teenager with ADD: A Parent’s Guide to Promoting Good Driving

Rae Hemphill, Springfield, VA

One of the most anxious times for parents occurs when their child reaches the legal driving age. This is especially true for parents of teens with AD/HD. Explore strategies and receive practical materials that can better prepare both the parents and teens for their respective responsibilities and privileges of driving.

I: F

4d

Thinking Outside the Box: Supporting Learning for High School Students with AD/HD

Beverly S. Hickman, M.A., Assistant Principal, Catonsville High School, Baltimore, MD

Adolescence is a particularly trying time for the teen with AD/HD and his or her parents. Often, the child continues to need pharmacological, social and educational supports in order to be successful, but is becoming more independent. This presenter brings insights from her role as parent of an AD/HD adolescent and high school administrator to help parents and educators define their roles in this process.

I: F, E

5a/5b

Understanding Women and Girls with AD/HD  (Double Session).

Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, Silver Spring, MD, and  Patricia Quinn, M.D., Developmental Pediatrician, Washington, DC.

Social and physiological differences between males and females with AD/HD are only recently being recognized. These differences must be taken into account when developing appropriate treatment programs for girls and women. This presentation will help to identify the unique needs of women and girls with AD/HD and present options to help them better manage their lives.

I: A, F, E, O, 

5c

Set Your Own DAMN Goals!

Bob Seay, Editor, Web Editor, Additude Magazine, Eades, CO; Sandy Maynard, Catalytic Coaching, Washington, DC.

This presentation is designed for the adult with AD/HD who has difficulty clarifying and defining a plan of action. Three different kinds of goals will be discussed and a 4 step model for goal setting will be presented. Common barriers relating to inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity will be addressed.

I: A

5d

Mood, Mind and AD/HD

Vincent P. Culotta, Ph.D. ABPN and Thomas L. Baumgardner, Ph.D., NeuroBehavioral Associates, Columbia, MD

This presentation will review recent neuroscience research related to Mood Disorders, Executive Functioning and AD/HD. Issues regarding intervention, management, and comorbidity will be discussed. The rapid pace of neuroscience research requires a new paradigm for understanding behavioral health disorders.

II: A, F, O

6a/b

Helping Children with AD/HD Learn Prosocial Language Skills: A Multimodal Approach (Double Session).

Angel Adams, Ph.D., Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychologist, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England

Panel: Hillary Wohl, Ph.D.*, Speech-Language Pathologist, Owings Mills, MD, Angel Adams, Ph.D, Lynnette Pfeiffer, M.S., CCC-SLP.

The first part of this double session will be a presentation of Dr. Angel’s procedures for improving children’s social learning skills. The paper is based on three years of clinical experience, a pilot study, and a current outcome study that is in process. Following Dr. Adams’ presentation will be a panel discussion moderated by Hillary Wohl, Ph.D., reviewing approaches to social language intervention as it is implemented in the Mid-Atlantic region.

(II: F, E, O)

6c

Multimethod Assessment of Psychopathology Among Children with AD/HD

David Crystal, Ph.D., Georgetown University, Washington, DC and Rick Ostrander, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist.

This study assessed various aspects of psychopathothology in a large sample of control children and those with AD/HD. Results are discussed in the context of the latest AD/HD subtype categories, and the role of instrument and source bias in the diagnosis of AD/HD.

II: F, M, O

6d

Managed Care, Behavioral Healthcare, and AD/HD

E. Clarke Ross, D.P.A. Chief Executive Officer, CHADD, Landover, MD.

This presentation will present the basic elements of managed behavioral healthcare, and then summarize complaints that have been received in the CHADD national office from CHADD members about managed care. The presenter is a former Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

I: A, F, O, M

7a

Introduction to Medication Issues

Carol E. Watkins, M.D.*, Psychiatrist, Monkton, MD  (CHADD Professional Advisory Board)

This presentation will help parents as well as adults with AD/HD to become familiar with the various medications typically used to help individuals with AD/HD, common side-effects, and steps that can be taken to minimize them. We will also discuss strategies to facilitate communication between patient, and prescribing physician, and other members of the treatment team. We will discuss strategies to help both adults and children with medication compliance.

I: A, F, M

7b

Side Effects of Stimulant vs. Non-Stimulant Treatments for AD/HD

Daniel Safer, M.D., Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

There is substantial evidence of the impressive safety of dextro-amphetamine and methylphenidate treatment for youths with AD/HD. Recent increases in use of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and drug combinations are of some concern because of reported side effects

I: A, F, O, M

7c

Long-Acting Stimulant Preparations for Pediatric AD/HD: A Review.

Michael J. Labellarte, M.D., Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, Mohab Hanna, M.D., Nandita Joshi, M.D.

Long-acting stimulant preparations such as methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine, and amphetamine salts are important treatment alternatives for pediatric AD/HD, though they have not been directly compared in clinical studies. This presentation will compare and contrast long-acting stimulant preparations to respective short-acting preparations as well as one another

II: F,E                                                                          

7d

Would the Real AD/HD Please Stand Up

Mark A. Riddle, M.D., Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

This talk will provide a framework for understanding various points of view about ADHD, including: ADHD is a disease; "boys will be boys"; ADHD "symptoms" are just bad behavior; ADHD is the result of bad parenting; ADHD is the result of being raised in a bad community. The goal is to understand where these ideas originate and where they ring true (and not so true).

I: A, F, E, O, M

8a

Introduction to School Meetings

Leslie Seid Margolis, Esq.*, Managing Attorney, Maryland Disability Law Center, Baltimore, MD

This session is designed to help parents understand the different types of school meetings, their goals, relationships with the school team, and how to work with school staff. There will be time for questions from the audience.

I: F

8b

Introduction to IDEA and Recent Legal Decisions Affecting Special Education.

Leslie Seid Margolis, Esq.*, Managing Attorney; Linda Kennedy, Esq., Staff Attorney (Both with Maryland Disability Law Center, Baltimore, MD)

This workshop will address the basic aspects of special education law, including the steps of the special education process from referral and evaluation to placement and review. Topics covered will include the individualized education plan, procedural safeguards and parents' rights, independent evaluations, extended school year services, and discipline.

I: F 

8c

AD/HD, Tourette Syndrome and Other Co-Morbid Disorders

Pat Eagan, B.S.,R.N., Health and Education Consultant , Bowie, MD

An overview of the co-morbidity of AD/HD with Tourette Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Learning Disabilities will be provided.  How these disorders impact a child’s ability to learn and interact with others will be discussed.  Strategies will be presented to help these children improve school performance. 

I: F, E, O, M

8d

AD/HD and the Workplace

McConlogue, Kerch, CPCC*;  Linda Stevens, OTR/L, AD/HD Coach, Laurel, MD; Harold C. Cohen, Ph.D., CHE, EMT-P, Adult AD/HD Advocate.

Adults with AD/HD face particular challenges in the work place. This interactive discussion will address a variety of topics such as: What happens when I get in trouble, real or perceived, at work? Do I tell the boss or not? What types of jobs might be the best match for me?

I: A

9a

The Defiant Ones: Oppositionality

Gabor Mate, M.D., Family Physician, Vancouver, BC; Author of "Scattered Minds."

Dr. Mate will discuss the relationship between oppositionality and the concept of individual will. He will identify approaches to identifying and dealing dealing productively with oppositionality across the lifespan.

I: A, B, C, D, E

9c

Family Coaching--A Dynamic Approach to Positive Change

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, B.A., Personal AD/HD Coach, Herndon, VA

AD/HD affects the entire family unit. Through the use of coaching techniques, the audience will gain an understanding of the benefits of family coaching. Practical tools and tips for implementing the family coaching process will be discussed.

I: A, F, O

9d

A New Look At The Origins And Healing of Attention deficit Disorder.

Gabor Mate, M.D., Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Mate addresses the origins of AD/HD from the perspective of a physician, an adult diagnosed with the condition, and the parent of three children who also have the condition. He will present information from current research to support his view of AD/HD as a condition resulting from and sustained by multiple factors and influences. The role of medications as well as other sources of support will be discussed.

I: A, B, C, D, E

 

 *These presenters are board members of CHADD chapters.  

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Directions to Conference Site

From I-695, take I83 North. Take the first exit, 16A, Timonium Road East. Turn right at the first light. Go 0.25 miles. The entrance to the Center is on the right. 

From I-83 going south: Exit at the Timonium Road Exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left. Pass under I-83. Moving to the far right lane, turn right at the light.

Receipts: Please note that your cancelled check or your Credit Card Statement will be your receipt.