Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Free Continuing Education, Focus on ADD/ADHD

RE: Free Continuing Education, Focus on ADD/ADHD

WATCH 2010 and Glover Drug are proud to announce that they have worked in collaboration to organize a free educational seminar on ADD/ADHD In Jasper at the CHS Building November 4th at 6:30 p.m.

The speaker for this event is the recognized author and professor of psychology at Lee University, Dr. Heather Quagliana. Dr. Quagliana’s areas of clinical specialty include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), disruptive behavior disorders, childhood trauma, autism, and expressive therapies with children. Dr. Quagliana has presented and published her research in these areas of specialty. A professional with as much experience and expertise as Dr. Quagliana will be a great resource for teachers, parents, and medical workers in Walker County.
The program is scheduled to take place on November 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Health Systems Activity Center (CHS) 204 East 19th Street downtown Jasper.
ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity or both. It often goes undiagnosed in young children. It is especially difficult to identify because normal hyperactivity is often characteristic of young children. Jennifer Weathers, an RN at Glover Drug, is responsible for envisioning this educational event. When asked what the chief purpose of it is, she responded saying, “Our primary goal of the event is to provide educators that are in the classrooms with our children information that can help them excel at their jobs.” This program is open to everyone but is specifically tailored to meet the needs of teachers, parents and medical professionals. The specific objectives of this session are to…
• Educate professionals about the symptoms and presentation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior problems in children and adolescents

• Identify the neurobiological origins associated with the development of ADHD and further understand the diagnostic issues associated with disruptive behavior problems in children and adolescents

• Discuss current intervention strategies including therapeutic and classroom/school-based interventions

• Understand behavior modification in the treatment of ADHD in multiple contexts

• Emphasize the importance of multidisciplinary approaches in the treatment of ADHD and disruptive behaviors
Glover Drug and WATCH 2010 are hoping to get a large turnout for this program. Hopefully, depending on how this initial seminar goes, there will be several more like it in the future.

Your Contact:
Jennifer Starnes Weathers RN
Glover Drugs
Bus: (205) 304-4485
E-mail: jennifer@gloverdrug.com
Web Page: www.gloverdrugs.com

Will McCollum
AmeriCorps – VISTA / WATCH 2010
Mobile: (205) 302-0001

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