Donald Maloy, MA (Tentative) Room # 121
"A Paradigm Shift from Ambivalence to Confidence: Thoughts From a Green Beret.”
Captain Donald Maloy has received three Bronze Stars, a Unit Valorous Medal, and several duty awards for his service in the Army. Over the course of five years in the Infantry and the last five years in Special Forces Captain Maloy has deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan serving over 32 months in a combat environment. During Captain Maloy’s career he has struggled with an LD but was able to maintain his competitive nature with the help of personal commitment, and empathy. Captain Maloy explains his strategy toward maintaining positive self image and self esteem while in adverse conditions.
Roxanne Turner, PmP, BCC Room # 122
"Formula to self-advocacy in and out of the classroom"
Self-Advocacy is built on multiple variables which evolves in complexity over time. It begins with recognizing and evaluating one’s interests, abilities, and opportunities for development. Learning the skill of self-advocacy involves finding out who will support you in your journey, knowing your rights and responsibilities, problem-solving, listening and learning, reaching out to others when you need help and friendship, the "how" and learning about self-determination. In a nutshell, self-advocacy is the road to "yes" while overcoming the obstacles that lead to "no." How do we become effective self-advocates? How does this apply both in and out of the classroom? The goal is to teach these skills and empower your child to direct their path in life one variable at a time.
Cheryl Dasler, MD Room # 302
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
"The role and explanation of medication uses in individuals with ADHD"
Dr. Cheryl Dasler completed her undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She finished her Residency in General Psychiatry at The University of Colorado, and went on the serve as chief resident in her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship. She is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has the appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Jimmy Langley, PsyD Room # 305
"Mind Games: Understanding the Adolescent Brain"
In this presentation, Dr. Langley explains the how teens discover themselves, what the purpose of their emotional intensity is, and what to expect as they develop into young adults in a fun, relatable way. Using a brain based approach, he discusses how there is a method to the madness of the adolescent years between 12 and 25-years-old and that this period can be capitalized on to help adolescents grow into healthy young adults.
Philippe Ernewein Room # 306
& "Attention and Memory: Critical Players in the Digital Age"
By looking at the underlying parts of attention and memory, parents can better understand why their children struggle and which strategies will help. This session will illuminate the roles of attention and memory in learning.
At this presentation, you’ll find out about:
· The role that attention & memory play in learning
· Specific strategies to support attention & memory in your child
· Signs of break-downs in attention & memory
Cyle Feingold Room # 401
"Strategies to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functioning Skills
Now and Over the Summer."
You will leave this session with:
1. Summer activities that help your child plan and execute tasks
2. Practical tips/strategies to help engage your child in planning during the school year
3. Planning strategies and accountability measures for summer academic projects (e.g. summer reading assignment)
4. Pointers on how to help your child comprehend the importance of planning and organizing in school and in real-life.
THRIVE Center Room # 408
IEPs or 504s Learn about qualifying criteria & differences between the two plans!
Students with a diagnosis of ADD/ ADHD may or may not qualify for educational support plans (IEPs or 504"s) in school. Learn about qualifying criteria and the differences between the two plans! Does it really make a difference? Learn about common classroom and testing accommodations used with students with ADHD! Ask your questions of someone who answers these and other educational service questions on a daily basis!
Daniel Hettleman, Ph. D., P.C. Room # 409
“Family Systems Approach to Helping Students
We will discuss ways for adults to interact with ADHD students that:
(a) avoid interactional pitfalls, and
(b) evoke greater motivation for task participation and completion.
This talk is informed by Family Systems Theory, which highlights interactional patterns between people. Such patterns can greatly enhance or diminish well-being in individuals who are part of “systems” (families/schools). Brief examples and exercises will be offered.