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Plenary Sessions

2015 Annual International Conference on ADHD

November 12-14, 2015
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Plenary Sessions

Thursday, November 12, 2015
PLEN01/ What Parents Think Doctors Should Know About ADHD
Room: Celestin D
Presenter: Peter Jensen M.D.

Despite the dramatic growth of new medications and effective psychotherapies for ADHD, parents and families find that health care providers are often not able to give them the types of effective support needed to successfully parent a child with ADHD. Effectively negotiating this 20-year period from childhood through adolescence and into successful adulthood requires much more than pills or visits to therapists. Dr. Jensen reviews what over 100 parents have reported to be the missing information, what got them through the 20-year maze. Not only do doctors and therapists need this information, but it is also very important from parents just beginning this journey.

Learning Objectives
1. The most important things that parents should do to successfully parent a child with ADHD
2. The essential steps in working with doctors & therapists
3. The essential steps in working with schools & school systems
4. The essential steps within your family

Friday, November 13, 2015
PLEN02/ ADHD: It's like winning the lottery
Room: Celestin D
Presenter: Peter Shankman 

Peter blames most of his success on his ADHD. Join him for this energizing session where he'll explain how he uses his ADHD to his advantage, what tricks and secrets he's learned over the past 30 years, including why airplanes are your best friend to get work done, and why everyone should jump out of a plane at least once. Peter Shankman is credited with building Help a Reporter Out, (HARO) which changed the way news is gathered and publicity is obtained.

Saturday, November 14, 2015
PLEN03/ 360 Thinking: A New Model for Executive Function Skills
Room: Celestin D
Presenter: Sarah Ward SLP

Co-Presenter: Jacobsen, Kristen

You may have read about executive function skills and heard about related terms. Let’s go beyond the book definition and learn how to recognize the EF skills that might be either facilitating or impeding learning during instruction. How do all of these skills work together in a moment to enable an individual to effectively create a goal, form a plan, and self monitor through tasks in a timely and efficient manner? 360 Thinking is an innovative model of executive function skills that provides a new perspective for understanding and supporting executive function skills in educational and home settings.

Learning Objectives
1. Describe 2 features for each of the four elements of situational awareness: Space, Time, Objects, People.
2 State the definition of ‘mimetic ideational information processing’ as it pertains to executive function skills.
3. List the 4 elements of mimetic ideational information processing.
4. Define the role of nonverbal working memory in executive function skills.
5. Describe 2 ways in which nonverbal working memory contributes to flexible thinking and problem solving skills.