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Resolutions and the ADHD Brain

Knowledge to Help Make this Year Different

Round-table Discussion with
World-Renowned R
esearcher in ADD/ADHD
Dr. Brown returns for an intimate and highly interactive round-table discussion designed to give you the accurate information you seek for yourself as an adult with ADD/ADHD, and/or your children dealing with the symptoms, diagnosis, medication, and/or treatment of attentional issues.  Be sure not to miss this privileged opportunity to engage directly with a world-renowned researcher in the field of ADD/ADHD.  

This special session is open to both FOCUS members and non-members on a first come, first served basis; capacity is limited to 25 attendees, so register today! 

Dr. Brown is only briefly in Hong Kong at the invitation of the Hospital Authority to present to their pediatricians.  He graciously offered his remaining time in HK to FOCUS.
Event Details
Date:     Jan 10, 2019 (Friday)  
Time:    5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:15 registration & refreshments)
Venue:  Helena May, 35 Garden Road, Central (map)
Cost:     Member (HK$200);  Non-member (HK$400)
              *limited to 25 seats; first come, first served*
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About Dr. Thomas Brown

Dr. Brown is a clinical psychologist who received his Ph.D. from Yale University and  specializes in assessment and treatment of high-IQ children, adolescents, and adults with ADD/ADHD and related problems.  In his 30+ years of experience, Dr. Brown has contributed over 30  journal publications, award winning books, and presented numerous speaking engagements and lectures throughout the US and in 40+ other countries.  He was inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to research and professional education about ADHD in children and adults.  Dr. Brown has also been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.
The Ed-Psych Assessment Series
Part 2: Understanding and Getting the Most out of Your Report
Are you considering a psycho-education evaluation or have you already done one?  Are you wondering what happens after you receive that thick report?  Join our panel discussion to explore how to interpret the report scoring and conclusions, what to share with your school, and how to make the most effective use of the findings.

This round-table will be highly interactive and will offer sample psycho-educational and ILP reports and the perspectives of both medical and educational professionals.  Discussion points will include: 
  • What should I expect to see in a well done psycho-educational report? 
  • How do I interpret the results - Scaled scores, T-Scores, Composite scores, Percentiles - what do all the numbers mean (and which one do I need to look at)? 
  • What do I do with the report?
  • How do I help my child receive the right support?
  • What is an ILP (independent learning plan) and how should it be used?
This Roundtable is appropriate for parents of school children and adolescents, and educators.
Event Details
Date:     Jan 14, 2019 (Tuesday)  
Time:    6:30 - 8:00 pm (6:15 registration & refreshments)
Venue:  H6 Conet, The Center, G/F., Rm C, 88 Queen's Road Central (map)
Cost:     Member (free); Non-member (HK$200)
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Panel Speakers

Dr. Melissa Ortega Giglio
Clinical Psychologist
Ms. Rebecca Bush
Reading Specialist
Mrs. Cheryl Raper
SEN Teacher
Dr. Rick Smith
Education Specialist
Ms. Yulia Elman
SEN Teacher
Upcoming Events
Maximising Minimal Motivation: Strategies to Get Past the Hand and into Your Teen's Head 
with Dr. Rick Smith
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (6:30-8:00 pm)

Promoting Resilience: Raising Self Sufficient Children (Webinar)
with Janine Domingues, PhD, Child Mind Institute, USA
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (time: tbc)
Many of us with learning or attentional differences feel the start of the year, the month or even the day is a chance for a fresh start and we set new goals for ourselves thinking, “this time it will be different,” only to be disappointed in ourselves when we fail to meet our own expectations or those of others.   In reality is most people fail to keep their New Years' resolutions but for a person struggling with executive function issues the feeling of failure can be a daily issue.   In this helpful video from “How to ADHD,” founder Jessica McCabe explains by "Why Routines Are More Helpful Than New Year’s Resolutions.”
Survey of Medical and Mental Health Professional Services
Share Your Experience!
We receive calls every week from parents and teachers asking for referrals to qualified professionals for educational evaluations, mental health support or management of medications.  Often parents don’t want to explore this topic publicly and find it very stressful and confusing to identify the qualified support resources they need. 

We want to do more to help parents seeking to support a child, or themselves with learning or attentional issues by pooling our collective experiences and helping to identify qualified medical and mental health practitioners.  If you have used the services of a medical or mental health professional within the past three years, please take three minutes to respond to our questionnaire. 

All individual responses will be kept confidential. Survey results will not be shared publicly but anyone seeking a referral may contact FOCUS and benefit from our collective efforts. 

We encourage you to share this survey link to others you may know who have sought the help of medical or mental health professionals to support a child, adolescent or adult with main stream learning differences and related mental health issues. 
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FOCUS is a respected provider of accurate, evidence-based information about mainstream learning differences and a welcoming community of parents and professionals who share the experience of supporting children with AD/HD and SpLD.  We are a Hong Kong-based charity whose members include parents, educators, counsellors and medical professionals.
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