In this series of workshops we aim to help you understand what behaviours you're seeing, identify triggers that might be causing them and practical tips to easily manage them.
9.00am - 10.00am
Guest Registration Coffee/tea available, visit the Xpo, meet other ADHD'rs.
10.00am - 10.10am
Building the ADHDvantage - opening Welcoming address. Darrin Bull, Chairperson, ADHD NZ
10.10am - 10.50am
Laughing, Loving and Feeling Intensely: ADHD and Emotional Control Sarah helps us understand, identify and manage emotional under-control, including anxiety, anger, excitement, passion, in ADHD children and teens. Dr. Sarah Watson(B.A., M.A. (Hons), DClinPsych, MNZCCP)
10.50am - 11.15am
Morning Tea Coffee/tea available, visit the Xpo, meet other ADHD'rs.
11.15am - 11.40am
To medicate or not? Jamie talks about options for medication, treatments available, possible side effects and why we should review medication, and when. Dr. Jamie Speeden(MBCHB, FRAGP (Paeds), FRANZGP (Cert Child Adol))
11.40am - 12.05pm
Who's taking care of you? As a Chiropractor, Sheridan introduces us to the brain and body connection posture, technology stress and how it affects our function. Dr. Sheridan Kay, Chiropractor
12.05pm - 12.50 pm
Lunch Break Buffet lunch, visit the Xpo, meet other ADHD'rs.
12.50pm - 1.15pm
Ministry of Education supporting students with ADHD Desiree will guide us through the Ministry of Education's vision and how they're supporting and providing resources to aid collaboration for student success. Desiree McGhie, (DipEd, TTC, BA, MEdPysch, PGDipEd Psych, Member of NZPsySoc)
1.15pm - 1.40pm
Behaviour and ADHD Anna teaches us about the four parts of the brain, how they work together and learning what your thinking skills are, to cope emotionally and socially with life. Anna Claridge, (MEd (SEN) BEd (Hons))
1.40pm - 2.00 pm
ADHD - Breaking the label Jason talks about what ADHD was like in the 90s and what it was like to be labelled, how he found perspective and provides a holistic approach that we can follow. Jason Edgecombe, Entrepreneur
2.00pm - 2.30pm
Afternoon Break Coffee/tea available, visit the Xpo, meet other ADHD'rs.
2.30pm - 3.20 pm
Panel Q&A session Hosted by Darrin Bull, Chairperson, ADHD NZ
3.20pm - 4.00pm
Shifting Behaviours of Defence, Conflict and Opposition Using a team of actors and a facilitator, Mind Over Manner will look at how rules and boundaries impact on teenagers in their home, school and out on the street and how to successfully work with teenagers when they're faced with authority. Susan Haldane, Director, Mind over Manner