THE 2012 SPEAKER SERIES
With Special Thanks to Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) State of Minnesota Anoka County
Saturday, May 12, 2012 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Speakers 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch and New Friendships
Location: Coon Rapids Middle School 11600 Raven Street NW, Coon Rapids, MN
ADHD: "Let's Just Get Along!"
Parenting children and teens with ADHD presents unique challenges. Developmental delays and /or deficits in executive function, emotional regulation, cognitive flexibility, language processing, and social skills can undermine a child's/teen's ability to solve problems, be flexible, or tolerate frustration. Using Ross Greene's "collaborative problem-solving" approach to parenting and communication, this session will present an effective way for parents of children/teens with ADHD to approach and resolve recurring difficulties. Parents will learn methods for developing realistic behavioral objectives and strategies for handling conflicts with greater success.
PRESENTER: Marcia Mayo, Psychotherapist, ADHD Specialist, Educator Marcia owns River's Edge Consulting in Excelsior, MN. Marcia Mayo, M.A., is a psychotherapist, educator, and ADHD specialist. She has been in private practice for twenty years, working with children, teens, adults, and families, and has specialized in ADHD and related issues for the past twelve years. Marcia also facilitates workshops on ADHD and on parenting issues at Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), and in the community. She has been married for twenty-six years, parenting a blended family of five children.