On October 13th, 2016, the Weston Public Schools and the Weston PAC welcomed an Eye to Eye Diplomat, who spoke about her journey with learning and attention challenges. The title of her talk was "Thinking Differently: My LD/ADHD Journey to Empowerment."
Our partners at Weston Media Center kindly filmed this presentation, which you may view by following this link:
- Includes many resources for girls and women with ADHD, including checklists for girls and for teenage girls
Notable New Books In 2015, two notable books on ADHD were both updated. We highly recommend both of these titles to parents:
Understanding Girls with ADHD: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do - Kathleen G. Nadeau, PhD, Ellen B. Littman, PhD, and Patricia O. Quinn, MD (Second Edition).
The ADHD Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Helping Children and Teens with Attention Deficit Disorders by Sandra F. Rief (Second Edition).
Selected Books for Parents: The ADD/ADHD Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers – Sandra F. Rief Superparenting for ADD: An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child – Edward M. Hallowell and Peter S. Jensen Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood - Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder - Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey Parenting Children with ADHD: 10 Lessons that Medicine Cannot Teach – Vincent J. Monastra
Selected Books for Children:
My Friend Has ADHD - Amanda Doering Tourville (grades K-3) A Walk in the Rain with a Brain - Edward M. Hallowell (grades K-3) Cory Stories: A Kid’s Book About Living with ADHD - Jeanne Kraus (grades 3 and up) Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD – Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern (grades 3 and up) Hank Zipzer (series) - Henry Winkler (grades 3 and up) Attention, Girls!: A Guide to Learn All about Your AD/HD – Patricia O. Quinn (grades 4 and up)
The Weston Public Schools and the Weston PAC were pleased to welcome Sarah Ward, MS, CCC/SLP Executive Function Strategies Workshop Tuesday, March 8, 2016 7:00pm, Weston Middle School, Amy Potter Center
The workshop described how to support your child in:
- Creating a homework space - Organizing personal and school materials - Recording assignments and creating a schedule - Managing time, tasks and completing long-term projects
Sarah Ward is a dynamic speaker who regularly presents on the topic of executive functions to a variety of professional and parent organizations. Her innovative and effective approaches have been featured on National Public Radio and she has received multiple awards, including the Massachusetts General Hospital Expertise in Clinical Practice Award and the Faculty in Excellence Award. She works directly with students in her private practice.