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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The Many Faces of ADD/ADHD
Presenter: Dave Sylvestro
If the sole impact of a child’s ADD/ADHD were just his teacher hearing this refrain whenever she gave oral directions, signaled a change in activity or distributed a previously announced quiz, the remediation would be simpler.
The fact is that struggles with attention have an impact that stretches far beyond the classroom. People with ADD/ADHD often experience difficulties with initiating and sustaining relationships, managing the details of their lives, holding jobs and fending off frequently co-morbid conditions, such as anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder and social phobia.
On the other hand, nearly one-third of CEOs of major companies have ADHD and/or dyslexia — a percentage suggesting that these “dysfunctions” can have significant functional benefits as well. ADHD is strongly associated with creativity, spontaneity and positive work ethic. Many characteristics that are key to leading successful start-up ventures are among the features related to ADHD.
This presentation will provide an opportunity to discuss ways we can maximize the experience of having ADD/ADHD while managing some of the fallout.
Dave Sylvestro, school psychologist at Eagle Hill Schools for over 30 years, facilitates individual- and group-counseling sessions, parent support groups and Dads-Only groups, presents at LD conferences worldwide, provides training and staff development to professionals and is a contributing writer for Parents Together.
6:00 p.m. Sandwiches & Refreshments
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Presentation
SoNo Branch Norwalk Public Library
10 Washington Street, Norwalk
This event is free and open to the public.
Please call the Library: 203-899-2790,
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