Date: 2 May 2015 (Sat)
Speaker: Glenn Lim
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Room 1, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Decrease ADHD by Playing More
Too often, parents who want to occupy their children's time, turn to entertainment and electronic devices. This dulls the executive functions of the child's brain, and gets them addicted to non-constructive games. Now you can learn the new science of decreasing ADHD, and developing your child's brain, through intentional play. Glenn was a rebellious ADHD child, school dropout, and drug addict who was sentenced to imprisonment in his early years. Today, he is a professional speaker and trainer, behavioural psychologist, and strategic consultant advising government agencies and organisations. Come hear him and learn how he overcame his own setbacks, as well as take away precious tools to apply to your own children.


Date: 6 June 2015 (Sat)
Speaker: Goh Kui Hwa, counsellor, psychotherapist and Spark exco member
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Room 1, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Understanding ADHD and Behaviour Management
This is our popular twice-yearly talk on understanding ADHD and behaviour management for parents, teachers and allied educators, especially those new to ADHD. Topics covered include facts about ADHD, how to support a child with ADHD at home and in school and basic behaviour management strategies. Non-members must email Spark_Singapore@yahoogroups.com to register.


Date: 4 July 2015 (Sat)

Speaker: Ashokan Ramakrishnan (“Ash”), founder, The Mindful Tree
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Room 1, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Becoming a More Emotionally Intelligent Parent
This is an introduction to the concepts behind the Incredible Years parenting programme. Ash is a certified trainer for the programme, a social and emotional skills programme for younger children and their families. He set up The Mindful Tree to help children develop emotional intelligence through mindfulness. He is trained to use mindfulness to help people cope with chronic stress.


Date: 1 August 2015 (Sat)
Speakers: Dr Christopher Cheok, vice-chairman, medical board, IMH
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Room 1, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Addictions, ADHD and National Service
In some instances, ADHD can affect a person’s ability to serve NS but in others, it has little impact. Addictions also have a propensity to affect men more than women in Singapore and ADHD is a risk factor for addictions. Dr Cheok will discuss how ADHD influences a person’s ability to serve NS and how to seek help if he has difficulty in NS. He will also discuss the current issues affecting youth including drug addiction, gambling, alcohol and internet and gaming addictions. He was formerly head of psychiatry in the SAF and Commanding Officer of its Medical Classification Centre. Before IMH, he was head of the Department of Psychological Medicine, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

See Spark Events for more details on future meetings.

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ADHD: What is it?
New reading material of the above topic can be found in Tips/Stories. ADHD Information for parents and fact sheet for teachers in Chinese are also freshly uploaded.

Latest issue (Issue 35, April 2015) of I'm Not Naughty uploaded here.

Latest Edition of I'm Not Naughty flyer uploaded here. Chinese version here.

Three-Prong Approach to Supporting Special Needs Students uploaded here.
Presentation by the three winners of the ACE Mentor Award 2012 at the public forum held on 29 June 2013. In it, the Allied Educators (Learning and Behaviour Support) share their knowledge and best practices on supporting Special Needs students in mainstream schools.

Presentation slides of Prof Jan Buitelaar (from The Netherlands) for the public Forum on 5 July uploaded here.

PACE brochure uploaded here. Registration form here.


 
 

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