Date: 3 January 2015 (Sat)
Speakers: Vincent Soo, Positive Psychology and Relationship Coach
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

A Positive Psychology to ADHD
Vincent will share how Positive Psychology can help ADHD children and teens recognize their unique strengths and use them to build self-esteem, be resilient and embrace their condition. Vincent has ADHD and was an underachiever in school. But he got to university and was able to reach his personal and professional goals.


Date: 7 February 2015 (Sat)
Speakers: Dr Daniel Fung, Chairman Medical Board, IMH and Dr Ong Say How, Chief, Child Guidance Clinic
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for ADHD
Clinical practice guidelines are recommendations for clinicians on the care of patients. They are developed based on the best available research evidence and practice experience at the time. This set of guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD was published in August 2014 by a multi-disciplinary team appointed by the Academy of Medicine and headed by Dr Fung. Listen to these two strong advocates for ADHD support.


Date: 7 March 2015 (Sat)

Speakers: Boon Touk Rei, a Spark member
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Against All Odds: A Mother’s Story
Her son has serious ADHD, auditory processing disorder, left side sensory issue, dyslexia, and dysgraphia. But no medication for him due to the many side effects. With support from her husband, Touk Rei, a mother of three uprooted the whole family to go to Perth for the sake of her son. Overcoming the odds, she turned around his fate. Although still impulsive, he is now ahead of his peers in studies and sports. Come and listen to this amazing journey.


Date: 4 April 2015 (Sat)
Speakers: Dr Mariam Aljunied, Lead Specialist, Educational Psychology, Ministry of Education
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

School-Based Support for Students with ADHD
With over 15 years of experience working with mainstream schools, Dr Aljunied has made significant contributions to the quality of education on a national level for students with special needs here. Her diverse research covers the development of effective strategies for the assessment and support of students with learning differences, including those with autism, ADHD and dyslexia.

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 31, November 2013) 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.


 
 

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