Date: 5 April 2014 (Sat)
Speaker: James Tang, Founder, Brainy Moves
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Boosting Your Child’s Brain Power with Exercise
A well-conditioned brain functioning at an optimal level will learn faster, process better, focus well, and better manage emotions. Some exercises and complex moves have been found to help accelerate neurogenesis, enhance neuroplasticity, connect our neural pathways, and strengthen different parts of the brain that are responsible for analytical functioning, focus and concentration, reading and comprehension, and memory. James, the founder and principal trainer at Brainy Moves will share on the science behind the Brainy Moves programme and how he has helped numerous children improve in their ability to focus, enhance emotional control, cognitive ability, psychomotor skills and fitness.


Date: 3 May 2014 (Sat)
Speaker: Wendy Wand Chua-Sullivan, author of “All Kids R Gifted” series
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, Level 3, Health Promotion Board
Time: 9:00 am – 12:30pm

Building Resilience in Your Children
We can teach and coach our children to learn from their mistakes and failures, manage stress, emotions, thoughts and behaviours and eventually be responsible and independent learners. This talk will share advice and real-life examples of how parents should respond to childhood stresses and help their children grow resilient. Wendy, former psychologist at Raffles Institution has more than 16 years of experience in developing the socio-emotional and mental resilience of children. She is the author of the series “All Kids R Gifted,” twenty books based on the theory of multiple intelligences. Her eldest son has ADHD and is studying business in the poly.


Date: 7 June 2014 (Sat)
Speaker: Bella Chin, President, Spark
Venue: Child Guidance Clinic, 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 especially for parents, teachers and allied educators 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: 5 July 2014 (Sat)
Speaker: Prof Jan Buitelaar, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Annelaure Vuillermoz, Zesty Minds.
Venue: To be announced
Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00pm

Public Forum: ADHD Through the Ages and Beyond the Classroom
No ACE Award this year but Janssen will sponsor a public forum on ADHD by bringing Prof Buitelaar from Holland to speak on “ADHD Through the Ages: Optimising Treatment Outcomes.” The other speaker Ms Vuillermoz, an ADHD coach is starting an initiative to help ADHD adults. She will speak on “ADHD Beyond the Classroom: Becoming Happy and Successful Adults.” All members are invited to attend this free public forum in the afternoon.


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.

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.

 

 


 
 

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