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Communicate to Manage: Managing Emotional Meltdowns (DATE CHANGED TO 13 JAN 2018)
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Communicate to Manage: Managing Emotional Meltdowns (DATE CHANGED TO 13 JAN 2018)

  • Child Guidance Clinic, Room 1 Level 3 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meltdowns are a common part of living with ADHD and they can be painful and disruptive to all parties involved. Join us in o 6 Jan to learn from expert trainer Jones Liew on how we can manage such explosive moments more effectively.

Jones is the Founder and Director of Emotions Run Wild, Singapore. He has vast experience in training both corporations and families. He is known for his wisdom, passion, creativity, dedication to work as well as his ability to make complex theories and concepts into simple applicable tools. Over the course of his career, Jones has earned recognitions, such as being the youngest workshop speaker for the Ministry of Education’s Outdoor Education Conference in 2006 as well as being identified as “A Success Story of a Past Student” by the Chinese Development Assistance Council, CDAC in 2010.

Non-SPARK members, pls register using the link below :

https://sparkmeeting6jan2018.eventbrite.sg

 

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Enjoy the Popcorn : Re-scripting the Bully Horror Show
Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

Enjoy the Popcorn : Re-scripting the Bully Horror Show

  • Room 1, Child Guidance Clinic (Health Promotion Board) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

These days, the "bully" is virtually a fact of life for so many. Children have to endure the physical and emotional harm from bullies in school canteens, classrooms, neighborhoods and cyberspace. But they can arm themselves with safe and proven skills.

In this lecture, Dr Lim Kok Kwang will share with parents some practical strategies from his book "Enjoy the Popcorn : Helping your Child Re-scrip the Bully Horror Show", which was published last year. 

Dr Lim teaches & supervises master's and doctoral trainees in clinical psychology, child & family therapy. He is also a recipient of the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore from the Singapore Psychological Society.

Non-members, please register at the link below :

https://sparkmeeting3feb2018.eventbrite.sg

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Understanding ADHD & Behavior Management
Nov
4
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding ADHD & Behavior Management

  • Lecture Hall (Level 1), Health Promotion Board (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. Registration is required.

Please register using link below :

https://sparkmeeting4nov.eventbrite.sg

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Powerlifting : Overcoming ADHD
Oct
7
9:00 AM09:00

Powerlifting : Overcoming ADHD

  • Child Guidance Clinic, Room 1, Level 3 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

" I am Ezra Tan and I am 19 this year ! I was diagnosed with ADHD at 11 years and have faced many difficulties in my studies and struggled to come to terms that I am different from my peers. Then I discovered powerlifting and channelled my energy into the sport. I was recently placed 3rd in the Under-93kg category in the 2017 Singapore Powerlifting Open and 1st in the Singapore Powerlifting Invitationals 2016.

I will be sharing how I overcame the challenges in my studies and learned to accept myself for who I am. I look forward to helping parents get better insight into the mind of an ADHD child.

Non-members, please register by clicking the link below :

https://spark_7oct.eventbrite.sg

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Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Structuring your child's time

  • Health Promotion Board (Child's Guidance Clinic) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaker : Jenny Ng, Morning Star Community Services

Want to strike a balance between work and play for your children? Structure is essential in a child's life. Schedules, boundaries, rules, and discipline help children feel secure. Not only does structure help children in identifying their priorities, it ensures that their time is spent meaningfully in an effort to address all their needs.

Parents will learn to

  •  explore the make-up of a balanced schedule for their children
  •  learn how to involve their children in the planning process
  •  understand how to work with their children to monitor the efficacy of planned schedules  gain ideas of how to make full use of the school holidays 

Please register using link below :

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/structuring-your-childs-time-tickets-36107180549

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Aug
5
9:00 AM09:00

Trouble-shooting ADHD through Primary School Years : A Parent's Sharing

  • Health Promotion Board (Child's Guidance Clinic) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaker ; Tan Hui San (Parent of an ADHD child)

Hui San is a full time working mother of 2 children, aged 9 and 13. Her son, who was diagnosed with ADHD, just completed PSLE in 2016. In this talk, she will share how she troubleshoots her son's ADHD one day at a time, what worked and what did not. She will share about her son's anger and impulse management and how she helped him in his studies to get through PSLE.

Members welcome. No registration required.

Guests, please register using the link below :

 Troubleshooting ADHAD through Primary School years

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Jul
1
9:00 AM09:00

Connecting with the ADHD Child through the Language of Choice Theory

Speaker : Ooi Huishan, Rowena (Senior School Counsellor, Cantonment Primary School)

Venue : Health Promotion Board, Child's Guidance Clinic (Level 3)

As parents have you ever felt a sense of disconnectedness with the youngsters of today when you try to engage them? Are they often connected to their electronic devices instead? Do you feel you lack effective communication skills to engage your ADHD child? Learn the language of Choice Theory as a new empowering approach to re-connect with the ADHD child. Rowena, a school counsellor since 2006, acquired her certification in Choice Theory and Reality Therapy (CTRT) in 2014. In the last 10 years, Rowena worked with parents and their children in schools to help them cope with diagnosed special needs. She encourages teachers and parents to adopt more positive approaches in engaging these children. She is one of the ACE Mentor Award winners in 2016, which recognizes educators who make significant contributions to the support of students with ADHD in schools. 

Please register at the link below

https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/connecting-with-adhd-child-through-language-of-choices-tickets-34589869230

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Jun
3
9:00 AM09:00

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. Registration is required. Please register here.

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May
7
to May 8

Measuring Cognitive Training Using Brainwave Sensors

Speaker : Kelly Choo, Co-founder & CMO, Neeuro

Neeuro is a Singapore-based technology-driven social enterprise, whose mission is to help people live happier, healthier, and more productively using neuroscience and gami cation. Working with A*STAR as a science collaborator, it has developed a wireless wearable brainwave sensor called the SenzeBand to detect and analyse brain frequencies and mental states. In this talk, Kelly will be sharing how its brainwave sensor coupled with specialised cognitive games, can help assess, track and train cognitive skills such as Attention, Memory, Decision Making, Cognitive Flexibility and Spatial Skills. These are the ve key cognitive functions that support learning. Kelly was the Singapore Computer Society’s Young IT Professional of the Year in 2012. 

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Apr
1
9:00 AM09:00

Skills Sets to Help ADHD Students in School

Speaker: Dennis Tan, Senior School Counsellor, St Andrew’s Junior School

Dennis Tan will talk about the skill sets needed to help ADHD students manage better in class and enjoy learning in school. For example, on how to engage during lessons, manage homework, and prepare for exams. He was a church youth pastor before becoming a school counsellor in 2007. He is now pursuing his certification in Choice Theory & Reality Therapy. Dennis is the Champion of the ACE Mentor Award 2016, which recognises educators who make significant contributions to the support of students with ADHD in schools.

For non-Spark members, please register here.

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Mar
4
9:00 AM09:00

ADHD and Offending in Youths

Speaker: Loo Wee Shyon, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Institute of Mental Health

Are youths with ADHD more predisposed to juvenile delinquency and anti-social behaviour? Loo will address the connection between ADHD and later anti-social behaviour and delinquency; what efforts are important to help juveniles with ADHD; and what parents can do in the earlier years to identify those at-risk of anti-social behaviour for early intervention. Loo works with young persons diagnosed with ADHD, young offenders; victims of trauma and youths at risk of offending. For Non SPARK Members click here to register.

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Feb
18
9:00 AM09:00

Snoring and Sleep Disorders in Adults and Children

  • Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speaker: Dr Kenny Peter Pang, Clinic Director, Asia Sleep Centre

Do you snore loudly every night? Or do you wake up feeling tired and drowsy? Dr Pang is an ENT specialist treating all forms of sleep disorders. He pioneered the first minimally invasive tongue suture surgery in Asia. He will talk about sleep physiology, children sleep, sleep disorders in children and how sleep is related to ADHD and treatment. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dr Pang’s book, Sleep Matters. Note that this free public forum on 18 February replaces the usual first Saturday meeting for February, and will be held at Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Level 9 Conference Room. Registration is required: please call 6836 0060 during office hours to register or click here to register.

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Jan
7
9:00 AM09:00

Improving Executive Function and Working Memory for ADHD Children

Speaker: Dr Marthe van der Donk, Psychologist, The Counselling Place

Children with ADHD have problems in multiple cognitive skills like response inhibition, planning and working memory—often referred to as executive functions. Dr Marthe van der Donk will discuss the link between ADHD and these deficits in executive functions. She will also provide insights and practical advice in cognitive training. Dr Marthe has a doctorate from the University of Amsterdam. She helps children and adolescents with working memory failure or if they need to stay focused, plan and organise. She also works with parents and teachers to help them support these children at home or in the classroom. Registration is required; please register here.

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Nov
5
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding ADHD and Behaviour Management

Speaker: Bella Chin, President, Spark

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. Registration is required. Please register here.

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Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

The “Move, Groove and Snooze” Programme

Speaker: Aloysius Chow, Psychologist and Founder of Auxilium Domine

This programme looks into the physical and emotional needs of children with ADHD and specific learning disabilities. Research suggests increasing physical exercise, regulating emotions, and improving sleep can help children with ADHD. Parents also participate as they are important in sustaining positive changes later. Aloysius is trained in neurocognitive assessments, clinical assessments, and psychotherapy techniques such as cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectic behavioural therapy, functional analytical psychotherapy, and mindfulness.

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Sep
3
9:00 AM09:00

Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Disorders in Children

Speaker: Dr Kenny Peter Pang, Clinic Director, Asia Sleep Centre

Dr Pang is an ENT specialist treating all forms of sleep disorders, including snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, narcolepsy, sleepwalking, night terrors, bed wetting and parasomnias. He pioneered the first minimally invasive tongue suture surgery in Asia. He will talk about sleep physiology, children sleep, sleep disorders in children and how sleep is related to ADHD and treatment.

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Aug
6
9:00 AM09:00

How Nutrition Can Help ADHD Children

Speaker: Dr Ang Poon Liat, Paediatrician, Nutritionist and Author

Dr Ang has been a paediatrician in Thomson Medical Centre since 1978. He also runs a clinic for autism and another on anti-ageing. His special interest is nutrition and its impact on health, behaviour and ageing. He is the author of The Wonders of Nutrition and TheRoadmaps to Recovery. Over the last 30 years, his management of ADHD has changed significantly. He will explain how nutrition can help recover the ADHD child’s smart brain functions, and how to avoid damaging his smart brain.

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Apr
2
9:00 AM09:00

Empowering Families with ADHD Children: The Magic of PACE

Speaker: Glenn Lim

Glenn Lim will talk about the factors that helped more than 80% of families participating in the PACE programme feel empowered to manage and help their ADHD children. Come and listen to specific elements of PACE that make it 'magically' effective in helping parents to tackle ADHD issues at a family level and transform the family relationships. Glenn was a rebellious ADHD child, school dropout, and drug addict who went to jail in his early years. Today, he is a trainer, behavioural psychologist and organizational consultant.

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Mar
5
9:00 AM09:00

Evidence-based Intervention for Students with ADHD in Schools

Speaker: Choi Pui Meng, Senior Educational Psychologist, MOE

Choi Pui Meng has spent the last three years doing research for his PhD. He will share the findings of his study involving children and adolescents with ADHD, their perspectives on common areas of difficulties they experienced in mainstream schools because of the disorder, and what may be useful to them in overcoming these difficulties, and general evidence-based intervention measures that can be put in place within schools to support them. He has currently returned to work with Psychological Services Branch, Education Services Division, Ministry of Education.

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Feb
13
9:00 AM09:00

ADHD and Addictions in Youth

Speaker: Dr Christopher Cheok, Vice-Chairman, Medical Board, National Addictions Management Service, IMH

Addictions affect about 5 per cent of youth and ADHD is a risk factor. This talk will focus on understanding common addictions in youth such as computer gaming, drugs and alcohol use and how ADHD influences addictive behaviour. A discussion on the biological and brain basis of addictions and ADHD will provide insights into why extreme behaviours are so difficult to change. He is also a senior consultant psychiatrist and visiting consultant to the SAF and Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

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