December 7 Parent Meeting 150We are a registered non-profit society whose objective is to offer information and support to those living with ADHD in the Greater Edmonton Area through awareness, education and resources.

If this is your first time at this site, please click HERE to find out more about us and what we can do for you.

Training in Core Social Skills: Summer Workshops with Corinne Eckert

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Summer Interactive Skills Sessions

This is a fun week-long therapeutic and psycho-educational group consisting of 5 sessions.  Each session is 3 or 3.5 hours.  We will be inviting students to help develop and participate in fun and interesting activities in which they will engage with others.  During each session, the facilitators will be assessing the needs of the child while he or she participates in activities or discussions, and providing coaching to be as successful as possible.  

We may invite participants to be involved in such activities as wide games, conversations, cooking activities, scavenger hunts, card/board games, or group building, construction and art projects. We will invite suggestions from the students before and during the first day.  There will be a parent session before the start of the program, where Corinne can provide parents with an overview of the language and philosophy we use with the children we work with, so that parents may coach their child at home to help generalize the skills outside of the program.

Emphasis will be on the following:

  • Creating opportunities for participants to engage in social interaction.
  • Providing “on the spot” coaching to participants to help them overcome barriers they experience in relation to social interaction.
  • Providing a safe and caring environment for students to develop skills in connecting with others in a successful way
  • Teaching conversational skills, cooperation and problem solving skills, inviting, questioning and initiating skills in a fun and  interactive way.

For more information and to enquire about fees for these workshops, please see the full information found on Corinne Eckerts’ web site

ADHD Edmonton Update 2016 Conference

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AMH Children, Youth and Families, Edmonton Zone is pleased to present Dr. Peter Jensen, an internationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on
May 7, 2016. 
There are two separate sessions offered, one for Professionals and the other for Parents/Caregivers. 
Parent/Caregiver Stream: 
Registration Check-in 1:00 – 1:30, Program: 1:30 – 3:30 pm 
NOTE: This is a 2 hour session.

Super Parenting the ADHD Child and Adolescent
In this session, participants will:

  • Learn about parents’ experiences and challenges in parenting children with ADHD, and how “Superparents” can address and overcome these challenges.
  • Learn super-parenting techniques for addressing children’s school challenges.
  • Learn super-parenting techniques to obtain the best medical care from physicians. 

Target audience: Parents, Caregivers, Guardians, Group Home Workers, Foster Parents who want information to support children and adolescents with ADHD

Register today!

For full information including details of the Professional session, please visit the event page found here.

Free Caregiver Education Sessions

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Edmonton Collaborative Service Delivery &
Children, Youth and Families, Addiction and Mental Health Edmonton Zone

These free sessions are intended to provide parents, caregivers, teachers, and community members with basic information about addiction and mental health challenges that can impact children and youth.

Please see information in following links, or view individual sessions in the event calendar as events are added.

Transitioning into Junior High
Substance Awareness for Parents and Teens
Self Esteem, Body Image and Control: Supporting Teens with Eating Issues
Test Anxiety
Supporting Self-Regulation in Elementary School Children
Keeping Scattered Kids on Track: Supporting Children and Adolescents with ADHD

Applications open for the 2016 Mandin Award

kids graphic 1LDAA is soliciting applications from Alberta families with children between the ages of 4 and 21 for the 2016 Mandin Award. The $400 award may be used to support the costs for a child or youth with a learning disability or ADHD to attend summer camp, social skill development courses, tutoring, and assessments. 

Deadline for application is May 15, 2016. One award will be granted and the recipient will be contacted in June.
 
Visit the LDAA web site for full details and to apply.