Teen Mental Health:

Typical & Atypical Development

with Larissa Predy

ADHD Edmonton is pleased to welcome guest presenter Larissa Predy.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021
7 p.m. 

“Teen mental health” contains a broad spectrum of possible concerns for parents. But how do we know what is expected behaviour and what isn’t? Teens experience heightened mood sensitivity as the teenage brain goes through major shifts in growth and development. Teens with ADHD are particularly vulnerable during this stage of life and require a different supportive approach. This presentation will discuss what is typical in teen development, how negative/stressful experiences affect mental health in teens, how teens often cope, and what adults can do to support them. 

Larissa Predy is the founder and clinical director of Little Oaks Psychology and has over 15 years of experience working with children and youth in various settings. She has a strong reputation in comprehensive psychological assessment and intervention, specializing in ADHD, learning difficulties and exceptionalities, behaviour problems, and parenting concerns. She aims to help people more clearly understand their challenges, instill hope, and provide effective strategies that work. She is a registered psychologist in Alberta and is currently completing her PhD in cognitive developmental psychology at the UofA, with a focus on executive functions in early childhood.
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