/ADHD workshop: The Power of Positive Attending Practices – Online
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Audience: Parents of children ages 4-12 years who have been diagnosed with ADHD (includes training for both the inattentive and hyperactive/impulsive subtypes). This includes children with ADHD and comorbidities (e.g., learning disabilities, oppositional defiant disorder)

Location: Online via MS Teams

Fee: Donate what you like!

This workshop will:

  • Educate parents on how the style of interactions with their children affects the child’s motivation to work for them
  • Train parents in methods of attending to positive child behaviour while ignoring negative behaviour
  • Assist parents with use of effective attending skills to increase child compliance with parental commands
  • Increase the effectiveness of parental commands
  • Increase parents use of effective attending skills for independent, nondisruptive compliance by children

Presented by: Robert Silvestri

Robert Silvestri is the Lead Researcher with the Northern Ontario Assessment and Resource Centre (NOARC). Robert has obtained his Master’s in Education from the University of Toronto and his Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in cognitive studies at Queen’s University.

Robert’s research interests include studying the impaired cognitive mechanisms associated with learning disabilities (i.e. dyslexia) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Additionally, Robert is interested in research examining the impact of disabilities on academic success at a postsecondary level of education.

Robert has co-authored articles for peer-reviewed journals, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario and federal government of Canada. Also, Robert is a co-author of a chapter entitled “Cognitive constructs and individual differences underlying AD/HD and dyslexia: A Cognitive Mosaic approach” in the text book Cognition, Intelligence, and Achievement (2014).

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