The University of Michigan Center for the Child and Family (UCCF) is hosting a workshop series entitled ” ADHD and Learning Disabilities Workshops.” This workshop series creates a welcoming environment to learn more about ADHD and learning disabilities, time to connect with other parents and guardians, and practical ways to apply what you learn in the workshops at home and with the schools.
When: Each session is from 7:00-8:15p. They are scheduled for the following dates:
Mon., February 27th
Tue., March 7th
Thur., March 16th
Where: UCCF Office at 500 E. Washington St., Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Parking options are provided when you register.
Who: Parents and guardians who are interested in finding out more about ADHD and learning disabilities in children.
What to Expect: Get a better understanding of what ADHD and learning disabilities are and what that means for your child. Connect with other parents and caretakers who know what it’s like. Learn to navigate systems like the schools and how to advocate for your child. Practical tips and advice to use to help address issues common in ADHD and LD households.
Cost: Free, but registration is required. Spots are limited.
For more information and registration, please click here.
What is ADHD?
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that can interfere with functioning or development. Inattention means a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension. Hyperactivity means a person seems to move about constantly, including in situations in which it is not appropriate; or excessively fidgets, taps, or talks. In adults, it may be extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity. Impulsivity means a person makes hasty actions that occur in the moment without first thinking about them and that may have high potential for harm; or a desire for immediate rewards or inability to delay gratification. An impulsive person may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.
For more information about ADHD or Learning Disabilities, or the services that our clinic can provide for you and/or your child, feel free to visit our ADHD or Learning Disabilities page on our site, or contact our clinic.