Perham Health and Empowering Kids will be hosting an informational workshop about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Sept. 30. 

The focus of this workshop is to provide parents and caregivers with a “basket” of resources to aid them to more comfortably understand the processes and resources available to support their child that has ADHD and executive function difficulties.

Topics will include:

• What is ADHD, the signs and symptoms, diagnosis, related disorders, and how ADHD looks as children get older.

• ADHD treatment and supports, the pros and cons of medication, how to get started taking medication and the different types of medication, how to get started with occupational therapy services, and how these services help children with ADHD.

• How to start school services, how ADHD is related to IEP qualifications, and what supports are available in school – with or without an IEP.

• A parent’s perspective on her experience in raising a child with ADHD.

Schedule:

5:30-6:30 p.m. | Visit Booths

6-6:30 p.m. | Keynote Speaker- Dr. Joshua Chapman, Perham Health Pediatrician 

6:30-6:55 p.m. | School Services – Ali Braukmann, Freshwater Education 

6:55-7:05 p.m. | Break

7:05-7:30 p.m. | Treatment Options, Jodie Trites, Perham Health Pharmacist; Luke VanHavermaet, Perham Health Pediatric Occupational Therapist

7:30-8 p.m. | Parent Perspective- Justine Anderson

8-8:30 p.m. | Visit Booths

This free workshop will take place at Perham Health and is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about ADHD. Resources and refreshments will be provided. For more info, email info@empoweringkidsperham.org, call 218-346-2322, or go to https://www.perhamhealth.org/events/adhdsummit