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Learning Lab of Brentwood Leads Free ADHD Seminar
Date:2/11/2010

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Lab of Brentwood will present a free seminar, ADHD Kids: Getting Along Socially, on Thursday February 18 from 12:00-1:30 PM at the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood. It is the latest in a series of seminars, sponsored by the Maryland Farms YMCA, to help support parents, school teachers, administrators and counselors, therapists, and anyone who deals with children or young adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

"ADHD is a developmental disorder that affects millions of people," said Pat Elkins, Director of The Learning Lab of Brentwood. "But it presents special challenges for children and those who educate and care for them."

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral condition in children, affecting an estimated 6% to 9% of the school-aged population. For 60% to 80% of these children, ADHD symptoms may persist throughout adolescence, and in some individuals, continue into adulthood.

"ADHD affects a child's learning, behavior, social skills and self-esteem at home, in school, at play and, later in life, even in the workplace," Elkins continued, "The symptoms can be kind of scary for children and an enormous challenge for parents and professionals alike.

"It's important for everyone involved to know that treatment including medication, counseling, and specialized educational methods can make a big difference."

ADHD Kids: Getting Along Socially, will be presented by Tami Lakins, M.S., Licensed School Psychologist and a Psychological Examiner at The Learning Lab; and David Elkins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Supervising Psychologist at The Learning Lab.

Lakins and Elkins will discuss how to enable ADHD children to succeed in various social situations and environments by understanding their strengths and weaknesses and reframing negative attitudes. They will also discuss the importance of encouraging extra-curricular activities and enrolling children in social skills groups, which can foster positive social attitudes and relationships.

The seminar will clarify various treatment options and misconceptions about ADHD. It will also include practical tips for resolving conflicts and rewarding children for "getting it right." Both presenters will be available for questions during and after the seminar.

To register for ADHD Kids: Getting Along Socially or to obtain additional information, contact Catherine Douglas, Program Coordinator of the Maryland Farms YMCA at (615) 373-2900 or cdouglas@ymcamidtn.org. Anyone planning to attend the seminar can email their questions in advance to Pat Elkins at pelkins@mylearnlab.com.

The Learning Lab of Brentwood is the area's largest, full-service provider of supplemental educational services and resources to students in Grades K-12. It has been providing high-quality educational assessments, personal and group tutoring, and comprehensive test preparation services throughout Middle Tennessee since 1985. The Learning Lab of Brentwood is currently celebrating 25 years of dedicated service to children, parents, educators and child development specialists.

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