LATEST IN ADHD TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN & ADOLESCENTS

Cassandra White, RMPSADHD

ADHD is a brain-based disorder that is one of the most widespread mental health disorders affecting children and adolescents in Canada (Center for ADHD Awareness, Canada [CADDAC], 2017).  For individuals with ADHD, seeking treatment is important because untreated ADHD can be associated with school problems (increased risk of school drop-out or under-performance), behaviour problems (at home, at school, with peers), challenges … Read More

DO CHILDREN OUTGROW ADHD AS ADULTS?

Cassandra White, RMPSADHD

Current research shows that over sixty percent of adults maintain some of their core Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) symptoms beyond adolescence ([CADDAC], 2017). Some adults with ADHD may have been diagnosed with ADHD in childhood and some may have received treatment, however many adults are unaware that their difficulties are caused by ADHD until diagnosed.  Symptoms of ADHD include difficulty with … Read More

Friendship Skills Group

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Children in this group will be matched for age and skill level. Lessons will be specific to the needs of the group. This group is different from many in that the lessons are based on the needs of the group and members will be given continual opportunities for real-life practice of skills with supportive feedback. This 8 session group for … Read More

Wellness Group for Teen Girls

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Art Therapy Series I Art Therapy is a psychodynamic therapeutic approach that uses the non-verbal language of art making and verbal communication for personal growth, insight, healing and transformation. Using the creative process in a therapeutic setting enhances our ability to make meaning out of our experiences and reconcile emotional conflicts. Art creations record and hold our hopes, dreams, emotions … Read More

Community Education Service

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What is Play Therapy? How Does it Work? Who Would Benefit from It? Presented by: Cassandra White, Registered Psychologist., Director at Rocky Mountain Psychological Services. February 27, 2017 6:30-8:00pm Sign in: 6:15pm South Health Campus- Wellness Centre 4448 Front St SE, Calgary Session is FREE of charge/Parking fees may apply Register : http://fcrc.ahs.ca/ces/ For more information: email ces@ahs.ca or call … Read More

Social Skills Group For Ages 10-13

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This 9 session group for adolescents focuses on practical skills required for social interactions. Topics include:, staying on topic, social reciprocity, expanding communication, and peer interactions. Adolescents in this group will have ample opportunity to practice their skills in a safe and caring environment with a small number of their peers. Small class sizes will ensure each child has opportunities … Read More

How to Boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

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Many kids with ADHD and learning disabilities also struggle with poor self-esteem. Here’s how parents can help. When children feel good about themselves, everything goes a little easier for them and their parents. But poor self-esteem is a big problem for ADHD children–and an even bigger problem for the 50 percent or so of ADHD children who also have learning … Read More

Goal Setting for Adults with ADHD: Be Your Own Life Coach

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Setting goals — even if they’re abstract — can be a good way for adults with ADHD to feel more in control of their life. One of the most challenging — and most helpful and fun — tasks that I’ve done as part of my Happiness Project is to write my Twelve Personal Commandments. These aren’t resolutions, like “Make my … Read More