Date(s) - 16/11/2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Brain Workshop
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Does your child/adolescent or a student have ADHD?
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a chronic disorder that begins in childhood and often persists into adulthood
- ADHD can take quite a toll on both the adults and the child/adolescent who has the disorder
- It is tough for the individual who must cope with the daily frustrations and it’s rough on family members whose lives are regularly disrupted by the disorganization, outbursts, temper tantrums or other misbehavior of the child/adolescent
- Problems with organization stem from problems with executive functioning in the brain (ie the level of detail and the time it takes to complete the task)
- Learning organizational skills can help a child/adolescent overcome this obstacle
- It can also be helpful with the other symptoms of ADHD, such as time management
- It’s normal for parents/teachers to feel helpless and confused about the best ways to handle their children/adolescents in these situations
- The aim of this talk is to make more sense of ADHD and provide coping strategies that will help their child/adolescent’s journey with ADHD
Dr. Linda Sakr’s Bio:
Linda, a mother of three children, was born and raised in the UAE. She spent twelve years in the UK working extensively with the ethnic minority community in London, in particular Arabs. Linda has worked in different settings such as therapy centers, universities, schools, charities and private practice. Her professional training in the UK has provided her with a varied training background, which gave her a special insight into multicultural issues and personal differences.
Linda spent the last ten years working at Dubai Community Health Centre working with a variety of nationalities and age groups and conducting therapy in both English and Arabic. Linda deals with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioral issues, to name a few.
Linda is also a frequent guest on major Arabic and English television and radio channels covering diverse psychological issues including parenting, relationships as well as issues pertaining to women. Linda is also a writing contributor to prominent magazines and publications in the region and in the UK.
Linda is involved in community work such as workshops, lectures and presentations for universities, schools and private functions.
It is Linda’s life goal to make a difference and positive impact in her clients lives.