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  • Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM
    The Niche in Nedlands, Australia

    October Night Sessions


    This Workshop Series Option is now sold out. 

    If you would like to put you name on our waiting list for our evening course, please follow this link.

    Thank you for your support of LADS.



  • Saturday, November 04, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Free Webinar Series

    For Parents and Caregivers of ADHD Children Aged 6 to 16

    6 week webinar series program commencing 4/11/17

    ADHD is not a result of bad parenting or lack of discipline. However, if children are not provided with the tools to manage their condition their lack of attention and impulsive behaviours can impact on their self-esteem and life skills.

    Practical help is now available through a series of free online webinars specifically designed to support parents of ADHD school children 6-16 years of age, reduce the negative behaviours that can lead to antisocial and criminal actions in young adulthood.

    Funded by WA Police Community Crime Prevention and presented by Learning and Attentional Disorders Society of WA (LADS), the six-week evidence-based program will provide effective and achievable strategies to parents and caregivers. The early intervention online webinars developed and facilitated by health and education professionals, will teach parents and caregivers a range of practical techniques to assist with behaviour management of ADHD children.

    Statistics in the justice system are indicating that those living with ADHD are more likely to commit a crime, be involved in a road accident, use drugs and self-harm.  Appropriate and timely intervention can greatly assist in managing impulsive and reactionary antisocial behaviours, which can lead to emotional and physical outbursts that have the potential to result in long-term consequences for them and others.

    The more proactive parents and caregivers can become, the higher the chance for their child to foster successful relationships and engage in positive and rewarding activities. Not only benefiting their child and immediate family, but the broader community.

    Presented by Psychologists Zyron Krupenia and Elena Trethowan, and Parent ADHD Coach Susan Hughes, the six-week program allows parents and caregivers the chance to learn and implement strategies in their own time and space. Both parents/caregivers are encouraged to participate in this limited opportunity.


  • Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 08:30 AM · $55.00 AUD
    The Niche, 11 Aberdare Rd, Nedlands

    The ADHD Brain - Science, Strategies and Stories

    Full Day Seminar, Saturday 11th November, 8:30am to 4pm. Gourmet Lunch and Morning Tea Included.

    Early Bird Bookings – until October 9th:
    LADS Members       $55
    Non-Members        $105

    After October 9th:
    LADS Members       $75
    Non Members         $125

    Places limited. Book early to avoid missing out. Bookings can be made at:

    Speakers and Topics:

    Download Summary

    Join us for our final seminar of the year.

    We will take an in-depth look at the ADHD Brain at all ages – from all angles

    Hear about the latest research in plain English. Learn how to apply it to yourself and your family.

    We have an exciting lineup of speakers and topics:

    The Neuroscience of ADHD and Medications – Professor Wai Chen

    Hear an overview of the brain receptors and neurocircuits relevant to ADHD in everyday terms. Find out how each different medication acts on the relevant receptors and neurocircuits and how dosages can be finetuned for maximum benefit.

    The ADHD Brain and Learning – A/Professor David Lawrence & Mr Benjamin Goodsell

    The Young Minds Matter Survey examined NAPLAN records of 5,000 adolescents. This presentation will present evidence showing that students with mental disorders have poorer academic outcomes than their peers. Students with ADHD and conduct disorder had the lowest academic performance of all. Hear the authors’ recommendations, including: early childhood interventions, and on-going management for adolescents

    The ADHD Brain and Sleep – Professor Desiree Silva and Mr Martin Exell

    Good sleep is important for both physical development and mental wellbeing.  Chronic sleep deprivation can result in poor concentration at school, work and restless, irritable daytime behaviour.  Sleep requirements alter with age. Children and adults with ADHD have a high incidence of sleep problems. This talk will focus on case presentations, practical questions and solutions to consider when children and adults with ADHD have sleep issues.


    The ADHD Brain and Computer Addiction – Mr Derek Cohen

    Screens are everywhere. Children today have grown up with them and they are an accepted and expected part of their lives. Studies demonstrate that the ADHD brain is especially vulnerable to the lure of screens. Is there a line we may draw that decides where use becomes abuse? What guidelines and strategies could be put in place for individuals and families?

    The Brain and Exercise – Dr Bonnie Furzer

    This workshop will provide an overview of the role of exercise for the developing brain including the importance of motor skill acquisition and physical competence, a key for sustainable activity from childhood into adolescence, and why this is important for children and adolescents.  In addition to a discussion of the physical, social and cognitive benefits of activity, we will also focus on the role of exercise in children and adolescent mental health.

    Finally, practical tips and strategies will be provided to encourage the motivation and confidence to be physically active.

    The Second Brain (Microbiome) – Professor Susan Prescott

    We are made up of 90% bacterial genes and only 10% human genes. Most of our bacterial genes live in our gut and can have control over most organs including our brain. Going with your ‘gut feeling’ or having ‘butterflies in your stomach’ are signals from your second brain. What we eat and how we interact with our environment can also affect our mood, anxiety and ADHD symptoms, which are now thought to be directly related to our gut bacteria. Having diverse healthy gut bacteria is good for our mental health. 

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