ADHD: Causes, Symptoms, Challenges and Solutions for Home and School
McMaster House Auditorium – 191 Harcourt Street
Rick Green is a comedian. But that’s not all: he also has ADHD/ADD. Through a combination of warm humour and research based suggestions, he has become a respected authority on the topic of dealing with ADHD. Throughout the day, Rick will share not only how he became an advocate for those with ADHD, but also specific details on best practice when interacting with kids dealing with ADHD on a daily basis. The session begins with a quick look at the neurology and neurochemistry of ADHD and how that manifests in a child’s behavior, providing details on five persistent and pernicious myths and how to demolish them with common sense questions. He will delve into the challenges of diagnoses and also the costs of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD on kids. What are signs teachers should look for in the classroom and on the playground? Because ADHD is such a significant challenge for individuals, many self-medicate, putting them at risk of addiction; Rick will emphasize the importance of compassion, holistic strategies like exercise that can be helpful, and appropriate medication use. The session will provide five specific things you can do in the classroom to allow students with ADHD to be successful, five things to avoid in the classroom or at home, as well as how to deal with parents or caregivers who “don’t believe ADHD is real,”. The session will conclude with a focus on the future of ADHD and an overview of the most current research.
Rick Green CM, OOnt, BSc
After earning a BSC. in Physics, Rick began creating public programs for the Ontario Science Centre. In 1979, he became a full-time comedian, writing and performing in 700 episodes of television and radio.
After being diagnosed with ADHD, Rick produced two outstanding documentaries on adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD): ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It! He also founded the groundbreaking website TotallyADD.com, which has helped millions of people around the world.
ADD & Loving It?! became a runaway hit on PBS earning critical acclaim, a New York Festivals award for Best Medical Documentary, and kudos from educators, coaches, doctors, and adults affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Since then, Rick has interviewed over 75 of the world’s leading ADHD experts, and produced videos on every aspect of ADHD.
A frequent public speaker and advocate for adults with ADHD, Rick has been honored as one of the University of Waterloo’s Top 50 Science Graduates, has received the CAMH Foundation’s Celebrity Transforming Lives Award, and the prestigious Order of Ontario. Recently he was proud to be appointed to The Order of Canada.
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