Your Child Conference - ADHD - Johannesburg
Concentration difficulties and ADHD: we’re here to help.
This is a word any parent who has a child with ADHD will know well. And it’s not just kids who are overwhelmed in a world filled with constant distraction – it can be just as hard for parents to figure out what to focus on when it comes to helping their children cope with this sometimes baffling topic.
Often there’s too much information – and usually you don’t know what’s credible, trustworthy facts – and there’s just too little time to figure it out. That’s why we’re here to help.
In February 2021 Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM will host the Your Child Conference to tackle the topic of how to best deal with ADHD.
The innovative event will address issues related to coping with the topic and has separate sessions for younger kids and teens.
You’ll have all the experts in one room to help answer your burning questions – and there will be practical exercises to help you cope. Experts in the ADHD field, including psychologists, a paediatrician and a dietician, will demystify information and provide you with practical guidelines on how you can empower yourself and your child.
Saturday 6 February 2021
The Forum on Campus, Ivory Auditorium
Morning ticket (09:00 - 13:00): Children with concentration difficulties and ADHD. We’re here to help.
Afternoon ticket (14:00 - 18:00): Teenagers with concentration difficulties and ADHD. We’re here to help.
* Ticket price includes a workbook with practical exercises and notes on the topics discussed and light refreshments
* Parking not included
Emeritus professor André Venter recently retired as the Academic Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of the Free State. His area of interest is child development, with a focus on cerebral palsy, attention deficit and hyperactivity, autism and learning problems. Professor Venter has received awards for research and teaching, as well as lifetime achievement awards for his contribution to education and promoting child neurology and development.
Magdel Pretorius has been a psychologist for more than 12 years and has worked with primary and high school children in the public and private sectors. This mother of three has first-hand experience of dealing with different personalities and complex situations.
Clinical Psychologist Nadene Harisunker has a special interest in psychopathology and works from a positive psychology framework, focusing on strengths and competencies.
Donna van Zyl, a dietician who has practised for the past four years, has a special interest in paediatrics and sports nutrition. She enjoys working with neonates, infants and children.
Should the Event be cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of the Promotors or force majeure (for example: thundershowers/lightning, etc.), the Promotors will confirm the cancellation as soon as reasonably possible and shall have no further responsibility and/or liability thereafter.