Descanso Medical Center
for Development and Learning
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
1346 Foothill Blvd. Suite 301
La Canada, CA 91011
Informative ADD/ADHD webcasts from HEALTHOLOGY:
ADD AND LOVING IT?! - is a ground-breaking blend of humour, hope, and science that dispels the myths about a controversial disorder – Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Comedian Patrick McKenna seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD and learns the facts from an impressive array of experts (some of whom have ADHD themselves!) including medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors, and award-winning authors. Along the way Patrick reveals how his life as a husband and father are affected by ADD and even shares candid moments as he and his wife Janis work on the steps toward his diagnosis. Funny, moving, and transformative, this fascinating documentary will hold you spellbound. Yes, even if you have ADHD!
See the trailer for ADD And Loving It?!
PROFECTUM PARENT TOOLBOX - Strategies to help you engage and interact with your child. Identify your child's unique profile! A FREE series of webinars with companion downloadable workbooks (www.profectum.org OR www.freetoolbox.org)
The goal of the Profectum Parent Toolbox™ (PPT) Workbook! is to encourage and empower you to build a strong relationship with your child while fostering his or her development. The PPT will guide you in your discovery of your child’s unique sensory and motor diff erences that are the foundation of how he or she experiences the world and ultimately interacts with you. With a new understanding of your child’s individual strengths and challenges the PPT will help you match Profectum Toolbox Strategies to your child’s needs to support his or her engaging, playing and interacting, thinking and communicating with you. Your Profectum Parent Toolbox™ authors have been working together collaboratively for 20+ years and this program is a culmination of their experiences with families they would like to share with you!
The PPT Workbook complements the PPT “How to” webcast series. It is designed to enhance your experience by allowing you to record your observations, thoughts and new knowledge throughout the program. In our PPT each webcast presents simple ideas and strategies to support your child’s engagement, thinking and communicating with you. Video demonstrations within the webcasts will show how these strategies can be used during everyday interactions and play. As you view the webcasts you will have the opportunity to use the Toolbox strategies demonstrated in the videos. As you determine what works and what doesn’t you will be designing your own Personal Toolbox in the workbook filled with ideas and strategies to support your relationship with your child. Click here to download an informational flyer
Bringing Up Minds is a resource for parents who want to play a vital role in their children's education, both at school and outside school. This groundbreaking program, developed by leading researchers, empowers proactive parents to teach children what schools don't and help children with difficult subjects.
LDOnline (www.ldonline.org) - A leading Web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals. Sign up to receive a free monthly newsletter! Misunderstood Minds (www.pbs.org/wgbh/misunderstoodminds) - This site is a companion to the PBS special Misunderstood Minds, and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions. It is designed to give parents and teachers a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, and strategies for responding. SchwabLearning.org - Visit www.SchwabLearning.org for a parent's guide to helping kids with learning differences. E-ssential Guides put you on the fast-track to information! Each of the free, downloadable guides focuses on a specific topic and includes articles and expert interviews written especially for SchwabLearning.org, along with suggested resources. A few of the available guides include: ADHD Basics, Behavior Basics, Family Issues, Fathers of Kids with Learning Problems. WorrywiseKids.org (www.worrywisekids.org) - This website offers help if you are the parent of one of the millions of children who suffer from excessive fears and anxieties. Conservative estimates suggest that 13% of children and adolescents suffer from an anxiety disorder. While it can be heart breaking to see children feel so afraid in ordinary situations, never has there been more hope for their bright future. With proper intervention, child anxiety can be tackled head on and overcome, helping children avoid a lifetime of suffering.
A Parent-Teen driving agreement is a formal agreement between you and your teen driver that outlines specific guidelines that you and your teen agree to follow. The agreement also establishes consequences and provides discussion points for not following the agreement.