CPAC presents Dr. Deborah MacNamara, PhD: Making Sense of Attention Problems (May 23)
Deborah is a dynamic educator and experienced counsellor who makes developmental science come to life in the everyday context of home and classroom. She presents regularly to a range of audiences including parents, educators, social workers, and other health care professionals. The presentations are based on current attachment research, developmental psychology and neuroscientific understanding of children and youth. Grounded in the work of Dr. Gordon Neufeld, an internationally respected clinical and developmental psychologist, they help make sense of children and adolescents from the inside out. Deborah has interned with Gordon Neufeld and is on faculty with the Neufeld Institute.
Making Sense of Attention Problems
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Attention and agitation issues are increasing at alarming rates among our children and youth. Such restlessness can pose challenges for learning and behaviour at home and school. Adults often feel overwhelmed and confused about how to make headway with a child who cannot seem to focus or sit still. In trying to alleviate symptoms we can unknowingly employ measures that are serving to exacerbate their attention problem. There is much that can be done to help bring a child to rest by understanding the two common roots of attention problems.