More than 200 parents, family members, and educators flocked to Potomac’s McLean School on Saturday, Feb.
Potomac — More than 200 parents, family members, and educators flocked to Potomac’s McLean School on Saturday, Feb. 9 to take advantage of the 4th annual “Cecily’s Advocacy Workshop” — a seminar which disseminates information and the latest research on strategies for coping with children with ADD, ADHD and other learning differences.
Parent Stacey Wills, spouse of a McLean School alumni and mother of two McLean School students attended the workshop for the second year: “The seminars give me a factual framework for making decisions concerning my children. Each year their topics are timely and provide information that I need. I plan to attend the “What’s Eating Your Child?” workshop to learn more about nutrition and how it affects my children. The experts are excellent and I am pleased to have accurate information.”
#For the first session, participants were given the choice of attending one of the following seminars: “Parenting under Complex Conditions: Creating a Nurturing Stepfamily Environment” led by Jonah Green, LCSW-C; “What’s Eating Your Child?” (nutrition strategies for better learning and mood) facilitated by Kelly Dorfman, MS, LND; “Raise Your Child’s Social IQ” led by Cathi Cohen, LCSW, CGP; “Adoption Through the Eyes of Children: A Developmental Perspective” with Debbie Riley, MS, and “Medication Management of ADHD in the Teen Years: Keys to Success and Pitfalls to Avoid” with Dr. Chuck Conlon, MD.
#The topics for the second seminar were “Understanding Adolescent Social Culture: From Bonding to Bullying, led by Julie Baron, LCSW-C; “College Considerations for LD/ADHD Students,” chaired by Hannah Serota, McLean’s College counselor, along with Rachel Masson, director of admission at Landmark College; “Raise Your Child’s Social IQ” with Cathi Cohen LCSW, CGP; “Beneath the Mask: Adoption Through the Eyes of Adolescents by Debbie Riley, MS, and “Dyslexia: What Every Parent Needs to Know” with Ann Dolin, M. ED.