Recognizing & Reaching Children with Learning Difficulties, AD/HD and Related Conditions across Languages and Cultures
Brussels, Belgium, 8 October, 2008
MAI Conference Centre,
40 Rue Washington, 1050 Brussels
08h45 – Registration
09h30 – Welcome and Introductions;
Machteld van Ostaede President ADHD-Belgium
Chalks Corriette (President ECOC)
09h35 – Hyperactive Behaviour in Children and Teenagers;
10h30 – Break
11h00 – Hyperactive Behaviour in Children and Teenagers;
12h00 – Lunch
12h45 – Removing Barriers to Learning Maths: Building Empathy and Understanding of the Learner;
14h45 – Break
15h10 – Understanding and Recognizing Girls, Teens, and Women with ADHD. Consequences of
Undiagnosed AD/HD in females;
Presented by psychotherapist and author Sari Solden who will be joined by her special
guest, psychologist and author Ellen Littman Ph.D. Solden and Littman are two of the
top experts in recognizing and effectively helping girls, teens, and women with ADHD
17h00 – Close & opportunity to purchase
Information about the Presenters
CORDULA NEUHAUS is a renowned German Child Psychologist and Pediatrician who specializes in hyperactive behaviour in children with AD/HD. She trains teachers and parents in how best to reach children with behavioural problems and is a leader in behavioural therapy techniques. She is also the author of numerous books in German about AD/HD, is a charismatic speaker at events throughout Europe and the USA and has been involved in setting up an
educational center in Esslingen, Germany attached to the clinic for children that she founded and where she continues to work. In this unique center, children and adolescents who have AD/HD are supervised by teachers while they complete homework, are given exam preparation or remedial help so that they can keep up with their studies. She lectures widely to teachers, special education specialists and caregivers throughout Germany and Europe.
STEVE CHINN taught for 40 years in mainstream schools, in Further Education and in Special Education. He was head of three special schools for dyslexic students. Steve founded and
ran Mark College, a school for Dyslexic boys, for 19 years. This school received several awards, including the Department of Education’s “Highly Effective School” certificate and Beacon School status, the ISA’s “Award for Excellence” and a National Training Award. Steve has written several books based on his classroom research, including“The Trouble with Maths: A Practical Guide to Helping Learners with Numeracy Difficulties”
which won the NASEN/TES “Book for Learning and Teaching” award in 2004 and Sum Hope
. Steve runs training courses for teachers across the UK
and has lectured on learning difficulties in maths in over 20 countries worldwide. Steve was Chair of the 3rd International Conference of the British Dyslexia Association and was cofounder and then Chair of the Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching
SARI SOLDEN is a psychotherapist in privatepractice in Ann Arbor, MI who has worked with
adults with AD/HD for 20 years. She is the author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder: Embracing Disorganisation at Home and in the Workplace andJourneys Through Addulthood: Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorderwhich is forboth men and women as well as mental health professionals. Solden trains professionals on counseling adults with AD/HD, is a prominent speaker at both national and international AD/HD conferences, and is a frequent contributor to publications on this subject. She serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA (National
AttentionDeficitDisorder Association)and has served on the program conference committee for national
CHADD. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder). Her specializations include inattentive AD/HD, gender issues affecting women and girls with ADD, especially those who are not diagnosed, and the long term counseling issues for adults not diagnosed until adulthood.
DR. ELLEN B. LITTMAN is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York State. Involved
with the spectrum of attentional disorders for 20 years, she focuses on a high IQ ADHD population, and specializes in women’s and girl’s issues. She is widely published and author of Understanding Girls with Ad/Hd, lectures frequently, provides in-service training to professionals, has taught at the Pace University Graduate School of Teacher Education, and will be a presenter at the American Psychological Association Annual Conference this summer.
• Regular Prices: e80 for non-members and e60 for members of ECOC or ADHD Family Resources.
• Early Registration Prices: e60 for non-members and e40 for members of ECOC or ADHD Family
Resources if registered before September 15. Refreshments and cold lunch packs are included in
To reserve your place, please pay the required amount into our bank account and complete the attached Registration Form, listing all names of those covered by your registration.
Receipts will be ready for collection at the event. All places must be paid for prior to attending the event as this will ensure that the registration process on the day will be smooth. Should you have any questions, please contact
Joanne (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0494.177403) or Chalks
310-1238787-86 -IBAN: BE78-310-1238787-86
Information booths from Centrum Zitstil (Flemish), TDA/H Belgique (French), Patienten Rat und Treff (German), ADHD
Family Resources Brussels, Adult Anglophone ADHD Support, the Belgian-based branch of ADHS Deutschland (German) and Dyslexia International (DITT), AANDACHT (Flemish adult
support group), where information and advice will be available throughout the day to conference participants.
Books in each of the languages of Belgium on these topics
will also be on sale.
Simultaneous translation from English to French and Dutch Certificate of participation will be provided,
Student price available on request