The Orthodox Union’s Department of Synagogue and Community Services, together with Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s National Jewish Council for Disabilities, will present “ADHD Focus: Tools and Techniques for Parents and Professionals,” a two-part seminar to take place on two consecutive Tuesdays, April 28 and May 5, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The program will be held at the OU headquarters at 11 Broadway in Manhattan.
The program will feature Dr. Yitzchak Goldberg, Ph.D., school psychologist, co-director of the Diamond Summer Program for children with ADHD, and principal of Yeshiva Darchei Torah Junior High School. Dr. Goldberg will discuss useful strategies for:
- Listening and cooperation;
- Following rules;
- Facilitating self-management and self-regulation;
- Using effective consequences;
- Managing and resolving conflicts;
- Developing independence with daily routines;
- Getting along with other children.
Rebbetzin Judi Steinig, associate director of Community Services at the Orthodox Union, explained, “Many of the families in our communities are challenged with finding the appropriate tools at school and at home for children who have ADHD, and parents and professionals need assistance in this area. These programs will provide strategies so that each child can reach his/her maximum potential and lead happy and productive lives.”
On-site participation is $25 for each session and $45 for both sessions. A light dinner will be served; attendees will also have the opportunity to meet and speak with Dr. Goldberg following the program. The program will be live-streamed for remote viewing, at no charge; pre-registration is required.