Kicking off our 10th year of Wednesday Webinars!

What a Difference a School Nurse Can Make! A Tourette Syndrome Guide for School Nurses

January 24, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Graham Hartke, Psy.D.

School Nurses play an essential and invaluable role in the lives of TS children and their families. Serving as onsite medical practitioners, counselors, and mediators between school personnel, health professionals and families, school nurses are in a unique position to make a lasting positive impact on TS students. In this webinar, Dr. Hartke will provide an overview of TS and associated disorders along with specific tips and strategies for school nurses, families, and educators to best help TS students. 

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Our 100th Webinar!

Understanding Tourette Syndrome

February 21, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 PM EDT

Presenter: Dr. Martin Franklin

This webinar will present the underlying neurology, development and treatment for TS along with strategies for the management of its typical co-occurring disorders anxiety, OCD and ADHD. Dr. Martin Franklin is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, and Director of the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Franklin received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Rhode Island. He has devoted his career to the study of anxiety and body-focused repetitive behaviors (such as chronic tic disorders and trichotillomania) in children and adults.

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Memory Systems, How to Strengthen, Build and Develop Compensatory Strategies

March 14, 2018
7:30 – 8:20 PM EDT

Presenter:  Sarah Levin Allen, PhD, CBIS

Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS is the Executive Director of Neuropsychology at Brain Behavior Bridge and Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Pediatric Neuropsychology from the APA-accredited program at Drexel University. Dr. Allen specializes in the area of evidence-based interventions for schools as well as in school-wide concussion management and recovery programming. Her work focuses on translating medical and neuropsychological intervention to schools, specifically promoting and integrating brain based learning approaches into the classroom.

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“Usually Messy and Always Late”: Understanding Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills Challenges for Students with ADHD

April 18, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 PM EST

 Presenter:  Lisa Ahern, PhD, NCSP

Dr. Lisa Ahern is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist who holds a Ph.D. in school psychology from North Carolina State University. She has advanced training in ADHD assessment, the assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disabilities.  Dr. Ahern refined her clinical expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and adolescents with anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Related Disorders and provided parent management training (PMT) for families with children who were experiencing difficulties with ADHD and other behavioral difficulties. She was also able to participate in research efforts as part of a nationally recognized team of experts.

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TS/Autism: Understanding of the Relationships Among Repetitive Behaviors

May 16, 2018
7:30 – 8:30 PM EST

Presenter:  Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D.

Kathryn Roberts, Ph.D. is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (COTTAGe). Dr. Roberts specializes in the assessment and treatment of child anxiety and related repetitive behaviors. She has particular interest in mechanisms that underlie the co-occurrence of such presentations and has performed EEG and fMRI research to understand neural correlates associated with these presentations. Dr. Roberts has presented her research at professional conferences, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the Society for Psychophysiological Research, and has been published in journals like Psychophysiology and Biological Psychology. Dr. Roberts received her bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Delaware, completing her clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

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