Experts on Learning Disabilities and ADHD to Speak in March

  • Press Release- Friday, January 29, 2016

    Brown/FletcherIn partnership with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Springer School and Center is bringing two nationally-known speakers on the topics of ADHD and learning disabilities to address parents and professionals on March 14. The Pfau Family Distinguished Speaker Program will be held at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier University’s Cintas Center.

    Thomas Brown, Ph.D., is Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. His research interests include assessment and treatment of ADHD, and the overlap of ADHD with LD. Dr. Brown developed the Brown ADD Scales for Children, Adolescents and Adults, and is the author of several books including A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function Impairments, and Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD. Dr. Brown has presented workshops across the U.S. and in 44 countries.

    Jack M. Fletcher, Ph.D., ABPP, is the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology, and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. For the past 35 years, Dr. Fletcher has conducted research, published and presented on learning disabilities, attention disorders, and brain injury in children. He directs a Learning Disability Research Center grant funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and has served on the NICHD National Advisory Council and the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education.

    Dr. Brown will address parents from 7:00 to 9:00 at an evening program entitled “Executive Function, ADHD and Learning: A New Understanding” which will dispel common myths and present research about ADHD, and offer strategies for managing Executive Function issues at home and at school. During the day, Drs. Brown and Fletcher will offer a professional development program for educators and clinicians. In “Beyond the Stereotypes of ADHD and LD: Let the Experts Inform Your Work,” Dr. Brown will present the latest information on ADHD and its impact on emotions and motivation, and offer ways to help underperforming students. Dr. Fletcher will review the cognitive, genetic and neural underpinnings of learning disabilities, and will discuss best practices and current trends in teaching students with LD.

    The Pfau Family Distinguished Speaker Program is underwritten by a grant from the Pfau Family Foundation.

    Photo Caption: Pfau Family Distinguished Speakers (L to R) Dr. Thomas Brown from Yale University and Dr. Jack Fletcher from the University of Houston.