Experts to Address Obstacles to Student Success

  • Press Release- Friday, February 2, 2018

    Cincinnati Children’s and Springer School and Center are partnering to bring two educational experts to Cincinnati on March 19. In an evening program called “Parenting Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up,” Ellen B. Braaten, Ph.D., will speak to parents about how to help students with slow processing speed find success in school. During a day-time workshop for educators and clinicians, Dr. Braaten will address the same topic, and will be joined by Patricia O. Quinn, M.D., who will discuss the specific manifestations of ADHD in girls.

    Dr. Ellen Braaten is a renowned psychologist, researcher, television contributor and au­thor, and Director of the Learning and Emotional Assessment Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Her career spans over 30 years, with a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Child/Adult Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Braaten has authored several books, including The Child Clinician’s Report Writing Handbook, Straight Talk About Psychological Testing for Kids, and Finding the Right Mental Health Care for Your Child. Her most recent book, Bright Kids Who Can’t Keep Up, co–authored with Brian Willoughby, has received a starred review from Library Journal.

    Dr. Patricia Quinn is a developmental pediatrician, and a well-known international expert, author and speaker on the topic of ADHD. She received her M.D. degree and completed her Pediatric Fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics and Pediatric Psychopharmacology at Georgetown University Medical School. Over two decades, Dr. Quinn has specialized in issues confronting girls and women with ADHD, as well as high school and college students with the disorder. Dr. Quinn has authored and co-authored several bestselling books on the topic, including Understanding Girls with ADHD, 100 Questions and Answers About ADHD in Women and Girls, and Attention, Girls! A Guide to Learn All About Your ADHD. The books ADHD and the College Student: The Everything Guide to Your Most Ur­gent Questions and Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of Your ADD or ADHD were released in May 2012. In 2000, Dr. Quinn received the CHADD Hall of Fame Award for her work in these areas.

    The programs, part of the Daniel & Susan Pfau Foundation Distinguished Speaker series, will be held at the Cooper Creek Event Center in Blue Ash. Visit www.Springer-LD.org for more information and to register.