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Upcoming Events

Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Academy | Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology 2024

Dr. Braaten's talk: "Using Psychological Assessment to Inform Treatment"
March 8-10, 2024

Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Complex challenges and evolving guidelines are changing the way you care for young psychiatric patients. These areas include new diagnostic criteria, patient-centered care models, new trends in substance abuse, research advances on genetics, and much more. It is more important than ever to find education that not only covers all these topics, but is also innovative, engaging, and empowers you to reach improved outcomes.

That's why it's critical to attend this hands-on, comprehensive conference. It provides psychiatrists, pediatricians, primary care and family practice physicians, nursing professionals, psychologists, social workers, and other mental health professionals with insights to optimize your assessment, treatment, and management of child and adolescent patients with psychiatric conditions.

  • Meet and engage face-to-face with renowned clinician-researchers who share the latest advances in their fields

  • Find guidance for complex signs and symptoms such as emotional outbursts, mood swings, and strange eating habits that can be indicative of psychiatric disorders yet can also be part of normal child development

  • Translate the latest research into optimal assessment and treatment strategies for anxiety, substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, OCD, psychosis, and much more

Please click here to learn more about the conference and to register:
https://mghcme.org/courses/child-adolescent-psychopharmacology-2024/

The Quad Preparatory School | Annual Conference: Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Futures

March 21, 2024

The Cooper Union, New York, NY

The Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Futures Conference connects leaders across fields and industries with a shared commitment to neurodiversity. Each year, conference participants from across the country join us to learn about the latest breakthroughs in neuroinclusive, twice-exceptional futures — in education and beyond.

At this year's event, Dr. Braaten will be honored as the 2024 Nancy Tarshis Fellowship Recipient.

Presented by The Quad Preparatory School, a longtime leader and innovator in the field of neurodiverse 2e education, Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Futures explores and celebrates the opportunities and impact twice-exceptional individuals experience in fields ranging from architecture to ecology, from technology to finance to the arts. Twice-exceptional individuals and industry and educational leaders also share innovative new approaches to neuroinclusivity in their fields.

Please click here to learn more about the conference and to register: https://www.quadprep.org/2e-conference

AEP Connections | Understand Dyslexia from Diagnosis to Treatment

April 18, 2024, 6:00 - 8:30 PM ET

Virtual Program

Dyslexia is the most common of all known learning disorders, affecting 1 in 5 children in the U.S. and accounting for 80% of those diagnosed with an LD. This course will cover all aspects of dyslexia, including current definitions, early signs and symptoms, what constitutes an appropriate assessment, and the most effective treatments. We will explore the most current research as well as the brain’s role in dyslexia. Since dyslexia can co-occur with other conditions such as ADHD and anxiety, we will explore how to recognize and treat those conditions.


The intended audience includes Special Education teachers, Speech-Language Therapists, OTs, counselors, general education teachers, administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, PTs, principals, nurses, parents, and anyone who works with someone on the autism spectrum, ADHD, executive functioning difficulties, dyslexia or any other neurodivergent learning needs. This presentation is geared for school-aged children 6 through 18 years.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participants will be able to define and describe at least 3 of the signs and symptoms of dyslexia.

  • The participants will be able to identify and describe at least 2 new findings from current research in
    dyslexia.

  • The participants will identify 2 of the neurobiological influences of dyslexia.

  • The participants will be able to identify and summarize the most effective treatments and accommodations for
    students with dyslexia throughout the lifespan.

Please click here to learn more and to register: 
https://aepconnections.com/webinar-registrations/understand-dyslexia-from-diagnosis-to-treatment-april/

AEP Connections | Anxiety, Social Relationships and Processing Speed: A Guide to Understanding its Impact with Students

May 2, 2024, 11:00 AM - 3:15 PM ET

Virtual Program

We live in a world where quick responding is considered an essential skill; however, many children feel left behind. Difficulties with processing speed cut across disorders such as learning disabilities, developmental disorders, and ADHD. Anxiety is a key feature for many children and adolescents with slow processing speed and social relationships can present challenges. This seminar will present an overview of processing speed and its relationship to today’s quick-paced lifestyles, classroom environments, and home lives. The biology and neuropsychology of processing speed and anxiety will be presented, in addition to how it manifests in classrooms and social relationships, and what professionals and parents can do to accommodate and help their students overcome it.

The target audience includes Special Education teachers, Speech and Language Pathologists, OTs, counselors, regular education teachers, administrators, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, PTs, principals, nurses, parents, and anyone who works with someone on the autism spectrum, ADHD, or other learning disabilities. This webinar is open to anyone who is interested in attending. Content is appropriate for individuals who support elementary through high school age students.

Learning Objectives:

  • The participants will define and describe three behaviors associated with slow processing speed and how they present in the classroom and/or home settings.

  • The participants will identify and describe 2 new findings from research on the association between slow processing speed and academic performance.

  • The participants will identify two of the neurobiological influences of slow processing speed.

  • The participants will describe the association between slow processing speed and anxiety.

  • The participants will identify and summarize three effective social skills treatments or accommodations for youth with slow processing speed.

Please click here to learn more and to register: https://aepconnections.com/webinar-registrations/anxiety-social-relationships-and-processing-speed-a-guide-to-understanding-its-impact-with-students/

Recent Past Events

Learning & the Brain Annual Conference | Improving Student Attention, Motivation, and Mindsets in a Disengaged, Distracted Age

Dr. Braaten's talk: "Bright Kids Who Couldn’t Care Less: Rekindling Your Student’s Motivation"
February 22-24, 2024


Research Institute for Learning and Development
38th Annual Executive Function Conference | Executive Func
tion, Motivation, and Engagement: Fostering Social-Emotional Learning and Positive Behavior in Students
November 9-10, 2023

MassGeneral for Children Family-Centered Care Series | Understanding and Treating ADHD
October 17, 2023

Rozzie Bound Co-op Author Event: Emily Kline, PhD & Ellen Braaten, PhD

April 29, 2023

Wakefield (MA) Special Education Parent Advisory Council | Dr. Braaten Talks Processing Speed

February 9, 2023

Test Anxiety - cohosted by Signet Education

June 15, 2022

Facebook Live Event: ADHD - What Now?

June 2, 2022

CBS Boston Mental Health Roundtable

May 19, 2022

Understood.org Expert of the Month

November 10, 2021
November 18, 2021 &
December 2, 2021

MassSupport Network Twitter Chat

April 29, 2021

Understood Live Event

April 22, 2021

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