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Seminar offered to college-bound with ADD/ADHD

Portsmouth Herald - 3/26/2017

Seminar offered to college-bound with ADD/ADHD

PORTSMOUTH – Students with ADD/ADHD face unique challenges when heading off to college. To help parents and their college-bound high school juniors and seniors diagnosed with ADD/ADHD prepare to meet the challenges of a new environment, a panel of experts will offer a free, half-day seminar on April 8 at Families First Health & Support Center.

Lynn Marsh, M. Ed, a career counselor, ADHD coach and the parent of three college-age children with ADD/ADHD, organized the seminar, which is intended to give parents and students advice on issues that come up in college and how preparation can contribute to a smooth transition to college life.

Joining Marsh in presenting the seminar will be Michael Shuttic, director of disability services for students at the University of New Hampshire; Katie Vandervalk, executive functioning coach; and, Marguerite Genest, Ed. D., educational consultant and coach.

The panelists plan to cover understanding transition challenges for students with ADD/ADHD; how to choose the right college and right environment; on-campus resources to promote success; strategies to help students meet the academic and time-management demands of college; how self-advocacy, organization and coaching can contribute to student success.

The seminar runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 8. Parents may attend with or without their teens. Professionals and high school counselors working with ADD/ADHD students are also encouraged to attend.

Marsh also runs a guided support group for parents of children ages 5-12 with ADD/ADHD. The next group will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 5 through May 10. Free child care is available with advance signup.

Both the college seminar and the guided support group will meet at Families First, which is located at the Community Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Portsmouth. Advance signup is required for both; this can be done at tinyurl.com/FFparenting or call 422-8208 ext. 2.

Dermatology and Skin Health to hold spring spa event

DOVER – Dermatology and Skin Health will be holding a free spa event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at its Skin Health Medi-Spa facility located at 784 Central Ave.

The event will include product demonstrations, informational discussions regarding skin care, product giveaways, and meet-and-greet opportunities with the practice’s physicians and core staff members.

Attendees will be able to enjoy an array of delicious food and drinks (catered by Cartelli’s), as well as live CoolSculpting and Kybella demonstrations (there will be a focus on targeted neck area treatments). There will also be raffles, and savings on cosmetic procedures, spa treatments, and professional beauty products.

Attendance to the event is free. Reservations can be made by calling the clinic at 742-5556, or through email at info@dermskinhealth.com.

 
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