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Get Connected offers talk on ADD

The Get Connected Parent Network invites parents to hear from child psychologist Sean LaRoque, Ph.D., who will speak Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. on “ADD/ADHD: What’s Behind The Letters?” The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be at Woodside Elementary School, W236 N7465 Woodside Road, Sussex

This presentation will include information on:

  • how ADD is diagnosed and problems with current diagnostic criteria,
  • myths and facts,
  • causes and progression of the disorder,
  • treatment options, and
  • tools for use home and school.

LaRoque’s presentation will focus on issues most relevant to parents of children in elementary school, however all parents are welcome to attend — regardless of their children’s age or school district in which they reside. Free babysitting is available at this session.

A school psychologist in the Kettle Moraine School District for the last 10 years along with having a practice at Family Care Psychological Services in Hartland, LaRoque specializes in working with children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities and other psycho-educationally related disorders. He has been a research associate in the Campus Health Center at the University of Arizona, an adjunct professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater and a secondary education English teacher. He and his wife live in Oconomowoc with their three sons ages 7, 3 and 1.

The Get Connected Parent Network helps parents navigate children through their school years by providing:

  • age-appropriate information;
  • networking with other parents;
  • presentations from professionals; and
  • guidance and support.

Get Connected is sponsored by the Parent and Community Triangle, a partnership between the Hamilton School District, Sussex-area Outreach Services and community parents. Funding and support provided by United Way of Waukesha County “Helping Kids Succeed” initiative.

For more information, please contact Get Connected Coordinator Kristin Hasbrook at (262) 246-1973 x1128.