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FellowADDer
08-31-12, 06:21 PM
I've seen some marketing for this online ADHD conference coming up soon...
http://adhdconference.com/

Can't really tell if it's a marketing thing, or a good resource.

It sounds like the main takeaway would be a bunch of audio/video recordings of sessions. But at $227, that's pretty pricey for an individual (like me) who is just looking for information. You can buy a lot of books and resources for that much.

Has anyone tried this in the past? Any thoughts?

sarahsweets
08-31-12, 07:49 PM
Google is your friend. Barnes and noble too. There is probably some good info there but if the price is too much stick to the basics.

Dizfriz
08-31-12, 08:26 PM
May I suggest you look at this: http://www.addforums.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1099114#post1099114

All of these are free but be warned, they will not discount nor negotiate price (grin)

More seriously, they really are free and they are very good, really the best I have run across.

Really hard to beat the price and if you want to go deeper, they will make a very good knowledge base to work from.

Yours,

Dizfriz

FellowADDer
09-02-12, 09:32 AM
Wow, thanks for the links to some great material, and the perspective. I didn't realize Barkley was so highly respected. Had seen a few of his YouTube videos, and they are very good.

Am working my way through the information now. Will take some time... it's a nice sized "treasure trove".

And, yes, this is clearly some very good stuff.

Kunga Dorji
09-02-12, 09:37 AM
I've seen some marketing for this online ADHD conference coming up soon...
http://adhdconference.com/

Can't really tell if it's a marketing thing, or a good resource.

It sounds like the main takeaway would be a bunch of audio/video recordings of sessions. But at $227, that's pretty pricey for an individual (like me) who is just looking for information. You can buy a lot of books and resources for that much.

Has anyone tried this in the past? Any thoughts?

Have a a look at Jennifer Koretsky's book. (Odd One Out). It is cheap and really helpful.
She is an excellent ADD Coach AND is one of us.
The seminar is more for professionals, and I would not pay for it unless it was tax deductible.( It is for me- but I suspect there is nothing new in it).

FellowADDer
09-02-12, 10:11 AM
Have a a look at Jennifer Koretsky's book. (Odd One Out). It is cheap and really helpful.
She is an excellent ADD Coach AND is one of us.
The seminar is more for professionals, and I would not pay for it unless it was tax deductible.( It is for me- but I suspect there is nothing new in it).

Thanks, Barliman. Yes, I have the book and have read it multiple times already. It's simple but very good. She also has a video or two on YouTube. There is something very real about her description of what she went through, and it resonates with my own emotions. In fact, if I remember correctly, a video was the first time it really hit me emotionally that she was describing some of what I feel. It sort of hit home like nothing I had seen before, and was part of the impetus for me to learn more about ADHD and eventually get a diagnosis.

I can see her being a good coach. (And in case it's not obvious to other readers of this thread, she is the organizer of the online conference.)

ConcertaParent
09-04-12, 11:03 AM
Rather than paying for an ADHD conference, I'll be listening to the free "Great Parenting Show" starting online today at 1 PM ET. They are free unless you miss a teleseminar then they give you an option to pay for the replays. If it's allowed, the link is http://greatparentingshow.com

FellowADDer
09-04-12, 05:06 PM
Rather than paying for an ADHD conference, I'll be listening to the free "Great Parenting Show" starting online today at 1 PM ET. They are free unless you miss a teleseminar then they give you an option to pay for the replays. If it's allowed, the link is http://greatparentingshow.com

Looks like a good parenting resource. Thks. So far, haven't felt real pressed for parenting advice (the kids are still 3 and under), but looks like one to keep in mind, especially if ADHD pops up with them. But my understanding is that while it is likely they'll inherit it, it's by no means guaranteed that ADHD will be passed on, and then maybe even not to all the kids.

Kunga Dorji
09-05-12, 08:23 AM
Have a look at De Kenny Handelman's blog:
http://www.addadhdblog.com/holiday-message-most-of-all-remember/#23e8c
He is a Paediatrician and an ADDer. His book "Attention Difference Disorder" is well worthwhile, and there is much of value on his blog.
Just watch out for the tiered marketing approach though- access what you can without spending, then move on!

Drewbacca
09-05-12, 11:37 AM
My suggestion is to look for book reviews here on this site and also to read through the book reviews at Amazon... I always sort my search results by avg. customer review and then I ignore any books that only have one or two reviews. I've found this a reasonably good way to find the published gems.

After you do this, visit the website worldcat.org to find out which libraries near you carry those gems. ;)

FellowADDer
09-05-12, 12:23 PM
Have a look at De Kenny Handelman's blog:
http://www.addadhdblog.com/holiday-message-most-of-all-remember/#23e8c
He is a Paediatrician and an ADDer. His book "Attention Difference Disorder" is well worthwhile, and there is much of value on his blog.
Just watch out for the tiered marketing approach though- access what you can without spending, then move on!

Looks good. Will add it to my podcast list. Thanks!

FellowADDer
09-05-12, 12:30 PM
My suggestion is to look for book reviews here on this site and also to read through the book reviews at Amazon... I always sort my search results by avg. customer review and then I ignore any books that only have one or two reviews. I've found this a reasonably good way to find the published gems.

After you do this, visit the website worldcat.org to find out which libraries near you carry those gems. ;)

You're really talking my language! I'm a book nut, so have already bought more ebooks on ADD than I can probably read in the next year or two!

Have never heard of that library site... Very nice.

ConcertaParent
09-05-12, 03:04 PM
Dr. Kenny Handelman is actually a psychiatrist. His ADHD book, podcasts (http://www.drkenny.com) and teleseminars are very good. :thankyou:His "Medication - What's New" presentation can be viewed at CADDAC (http://caddac.ca/cms/video/player.html).
Have a look at De Kenny Handelman's blog:
http://www.addadhdblog.com/holiday-message-most-of-all-remember/#23e8c
He is a Paediatrician and an ADDer. His book "Attention Difference Disorder" is well worthwhile, and there is much of value on his blog.

ConcertaParent
09-06-12, 04:28 PM
CADDAC is having a live 4th Annual ADHD Conference (http://caddac.ca/cms/page.php?199) near Toronto, Canada on October 11-14, featuring Dr. Kathleen Nadeau.

FellowADDer
09-06-12, 07:04 PM
CADDAC is having a live 4th Annual ADHD Conference (http://caddac.ca/cms/page.php?199) near Toronto, Canada on October 11-14, featuring Dr. Kathleen Nadeau.

Thanks! I will definitely keep that one in mind as a potential conference to visit in person, even if for just one day.

ConcertaParent
09-12-12, 04:38 PM
I am currently listening to the free replay of the most ADHD-relevant presentation of The Great Parenting Show.
Just watch out for the tiered marketing approach though- access what you can without spending, then move on!

Tara
09-14-12, 10:28 PM
In full disclosure I am an speaker at the Virtual AD/HD Conference. $227 may be a lot of money for some people to spend but there are 20 different presentations. That comes out to $11.35 per recording. That's not including the bonus items that some of the speakers have donated either.

You are also paying for convenience. You could spend time and energy Googling ADHD Podcasts or ADHD Teleseminars and find some free or lower cost resources.

Take a look at the site and at the speaker's profiles and see if it it might be a good investment for you.

Abi
09-14-12, 10:37 PM
It's important as well to do a bit of research on the SPEAKERS, to see what qualifications they hold - and whether or not listening to them will be worth your money.

Kunga Dorji
09-15-12, 11:01 AM
In full disclosure I am an speaker at the Virtual AD/HD Conference. $227 may be a lot of money for some people to spend but there are 20 different presentations. That comes out to $11.35 per recording. That's not including the bonus items that some of the speakers have donated either.

You are also paying for convenience. You could spend time and energy Googling ADHD Podcasts or ADHD Teleseminars and find some free or lower cost resources.

Take a look at the site and at the speaker's profiles and see if it it might be a good investment for you.

That is fair comment Tara, and I am certainly NOT criticising the quality of material provided but am well aware that many of us here are more time rich than cash rich.

I have accessed a couple of these conferences in the past, and was well pleased with them, but currently my cash resources are going to the NICABM series on trauma and on neuroplasticity. It is a curse having to decide.

I have just come back from spemnding a couple of days sitting in with a psychologist doing neurobiofeedback on ADHD, autism and depression.
I would love to see this sort of conference cover that sort of CAM approach for those who do n ot do well with stimulants.

( Interestingly the psychologist John said to me that his single best predictor of response to neurofeedback in a child was response to ritalin. Certainly the parents I saw of some of the follow up cases were pleased with the results of the therapy- so more attention to it would be good).

LynneC
09-18-12, 03:44 PM
( Interestingly the psychologist John said to me that his single best predictor of response to neurofeedback in a child was response to ritalin. Certainly the parents I saw of some of the follow up cases were pleased with the results of the therapy- so more attention to it would be good).
That is intersting. I am assuming that a positive response to ritalin would be likely to equate to a positive response to neurofeedback?<!-- / message --><!-- sig -->