SURREY KIDS VOICE - a parent's support group, September 2013. This is what they said about it...
Dear Dr Ocana - Thank you again for giving us your time and sharing your passion for helping people with ADHD.
We heard from so many parents how much they learned and how many ways they can help their kids. You presented a positive side of ADHD that many had not heard before.
They were especially impressed that you suggested trying a number of non-medical treatments, before incorporating medication. Their experience with other doctors generally been: prescritpions with no ongoing supervision. Thanks again, Bill and Cheryl
ADHD in Primary Care - Family Physicians of Canada Conference September 2010
I did this presentation for a group of about 200 Family Physicians at the recent Canadian Family Physicians Conference here in Vancouver. Family doctors often have little training on ADHD and usually don't realize that it stretches across the lifespan from children to adolescents and adults. Further they usually have no experience prescribing the new longer acting (less side effects) stimulants.
This is a presentation that I did for a website called CMEon ADHD.com. They are funded by a pharmaceutical company, but to be fair, they had zero input into my talk. Those are my slides and my comments. In any case, it was my first time since presenting in New Orleans in May 2009, that I have given this talk and I think it nicely synthesizes both the research and the clinical experience of ADHD in patients with addiction issues. The link is www.cmeonadhd.com
I had the pleasure of presenting this week to a group of educators who specialize in teaching adults to read. a
People with ADHD can learn when they are interested. The goal then is to make learning timely, relevant and aligned with the person's innate strengths and interests.
Similarly, educators need to appreciate that many people are not visual learners. Some are auditory learners and others need hands on experience.
Most people with ADHD can learn, but often not using the usual methods. They have what we would call "collateral" learning skills. Creativity in education techniques can tap into these collateral skills allowing those with ADHD to meet their educational objectives.