The weekly parent support group is another key feature of the program. It is held at school, with refreshments and childcare always provided. The following are sample topics of parent support group meetings for the first few months of the school year:
• Let's make this the best school year ever!
• Parents and stress! Children and stress!
• Guest Speaker: Come spend a relaxing time talking to a doctor from the OU Pediatric Clinic
• Understanding learning disabilities
• ADD, ADHD, LD, ODD, CD, PDD? What difference does it make?
• Guest Speaker: Come learn about your child's IEP's, 504's, and OHI
• Bedtime madness and morning chaos!
• The power of special play for you and your child!
• Help! It's the holiday season and the kids will be home for two weeks!
This collaborative partnership hopes to enhance and expand programs at the current elementary and middle school involved—to provide more support services for parents and medical services and evaluation for children. They also want to implement a model ADHD prevention/treatment program in other elementary at-risk schools in the Tulsa community as well (targeting those with large numbers of low-income families who find it harder to obtain assessment and treatment). The greatest challenge at this point is finding sources to fund these efforts.
For more information about this collaborative, contact: Don Hamilton, M.D. 4502 East 41st Street Tulsa, Oklahoma 74135 [email protected]
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