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ADHD in Today's World

ADDA-SR 28th Annual Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8am - 5pm

DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Intercontinental Airport

Online Registration is closed but Walk-ins are welcome

This event is designed for educators, mental health professionals, families, and adults with ADD. The general session will cover updated trends in ADHD. Twenty breakout sessions will cover a wide variety of topics including behavior management, life skills, medication, educational laws, related conditions and classroom strategies. TEA approved CPE credits for educators will be available and continuing education credits will be available for psychologists, social workers, LPCs and LMFTs. Discounts are available for groups. A limited number of scholarships covering registration and hotels are available for individuals or families coping with ADHD.


Breakout sessions cover a variety of topics including new technologies, ADHD and Autism, life skills and coping strategies. More information about topics


Main Speaker: Earl J. Soileau, M.D.

Dr. Soileau is board Certified in Adolescent Medicine, with additional certifications in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has spoken locally, regionally and nationally on ADHD, developmental and behavioral problems and conditions that co-occur with these. In addition he has served a Co-Chair of the ADHD subcommittee for the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine for a number of years. Two chapters in Adolescent Medicine Text Books have been authored by Dr. Soileau including the Neinstein Handbook Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine due out this year. Two chapters in Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews published by the American Academy of Pediatrics were authored by Dr. Soileau, as well, including one on psychopharmacology of ADHD and an update on ADHD developments in 2008 and 2014 respectively. Dr. Soileau teaches medical students and residents through Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, New Orleans, located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He is a board member of the American Board of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine Sub-board. He continues to see numerous children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and co-occurring conditions in his practice, working to improve conditions in their lives and the lives of their families.

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Continuing Education Credits

5.25 credit hours- CE's are available for LPC, LMFT, Social Work, Psychologist, OT, CRC, & Educators

Hotel Information

Each individual guest must make their own reservations. They must identify themselves as members of the group “ADDA-SR”. ADDA-SR rate is $90/night. Online link is

Stipend Information

If you are a first time attendee and can't afford the registration fee we have stipends available that will cover the cost. Stipend Application Information




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Group Rate (2 Attendees)




Group Rate (3+)




Conference Schedule

8:00 - 8:45 Special Pre-Conference Session (no credits— please register)

1 TheABCs of ADHD, Barbra Martinez, Psy.D.

2 Co-occurring Disorders: ADHD & Sensory Processing, Robin Rettie, M.Ed.

3 Developing Self Control in Young Children, Sue MacHugh, Trainer

9:00 - 10:30 Conference Welcome and General Session

ADHD in Today’s World, Earl J. Soileau, Jr. M.D.                                                           AEMP

10:30—10:45 Break

10:45— 11:45

1 New Technologies to Guide Medications for ADHD and Non-Medication Options

Ron Swatzyna, Ph.D., BCN                                                                                        AEMP

2 Mixing it Up,ADHD and Autism, Earl J. Soileau, Jr. M.D .                               MP

3 Engaging Young Adults in their Launching Process

Dr. Sophia Havasy, Ph.D. and Linda Narun, M.A. CCC-SLP                                         AMP

4 The Psychology of Clutter and Letting Go, Ellen Delap                                                 AMP

5Teachnology, Ashley Hypes, B.S.                                                                               EP

11:45 - 1:15 Lunch (on your own)

12:30 - 1:10 Special Sessions—No CEs—Registration not required

1 The Advocate Is In, Robin Rettie, M.Ed.

2 The Doctor Is In, Bernard Rosenberg, M.D.

3 Groups, Aaron Fink, M.D.

4 Author discussion of Navigating the Storms of Adult ADHD, James Ochoa, LPC

1:15 - 2:15

1 New Technology helps with Medication Selection and Diagnosis

Ron Swatzyna, Ph.D., BCN                                                                                       AEMP

2 Improving Behavior during Daily Family Routines, Joel Farb, M.A . MP

3 What does your child's future hold? Strategies to help children succeed!

Chris Dendy, M.S.                                                                                                   MP

4 Cognitive Discipline in Management of ADHD & Development of Coping Strategies

Sandra Moore, LPC, LMFT                                                                                       AEMP

5 Taming the Temper, Elyssa Fink,  LCSW                                                                   EP

2:15 - 2:45 Beverage Break

2:45– 3:45

1 Strategies for Thriving with ADHD in 2016, Evan Weinberger, Life Coach                      AEMP

2 Structured Discipline Communication: Helping Children with Attention Problems

Listen, Cooperate and Do!, Earl S. Saltzman, Ph.D.                                                   EMP

3 Life in the Matrix: ADHD and Co-Occurring Conditions, Earl J. Soileau, Jr. M.D.          AEMP

4 Navigating the Storms of ADHD, James Ochoa, LPC                                                 AEMP

5Brain Training Technologies for the Learner with ADHD, Eddie Rodriguez, B.S., ACT    AEMP

3:45 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 5:00

1 Maximizing the Effectiveness of Behavioral Interventions, Chris Dendy, M.S.              EMP

2 Untangling Core Beliefs of Adults with ADHD, Kimberly Harrison, Ph.D.                       AMP

3 Executive Functioning and ADHD, Elena Denis, Ph.D.                                               AEMP

4 What Teens with ADHD Want Others to Know About Them and their  ADHD

Melanie Roth Lemanski, Ph. D.                                                                                EMP

5 ADHD and Athletes, Aaron Fink, M.D                                                                  .  AEMP

A - Adults with ADD, Spouses, Parents of adult children, E - Educators

M - Mental Health Professionals, P - Parents of Children (all ages) with ADD/ADHD