ADHD expert to give free Guernsey workshops on 27 & 28 April 2012

April 19th, 2012 by ADHD Support Group Guernsey

The Guernsey Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Support Group has organised for a leading specialist to visit Guernsey for a series of free workshops and interactive sessions with families, clinical practitioners and support health services, teachers and education department, the general public and anyone else interested in attending.

Lorrine Marer is an experienced behavioural specialist who has been working in the ADHD field in the UK and US for more than a decade. She has two sons, now adults, who were diagnosed with ADHD and Dyspraxia as children.

She trained in many aspects of behavioural and learning difficulties including completing a Cambridge University accredited ADHD Coaching Course, a problem solving course at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Triple P Parenting course.

She is a firm believer that that society and, in particular, the education system, needs to gain a great deal of further understanding about all these disorders.

Specialising in challenging behaviour and aggressive conduct disorders, she has had huge success in breaking well-established patterns of inappropriate behaviour and getting to the root of complex family problems.

The strategies are now being used as a critique in universities and colleges around the country, as well as by health professionals in other countries. She is also asked to contribute as a specialist in this area to a number of radio and television programmes.

She has made two well received series for Channel 5, called “Families Behaving Badly” and “The Teen Tamer”.

Lorrine’s visit will be a wonderful way to expand the experiences and knowledge hearing different techniques and methods for families, educators, clinicians and others that have to cope with the effects of ADHD. Many people have experienced a lack of understanding or the wrong approach in dealing with ADHD children and the broader our understanding is, the better.

The following free sessions will be held at St Margaret’s Lodge Hotel, Forest Road, St Martin, Guernsey.

Friday 27 April

2 pm to 4 pm – Clinicians, including GPs, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists etc.

4.30 pm to 6.30 pm -Teachers, Carers, Education, Prison Officers, Police, Youth Workers

6.45 pm to 8.45 pm – Parents, Grandparents, guardians , relatives, & ADHD Adults over 16 (no children at this one)

Saturday 28 April

9 am to 11 am – Families and their children

11.30 am to 1.30 pm – Repeat session for both – Clinicians, including GPs, Osteopaths, Physiotherapists, Teachers, Carers, Education, Prison Officers, Police, Youth Workers who cannot attend the Friday afternoon

2.30 pm to 4.30 pm – Small Group Workshop for parents and children

Food and drinks can be purchased at the venue.

To book a free place in one of the sessions please email your name and contact details and which date/time to info @

For further information please contact press officer Emma Anderson on candeanderson @ or secretary Jenny Smith 239002 or 07781 125612

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