Event

FREE LECTURE! Making Memories Stick: Study Skills for School Success in ADHD

A Free Lecture for parents and professionals who work with children and teens with ADHD and Learning Disabilities, or who may struggle in school. Based on their observations that students with ADHD who study hard for tests and exams still struggle to remember the information at test time, Drs. Almagor and Miles will discuss effective memory strategies that are fun and creative, and that will make information more memorable for students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities. In the Q&A session, the experts will answer your questions about memory, ADHD and Learning Disabilities strategies inside and outside the classroom. Speakers: Doron Almagor, MD, FRCPC and Brenda Miles, Ph.D., C.Psych. When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7pm Where: University of Toronto’s George Ignatieff Theatre 15 Devonshire Place, near Bloor & Bedford Avenues Registration is FREE (sponsored by Camp Kennebec), but you must register in advance at https://www.campkennebec.com/adhd-experts-talk/  ...

8-WEEK MINDFULNESS & EMOTION REGULATION WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
8-Week Mindfulness & Emotion Regulation Workshop for Children

8-Week Mindfulness & Emotion Regulation Workshop for Children 8-11 years old Starts Thursday, Feb. 16th for 8 Weeks from 6-7:30 PM Ends April 13th with no session March 16th due to March Break 8 x 90-minute sessions. Cost: $375 Reserve your spot today by calling us at 416-482-5558 or email This eight-week program will engage children in mindfulness-based activities and introduce them to emotion regulation coping skills. Through mindfulness exercises, children will learn strategies to help cope with attention difficulties, anxiety and hyperactivity. The interactive group format will engage children in a fun and relaxing way to boost confidence, reinforce positive behaviour and promote positive social behaviours and well-being. What to expect from this workshop: Improve Focus By learning how their brain responds to stress & by practicing strategies to calm their mind, your child can become better at self-regulating. Taking Action Mindfully Learning to express gratitude and compassion, your child can build the awareness and understanding of others' feelings. Sharpening Your Senses By mindfully observing their senses, your child will become adept at sharpening their attention and enhance memory and creativity. Understanding Emotions: As your child learns new ways to cultivate a positive mindset, they prime their brain for learning and for building healthy relationships. Reserve your spot today by calling us at 416-482-5558 or email    ...

FREE ADHD WORKSHOP NOV. 29TH WITH GILLIAN CHOW
Free ADHD Workshop Nov. 29th with Gillian Chow

Registration is FREE, but you must call to reserve your seat. Space is Limited. Register by phone: 416.482.5558 On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm we'll be hosting a free workshop for parents who have a child/children with attention and emotion regulation difficulties. This talk will discuss practical and everyday techniques to help your child with focus and self-regulation. The workshop will be by Gillian Chow, MScOT About Gillian Chow: Gillian Chow is a registered Occupational Therapist with an interest in children’s mental health and a passion for working with children and families. Through her work with Autism Ontario Kids Camp and Giant Steps Toronto, she has gained diverse experience working with school-aged children with ASD, Learning Disabilities, ADHD and sensory issues. At Possibilities, Gillian works with families to enable their child to achieve their everyday goals and academic success. Registration is FREE, but you must call to reserve your seat. Space is Limited. Register by phone: 416.482.5558...

PASS!

PASS! is a Performing Arts & Social Skills group that engages children and parents in creative ways to give your child the skills and confidence in social settings. The program uses different theatre techniques, including improvisation, creative movement and breath & emotional awareness, to help children become more socially aware. The next session begins Wednesday, October 19, 2016 and will run for six consecutive nights, 6 – 7:30pm. If you are interested in participating or for more information, please contact The Possibilities Clinic at 416-482-5558....

Striving at School Thriving at Play – Lecture Summary

Thanks once again to those of you who joined us for Dr. Almagor and Dr. Miles' lecture Striving at School Thriving at Play - New Approaches to ADHD. For those of you who couldn't make it to the, here's a brief summary courtesy of our sponsor Camp Kennebec's Director Rob Deman. Click HERE to learn more...

New Approaches to ADHD: Striving at School, Thriving at Play

The Possibilities Clinic is pleased to present: A Free Lecture for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers & Other Professionals of Children and Teens Aged 6 to 19 Lecturers: Doron Almagor, M.D., F.F.C.P. (C) (Psychiatrist) & Brenda Miles, Ph.D., C. Psych. February 3, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM The University of Toronto George Ignatieff Theatre 15 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2C8 (near Bloor & Bedford Avenues) Click here for directions. Registration is FREE, but you must call to reserve your seat: (416) 482-5558 or register online here. Sponsored by: Learn more about our overnight camp for kids and teens with ADHD, autism, OCD, anxiety and other special needs. (613) 335-2114 | info@campkennebec.com | www.campkennebec.com In 2010 Ontario report cards changed Grades, previously on the front page, moved to the back, and learning skills & work habits became front and center. Experts in the development of children and adolescents now believe that what’s important for long-term success and well-being is less about grades and more about skills like optimism, curiosity, perseverance, and self-control—skills that map nicely onto the learning skills & work habits on your child’s report card! Attention is a key ingredient for many of these skills, but are other factors important, too? Some leading thinkers in the field have argued that a growth mindset is essential. But...

ADHD clinic opens doors and the Possibilities are endless!

ADHD clinic Possibilities, opens doors to patients Oct. 1, 2014 Under the direction and leadership of Dr. Doron Almagor, MD, The Possibilities Clinic ushers in a whole new level of diagnosis, treatment for those dealing with ADHD and related disorders. The Possibilities Clinic offers family model programs developed specifically to assess, treat and support individuals dealing with ADHD and related conditions, as well as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Centrally located at Yonge and Eglinton, this patient focused ADHD clinic will offer integrated medical and psychotherapy services grounded within a positive developmental framework. Team members work together to provide a comprehensive and unified program of treatment and coaching tailored to each patient's needs and goals. Available services will include medication consultations, individual and group psychotherapy, group sessions and educational interventions. "Being able to offer my patients the best quality treatment and ongoing support - that's why I made the decision to open Possibilities," says Dr. Almagor. "I wanted their experience at my ADHD clinic to be as stress free, seamless and as comfortable as possible; that way they can concentrate on doing the work they need to so they can go further than they ever dreamed possible. That's where Possibilities came from." In addition...