Speaker
  • Each campus runs a free speaker series open to current and prospective parents, professionals and members of the community. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.

Baltimore

  • There are currently no Speaker Series events scheduled at the Baltimore Campus. Please check back for updates!

Fairfax

  • Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 9:00-10:30am
    Dr. Clifford Sussman, MD | Changing the Game: A Parent Guide to Healthy Screen Use
    Dr. Sussman has been featured as an expert on Internet Gaming Disorder in the New York Times and TIME Magazine for kids. His guide to healthy technology use for ADHD was featured on the cover of Attention Magazine. As an author of peer-reviewed literature and a frequent public speaker, he is internationally known as a pioneer in using psychotherapy to treat internet and video game addiction. He is dedicated to helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology.  By the end of the presentation, parents should have the answers to the following questions:
      Why are video
    games and screen time so addictive?
      How does excessive screen time affect the brain?
      What are some guidelines for healthy screen use in the home?
      How do I balance setting age-appropriate limits with encouraging independence and self-regulation?
      How do I know if my child is controlling
    the game or the game is controlling my child?
      What can I do if my child shows signs of internet and video game addiction?
      How do I educate my children about this?

Silver Spring

  • Thursday, February 7, 2019,    8:45-9:30am
    Kristin Carpenter, Founder of Linder Educational Consulting | Executive Functioning: What Parents Need to Know
    Join Kristin Carpenter, developmental psychologist and literacy specialist, as she speaks about the nuts and bolts of the neuroscience of executive functions, attention, and development, and what it means for parenting children from Kindergarten to the teenage years.