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August 10, 2009

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UT Tyler to Host Parents Services Center ADHD Symposium

The Parent Services Center, Inc., will present a fall symposium on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at The University of Texas at Tyler.

Through the generosity of the Louis and Peaches Owen Family Foundation, “The Gift of ADD/ADHD” will provide parents, clinicians and educators with current information that they can use to build on and maximize a child’s strengths.

The symposium will be 9 a.m. – noon Saturday, Sept. 12 in the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library, room 401.

Registration before Sept. 3 is $10, and late registration is $15. Continuing education credit is available for professional counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists.

“The symposium will provide participants with an increased understanding that ADHD is a real diagnosis, not a death sentence or an excuse to fail but a reason to succeed,” said Jana M. Sisk, a licensed clinical social worker and Parent Services Center executive director.

Participants will examine the medical aspects, diagnosis and treatment, as well as challenges a child might face in the home or school environment, she added.

Symposium panelists and their topics include:

  • Suzanne Brians, UT Tyler senior lecturer and licensed professional counselor – The Home Environment.
  • Dr. Ray Scardina – Medical Aspects of ADHD.
  • Kim Paetzel, Tyler Independent School District – The School Environment.

For more information or a registration brochure, call 903.595.2235.

Parent Services Center, Inc., is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide parents and those who work with children the educational opportunities, resources and support necessary to raise children who can become healthy contributing members of society.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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