Parent Seminar

Managing ADHD, Learning Disorders and Emotional Dysregulation

We aim to run seminars targeted at different audiences throughout each year. Our parent seminar for 2022 took place in March and future Parent Seminars will be listed here once confirmed.

Parenting can be joyful and fulfilling, but it can also be challenging and stressful. Join us at our Parent Seminar to learn about ADHD and coexisting learning difficulties, emotions, behaviours, and the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.

Where: ONLINE (note this seminar has moved to online due to COVID)

When: Saturday 26th March | 9:00AM to 1:00PM (registration from 8:30am)

At the end of the seminar, there will be a panel question and answer session.




Ms Shelley Blakers, Principal, West Coast Language Development Centre | ADHD and coexisting learning difficulties

Shelley has more than 40 years experience in the Education sector, and currently works for the Department of Education. She is working in the specialist area of speech and language difficulties and disorder in the North Metropolitan and Mid-West Education Regions. Shelley’s specialisation areas include learning difficulties, disabilities and language disorders. She has post-graduate qualifications in the area of special education, as well as educational computing.

Dr Andrew Sheridan, Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist | ADHD, emotions, and behaviour

Dr Andrew Sheridan trained in the UK as a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist and holds dual registration with AHPRA. Towards the beginning of his career he focused on Paediatric Neuropsychology at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Oxford Children’s Hospital. Since moving to Australia, he has focused on both child and adult Neuropsychology, specialising in conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Acquired Brain Injury. He is also skilled in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and behaviour management approaches. His approach is person focused, in that he tries to ensure his clients feel comfortable, relaxed, and understood. In Neuropsychology it is also vital to be guided by research evidence, and he aims to stay up to date with advances in Neuropsychology: he is an active researcher, lecturer, and Neuropsychology supervisor at University of Western Australia.

Dr Roger Paterson, Psychiatrist | The diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in children

I treat ADHD in children and adults. I am in full-time private practice in Nedlands. My focus is on medication treatment and I liaise closely with colleagues who provide the essential aspects of a multimodal treatment approach e.g. psychologists and coaches.

I have over 30 years experience treating ADHD, as well as being involved in published research, and supporting community and professional ADHD groups. Specifically, I’ve been on the Professional Advisory Body of ADHD WA since 1994 and on the management Board since 2017.

Ticket Pricing

$100 | Non-Members

  $50 | Adult, Family, Professional, School Membership

  $30 | Concession Membership*

*evidence of student ID card, concession or health care card will be required to enter on the day if a concession ticket purchased