Tripler Army Medical Center
|For Immediate Release||Contact: Tripler Public Affairs Office, 808-433-5785|
|Release Number 04-006||Jan 29, 2004|
Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs Office
HONOLULU- Tripler Army Medical Center staff is participating in the 2004 Pacific Basin Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Teen Conference, Feb. 13 - 14, at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort. The conference is sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii and the Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
Both mainland and local speakers will be featured at the conference. The keynote speakers are Larry Silver, M.D., speaking on The Role of Parents and Teachers in Helping Individuals with Learning Disabilities, G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D., speaking on reading research, early identification and early intervention of reading problems, and Sydney Zentall, Ph.D., presenting Classroom Interventions for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and ADHD.
Local speakers from Tripler will include David Shanon Weiss, Ph.D., Tripler's chief of Child Psychology Services, as a Friday panelist discussing the pros, cons and alternatives of current treatment and interventions for ADHD; and Nancy Simpson, Ph.D., Tripler staff psychologist, presenting a session on the Reading Benefits of Teaching American Sign Language to Hearing Kids.
The two-day conference fee of $100 includes dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.
There is also a teen conference Feb. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. for teenagers with learning disabilities, conducted by Mililani Ike teacher Cal Sakata. The teen conference fee is $30 and is geared to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors planning their post high school years.
are asked to contact the Hawaii Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
at 538-7007 or firstname.lastname@example.org or the Learning Disabilities Association
of Hawaii (LDAH) at 536-9684 or LDAH@LDAHawaii.org. Visit the LDAH website
at www.LDAHawaii.org to download a conference brochure and registration