8th Annual ADHD Symposium

821 Baker Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, USA


Empowering Youth With ADHD

Please join us at the 8th Annual ADHD Symposium. Each year CHKD partners with Chesapeake Bay (CBA) to provide this exceptional learning opportunity to educators, parents, and professionals across the Hampton Roads Community. Keynote followed by breakout sessions with industry experts.


8:00 am    Registration Opens
8:45 am    Welcome & Keynote
10:30 am   Breakout Session I
11:30 am   Breakout Session II
12:30 pm   Post Conference Luncheon

Featuring Keynote Speaker:


Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC,SCAC, BCC


Jodi is a world-renowned expert in student and ADHD/Executive Function coaching and the pioneer of the ADHD student coaching movement at a time when coaching young people was considered unrealistic. Jodi developed the first International Coaching Federation accredited coach training focused on coaching students with ADHD, executive function and learning challenges. As the co- founder of the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching and developer of the coaching model used in the Edge Foundation landmark 2-year coaching research study, Jodi is seen by many of her peers as the foremost authority in the field of student coaching.

Her first book, Empowering Youth With ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals provides coaches, parents and professionals with a powerful new guide to improving the lives of students with ADHD through coaching. “This is a ‘whole child’ approach,” says Sleeper-Triplett. “Whether it’s a coach, a parent, or a professional, there is a growing desire for people to learn the techniques that work. Coaching is the missing piece of the ADHD intervention enigma.”

Breakout sessions for parents/caregivers, clinicians and educators:

Parent/Caregivers Track

  • Parenting & Cherishing the Challenging Child, Dr. Peter Dozier, CHKD
  • Neuroscience of ADHD, Dr. Sarah Chagnon, CHKD

Clinicians Track

  • When to Refer for Psychological Testing for ADHD, Dr. Jennifer Flaherty, CHKD
  • Building Psychosocial Scaffolding for Youth with ADHD, Dr. J.D. Ball, EVMS

Educators Track

  • Leading with Strengths to Manage Executive Function Challenges, Jodi Sleeper-Triplette, MCC, SCAC, BCC
  • Cutting-edge Technology Assisted Educational Models for Students with ADHD, Dr. Shantanu Tilak, CERTI, and Dr. Michael Glassman, Ohio State University.

Continuing Education: 2.75 contact hours/re-certification points will be allotted for educational personnel, social workers, and nurses. Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Virginia Nurses Association Continuing Education Approval Committee, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours will be awarded upon completion and submission of the electronic conference evaluation form.  Presenters of today’s program have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with agencies or individuals that impact or influence this educational activity. This educational activity is offered with no commercial support/sponsorship, no endorsement of products, or discussion of off-label use of medications.