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Will My Kid Grow Out of It?

posted Oct 20, 2015, 9:02 PM by Andy Bray   [ updated Oct 24, 2015, 3:06 AM ]
Bonny Forrest
Bonny Forrest, J.D., Ph.D. 
Wednesday, November 18, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. 
The Savings Bank Theater 
Wakefield Memorial High School 
60 Farm Street 

Child expert, Dr. Bonny Forrest is coming to Wakefield! Author of, Will My Kid Grow Out of It? Dr. Forrest will share her expertise in helping parents determine whether their child’s behavior is typical for the age or, possibly, a sign of some-thing more serious they should look into. Using lay terms and concrete examples her book aids adults in establishing if their child may have a commonly diagnosed issue such as ADHD, depression, a learning disability, and others; where to go to get help; how to get support from schools and the medical community; and what questions to ask along the way.

Refreshments, raffles, book sales & book signing!
General admission : $5
Admission with Certificate of Attendance: $10
Book: $15
Wakefield teachers free with school ID!

About Dr. Forrest: A leader in the field of child development, Dr. Bonny Forrest has been an advocate for children for over twenty years. As a practicing attorney and a child psychologist, with specialized training in pediatric neuropsychology, she has vast experience in working with children in a variety of settings. She has been a researcher and clinician in academic and medical settings such as the Yale Child Study Center, has directed clinics serving low-income populations, and has conducted a private practice focusing on the assessment of cognitive and other developmental issues in children. For much of her career, she has worked with parents, clinicians, and schools to advocate for children, especially those with special needs. Dr. Forrest leads Project SKIP: Screening Kids for Intervention and Prevention, which is screening children for social-emotional, cognitive, and developmental issues.