The WHAAM project is aimed to improve teacher and parent skills in the observation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder subjects (aged 7-18) and to create an innovative ICT environment to support caregivers to recognize and manipulate trigger events and/or the consequences that are reinforcing and maintaining the undesirable behaviors, according to cognitive-behavioral strategies.
The choice to focus on parent and teacher training arose from an analysis of many studies on ADHD that have highlighted the need to move school and family from helpless victim mode to observer mode. In order to systematize and simplify the functional analysis of problematic behaviors, the WHAAM project will exploit the potential of ICTs developing a web application aimed to gather behavioral data, define behavior intervention plans and evaluate the efficacy of the treatment.
The kick-off meeting offers an opportunity for school teachers, parents, caregivers and members of local ADHD associations to be informed about the project activities and the expected outcomes. Members of project partnership and experts in the ADHD disorder will introduce the aims and activities of the project, the new approaches and research advances in behavioral monitoring especially in school setting and with the use of information technologies.
Date 25-01-2013, Area della Ricerca del CNR - Aula Cocchiara, via Ugo La Malfa, 153 - Palermo Italy.
9.00 Opening session
Head responsible of ITD - CNR U.O. di Palermo
Co-ordinator of the project
9.30 Chiara Termine
10.00 Rosalia Rinaldi
CedAp – Bagheria(PA)
10.30 Antonella Chifari – Alberto Mirisola – Gianluca Merlo
Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche – CNR Palermo
11.00 Coffee Break
11.30 Andrea Bilbow
ADDISS - UK
12.00 Gavin Doherty
Trinity College - IE
12.30 Manuela Ferreira
Porto Politecnico - PT
13.00 Panagiotis Bamidis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - GR
13.30 Closing Session and release of attestations of participation