Are you a parent or professional who wants to help a child struggling with focus and attention, including ADHD?

This webinar features Dr. John Brentar, Ph.D. and Executive Director at Morrissey Compton Educational Center, a non-profit in Redwood City that provides diagnostic, intervention, and treatment services for those with learning, behavioral, and social-emotional challenges.  Morrissey Compton also offers scholarship opportunities for families in need.

Dr. Brentar discusses how to support individuals in the area of focus and attention and covers the following questions:

  • What is the difference between focus (concentration) and attention?
  • How do these areas relate to ADHD?
  • How do these areas affect academic performance and interpersonal relationships?
  • How can parents, teachers, and others in the community who work with kids, help build related skills and resilience?

Download the event handout which includes additional information for teachers and parents that Dr. Brentar didn’t get to due to time constraints.


About John Brentar, Ph.D., Executive Director at Morrissey Compton Educational Center
Dr. Brentar is a licensed psychologist who received his undergraduate degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Ohio University. He completed his predoctoral internship at the Albany Medical College in New York. Following his internship, Dr. Brentar was a postdoctoral fellow at the Children’s Health Council. He remained at the Children’s Health Council for 13 years, serving as a staff psychologist, Clinical Director, and Clinical Training Director. In 1991, he joined the staff of Morrissey-Compton Educational Center on a part-time basis, and in 2006, Morrissey-Compton was excited to welcome him as its Executive Director. In addition to his role as Director, Dr. Brentar conducts evaluations and provides therapy to children and adults. He also consults with the Behavioral Pediatrics Department at the Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.  Dr. Brentar’s professional interests focus on learning disabilities, executive functioning, Attention/Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Asperger’s Disorder, and other developmental disorders.

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