Topic Me and My Superpowers
Time November 28th, December 7th, December 14th (All 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
Children ages 8-11 are encouraged and welcomed to join Taylor Abounader, a clinical doctoral student and intern at the Akron Children’s Hospital’s Tic Clinic, to explore if Tourette Syndrome can be a superpower. Children will learn beginning self-advocating skills, have an introduction to co-occurring conditions like ADHD and anxiety, come away with some strategies for managing anxiety, and talk about making and keeping friends. Attending all three thirty–minute sessions is highly encouraged. Please plan for your child to attend all three sessions.
Presenter Taylor Abounader, PhD candidate
Taylor Abounader is a 4th year clinical psychology doctoral student at Wright State University School of Professional Psychology. Taylor is currently a psychology trainee at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, providing psychological interventions to children and adolescents with medical conditions. Her clinical interests include pediatric psychology, specifically chronic pain. Taylor’s dissertation aims to explore the relationship between parent catastrophizing and child self-efficacy in a pediatric pain population. Taylor also is a research assistant at Michigan State University’s Healing Emotions iLlness Pain (HELP) lab which focuses on developing and testing psychological interventions for youth with chronic health conditions and co-occurring psychological symptoms.