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The presentation will describe all the Food and Drug Administration approved medications for treating individuals with ADHD. It will include how they work, how long they last, the side effects and how they should be prescribed. It will also include some of the issues and challenges of maintaining treatment over time.
Description : This video contains the entire day of sessions with the following topics: emotions and ADHD by Thomas E. Brown, PhD; developing 504 and IEP plans with Joan K. Teach, PSPTC; strength-based approach to ADHD with Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD; your ADHD child and the law by Robert Tudisco, JD; procrastination strategies for children and adults by David W. Goodman, MD, and the use games and toys by Ahren Hoffman.
Description : Thomas E Brown, PhD. Although problems with emotions are not explicitly included In DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ADHD, most individuals with ADHD have significant problems with recognizing, responding to, and managing their emotions. Dr. Brown discusses and offers examples of problems with emotions that often occur in daily life of children, teenagers and parents who have ADHD and provide some strategies that may help to reduce excessive stress in individuals and families due to emotions not being adequately recognized,
Description : Joan K. Teach, P2PTC. The session will examine specific goals and objectives for a child exhibiting challenging behaviors, including how to develop an appropriate behavioral intervention plan to address these behaviors. The participants will learn how to become successful in advocating for a child with ADHD at an IEP meeting.
Description : Edward (Ned) Hallowell, MD will not only provide a basic introduction to the world of attention deficit disorder (ADHD), including diagnosis and treatment in both children and adults but explore the brain science behind it and the directions of current research. Dr. Hallowell will discuss the human experience of ADHD, the impact of ADHD on the family, and how his strength-based approach focuses on finding and developing the talents embedded in ADHD and other syndromes—all in the aim of his life-long goal: to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls.
Description : Robert M. Tudisco, JD discusses discuss the differences between IEP’s and 504 plans in addition to giving parents practical strategies to enhance their chances of success during the CSE process.
Description : David W. Goodman, MD focuses on behavioral and cognitive techniques to overcome procrastination's organization and time management problems and defines implementation strategies and summarizes how their use helps adults with ADHD improve follow through on the use of coping skills.
Description : Ahren A. Hoffman talks about how play and using toys is a great way for all kids to build social skills, expand attention, communicate and express emotions. This presentation will provide helpful tips on toys and games, provide play idea adaptations and discuss ways to set the stage for successful play.
John Ratey, MD is the nation’s expert on exercise and the impact on ADHD. Exercise is essential in achieving optimal mental and physical health, and maximizes cognitive functions. This presentation will discuss how exercise can play a significant role in treating ADHD, as well as providing benefits in preventing and treating addictions, depression, and mood disorders. We will explore how exercise is similar to medicine, how to prescribe it; how to recognize risks of exercise; and how to use exercise to reach our optimal level of wellness physically and mentally.
Description : People with ADHD find it very difficult to maintain a healthy diet, as well as regulate their weight. Parents of children with ADHD often engage in many battles at the dinner table and seek a nutritional approach to managing ADHD symptoms. Studies have demonstrated that those with ADHD are predisposed to obesity, as well as eating disorders such as bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. There are various cognitive, emotional and neurobiological factors that explain why having ADHD can lend itself to problems with achieving healthy regulation of food and weight. These issues carry significant medical and psychological consequences. ADHD-friendly treatment strategies and nutritional recommendations for achieving healthy eating habits and proper weight regulation will be discussed. A holistic approach that promotes a positive and respectful relationship with food and one's body will be emphasized.
Description : Living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often challenging, increasing stress and reactivity, straining relationships, and hindering the ability to address issues both creatively and consistently as they arise. Decades of research suggest that mindfulness-based techniques can support children, adults and families with ADHD by reducing stress, improving cognitive flexibility in problem solving, and facilitating the growth of healthy relationships. A growing body of research links mindfulness to direct improvement in attention and executive function. This workshop will review research into the science of mindfulness, including how it relates to ADHD, and provide practical tools for stress management in daily life.