Larry Silver, M.D.: Learning Disabilites, ADHD, & Associated Issues
Friday, June 20, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Learning Disabilities are Life Disabilities
Being unable to comprehend the text of a schoolbook often leads to other issues. The same disabilities that impact reading, writing, math, and other academic tasks in school will impact other life skills within the family, with peers, and in clubs/activities/sports. It is important for parents and educators to understand this reality.
These Learning Disabilities impact on all aspects of the individual’s life – in the family, with peers, with sports, and with other activities. It is important that parents understand these other areas of concern and that they develop plans for addressing each. Dr. Silver will discuss both of these themes, illustrating ways that parents can help their child develop compensatory strategies to handle these “life disabilities.”
Some people with specific learning disabilities have isolated difficulties in reading, writing, or mathematics. However, most people with learning disabilities have more than one area of difficulty. Some children have good verbal (language) skills but weaknesses in visual and spatial perception, motor skills and, most significantly, social skills—affecting their ability to grasp the main idea, “see the whole picture,” or understand cause-and-effect relationships. With recognition of their difficulties, appropriate help, and the development of their interests and talents, children with LD can learn to succeed both in school and beyond.
ADHD and Comorbity: Issues for Parents & Pros
Individuals with Learning Disabilities have a high likelihood of also having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as well as the possibility of having difficulty regulating emotions, resulting in an Anxiety Disorder, Depression, problems with anger control and/or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Dr. Silver will discuss this pattern of “comorbidity,” stressing the importance of recognizing and treating each of these related disorders that are present.
LD, Behavioral or Emotional Disorders may also explain why a child on medication can sit still and stay focused and yet do poorly academically. There could also be another reason for academic failure. If the ADHD diagnosis isn't made until the fourth or fifth grade, it's possible that a child will have gaps in basic skills, especially math and language arts, prior to receiving treatment.
This presentation will help guide diagnosis and management of ADHD.Parents,educators, government and medical professionals must be informed to shape the evaluation process and plan for treatment. This presentation will explain what everyone should know about the most common conditions associated with ADHD. An overview of neurologically-based disorders believed to coexist with ADHD will be discussed, and it will also address basic treatment concepts & pharmacology.
When & Where
Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky
The Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc.(LDA) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization that has been in existence for over 45 years. It was established in 1966 and has had a charter under four different names. The current name has been in effect since 1990.
The organization was originally brought about to provide counseling and support for families that needed advice about their children’s different learning styles. Our extensive lending library and a video/audio rental service has been the standard for information in this area for years. However, the advent of the information age has made it so that LDA has had to branch out into tutoring and seminars in order to maintain service and visibility for this area. However, we still maintain a large inventory of materials on learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and related subjects.
LDA provides many of its services at no charge to families, children, adults, and professionals who work with learning differences, such as attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity. It provides educational programs and services such as monthly support groups, self-esteem training, and academic enrichment programs. LDA has a lending library, information on learning differences, and video rental. LDA also offers Professional Development Seminars . It is an affiliate of LDA of America.
The mission of LDA is to bring individuals together and work to improve conditions for those with learning differences, to share knowledge, disseminate information, provide programs, and seek to affect policies related to learning differences.
LDA maintains a large inventory of materials on learning disabilities, including a lending library and a video/audio rental service. In addition, information on our website and support groups are available.