Instructor: Claire Robitaille, Ph.D.
CE/U's: 6 CEU's
This training will explore ADHD using a neuro-developmental perspective. Skills related to accurate diagnosis and assessment practices for both children and adults will be explored. Current best practices in the treatment of ADHD in children will be addressed.
- Understand current theory of ADHD: What is it?
- Identify current DSM criteria for diagnosis of ADHD
- Become familiar with current assessment practices for children and adults
- Identify best practices in treatment of ADHD
- Differentiate ADHD from other disorders
- Explain current theory of ADHD from neurobiological perspective
- Identify components of an ADHD assessment and demonstrate knowledge of administration, scoring and interpretation.
- Based on hypothetical case, create treatment plan and design interventions for child and family.
- Implement social skills training activities to support treatment goals.
1. Definition of ADHD
2. Historical perspective: Same symptoms, many names
3. Underlying theory of etiology continually changing and developing with current neurobiological research
4. Best practices in the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD
5. Symptoms: Inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity, combination of the two (2)
Participants: Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Chemical Dependency, Specialists
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