ADHD: Transformative Practices for Children and Teens
ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorder. Over 10% of the school-age population are diagnosed and many others show symptoms. However, it is one of the most overlooked and misunderstood areas of exceptionality. This 6-hour course examines ADHD from neurological, emotional, academic, and social angles. Using cutting-edge research Lori formulates practical, immediately usable intervention strategies. Participants gain a more comprehensive understanding about WHY children with ADHD respond in the ways they do. With this information, a team of therapists, parents, and teachers can develop a toolbox that includes mindfulness, executive functioning, academic and social-emotional supports for this population.
- Identify unique neurological implications of ADHD.
- State ADHD’s impact on sensory systems, motor skills, social skills, communication, and academics.
- Define ADHD behaviors as primarily a deficit of executive functions.
- List one, current research article that describes the implications of exercise, nutrition, sleep, and medication.
- Identify the effectiveness of school-based interventions at various ages and stages of development.
- List at least three evidence-based intervention strategies for each age and stage for children and teens with ADHD.
- Target Audience: introductory- to intermediate-level OTs, COTAs, and other pediatric professionals
- Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
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- CE Broker course code 20-1098598