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AD(H)D and other Neurological Disorders

Level: Advanced Practice-Lineworker

Credits: 6

Intended Audience: Workers new and experienced who want to learn more about AD(H)D and other neurological disorders in children

Intended Objectives:

  • To review the latest findings regarding the impact of drugs and alcohol on the developing brain
  • To distinguish between FAS, FAE, and FADE and learn the characteristics of each
  • To learn a variety of interventions that are helpful to children with FAS, FAE, and FADE
  • To identify the influence of pre-natal exposure to drugs/alcohol on the development of ADHD
  • To discuss some of the current controversies surrounding ADHD
  • To discuss the behavioral manifestations of ADHD in various developmental stages
  • To confront the specific problems surrounding the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD and to identify various mechanisms used to identify ADHD
  • To examine disorders which mimic ADHD
  • To identify the specific symptoms of ADHD
  • To review successful multi-modal interventions with ADHD
  • To understand the impact of neurological and learning disorders on self-esteem
  • To review a variety of learning disabilities which affect a youngster’s ability to function with their peer group in school
  • To assist parents and caretakers with specific suggestions for coping with the stress of living with children with neurological problems

Topics Include:

  • Overview of Research Findings
  • Examining the Effects of Alcohol of the Young Brain
  • The Correlation between FAS, FAE, FADE and ADHD
  • Understanding ADHD
  • Behavioral Components and Social/Emotional Fallout of ADHD
  • Interventions with ADHD: Using a Multi-modal Approach
  • ADHD in Adolescence
  • ADHD and Parental/Family Stress
  • Self-care for Parents and Caretakers
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