Podcast Episode #306: “’Understanding the New Guidelines for Diagnosing and Treating ADHD in Children” with Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP
Tune in as pediatricians Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, tell parents what they can and should expect based on the revised AAP guidelines for ADHD, and clarify the role clinicians can play in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
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ADHD is the most common mental health condition in children today and second only to asthma as the most common chronic childhood illness. With increasing regularity, primary pediatric care clinicians play a key role in properly diagnosing and effectively treating children with ADHD. To aid this process, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revised its ADHD clinical guidelines last year to promote optimal care for children with the condition. Understanding these new standards of care will empower parents to work effectively with their pediatricians.
In this webinar, we will tell parents what they can and should expect from their clinicians based on the latest AAP guidelines. We will review the evidence that supports the AAP recommendations and clarify the role that the clinicians can play in diagnosing, treating, following up, monitoring, and, if needed, referring children for additional services.
- “I appreciate the presenter’s time and expertise. As a special education evaluator, I especially appreciated the focus on team work/coordinated care.”
- “Very interesting topic, and good answers to questions.”
- “I truly appreciate both Dr’s insights! As a school psychologist and person with ADHD, I especially appreciated the discussion of collaboration between home, doctors, and educators.”
- “Always such wonderful and informative webinars.”
- “Great training! I love that parent training and involvement was such a big issue when discussing ADHD. Not many people will say that aloud!”
Related recommended resources:
- ADHD in Toddlers: Signs, Symptoms, and Treatment
- ADD vs. ADHD Symptoms: What’s the Difference?
- ADHD Test for Children
This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 19, 2020. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.
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Updated on November 12, 2020