“Navigating the Life Stages of ADHD: Key Concerns in Diagnosing and Treating Children” [Video Replay & Podcast #319]
Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#319), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on August 13, 2020.
(Part 1 of a Three-Part Series on Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan)
Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) face more challenges — understanding spoken language, reading and writing fluently, and interpreting non-verbal cues in social settings — at an earlier age than their peers. Many children with ADHD find it hard to focus, pay attention, and interact with peers in school and extracurricular settings. All of this adds up.
What’s more, ADHD in children often comes with comorbidities and learning disabilities that may affect behaviors and academics in early elementary school. As demands increase in late elementary and middle school, impairments in executive functioning make writing reports or working on group projects more difficult for youth with ADHD.
Children with ADHD also often struggle to manage impulsivity and their emotions, making it harder to maintain friendships. At the same time, comorbid oppositional defiant disorder may damage a child’s relationship with their parents.
Parents should make sure that their child is evaluated by a clinician who is experienced in diagnosing and treating not only ADHD but also comorbid conditions like learning disabilities and anxiety. Recognizing and managing “challenges” early will help children with ADHD successfully start their academic careers — with or without ADHD medication. Enabling a child with ADHD to feel smart and engage in healthy peer relationships will lead to a successful school and social life, and encourage a smoother transition to high school.
Listen and learn from Adelaide S. Robb, M.D., about:
- Strategies for diagnosing and working with children with ADHD
- How to identify and manage common challenges
- How to treat children with ADHD medications, including appropriate initiation and titration of stimulants and non-stimulants
- The importance of early treatment and management of comorbid conditions to ensure the successful initiation of school and management of independent learning
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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance
If you attended the live webinar on August 13, 2020, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »
Meet the Expert Speaker
Adelaide S. Robb, M.D., holds the title of Distinguished Endowed Professor and Chair at Children’s National Hospital and is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine. She is a Board Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Robb sees outpatients with serious Axis I disorders including: major depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, autism, and ADHD for medication management. She directs a large clinical trial program in pediatric psychopharmacology for new agents being tested for FDA approval in children and teens. | See expert’s full bio »
- “Presenter very knowledgeable, would be interested to hear her present again.”
- “Incredible variety of topics discussed in this webinar. Great respect for the speaker also.”
- “Outstanding presentation. I learned a lot and appreciative of the current research with ADHD. Thank you.”
- “Thank you ever so much for this webinar. As a parent of a teenager with ADHD I appreciate any and all insight.”
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