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“The ADHD-ODD Connection: Similarities, Distinctions, Stigma, and Proven Treatment Strategies” [Video Replay & Podcast #243]

In this hour long webinar on-demand, learn about the overlap between ADHD and ODD — plus evidence-based treatments for ODD — with David Anderson, Ph.D.

Episode Description

Research shows that a significant percentage of children with ADHD meet the criteria for a diagnosis of oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), a closely related mental health disorder characterized by a well-established pattern of behavior problems that is often diagnosed in early childhood. ADHD and ODD are associated with stigma and public misconception, leaving many parents wondering how to be sure about their child’s diagnosis; how to find effective, research-based interventions; and how to best support their child at home or at school.

The first step for any parent is to understand how clinicians make diagnostic distinctions between ADHD and ODD — and how to partner with a provider on an appropriately targeted intervention. Non-medication interventions for ADHD and ODD often require effort and time from already-busy parents and teachers. It’s important for parents to be well-informed about treatments that work and how best to advocate for their child.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The differences between ADHD and ODD, and how they may affect your child’s developmental trajectory
  • The genetic and environmental links to ADHD and ODD, and how these can affect treatment approaches
  • How parents, educators, and providers can establish a framework for support of a child with ODD
  • Immediate, practical strategies that can be implemented by parents and educators to improve a child’s behavior
  • Evidence-based resources that parents and educators can use for diagnosing and treating ADHD and ODD

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on January 22, 2019.

Listener testimonials:

  • “Our son has never officially been diagnosed as ODD, but presents all the symptoms routinely. Thank you for helping us learn more about this topic and locate resources.”
  • “Very helpful. I am a professional working with parents of young children with behavioral challenges. It was good to know more about the ADHD-ODD connection and to ensure the strategies I am using are appropriate for ADHD/ODD populations.”
  • “Excellent presenter. Very knowledgeable with practical suggestions for both parents, caregivers and educators.”

Meet the Expert Speaker:

David Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Director of the ADHD & Behavior Disorders Center and the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach at the Child Mind Institute. He specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD, behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. His expertise includes behavioral parent training, school-based consultation and behavioral support, and cognitive behavioral therapy. School-based programs directed by Dr. Anderson have provided workshops and services for more than 1,600 parents and nearly 5,000 educators, while also delivering interventions and social-emotional skill building groups for more than 10,000 students. Dr. Anderson frequently lectures and leads workshops for policymakers, parents, and educators, and he has contributed to media and mental health outreach efforts for organizations such as ABC, Time, CBS, Fox, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and NPR.

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