8:30-9 a.m. - Networking and Registration
9 a.m. - Announcements and Introductions
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker
SPEAKER: Terry H. Mattingly, Ed.S.
TOPIC: ADHD - The Importance of Early Detection and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Participants will be able to identify the elements of a comprehensive evaluation for ADHD.
Participants will be able to explain the difference between mild, moderate, and severe symptoms of ADHD, and how the manifestations of the disorder can look very different in different children.
Participants will be able to name at least 3 risk factors associated with undiagnosed and/or untreated ADHD in adolescents.
ADHD is a fairly common neurological disorder that is most often diagnosed in childhood. Children who have ADHD and go undetected for long periods of time run the risk of experiencing academic struggles, difficulties with peer relationships, behavioral problems, and low self-esteem. Appropriate and timely treatment of ADHD can give children the opportunity to achieve success in all areas of their lives.