ADHD Series Overview
A comprehensive ADHD primer for parents, caregivers, educators, clinicians, social workers, and others within the support network of those with ADHD.
ADHD is a highly prevalent, complex, biologically based neurodevelopmental condition. The brain-based alterations in signaling can dramatically affect one’s ability for self-regulation in many areas of life. As a result, affected individuals are highly misunderstood and can face significant challenges and problems in managing daily responsibilities, meeting common expectations, and achieving personal goals.
The prevalence of ADHD in both child and adult populations is such that anyone working in health care, social service or education will encounter individuals with ADHD and face the challenges of providing the right kind of support in a highly complex and variable condition. Clinicians, providers, social workers, therapists and educators all need to be armed with the right knowledge and attitude about ADHD.
In this comprehensive four-part Series, the most recent scientific understanding and answers about ADHD causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and frequently asked questions are presented. It serves as a solid primer and foundation for including ADHD care in one’s practice or service. Participants will walk away empowered with an updated understanding and an evidence-based skill set to provide the right support, education and advocacy for their clients, patients and students with ADHD.
Provide current & comprehensive information about ADHD.
Provide working knowledge and a toolbox of skills for parents and primary caregivers of kids/teens with ADHD.
Provide a primer/refresher on ADHD for teachers, clinicians, coaches, and providers.
Promote awareness and appreciation for the lived challenges and adventures associated with ADHD.
Other courses in the Series:
Part One | 10 Things Everyone Needs to Know About ADHD
Part Two | Executive Function and the Lived Experience of ADHD
Part Three | Evidence-Based Treatment & Management of ADHD
Course Overview | Part Four
Creating a toolbox of skills/ building a support network-The last course in the series will explore recommended evidence-based strategies and support for ADHD. Clinicians will learn how to assist families and caregivers to create an individualized toolbox of skills, including an in-depth discussion of how to apply accommodations in both school and home settings. Included in this discussion are the concepts of providing scaffolding in the form of a safety net, fading, and the role of structure in successful navigation of ADHD challenges.
Several key areas include detailing accommodations and tactical behavioral management approaches for organization/time management, impulsivity, and discipline for children with ADHD. A brief discussion of facing resistance and how to keep successful management going is included. The presentation concludes by examining critical self-care strategies for primary caregivers and a plan for building a strong support network to include providers, immediate & extended family, friends and community/educational support options.
OutcomesParticipants will be able to:
Explore evidence-based strategies for building the following components of effective management and approaches for helping kids and families thrive with ADHD:
A toolbox of skills to address executive function deficits and behavior challenges
The importance of a support network
Self-care and self-compassion for caregivers and parents of kids/teens with ADHD
Analyze the role of “success” as an antidote to low self-esteem in ADHD.
Summarize the erroneous logic of a “sink or swim” approach to ADHD management.
Describe the merits of the “safety-net approach” and application of “structure” in implementing accommodations for ADHD.
Explore examples of effective strategies for the accommodation and management of issues with organization, time-management, and impulsivity in ADHD.
Discuss the appropriate approach to discipline and the role of parenting training for behavior management in ADHD.
List the key tactical behavior management approaches for ADHD.
Describe how to develop a strong support network for parenting a child with ADHD.
Review the guidelines and relevance for self-care and self-compassion for parents and caregivers of children/teens with ADHD
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Dr. Jane Indergaard, RNAssociate ProfessorNursing DepartmentConcordia CollegeCoordinator | Red River Valley Satellite of CHADD
Dr. Jane Indergaard is an associate professor of nursing at Concordia College, in Moorhead, MN, USA and a licensed registered nurse in ND and MN. Dr. Indergaard is a nationally recognized speaker, budding author and long-standing provider of education, training, advocacy, and outreach for individuals living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). She has served on a nationally touring expert panel presenting on the Underdiagnosis of ADHD in Women and a frequent author and presenter for podium presentations, webinars, and summit interviews with professional associations such as the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), the Tourette’s Association of America (TAA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA). She is the local co-founder of the award-winning Red River Valley CHADD, an affiliate of the national organization. Dr. Indergaard has been involved in international global health initiatives and development for advancing nursing practice and behavioral health care outreach. Her current research and clinical interests focus on the impact of hormonal fluctuations on women with ADHD, and the design, application, and implementation of Psychoeducational (PE) programming into provider treatment for ADHD.
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