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ADHD in childhood: From theory to intervention

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a persistent disorder that frequently interferes with children’s family, academic and social functioning, and predisposes children to behaviour, emotional and social problems in adulthood. This one-day workshop summarises recent developments in research and practice in this field and explores evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies for young people with ADHD. 

We will discuss current neuropsychological theories of ADHD, in which its core deficits are understood to involve problems with the regulation and inhibition of behaviour and the operation of the higher cognitive or executive functions. We will examine the implications of this research on the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD. We will use current research, case studies and the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria to assist clinicians in selecting suitable assessment methods and instruments and in appropriately diagnosing ADHD. We will demonstrate how to develop and implement effective, evidence-based, behaviour management interventions for young people with ADHD. 

By the end of this workshop participants will:

  • Understand contemporary and empirical perspectives on ADHD 
  • Develop knowledge and skills in undertaking detailed assessments of young people suspected of having ADHD
  • Develop knowledge and skills in designing and implementing effective interventions for young people with ADHD

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