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ADHD Training Presentation

This is a training session that I conducted for foster parents at a meeting conducted by the Southeast Tennessee Alliance for Children and Families. There was a good deal of discussion during the session when we came to slide #13 and how important it is to not rely on one approach. The issue that children and youth with ADHD need more than simply a pill to take was well known but often times foster parents are not really well informed ahead of time on strategies that have been tried with a particular foster child. Also they often do not necessarily know how to approach behaviors associated with ADHD. We discussed a great deal on how to let children make choices as much as possible (slides 17 &18). We ran out of time before we could really discuss how to work with schools and engage the IEP process so that systems at home and school are similar.

The “additional information” slide (#23) still has current information. ADHD for SETACF 09Jan

Please feel free to comment on the presentation whether you attended or not.