Description: This recorded 6-session course will describe the different nuances and overlap between ADHD and Executive Functioning. It can be very difficult for practitioners to discern the difference between a client struggling with a Sensory Processing Disorder (Developmental Delay) and ADHD, as well as determine the overlap of Executive Functioning in both diagnostic categories. Current thoughts and theorists as well as research will be covered in moderate depth. Important aspects of learning such as working memory and the building blocks that support building working memory in the brain will be included. Aspects such as processing speed and working memory in the diagnosis of ADHD as it also overlaps into an IQ score and applies to everyday, occupational function will be considered. Coping strategies of day dreaming and visualization will be discussed through the lens of the central nervous system to determine clinical reasoning as to the possible “why” a client is being distracted. This course will include a developmental hierarchy of building attention in the brain and is a “one-of-a-kind” course designed to empower professionals and parents to positively impact on this diagnosis in creative ways. This course will be considered the foundational course on the Bronze level, discussing theory, in preparation for the Silver level of clinical assessment.
Outline / Agenda:
Session 1: Insight into ADHD / ADD and Executive Function
Session 2: Processing Speed and Working Memory
Session 3: Building blocks of developing attention skills
Session 4: Executive Functions
Session 5: Sensory Motor building blocks
Session 6: Case Study
- Explain 3 different theories in Attention Deficit Disorder
- List 3 different theorists that support understanding of attention deficits in students and adults
- Apply understanding of 4 different building blocks in developing attention skill
- Recognize the importance of considering the developmental needs of children in order to build attention skill
- Prioritize the importance of 2 different central nervous systems that inspire building working memory
- Apply the sensori-motor implications of building attention in early childhood experiences
- Apply different constructs of processing speed and working memory as it pertains to building attention skill.
Certificate of Attendance will be provided
The Maude Le Roux Academy
9 LaCrue Ave, Suite 103
Glen Mills, PA 19342
Phone: 484 840 1529
Fax: 484 840 1560
Email: [email protected]
Speaker: Maude Le Roux OTR/L, IMC, SIPT, CTC, DIR-FT International Trainer
Special Needs Accommodation: We invite anyone who may need a specific accommodation to contact [email protected] and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. We do provide online PowerPoint for download should you require larger print and we do wear specialized headphones to best accommodate for a clear audio message.
Course Completion Requirement: Please note that you will not receive contact hours for sessions where you were absent. To receive your certificate upon completion, which includes Contact Hours, you must complete the course evaluation feedback form.
Cancellation policy: Payment is due in full with registration and it is non-refundable. Please contact [email protected] for any questions in this regard.
Maude and Charl Le Roux own the Maude Le Roux Academy and thus the proceeds of this course will cover operational expenses as well as provide income for Maude and Charl Le Roux.