3.0 clock hour Continuing Education Credits are provided as a recorded home-study session. Full Course Details: https://www.counselorschoiceaward.com/diagnosisadhdupdates Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an ever growing field of study. Our understanding of ADHD has changed as scientific research tools such as fMRI machines have improved. Important updates because of the latest research requires a change in the tools for the management of symptoms that professionals use. This course will review the evidence and breakthroughs provided by research as well as misconceptions and errors in past research. Practice on using behavior charts as well as reviewing the complications that can arise will be completed. Identifying common problems with misdiagnosis as well as issues related to co-morbidity will be completed. Steps for treatment/symptom management will be broken down into obtainable steps with time to discuss complications and considerations of using accommodations in school settings. Objectives include: • Be able to identify reasons for clinical scales • Be able to identify steps for diagnosis of ADHD • Be able to identify understand research overlap with addiction • Be able to give psychoeducation about the impacts of ADHD within the brain and behavior • Be able to identify steps to differentiate attentional or hyperactive problems due to other disorders or due to ADHD • Be able to identify commonalities with addiction and ADHD current research
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