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The ADHD Epidemic: What Camps Can Do to Make a Difference
PRESENTER: Dr. Tony Rao
COST : ACA members $20; Nonmembers $40
DESCRIPTION AND LEARNING OUTCOMES:
When you understand why ADHD is being diagnosed so often in the US, you quickly see how the camp experience is important. Despite its high prevalence, many of us don't fully understand or appreciate the ADHD mind. We see it as a disorder, when in fact; it's better described as a developmental brain style. This webinar will also address the best behavioral strategies to use when managing these kids, techniques of leadership that counselors need to be better leaders, and the role of medications while at camp.
By the end of the webinar participant will:
- Know what an ADHD diagnosis means and be able to dispel ADHD myths.
- Gain essential tools for managing ADHD-related behavior.
- Appreciate and better understand strategies for improving symptoms associated with ADHD.
For over 20 years, Dr. Tony Rao worked in the Department of Psychiatry at Children’s Hospital Boston where he served as Instructor at Harvard Medical School. Currently Dr. Rao consults in private practice with families all over the country. He has been a featured expert in the A&E series Investigative Reports and MTV’s True Life series. He regularly appears on news segments pertaining to childhood issues and has been interviewed for articles in publications such as The NewYorker, Parent's Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and The Washington Times. His editorial opinions have also appeared in Newsweek, Scientific American, and New York Magazine.
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