Author: Denver Eval

ADHD Interventions Predictors of ADHD Family History, large heritability factor Prenatal issues e.g. exposure to lead, tobacco, substance abuse, poor prenatal care Perinatal issues e.g. anoxia from cord, fetal distress, LBW, prematurity Stress and cortisol IS ADHD Overdiagnosed, Misdiagnosed and Underdiagnosed...

  ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) These symptoms are well known, hence will not be extensively elaborated here. ADHD has been divided into two types – hyperactive and inattentive. The latter type may not be diagnosed until later elementary or middle school years, due to the fact...

PARENT-DIRECTED INTERACTIONS 1. Parent leads the interactions. 2. Gives specific verbal directions. 3. Applies specific consequences to noncompliance. 4. Uses clear, direct commands. 5. Ignore extraneous behavior: Did they obey or not? Never ignore noncompliance, yet choose your battles   RULES FOR EFFECTIVE COMMANDS 1. Direct, not indirect: Not “will you….” or “Lets….” Use “Do this…..”...

MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD) From Healthwise Some of the misconceptions about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) include the following:1 Myth Fact There is no such medical condition as ADHD. ADHD is a medical disorder, not a condition of the child's will. A child with ADHD does not choose to...

  1 - READING AND LANGUAGE Children often have difficulty interpreting and manipulating the sounds of their language. Children who have difficulty in phonics often have an underlying Central Auditory Processing Deficit. Not infrequently they have a history of speech deficits or chronic ear infections. These children...

TYPES OF ADHD ADHD inattentive type  (old ADD) ADHD hyperactive type ADHD Combined Type No more ADD…right now Predictors of ADHD Family History Prenatal issues e.g. exposure to lead, tobacco, substance abuse, poor prenatal care Perinatal issues e.g. anoxia from cord, fetal distress, LBW, prematurity Stress...

Introduction to Autism Treatment by Gary M. Eisenberg, Ph.D. 609 W. Littleton Blvd, Suite 307  Littleton, CO 303 808 4140   Autism  5 defined (DSM) A. Deficits in Social  Communication and Social Interaction ..need 1, 2 and 3 to qualify   1. Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity   2. Deficits...

Autism Testing   Parents of young children typically become alarmed with the developmental delays and unique behavior in their toddlers. Examples include delayed speech, not responding to their name, obsessions with specific toys or repetitive movement such as hand-flapping. Sometimes they review these symptoms with the pediatrician....

Extended-Time Testing For The ACTs, SATs & College   Many students with ADHD, learning disabilities including dyslexia, other psychological disorders or medical disorders benefit from having extended time for high-stakes tests like the ACTs and SATs. Because of the demands of the Educational Testing Service and other...