If you are among the many subscribers who registered for the How to Navigate Conventional and Complementary ADHD Treatments for Healthy Brain Development online course, I appreciate your interest. We have put together a curriculum that I believe you will find to be interesting and helpful.
The first session starts at 4 PM US Pacific Time/ 7 PM US Eastern Time (we will open the virtual classroom an hour prior). All registered participants should have received log-in details via email. Don’t worry, however, if you can’t make it online at that time — the course will be recorded and available to participants through 9/30/15.
Here is what we will cover in today’s opening session:
- healthy brain development across the life span;
- understanding the meaning of ‘research support’ and its limitations;
- strengths and limitations of medication treatment and what high-quality medication treatment involves;
- strengths and limitations of behavior treatments and what good behavior treatment requires.
During the second session the following week, we will review complementary treatments, e.g., neurofeedback, cognitive training, diets/supplements and provide detailed information about the importance of treatment monitoring and how to do it.
The overall course goal is to provide parents with the information needed to make well-informed decisions about how to best help their child succeed.
As an added feature for course participants, we’ve teamed up with a software provider to give you complementary treatment monitoring services for 1‑year to course participants; details will be reviewed in the course. If you prefer to use a paper and pencil system for treatment monitoring, that will be available as well.
There are no simple solutions for ADHD but having good information really helps. Providing such information for parents is what this course is all about. If it sounds like it could be useful to you, I hope you will be able to make it.
David Rabiner, PhD