Ages and Stages of Learning and AD/HD
After some recent successes with adolescents and young adults in college (and some older adults) who have the inattentive type of ADHD (called attention deficit disorder or ADD), I listened with great interest yesterday to a talk given by Dr. Yvonne Pennington at the CHADD "Ages and Stages of Learning and AD/HD" conference in Baltimore. Dr. Pennington is an author, an expert on positive parenting and ADHD/ADD and the mother of Ty Pennington, the host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." I am always fascinated by experts who learn the bulk of their expertise from their own lives. Dr. Pennington focused on techniques that can be used, with or without medication, to help those with ADD/ADHD, and examined workplace issues, gender, genetics, medication, diagnosis, identification and evaluation, learning and treatment options, including ADHD/ADD coaching. Lots of helpful information to bring back to my clients and into treatment planning.