Differential Diagnosis of ADHD in Speech Language Pathology: Focus on Assessment and Treatment

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS OF ADHD IN SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY: FOCUS ON ASSESSMENT AND TREATMENT
Tatyana Elleseff, MS, CCC-SLP

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Inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity are the most common presenting behavioral manifestations in at-risk school-aged children.  This presentation discusses the causes of hyperactivity, overactivity, and inattentiveness in children beyond the ADHD diagnosis.  It addresses a select variety of conditions which may mimic symptoms, including medical diagnoses, traumatic brain injury, language and literacy disorders, acquired genetic disorders, as well as psychiatric disorders with similar symptomology. Recommendations related to which standardized and clinical assessment batteries can be used for determination of language related-deficits are presented.  Finally, treatment options, accommodations, modifications and compensatory strategies to improve affected performance in social and academic settings, are also provided.

ASHA: 0.5 ASHA CEUs, Intermediate Level

CA SLPAHB: 5.0 hrs

CMH: 5.0 hrs

Tatyana  Elleseff, MA, CCC-SLP is a bilingual SLP, specializing in issues of multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted, at-risk children with communication disorders in school and private practice settings. She has been published a variety of journals as well as presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations and speech-language-hearing associations.   She is a clinical instructor at the RWJ Medical School Dept. of Psychiatry & a clinical supervisor at Rutgers Day School. 

1.List core symptoms of ADHD as listed in DSM-5 and interpret them through the differential diagnostic lens

2.Describe which disorders have similar symptoms as ADHD

3.Identify select standardized and clinical assessment batteries  useful for students with ADHD

4.Review select EBP treatment approaches and describe their utility

5.List compensatory strategies for intervention purposes

6.List useful accommodations and environmental modifications for students with ADHD to improve focus in therapy sessions

This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.

Financial— Tatyana Elleseff will receive a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference. Tatyana is a co-host of the SLP Power Up Conferences

Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

5 mins – Disclosures, Introduction

60 mins – Discuss core symptoms of ADHD as listed in DSM-5 and interpret them through the differential diagnostic lens.

30 mins – Describe which disorders have similar symptoms as ADHD

30 mins – Identify select standardized and clinical assessment batteries useful for students with ADHD

60 mins – Review select EBP treatment approaches and describe their utility

60 mins – List compensatory strategies for intervention purposes

30 mins – List useful accommodations and environmental modifications for students with ADHD to improve focus in therapy sessions

10 mins – Special considerations

15 mins – Q&A

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Targeted Pragmatic Assessments of School-Aged Children with Psychiatric Diagnoses

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