About Course #N1920
Release Date: April 10, 2018
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020
This course addresses assessment and diagnosis throughout the various life stages, beginning with childhood, then adolescence, and finally young adulthood as a college student. Because nurses rarely see cases of "pure" ADHD, it is imperative that they understand the common comorbidities associated with ADHD and their effect on treatment and outcomes for patients. In addition, nurses will need to be able to use this information to conduct a careful differential diagnosis.
This course is an extraction of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, course #N1814 - Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Throughout the Life Span: Research, Diagnosis, and Treatment, 3rd Edition.
About the Author(s)
Roberta Waite, EdD, PMHCNS, FAAN, ANEF, is a tenured Professor, Doctoral Nursing Department and has a secondary appointment as a Professor in the Health Systems and Science Research Department at Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions and Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs at the Stephen and Sandra Sheller Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a doctorate in higher education administration-leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year postdoctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2011, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation awarded Dr. Waite with the title of Macy's Faculty Scholar. Her clinical scholarly work focuses on help-seeking behaviors and treatment engagement, with particular interest in depression, adult AD/HD, and trauma and adversity among diverse populations.
Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC, BCC, is a certified counselor, a board certified life, career, and leadership coach, and an accomplished educational innovator. As the founder and principal of Leahy Learning in Wynnewood, PA, her clinical work and research spans education, counseling, learning disabilities, coaching, mentoring, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Ms. Leahy specializes in problem-solving and success strategies, focusing on the impact of learning processes on people throughout the life span: from childhood through professional career development. She is a graduate of St. Joseph's University (BA) and Villanova University (MS). Ms. Leahy has worked as a clinical associate in the Adult AD/HD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2014, she was recognized by the Wall Street Journal as a "Woman of Note" and provides consultation and training to schools, universities, and corporations on a variety of topics. Ms. Leahy has presented to international audiences and enjoys writing about issues pertaining to the mind and learning.
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