Dr. Nancy Neef Presents: ADHD: Conceptualization and Research-Based Treatments 4/11/18 10:00 am eastern

Dr. Nancy Neef Presents: ADHD: Conceptualization and Research-Based Treatments

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Time: 10:00am -12:00 pm eastern

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Behavior Analysts: 2 Type II CEUs Live or recorded event
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Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most frequent diagnoses among school age populations (estimated by the CDC as affecting 11% of children in the U.S.), and has been correlated with an array of concerning educational, social, and health outcomes. This webinar will explore empirically validated interventions that link to a functional conceptualization of the characteristics of ADHD. The webinar will first provide an overview of characteristics of ADHD and contrast functional and traditional, structural approaches to conceptualization and assessment. Traditional, structural approaches, as used by the DSM-V, diagnose ADHD based on a description of various symptoms, or what an individual’s behavior looks like (e.g., a lack of persistence). A functional approach describes ADHD objectively according to the relation of behaviors to certain environmental events or outcomes (e.g., delays to reinforcement). Participants will learn how a functional approach can contribute to assessment of ADHD, to evaluation of treatment effects (including of medication), and to the development of effective interventions. Examples will be presented of how a functional approach links to practical strategies from the research literature that have demonstrated effectiveness in attenuating defining characteristics of ADHD.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this event attendees should be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast structural versus functional accounts of ADHD.
  2. Explain each of the defining characteristics of ADHD from a functional/behavioral perspective.
  3. Give examples of practical strategies that have been shown to be effective in attenuating each of the defining characteristics of ADHD, and the conceptual basis for their effects.



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10:00 am: Introduction
10:05 am: Pretest
10:10 am: Live webinar begins
11:45 am: Q & A session- submit questions via chat function
12:00 pm: Submit attendance codes, take post-test, and fill out confidential evaluation form



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Dr. Nancy Neef is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University. Her distinguished research career in the area of developmental disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has substantially impacted research and practice in the field. Her research illustrates both key principles of behavior (e.g., matching law) and a wide array of applications (e.g., to children with behavioral and learning problems). This work has resulted in more than 80 publications and numerous national and international presentations. Dr. Neef’s own scholarly contributions have been matched by her support of the research of others throughout her career, including as editor of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and as an associate editor or member of the editorial boards of 14 journals. She has received a number of awards, including the American Psychological Association Division 25’s Outstanding Applied Research Award.

Presenter Disclosure Statement:

Dr. Neef receives speaker fees for presenting ABACLive webinars.




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