Seminar Detail

Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication
Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication

Where:   COLUMBIA, MD

When:  Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Course Description:

Many persons diagnosed with ADHD prefer not to take medication. There are various reasons for this including side effects and concerns with long-term use. In this seminar, you will learn more about these reasons, as well as alternative interventions for ADHD.

Looking at ADHD from a developmental perspective, we will consider reasons for the apparent increase in ADHD diagnoses over the past two decades. By understanding the way the brain works in ADHD, you will be able to better identify a variety of strategies to significantly impact the nervous system and positively influence symptoms of ADHD in your clients.

Not only will you walk away with information about some of the most common non-medication interventions for ADHD such as computerized cognitive training, mindfulness meditation and neurofeedback, you will also learn a variety of practical strategies that can be implemented immediately and at low cost.

We will navigate the vast research on exercise, movement, diet, sleep, disruptive technologies, supplements and the impact of the environment on ADHD, summarizing the findings and applying the information to “real life”. You will leave this seminar with the tools and knowledge to develop a holistic approach to working with adults and children with ADHD.
Objectives:

  1. Analyze how omega supplements help neurons communicate more effectively.
  2. Implement movement in the classroom to reduce ADHD symptoms.
  3. Determine two reasons why children with ADHD act 2-3 years younger than chronological age.
  4. Establish how the lack of maturation in the frontal lobe influences inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
  5. Explore the side effects that sleep deprivation has on the ADHD brain.
  6. Support the findings that more time in nature reduces the symptoms of ADHD.
OUTLINE

Why Not Medication?
  • Useful as a short-term tool
  • Concerns with long-term use
ADHD and the “Immature” Brain
  • Brain imaging evidence of ADHD
  • Research regarding ADHD brain development
  • Implications for treatment
Movement-Based Strategies
  • Wake up an underaroused ADHD brain
  • Hyperactivity as an adaptive mechanism
  • Play and exercise grow the brain
  • Role of rhythm and time training
  • Integrated movement systems for ADHD
  • Yoga and martial arts
Frontal Lobe/Working Memory Strategies/Tools
  • Efficacy of working memory training programs
  • Meditation and mindfulness for ADHD
  • Neurofeedback for ADHD symptom management
Diet and Nutrition
  • Protein, sugar, fat and water: macronutrients for peak brain performance
  • Diet, Exercise, and Dopamine
  • Fish oil and the omegas: What supplements can support the ADHD brain?
  • The evidence for effectiveness
  • Multivitamins/minerals: Do they make a difference
  • Food sensitivities: the role of gluten
  • Food additives
  • Pesticides
  • Link with ADHD
  • Is organic really necessary?
Evidence based nutritional recommendations for adults and children with ADHD
  • ADHD and Nervous System Overstimulation
    • ”Overaroused” subtype of ADHD
    • Stress, anxiety and ADHD: the connection
    • Breathwork and movement for nervous system calming
  • Environmental Influences
    • Best strategies for managing screens, technology, and social media
    • #FOMA and the ADHD experience
    • Sleep deprivation
    • Same symptoms as ADHD
    • Strategies to help insomnia
    • Environmental toxins and ADHD risk
    • Skillfully balancing screen time and green time: Time in nature reduces severity of core ADHD symptoms
  • How exactly did you do that? How to talk to students and adults with ADHD to support metacognition and self-regulation

DAVID NOWELL, PHD

David D. Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Northborough, Massachusetts. He offers consultations to patients on an inpatient rehabilitation unit and is an adjunct instructor in neuropsychology to graduate students in the Clark University psychology program. He serves as a physician advisor with the University of Massachusetts Medical School Disability Evaluation Service where he was the former clinical director of the Learning Disability Assessment Program. Dr. Nowell writes a popular blog at Psychology Today on motivation and time management, and speaks internationally to clinicians on such topics as executive functioning, non-medication management of ADHD, and applying findings from Positive Psychology.



Course Content Disclosure: ASHA Position Policy states that Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) has not met scientific standards for efficacy that would currently justify its usage.



Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: David Nowell maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Nowell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

Credits listed below are for full attendance at the live event only. Certificates of Completion are distributed at the conclusion of the live seminar for those who register prior to the event date and attend the full day. A letter of attendance will be issued to participants who register at the event, arrive late, or leave early. For those who registered day of (walk-ins), and are in full attendance, a certificate of completion for full CE credit will be sent within 30 days following the event. For those in partial attendance (arrived late or left early), an adjusted certificate of completion reflecting partial credit will be issued within 30 days (if your board allows). Please see “live seminar schedule” for full attendance start and end times. NOTE: Boards do not allow credit for breaks or lunch.

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This course has been approved by PESI, Inc., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 CE in the Counseling Services skill group. NAADAC Provider #77553. PESI, Inc. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


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