Friday, April 29
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pediatric
Session 08

Joseph Donaher, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Level of Instruction: Intermediatet   –   Agave Ballroom

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by reduced attention, increased impulsivity and increased hyperactivity. Additionally, ADHD has been linked with excessive talking and frequent disfluencies. This workshop will introduce the key characteristics of ADHD, discuss the emerging literature on ADHD and stuttering and explore clinical intervention strategies.

Learner Outcomes:  At the completion of this presentation, participants will be able to determine the diagnostic criteria and key characteristics of ADHD, identify various ways in which ADHD can effect a child’s ability to communicate effectively, discuss the literature base regarding stuttering, disfluency and ADHD and describe intervention strategies based on specific speech patterns commonly demonstrated by children with ADHD.