Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental-health condition in children and is present in most countries around the world. Although there is an abundance of literature on ADHD with plenty of scientific information, this condition remains controversial and often under diagnosed.
In this episode we meet developmental paediatrician (Prof Desiree Silva) and an ADHD coach (Dr Michele Toner), both of whom are passionate about improving the lives of children with ADHD and their families. They both have over 20 years of experience in the field and recognise the need for this practical guide.
I ask them about practical tips for how you can manage and advocate for your child in different settings, with or without medication. We discuss many aspects of ADHD from how it is diagnosed through to parenting and teaching tips and ideas. We also discuss evidence to date for medication and alternative therapies, most importantly considering myths that parents might be concerned about.
I also discover that many (30%) parents of children with ADHD may also have underlying ADHD themselves.
Allied health workers, general practitioners and others who have contact with these children will also benefit from this podcast along with their fantastic book.
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