James Kagan, M.D. lends his many years of experience to the discussion of ADHD, ADD, and ODD in foster children. An exploration of the symptoms associated with these childhood behavior disorders is followed by insights into and steps for parenting these children. Dr. Kagan shares additional suggestions and recommendations for parents on working with their child's physician and school. Supplemental handouts are included.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • list the three types of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • identify behaviors commonly seen in children with ADHD/ADD
  • identify behaviors associated with Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
  • explain what may contribute to ADHD or ODD in foster and adoptive children and youth
  • identify strategies for working with children and youth who have ADHD and/or ODD
  • understand the importance of working with the child's school and physician

Thank you so much for all the extra tips. We found this discussion very helpful with our foster children. Enjoyed learning all the different symptoms and my view is very different for the children who suffer from adhd and odd...
Karen Y.

I am a foster parent of 2 fifteen year old girls. One was diagnosed with ADHD last year. She is currently in counseling, along with medication and seems to be doing fine with the medication. She also realizes that the medication is needed to help her stay focused in school. She loves school and has improved a lot academically while taking her medication.
Barbara M.

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This course explores diagnosis, treatments and steps to cope with children who have:

  • ADHD

  • ADD

  • ODD

(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person)