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ADHD and Trauma


Designed to help clinicians in determining whether or not a child is experiencing symptoms and reactions related to a traumatic experience or ADHD, this course explores the many obstacles such as the overlapping symptoms and common etiology of the two disorders. The course begins with overviews of typical PTSD and ADHD diagnoses, discussing the etiology of both ADHD and PTSD in children. In addition, the course will present extensive research that has been conducted on the relationship between maltreatment and ADHD. Lastly, specific assessment recommendations and a case example support the importance of being trauma informed and providing comprehensive assessments to all children.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be presented with the challenges that ADHD and PTSD diagnoses present.
  • Participants will be able to discuss research related to the proposed and often controversial etiology of both ADHD and PTSD.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least 3 assessment limitations when diagnosing ADHD and PTSD.
  • Participants will learn how to provide the best assessment and interventions for children exhibiting both ADHD and PTSD symptomotology.

This course is also available as a live training that can be presented at your school, district or organization. Email info@starr.org to book a training.


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