ADHD in early childhood (under six years of age) is under-recognized and undertreated. This is of considerable concern because 79% of children with ADHD test impaired in school readiness despite their IQ being equivalent to other children. Early assessment and diagnosis of ADHD allow for the implementation of specialized behavioural strategies, school and home supports and other ADHD treatments; this will help reduce future struggles in elementary school and mitigate the long-term side effects of not treating ADHD.
Learn to recognize indicators of early childhood ADHD, what these children look like in the home and school setting, what is involved in an ADHD assessment and why these children have difficulty with executive functioning and self and emotional regulation. Proven behavioural and social skills strategies will also be discussed.
Heidi Bernhardt, RN
Over the past 30 years, Heidi Bernhardt has helped raise awareness and understanding of ADHD among parents, those with ADHD, educators, health care professionals, industry leaders, government officials and the public through presentations, conferences, media interviews, and advocacy work.
Heidi Bernhardt, is a psychiatric nurse by training, mother of three grown sons with ADHD and the founder of the Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada (CADDAC), a Canadian charity dedicated to awareness, education, and advocacy for ADHD. Heidi is the past Executive Director of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA), a national not-for-profit organization of the leading clinicians and researchers in ADHD in Canada, from 2006 to 2012. During these years she built CADDAC in her volunteer life, nationally incorporating CADDAC as a not-for-profit in 2006 and becoming the Executive Director and President from 2012 to 2019. Heidi currently focuses on ADHD education material and systemic advocacy while holding the role of Director of Education and Advocacy for CADDAC. She also continues to teach and present on ADHD for CADDAC.
CADDAC would like to thank the Zorzi Family, Janssen Inc., and Takeda Canada for generously supporting this event.
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