Did you know recent changes to the DSM-5 now state that ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder can co-occur?

Are you wondering how ADHD and Autism can seem to share some characteristics and yet be very different disorders?

Ericka L. Wodka, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, of Kennedy Krieger Institute, one the nation’s leading centers for the treatment of childhood brain-based disorders, will present on the relationship between ADHD and Autism.

Many families have been told their children are affected by both ADHD and Autism but until recently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which defines mental health and brain-based conditions, stated they were exclusive conditions. Now those families, and others, are working out what it means for diagnosis and treatment for these conditions to be acknowledged as possibly co-occurring. Dr. Wodka will discuss these changes and answer parents’ questions during this Ask the Expert webinar.

 

Psih. Mădălina Simion

Psiholog clinician; neuropsiholog la Centrul de excelență MindCare din MedLife

S-a specializat in evaluarea complexa psihologica si neuropsihologica a copiilor, adolescentilor si adultilor cu afectiuni medicale (ADHD, anxietate, intarzieri in dezvoltare, tulburari genetice, tumori cerebrale, epilepsie, hidrocefalie, traumatisme cranio-cerebrale, etc) in vederea psihodiagnosticului.

A urmat o formare de 450 de ore teoretice si 500 de ore de practica in neuropsihologie clinica (Máster en Neuropsicología Clínica, Instituto Superior de Estudios Psicológicos (ISEP), acreditat de Consiliul General de Psihologie din Spania pentru specializarea in neuropsihologie clinica, program ce indeplineste ghidurile internationale de instruire ale Conferintei din Huston pentru acreditarea de psiholog expert in neuropsihologie clinica in Spania.

Interese profesionale: mapare corticala intraoperatorie, fMRI, functionare executiva

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