Renowned Expert on ADHD Dr. Russell Barkley to Address Parents and Professionals

  • Press Release- Tuesday, March 20, 2012

    Parents of a child with ADHD are well aware of the effects on their child’s functioning at home and at school. A series of programs by internationally recognized expert Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., will update both parents and professionals on the current research-based understanding of the disorder, and how it can be treated and managed.

    “Because ADHD can be so disruptive to a child’s education and to the life of the family, we felt it was important to bring Dr. Barkley to Cincinnati to share the results of his recent research with both parents and professionals,” said Barbara Hunter, Center Director at Springer School and Center. Springer is teaming up with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to sponsor a full day program for professionals and two evening programs for parents during Dr. Barkley’s April visit. The programs will address issues related to ADHD, and also executive function, the collection of cognitive processes that allow a person to plan, organize and achieve goals.

    Dr. Barkley will present two parent programs entitled “Executive Function, ADHD and the Struggling Child.” An April 16 presentation, “What Does It All Mean?” will describe our current understanding of executive function and ADHD and the implications for management and treatment. The April 17 program, “Strategies for Managing at Home and School,” will focus on methods for strategic intervention. Both programs will run from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier University’s Cintas Center. Pre-registration is required (www.springer-ld.org).

    On April 17, Dr. Barkley will address the professional community at a workshop entitled “Emotional Dysregulation, Executive Function and the ADHD Child: Current Research and Practical Application.” The program will include afternoon breakout sessions for educators and clinicians.

    A clinical scientist, educator, author and practitioner, Dr. Barkley has established research clinics for both child and adult ADHD, has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters on the subject, and has received numerous awards for his work in ADHD.