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Attention Please: Diagnosis, Evidence-Based Interventions, and Classroom Modifications for ADHD and Comorbid Communication Disorders (PD102813)

Presenter(s): Amanda J Truitt-Smith, EdD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

SLPs working in public schools have the responsibility to identify students with learning deficits, enabling them to receive supports needed for academic success. Misidentification of ADHD and comorbid communication disorders can lead to students receiving inappropriate services and inhibit students from receiving educational benefit from current programming. This course provides an overview of the diagnosis of ADHD and defines different ways ADHD may manifest within the educational setting in students with comorbid communication disorders. The session identifies suggested therapy targets and reviews modification strategies and classroom accommodations that can be added to any IEP. Although the target audience is the school-based SLP, the session provide valuables information for any professional working within the public-school system.

This course is a recorded session from the 2022 ASHA Convention Virtual Library (session 2143V).

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Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Differentiate ADHD and comorbid communication disorders and the way they may manifest in students within the educational setting
  • Analyze behavioral observations and evidence-based management strategies for ADHD and communication disorders as it pertains to working within the public-school system
  • Identify strategies and therapeutic goals to implement as an SLP/special education teacher

Presenter Information

Amanda Smith, EdD, CCC-SLP, is the Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor for the MS in Speech-Language Pathology Program at Carlow University. Dr. Smith has presented at the state and national levels on topics such as clinical education, behavior management, and evidence-based practices. Dr. Smith is a PA-licensed and ASHA-certified SLP with experience in both clinical and educational settings.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Director of Clinical Education/Assistant Professor for the MS in Speech-Language Pathology Program at Carlow University

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA SIG 10 and 11 affiliate
  • ASHA SIG 11 Editorial Board Member

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by the end date below. 

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: November 2022
End date: February 7, 2029.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1
ASHA CEU*: 0.1
Item #(s): PD102813
Available Through: February 07, 2029