Diagnosis, Evalutation, and Treatment of ADHD Under the BASC-3 Model of Assessment and Intervention Webinar (Register Now)
Presenters: Cecil Reynolds, PhD
“ADHD is like having a Ferrari brain with bicycle brakes.” A self-regulation disorder due to hypoactivity of key communication circuitry, ADHD is one of the most common child and adolescent behavior challenges. The good news is, if accurately diagnosed and treated, ADHD can be managed effectively at all ages.
This workshop focuses on accurate diagnosis of ADHD and its corollary symptoms with an emphasis on psychosocial and educational evidence-based interventions. The BASC-3 model of diagnosis and links to intervention is emphasized to enhance accuracy of diagnosis and interventions.
“ADHD is like having a Ferrari brain with bicycle brakes.” First described in the literature in 1865, ADHD is one of the most common child and adolescent behavior disorders and its diagnosis and treatment — often its very existence — is often viewed as controversial. However, ADHD is a very real brain disorder of self-regulation due to hypoactivity of key communication circuitry and is often associated with hypodensity of the prefrontal region. The good news is, if accurately diagnosed and treated, ADHD can be managed effectively at all ages.
This workshop focuses on accurate diagnosis of ADHD and its corollary symptoms with an emphasis on psychosocial and educational evidence-based interventions. The BASC-3 model of diagnosis and links to intervention is emphasized to enhance accuracy of diagnosis and getting the right interventions.
At the completion of this workshop, attendees will:
- Understand current diagnostic criteria for ADHD
- Understand differential diagnosis of ADHD among other comorbid disorders and mimics
- Know how to apply the BASC-3 comprehensive model of diagnosis
- Know which interventions for ADHD have scientific support in the literature
- Be able to link diagnostic results to psychosocial and educational interventions that are individualized to the particular child’s or adolescent’s profile of behavior and learning problems
Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, is emeritus professor of educational psychology, professor of neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A&M University. Well known for his work in psychological testing and assessment and in neuropsychology, he is author or editor of more than 50 books, including The Handbook of School Psychology, the Encyclopedia of Special Education, and the two-volume Handbook of Psychological and Educational Assessment of Children. He also authored or coauthored more than 30 tests, including the BASC–3 Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (BASC–3 PRQ), BASC–3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC–3 BESS), the Revised Children’s Manifest Anxiety Scale: Second Edition (RCMAS-2), and the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales–Second Edition (RIAS–2), and has published more than 300 scholarly works. o Dr. Reynolds has received a number of national awards for his work, including the Lightner Witmer Award from the American Psychological Association (APA) and Early Career Awards from two APA divisions (15, Educational Psychology; and 5, Measurement and Statistics). He is a recipient of the APA Division 16 Senior Scientist Award, the APA Division of Clinical Psychology Distinguished Assessment Psychologist Award, the APA Division 5 Messick Award for Lifetime Distinguished Contributions to Measurement Science, the National Academy of Neuropsychology’s Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award, and several other national awards for his research on testing and assessment. Dr. Reynolds is the current editor-in-chief of two APA journals, Psychological Assessment and Archives of Scientific Psychology; former editor-in-chief of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology and of Applied Neuropsychology; and has served as associate editor of the Journal of School Psychology. Active in professional affairs, he has served as president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, a member of APA’s Committee on Psychological Testing and Assessment, president of three APA divisions (5, 16, and 40), and on the executive committee of the National Association of School Psychologists. He is currently president of the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. Reynolds now practices forensic neuroscience in Austin, TX.