Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North: ADHD: What it Is, What it Isn't, and What to Do about it

Results from the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) from 2016 indicate that approximately 9.4% of children ages 2-17 have received a diagnosis of ADHD. This statistic suggests that 6.1 million children grapple with ADHD symptoms and the number is on the rise. This training highlights the historical implications of the current increase in this diagnosis, and offers information on how to accurately identify and assess for ADHD. This training also reviews best practice and evidence-based interventions to support students with an ADHD diagnosis in an academic setting.

Participant Will:
  • Gain a better understanding of the historical implications of the current rise in ADHD diagnoses.
  • Learn strategies to assess ADHD.
  • Learn evidence-based strategies and treatment interventions for working with students who have an ADHD diagnosis.
  • A Certificate of Completion is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board-approved continuing professional development provider.

    When Monday, February 6, 2023
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Location Virtual via Zoom
    Presenter Janet McLellan, Ph.D., M.A., CCC-SLP-L, Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cost Free
    Audience Speech - Language Pathologists
    Registration closes 02/02/2023
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 7075242750,
    Questions Susan Langer, (707) 524 2802,

    Online Registration is not available.