Is It Just ADHD? Understanding the Adopted Child's Behavior

Adopted children are at increased risk of attention challenges. Join Dr. Elaine Schulte of The Children's Hospital at Montefiore as we explore ADHD symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment—including a discussion of stimulant medications and evidence-based therapies for managing attention challenges. We also explore coexisting conditions such as anxiety, depression, and learning disorders. Learn how other diagnoses—such as PTSD, RAD, and conduct disorders—can mimic attention challenges. This workshop is designed for both professionals and parents.

Webinar length: 90 minutes
Origninal webinar date: November 28, 2018

Dr. Schulte is a board-certified pediatrician and adoption medicine specialist. In 1996, she founded one of the first adoption programs in the country. She served as Chair of the Department of General Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic until 2017 where she was also the Medical Director of the Adoption Program. Currently, Dr. Schulte is the Vice Chair for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. She is responsible for overseeing the professional development of the 250 faculty members. She is also the medical director of the Adoption Program. The Adoption Program offers pre-adoption consultation, post-adoption evaluations and ongoing medical care for adopted children and their families. Dr. Schulte is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care. She is the author of “Caring for Your Adopted Child; An Essential Guide for Parents” published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has created clinical guidelines and educational programs for pediatricians and adoption agencies and has given numerous national presentations. She has two daughters adopted from China.

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Is It Just ADHD? Understanding the Adopted Child's Behavior
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