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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education
When ADHD Isn't: Other Cognitive and Psychological Factors That Can Masquerade as ADHD
Presented by John Bartok, PhD
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Rogers Park Montessori School
1800 W. Balmoral Avenue
Chicago, IL 60040
This presentation will briefly review the behaviors that contribute to the appearance and even diagnosis of ADHD in children and then explore other factors that can account for these behaviors. These include anxiety, emotional dysregulation, reduced executive function, and depression, among others. In some cases, these conditions can co-occur with ADHD. The importance of identifying and understanding these interactions will be discussed. We will also discuss the apparent absence of attentional difficulties when they are actually present.
Dr. Bartok received his undergraduate degree in Psychology and English; his Masters in Student Personnel and in Human Development; and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Neuropsychology. His pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Michigan and post-doctoral work at the University of Illinois at Chicago Neuropsychiatric Institute. After serving as an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Rush Neurobehavioral Center, he began a private practice specializing in the neuropsychological assessment of children and young adults and is a speaker on a variety of neuropsychological topics.
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DISCLAIMER: Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities. PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation. PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members. PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.