BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Learning Lab of Brentwood will present a free seminar, ADHD Kids: Getting Along Socially, on Thursday February 18 from 12:00-1:30 PM at the Maryland Farms YMCA in Brentwood. It is the latest in a series of seminars, sponsored by the Maryland Farms YMCA, to help support parents, school teachers, administrators and counselors, therapists, and anyone who deals with children or young adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
"ADHD is a developmental disorder that affects millions of people," said Pat Elkins, Director of The Learning Lab of Brentwood. "But it presents special challenges for children and those who educate and care for them."
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral condition in children, affecting an estimated 6% to 9% of the school-aged population. For 60% to 80% of these children, ADHD symptoms may persist throughout adolescence, and in some individuals, continue into adulthood.
"ADHD affects a child's learning, behavior, social skills and self-esteem at home, in school, at play and, later in life, even in the workplace," Elkins continued, "The symptoms can be kind of scary for children and an enormous challenge for parents and professionals alike.
"It's important for everyone involved to know that treatment including medication, counseling, and specialized educational methods can make a big difference."
ADHD Kids: Getting Along Socially, will be presented by Tami Lakins, M.S., Licensed School Psychologist and a Psychological Examiner at The Learning Lab
|SOURCE The Learning Lab of Brentwood|
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