OIST to explain ADHD in seminar

Understanding and Explaining Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an often misunderstood problem confronted by numerous families, will be the focus of a presentation at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology.

Professor David Daley leads a seminar on ADHD on Sep. 20 at OIST auditorium.

The Sep. 20th seminar is being led by Professor David Daley of the University of Nottingham.  His free presentation at 1 p.m. is aimed at both parents of children with ADHD, and professionals who work with individuals with ADHD. The talk aims to enhance understanding of ADHD and provide clear examples and scenarios that can be used to explain ADHD to other people.

Specifically, the talk will explore how typical and normative the symptoms of ADHD actually are, and how environment and motivation play a role in the expression of ADHD symptoms. The talk will also challenge the commonly held beliefs that the prevalence of ADHD is rising. The talk will conclude with some recently published evidence about how modification of an ADHD child’s environment can lead to improvements for both the child and their family.

The presentation will be in English with Japanese simultaneous interpretation.  The seminar takes place in the OIST Auditorium.  Registrations are being accepted starting today at www.oist.jp/adhd. A registration is required for each adult and child attending.

Professor Daley is a Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behavior Change.  He is on the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science at the University of Nottingham.