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Attention Issues and ADHD: What You Need to Know

With Carol A. Leslie OT/L, ACHT, CWC, of PsychBC

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Presented: 2017

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Description of Presentation

Whether you are questioning if your child has ADHD or if you already have a diagnosis and are in need of new strategies, Carol A. Leslie, OT/L, ACHT, CWC, of PsychBC, Inc., will discuss what you need to know when dealing with attention issues. She will answer questions such as: How do I know if my child truly has ADHD or is just an active kid? Why is it important to get a diagnosis and isn't that just labeling my child? What can I do to help my child focus more and be less impulsive besides medication? She will also share coping techniques that can be used both in the home and school environment.

Note: The speaker references a handout throughout the presentation that we are unable to provide, due to copyrights held with the original content authors. However, we have researched additional resources that provide similar content. For these resources, see the Speaker Handout section, below.

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Speaker Handout

  • Heavy Work Activities (handout, page 1): Included a list of general heavy work activities (like this sample and this) with the recommendation that the activity be completed 5-10 minutes before cognitive/thinking tasks for maximum effectiveness and be repeated throughout the day (every 2-3 hours).
  • Activity Illustrations (handout, pages 2-4): Included illustrations of deep pressure exercises such as pushing hands together, grasping elbows and squeezing for 10 counts and wall pushes.
  • Yoga Poses (handout, page 5): Included illustrations for several yoga poses (like this sample and this).


  • "ADHD Without Drugs - A Guide to the Natural Care of Children with ADHD," S. Newmark, MD (Library Partners | Amazon Smile)
  • "The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children," R. Greene, PhD (Library Partners | Amazon Smile)


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