Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This past Monday, Dr. Yellin spoke to a meeting of the New York City Chapter of CHADD about Learning and Attention: A Pediatrician’s Perspective on ADHD, Attention, and Learning Issues. The highly-engaged audience, largely made up of parents of children and teens struggling with attention difficulties, heard a presentation that looked beyond the DSM criteria of attention to focus on the ways that attention issues present in school, the component aspects of attention -- mental energy controls such as alertness and work stamina; processing controls, such as processing depth and saliency determination; and production controls, such as previewing and self-monotoring. The talk also included discussion of strategies for home and school, the significance of co-morbidities, and weighing the benefits and possible side effects of medication.

Dr. Yellin presenting to CHADD on January 9 in NYC
CHADD - Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, is a national nonprofit organization that describes its mission as: "to provide a support network for parents and caregivers; to provide a forum for continuing education; to be a community resource and disseminate accurate, evidence-based information about ADHD to parents, educators, adults, professionals, and the media; to promote ongoing research; and to be an advocate on behalf of the ADHD community."

The New York City Chapter, founded and still co-led by Harold Mayer, has an active meeting schedule with featured speakers and active email outreach, with news about all aspects of attention and related issues.

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