February 18: Dr. Esther Hess, "Differentiation/Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD in Children"
DSM 5’s diagnostic classification of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD recognize the similarities of these two neurodevelopmental disorders. This presentation will focus in on the question of whether these disorders are on the same spectrum. Clinical vignettes will be examined to create practical solutions to complex developmental and regulatory problems.
Esther B. Hess, Ph.D. is a developmental psychologist and executive director of a multidisciplinary treatment facility in West Los Angeles, CA, Center for the Developing Mind. The Center specializes in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of developmental and regulatory disorders, like ADHD and autism spectrum disorders in children, adolescents and adults. In addition, Dr. Hess is a national and international speaker on DIR/Floor Time; A Developmental/Relational Treatment Approach of ADHD, ASD and Sensory Processing Disorder in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults. Dr. Hess can be reached through the Center's website, www.centerforthedevelopingmind.com.