What is Inattentive ADHD (IAD)?
Our guest, Cynthia Hammer, MSW is Executive Director of the Inattentive ADHD Coalition. She explains what sets IAD apart from other, more acknowledged characteristics of ADHD and why is greatly underdiagnosed, particularly in younger children, and its consequences.
Children and adults with undiagnosed Inattentive ADHD blame and shame themselves when they don’t know they have a neurodevelopment disorder. Obtaining a diagnosis explains much that previously was unexplained and makes improvement possible.
Understanding the challenges of Inattentive ADHD changes how parents and others will interact with your child. Focusing on your child’s positive attributes enhances their self-esteem and confidence. Parents can become advocates for their child and become skilled at obtaining available and needed services.
Cynthia explains the work of the Inattentive ADHD Coalition and how it helps families recognize and pursue the proper treatment for children and adults.
To learn more about Inattentive ADHD, visit www.iadhd.org
This Episode is sponsored by Landmark College in Putney, Vermont. It’s the college of choice for students who learn differently. Learn more at http://www.lcdistraction.org