Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
What Are My Child’s 504 and IEP Rights for Distance Learning?

What Are My Child’s 504 and IEP Rights for Distance Learning?

August 6, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-what-are-my-childs-504-and-iep-rights-for-distance-learning/  

Summary: 
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many schools are having to change from face-to-face teaching to remote learning or even a hybrid environment. For students with ADHD who required classroom accommodations, whether through a 504 plan or an IEP, will the same guidelines apply in each learning situation? Dr. Jeffrey Katz gives parents insight into the child’s rights to educational accommodations for the 2020-2021 school year.  

Jeffrey Katz, PhD: 
Dr. Katz is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is presently the Co-Chair of CHADD’s Public Policy Committee, serves on the Professional Advisory Board and is a past member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Katz specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with an emphasis on ADHD as well as other behavioral and learning issues. In addition, Dr. Katz frequently attends school meetings, bringing his knowledge of ADHD, learning disabilities, and school-based interventions, together with his knowledge of educational regulations, to ensure that students receive the support they need. He also serves on the Disabilities Advisory Committee of Tidewater Community College.  

Am I Depressed?

Am I Depressed?

August 6, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-am-i-depressed/  

Summary: 
Millions of adults, children and families have faced new and unexpected changes to their lives during this time of uncertainty. Staying at home with the stress of the pandemic could lead to symptoms of depression. Some individuals with ADHD who already had coexisting depression could experience increased symptoms because of the pandemic. Dr. Eugene Arnold provides information about the symptoms of depression in children and adults with ADHD. He discusses treatment options including medication management, behavior therapy and complementary interventions.  

L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd: 
Dr. L. Eugene Arnold is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he formerly was the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry. He is a co-investigator in the OSU Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology. He has 45 years of experience in child psychiatric research, including the multi-site NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (“the MTA”), for which he was executive secretary and chair of the steering committee. For his work on the MTA he received the NIH Director’s Award. A particular interest is alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD. His publications include 9 books, 70 chapters, and more than 300 articles. He is also CHADD’s Resident Expert.  

Learning Objectives: 
1.  Recognize the symptoms of depression in children and adults 
2.  Learn how depression can impact someone with ADHD 
3.  Find out the treatment options for depression and ADHD 
4.  Learn about medications for depression and ADHD and potential barriers 
5.  Find out which professionals can treat ADHD with coexisting depression

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