For years, inattentive ADHD was seen as a reason why girls were not diagnosed with ADHD. But the truth is that inattentive ADHD is often under-diagnosed in both girls and boys. This is significant, because the earlier ADHD is treated, the higher chances for long-term success. In this session, find out why inattentive presentation ADHD is missed, how teachers and parents can work together to uncover accurate diagnosis, and how one middle schooler learned to advocate for her own academic accommodations. Join us for a highly personal conversation with two highly qualified experts.
Thirty years ago when Cynthia was diagnosed with ADHD she founded the non-profit organization ADD Resources where she served as Executive Director for 15 years. She retired but this past year, being concerned that children with inattentive ADHD continue to be under-diagnosed, she founded and directs the non profit organization, the Inattentive ADHD Coalition. It’s mission is that children with Inattentive ADHD are diagnosed by age 8 and adults with Inattentive ADHD are readily and correctly diagnosed when they seek help. The website, www.iadhd.org, is the only website dedicated solely to inattentive ADHD.
Nikki Kinzer is a certified ADHD Coach and founder of Take Control ADHD. She co-hosts an award-winning podcast, **Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast** with more than 500 episodes and millions of downloads since the show launched in 2010. Her remote coaching groups and education programs support members from around the world with accountability, structure, and support. And her Discord Community offers hundreds of members the opportunity to connect and support one another.
You can find Nikki presenting at ADDA, ADHD TADD Talks, the Women’s ADHD Palooza, the Parent’s Palooza, the ADHD International Conference and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, ADHDOnline.com and most recently Real Simple. Learn more about Nikki and Take Control ADHD at takecontroladhd.com.