ALTA - Academic Language Therapy Association

Dyslexia and ADHD: Connections and Treatments

Event Name: Dyslexia and ADHD: Connections and Treatments
Sponsor: ALTA Chapter-VA
Type: Continuing Education
Chapter: Virginia
Contact Hours: 1.5
Dates / Times: Saturday, October 19, 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Description: In recognition of both Dyslexia Awareness month and Global ADHD Awareness month, attendees of Dr. Varblow’s presentation, hosted by the Virginia Chapter of the Academic Language Therapy Association (ALTA-VA), will learn about overlapping characteristics between dyslexia (and other reading disabilities) and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Children with these conditions often share common traits, leading to challenges in diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Varblow will discuss ways to separate the roots of related symptoms, characteristics, and compensatory behaviors, as well as how to determine what kind of treatment(s) are likely to produce successful outcomes. Specifically, Dr. Varblow will speak to determining whether and when treatment with various medications may be appropriate and beneficial, and she will address recent advances relevant to this population.
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Presenter(s): Dr. Karin Forman Varblow, MD, FAAP, is a board-certified pediatrician with expertise in Behavioral Pediatrics and treating children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and related conditions. After serving individuals as a general pediatrician for over a decade, she opened her own practice to work intensively with families whose children have behavioral issues. Dr. Varblow's undergraduate studies were completed at Duke University in 1989, and she then spent some time studying Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1998, where she was a National Health Service Corps scholar. In 2001 she completed her pediatrics residency at INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children, then an affiliate of the University of Virginia. Her interest in ADHD and Behavioral Pediatrics has developed into a passion, and her treatment style addresses the unique needs of the patients and their family members. She is invested in working with families to improve their overall function, as well as the individual progress of the patient. As a resident of the DC Metropolitan area for 25 years, she is familiar with an array of available services, and she incorporates as many modalities of treatment as will be effective. Dr. Varblow is a member of AAP (American Association of Pediatrics), APSARD (The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders), and CHADD (international association for Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).
Cost: $20.00
Contact: Elizabeth Gordon

Location: Vienna Community Center
120 Cherry Street Southeast
Vienna, VA 22180

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