ADHD in Focus – Spotlight on ADHD in Girls

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Course Description

This course provides a comprehensive discussion of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) specifically as it manifests in girls. The unique symptoms and challenges faced by girls with ADHD and how these impact their overall well-being is explained. Participants will gain knowledge of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD, enabling them to recognize and assess this condition accurately. Attendees will learn about a range of effective interprofessional treatment options for girls with ADHD, encompassing both medication and behavioral approaches. Specific recommendations for parent education and school support are provided.

Intended Audience

  • Physicians
  • Physician Assistants
  • Registered Nurses
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
  • Social Workers

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, healthcare professionals will be able to:

  • Identify the unique symptoms and challenges of ADHD in girls and its impact on their well-being
  • Describe diagnostic criteria for ADHD
  • Explore effective interprofessional treatment options for girls with ADHD, including medications and behavioral approaches
  • Explain strategies for managing ADHD-related challenges for girls at home and at school
Credit/Contact Hours
  • Megan Arbour, PhD, RN, CNM, CNE
    Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University
  • Jenna Lapointe, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
    Mental Health Therapist, Betterhelp
Development Team
  • Trisha Moreno
  • English
Release Date
October 16, 2023
Expiration Date
October 16, 2026
Instructional Methods
  • Assessment Review with Rationale
  • Case Studies
  • Ungraded Self Assessment-Lesson Recall
  • Video Clips
  • Video Narration
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