The substantial literature on disorders of attention can be contradictory and confusing.
This workshop will examine multiple perspectives from the literature and provide opportunity to discuss connections between behaviors observed in inattention and high stress perception. We will review the behaviors observed in persons with attention challenges and high stress; the neurological processes involved in supporting both forms of behavior; and the environmental-personal transactional influence on behavior. Participants should bring outlines of real-life challenging behavior cases for small group work and discussion. Names/location/personal identifying features of cases must be masked to protect anonymity.
Barbara Prudhomme White, Ph.D., OTR/L, teaches “Stressed Out: The Science and Nature of Human Stress” in the Department of Occupational Therapy at UNH. She won the College of Health and Human Services teaching excellence award in 2008, and has been nominated twice for the UNH Brierly Award for excellence in teaching. Her research includes topics in behavior and emotion regulation; stress effects on human development; psychobiological measures & behavior; stimulant medication use and abuse; and ADD/ADHD assessment and intervention.
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