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Attention Disorders

Author: Clare B. Jones, Jill Fahy

CEUs offered: 0.2

CEEs offered: 2

Introductory Level; Professional Area

Activity Description

This course is designed to help the SLP learn more about Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) and its relationship to Executive Functions (EF).  A thorough description of the disorder is provided, along with conclusions from current research and practical suggestions for assessment, behavior management, and adaptations for clients ages birth to adult.

Activity Audience

This course is for Speech-Language Pathologists.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Identify the operational definitions for attention and executive functions.
  • Understand the diagnostic criteria, core symptoms, and subtypes of AD/HD.
  • Identify the EF deficits inherent to AD/HD.
  • Discuss the role of the SLP in treating individuals with AD/HD and associated EF deficits.

Author Biography

Clare B. Jones, Ph.D., was a diagnostic specialist in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Clare received her undergraduate degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; her master’s from Cleveland State University; and her Ph.D. from the University of Akron.  She did post doctorate work at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  Clare was in private practice for over fifteen years and specialized in children, young adults, and adults with special needs.  Her areas of expertise included attention disorders, learning disabilities, and drug exposed children.

Clare authored seven books, including The Source® for Brain-Based Learning and Practical Suggestions for AD/HD, both published by LinguiSystems, Inc.   She also served as editor to three books and published numerous articles.  She was on the editorial advisory board for theJournal of Attention Disorders and served on the editorial internet board for ADDitude Magazine.   She also served on the professional advisory board for CHADD.  Her family has established a scholarship in her memory at the University of Arizona.

Jill Fahy, M.A., CCC-SLP, is assistant professor at Eastern Illinois University, in Charleston, IL.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in French before pursuing her master’s degree in speech pathology from the University of Illinois.  For a number of years, Jill worked as a medical SLP, treating mostly adults with acquired brain injuries.  She specialized in the treatment of cognitive impairments resulting from frontal lobe and right hemisphere lesions, particularly those high-level deficits that affected vocational and community independence.

Jill is co-author of The Source® for Development of Executive Functions, published by LinguiSystems, Inc.   She is a nationally known speaker on the topic of executive function development and disorders.  At Eastern Illinois University, she is a highly sought-after diagnostician for children with disorders of right hemisphere development and concomitant executive function deficits, primarily for Asperger's and nonverbal learning disorder.  She teaches courses in acquired language disorders, and developmental disorders of executive functions and the right hemisphere.

Jill Fahy, Attention Disorders, employed by Eastern Illinois University

Disclosure:

Financial - Author for LinguiSystems, Inc. and receives royalty payments. In addition, Jill Fahy received a stipend from LinguiSystems, Inc. for writing Attention Disorders.

Nonfinancial - No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

LinguiSystems, Inc., publisher of products for SLPs, funded this self-study online course, Attention Disorders, in its entirety.


Certified members of the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with LinguiSystems, Inc.  One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE.  All CASLPA members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.  CASLPA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.