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Episode 70 | ADHD, with Dr. Robb Mapou


Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder, with effects on academic and occupational performance, social relationships, and other aspects of functioning. Neuropsychologists frequently work with both children and adults with ADHD, and understanding the relevant scientific literature is an important part of training and continuing education in our field. In this episode, John and Ryan talk to Dr. Robb Mapou about ADHD, including conversations on developmental course, co-occurring symptoms, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, among other topics.

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Robb Mapou
Instructor Credentials

Dr. Robb Mapou is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). In addition to evaluating adolescents and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), for the past 25 years, he has specialized in the evaluation of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He also evaluates individuals for a range of neurological conditions, including concussion, severe traumatic brain injury, dementia, and stroke. Finally, Dr. Mapou specializes in Federal Aviation Administration mandated-evaluations for airman medical certification. When not working at CAAT, he is the principal of Oceanside Neuropsychology, in Sussex County, Delaware.

Dr. Mapou is nationally-recognized for his work on learning disabilities and ADHD in adults. He is senior editor of the 1995 book, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment: A Cognitive Approach. His second book, Adult Learning Disabilities and ADHD: Research Informed Assessment, was published by Oxford University Press in 2009. He has published chapters on assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD in adults and regularly presents continuing professional education workshops on this topic.

Dr. Mapou holds faculty appointments in the Department of Neurology at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He served as President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology from 2004 to 2006 and has served in other professional organization capacities.

Topics Covered
  • ADHD as a lifespan condition
  • Problems with the constructs of “secondary ADHD” and “adult-onset ADHD”
  • ADHD as an externalizing disorder
  • Commonly co-occurring symptoms and syndromes
  • Educational, occupational, and social outcomes
  • Gender differences
  • The utility of neurocognitive testing for diagnosis and other purposes
  • The utility of self and other-reported symptom rating scales
  • Symptom and performance invalidity
  • Evidence-based interventions
Educational Objectives
  • Introduce and describe ADHD as both neurodevelopmental and lifespan disorder.
  • Describe differing opinions about the utility of cognitive testing in clinical ADHD evaluations.
  • Apply knowledge of ADHD to clinical neuropsychological evaluations of patients.
Target Audience
  • Introductory
  • Date Available: 2021-05-01
  • You may obtain CE for this podcast at any time.
Offered for CE
  • Yes
  • Members $20
  • Non-Members $25
Refund Policy
  • This podcast is not eligible for refunds
CE Credits
  • 1.0 Credit(s)
  • N/A
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