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In order for appropriate clinical practices to be employed when working with children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their families, it is critical to choose your own theory of what process or factors underlie this disorder. In this week’s readings, you have become familiar with several different potential explanations for ADHD. Most likely, as you explored these theories, one or more of them stood out to you as seeming to be more valid than others, from your own perspective. Perhaps you felt that one had stronger research support or was simply more logically related to symptom presentations. Perhaps you have prior experience with this population and had already formulated some ideas about causes, which your readings this week served to validate for you. The questions you will address in this week’s assignment are: 1) What are some theoretical explanations for ADHD? 2) Which do you believe and why?
When members of the PTA at your child’s school hear that you have been researching ADHD, they ask you to speak at the next PTA meeting, as some of their children have been labeled as having ADHD. Create a PowerPoint presentation to present and highlight your own theory of ADHD.
Include the following in your presentation:
Summarize (briefly) the theories about ADHD that you studied this week.
Describe your chosen theory in detail. Who are its main proponents? What research support exists? What is it about this theory that you find compelling? What are opponents’ arguments against this theory and why do you disagree with those critiques?
Conclude your presentation by summarizing the main points of your presentation with an emphasis on the conclusions you obtained from your studies of the various theories.
Incorporate appropriate animations, transitions, and graphics as well as speaker notes for each slide. The speaker notes may be comprised of brief paragraphs or bulleted lists.
Support your presentation with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources may be included.
Length: 12-15 slides (with a separate reference slide)
Notes Length: 100-150 words for each slide
Be sure to include citations for quotations and paraphrases with references in APA format and style where appropriate. Save the file as PPT with the correct course code information. Upload your document, and then click the Submit to Dropbox button.
In order for appropriate clinical practices to be employed when working with children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their families, it is critical to choose your own theory of what process or factors underlie this disorder. In this week’s readings, you have become familiar with several different potential explanations for ADHD.