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Grand Rounds: Collaborative Care for Children and Teens with ADHD


By Alison Schonwald, MD , Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Touchstone Neurodevelopmental Center, LLC; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Distinguish disorders co-occurring with ADHD from those that mimic ADHD. 2. Integrate a family-centered framework when working with families affected by ADHD. 3. Incorporate up-to-date medication formulations for children and teens with ADHD.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses

Identified Gap:

A collaboration of caregivers has proven to be very effective in treating ADHD in children and young adults.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Schonwald has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 125 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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