Workshop Discusses Adult LD-ADHD

Join Robert Mapou for a discussion on learning disabilities

1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
Suffolk University Law School
Faculty Dining Room, 4th Floor of Sargent Hall
RSVP’s required:  Erin Evans

An Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Post-Secondary Education Students.
Robert L. Mapou, Ph.D., ABPP-CN

This workshop will describe strategies for the assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD in post-secondary education students, with an emphasis on information for disability support service providers.  A neuropsychological perspective will be taken.  Participants will learn about recent research on these disorders, definitions of learning disabilities and ADHD that are more appropriate for adults, characteristics of  learning disability subtypes based on research, and evaluation methods.  Components that should be included in a comprehensive assessment and that meet the established guidelines for documentation will be discussed.  Time will be left at the end for discussion and questions.  If time permits, a detailed case example will be presented.

 Biographical Sketch - Robert L. Mapou, Ph.D.

Dr. Robb Mapou received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University, in Atlanta, GA and completed pre- and post-doctoral training in neuropsychology in Atlanta and in Boston, MA. He is a clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice with William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Associates, LLC, Silver Spring, MD, where he specializes in the evaluation of adolescents and adults with learning disabilities and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). From 1996 to 1999, he was the Neuropsychology Director for the Centers for Neuro-Rehabilitation, Bethesda, MD, where he worked with individuals who had suffered brain injuries. Dr. Mapou is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). He just finished a 5-year term on the board of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, the neuropsychology membership arm of ABPP,  having served as President from 2004 to 2006 and Vice President from 2002 to 2004.  He 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. Dr. Mapou has published and presented widely on topics of adult learning disabilities and ADHD, neuropsychological assessment, cognitive and behavioral effects of traumatic brain injury, the neurobehavioral effects of HIV disease, and other neuropsychological issues. He is senior editor of the 1995 book, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment: A Cognitive Approach and is preparing a book on assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD in adults, to be published in 2008 by Oxford University Press.  He is on the editorial board of Neuropsychology, previously served on the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation and the Journal of the Interntional Neuropsychological Society, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for other neuropsychological journals.

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