Assessing Learning Disabilities and ADHD


Robert L. Mapou, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, will present "An Introduction to Neuropsychological Assessment of Learning Disabilities and ADHD in Post-Secondary Education Students" on Friday, Nov 9, 2007.

The workshop will describe strategies for the assessment of learning disabilities and ADHD in post-secondary students, with an emphasis on information for disability support service providers. 

Mapou will discuss recent research, definitions of learning disabilities and ADHD that are more appropriate for adults, characteristics of  learning disability subtypes based on research, and evaluation methods.  Time will be allowed for discussion and questions, and, if time permits, a detailed case example will be presented.

About Dr. Mapou

Mapou is a clinical neuropsychologist in independent practice in Maryland. 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,  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.

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 International Neuropsychological Society, and serves as an ad hoc reviewer for other neuropsychological journals. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Emory University and completed pre- and post-doctoral training in neuropsychology in Atlanta and in Boston, MA.

The workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Nov 9, 2007, in the Law School Faculty Dining Room, 4th Floor of Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

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