Some people have a specific type of attentional difficulties that are different from ADHD. These symptoms, like excessive daydreaming, mental confusion, and underactivity are referred to as Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome (CDS)—previously sluggish cognitive tempo. Individuals with CDS experience difficulties in their academic/occupational work and in their social relationships.
View Stephen P. Becker, PhD, psychologist, researcher, author, and speaker specializing in ADHD, sleep, and CDS in children and adolescents as he:
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to assess for ADHD’s lesser known—but just as prominent and debilitating cousin—Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome!
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This online program is worth 1.75 hours CPD.
Stephen P. Becker, PhD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His research, funded by the US National Institutes of Health and Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, examines attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cognitive disengagement syndrome (sluggish cognitive tempo), and sleep in children and adolescents. Dr. Becker’s focus is on better understanding the developmental pathways of ADHD, co-occurring psychopathologies, and functional impairments. He has published over 200 articles on these and related topics and recently edited a book on ADHD in adolescents (Guilford Press). Dr. Becker is a Joint Editor of JCCP Advances and serves on the editorial boards of Research on Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Attention Disorders, Journal of Youth and Adolescence, and Adolescent Research Review, and Adolescent Research Review, and on the advisory board of The ADHD Report. He can be found online at www.stephenpbecker.com or on Twitter at @spbecker.
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