Ep 28 - Neuropsychology and ADHD with Yael Rothman and Katia Fredricksen

Season #2

In today's episode, Sharon chats with Yael Rothman and Katia Fredriksen - Neuropsychologists. We chat about what the difference is between a neuropsychologist and a clinical psychologist, the ADHD diagnostic process, why we should tell our kids about their ADHD and what to say to the know it all uncle at the BBQ. 

Timestamps and key points
2.00m What do Yael and Katia do? What is a neuropsychology?
3.50m What is the difference between a standard psychologist and neuropsychologist?
5.55m The differences in professions
6.32m The ADHD diagnostic process and why we should tell our kids
9.15m The power in knowing how your brain works
10.00m What to say to the uncle at the BBQ and the noise around ADHD
12.57m Is ADHD overdiagnosed?
16.18m What is the one thing parents should do to support the child when getting a diagnosis
19.37m Why did Yael and Katia write the book 'Different Thinkers: ADHD"
26.00m Getting misdiagnosed as anxiety
28.44m Hormones / Adolescents and ADHD
30.42m Yael and Katia's practical strategy that parents can try
36.20m You don't need to be a perfect parent

About Dr. Katia Fredriksen and Dr. Yael Rothman
Dr. Katia Fredriksen and Dr. Yael Rothman are pediatric neuropsychologists and authors of the new children's book Different Thinkers: ADHD. You can also follow them on Instragram @neuropsychmomdocs for evidence-based information regarding learning, social-emotional functioning, development, and interventions.

Dr. Fredriksen trained at Princeton University and the University of Massachusetts Boston. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology. Dr. Fredriksen completed her post-doctoral training at a private practice in the Boston area, where she focused on autism, genetic disorders, learning disorders, and attention and executive functioning in a pediatric population. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Fredriksen continues to lecture to parent groups and professional organizations.

Dr. Rothman trained at the University of Michigan and Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at Yeshiva University. Dr. Rothman completed her internship at Children’s Hospital Colorado and her postdoctoral fellowship at Children’s National in Washington, D.C. She spent four years working as a pediatric neuropsychologist and was an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Rothman also has been involved in clinical research, with a primary focus on autism spectrum disorders. She has presented at several national and international conferences, published more than a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, and given lectures to parents and educators.

Connect with Dr. Katia Fredriksen and Dr. Yael Rothman
Website: neuropsychmoms.com
Book: Different Thinkers: ADHD


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