On April 27th, 2023, Dr. Nekeshia Hammond, a mental health professional, motivational keynote speaker, and black female motivational speaker, will speak at Belmont Day School in Belmont, Massachusetts, to parents about her new book ‘ADHD Explained: What Every Parent Needs to Know.’ Her presentation will provide valuable personal development keynote speaker insights into Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of children worldwide. It impacts their social, academic, and emotional functioning. Dr. Hammond will bust the myths of ADHD and provide insights into the truths about this disorder. She will also discuss the causes of ADHD, which can be genetic, due to brain injury, environmental exposure during pregnancy or early childhood (e.g., lead), low birth weight, premature delivery, or alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy. During her talk, Dr. Hammond will provide five critical steps parents should take to manage ADHD successfully, including consultation, evaluation, confirmation, intervention, and collaboration. She will also discuss the importance of comprehensive evaluations to assess ADHD, including a thorough examination of symptoms to rule out other factors that may cause inattention and hyperactivity. Dr. Hammond will provide key strategies to communicate with your school, including documentation of IEP, 504 plans, and other interventions.
Parents will learn about modifications they can make to help their child at home and in school, such as extended time, written instructions, extra breaks, a separate room, self-care, seat arrangement, organization help, and a behavior chart. Dr. Hammond will also provide insights into treatment options for ADHD, which may include individual therapy, play therapy, family therapy, marital therapy, parent skills training, social skills group, medication, healthy habits strategies, and in-school strategies. Parents will also learn about the importance of practicing self-care to avoid burnout and seeking support from others. Dr. Hammond is a famous guest speaker for schools and an education keynote speaker who is available for motivational speeches for high school students, middle school students, and teens. She is also a motivational speaker for teachers who can help in mental health professional development. Her presentation on ADHD will be an inspirational speech that can benefit parents, caregivers, and schools working together to support the child’s success. By understanding the myths and truths, causes, risk factors, and best treatment options for ADHD, parents can ensure their child’s success.