Recognizing and Understanding Girls with ADHD
DATE: May 20th, 2021 3:45 - 4:45 PM ET
Dr. Laura Gerber
About the webinar:
ADHD is a prevalent diagnosis, but girls are often missed because their ADHD presents in different ways than boys, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis. This talk will provide an overview of ADHD, the ways it differs from boys, common myths about girls with ADHD, a discussion of the potential consequences of a delayed diagnosis, and a brief outline of treatment strategies.
About the presenter:
Dr. Laura Gerber has been a consulting pediatrician in Burlington, Ontario since 2003. She completed medical school at McMaster University and her residency training at the Children's Hospital of Western Ontario and the Hospital for Sick Children. The main focus of her consulting practice is the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with developmental, learning, behavioural, and mental health issues.
Dr. Gerber is particularly passionate about ADHD; she is dedicated to advocating for the recognition and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. She has presented to a range of audiences, including family physicians and psychiatrists, fellow pediatricians, elementary, secondary and university educators, as well as parents. She has been a speaker at the National ADHD conference and the Annual Scientific Assembly of the Ontario College of Family Physicians. In 2017, she was invited to be featured in a documentary about adult ADHD on CBC Television’s “The Nature of Things with David Suzuki”. She is a founding member of the Steering Committee of “Caroline Families First”, an expanding pilot project which examines the impact of High-Fidelity Wraparound Care on mental health outcomes in the community.