This event was held on February 8, 2005 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Richard Solomon, MD explores the reasons for the dramatic increase in the diagnosis of ADHD and the use of stimulant medications. He is a board certified developmental and behavioral pediatrician with 20 years experience in working with children and adolescents with school difficulties including problems with attention and learning.
Using humor, common sense and the latest scientific evidence, Dr. Solomon presents a comprehensive, individualized approach that values the child's sense of self esteem and love of learning, not just getting good grades. He will describe dozens of ways, other than medications, to help children learn.
Dr. Solomon has recently been recognized as one of the best developmental/behavioral pediatricians in Michigan by HOUR Detroit magazine (October, 2004) and was interviewed this year on the topic of ADHD by Charity Nebbie of Michigan Radio, NPR.
He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Children with Disabilities Committee on the Michigan Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has had a long and distinguished career in academia, focusing on child abuse prevention, pain control for children with cancer and interventions for children with autism.
He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Michigan and is the medical director of The Ann Arbor Center for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (www.aacenter.org).