Annual ADHD conference held in Hattiesburg

Annual ADHD conference held in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Over 400 people attended the annual ADHD conference held in West Hattiesburg at Temple Baptist Church, which began on Thursday and continues into Friday.

The conference includes sessions on a variety of topics related to ADHD and coexisting disorders with relevant keynote sessions. Friday's keynote speaker will be communication expert Richard Davis of California.

"This is our 14th year of the conference," said Medical Director at Connections of Hattieburg Clinic, Dr. Ronnie Kent. "Really try to help educate those that are involved in the lives of children and adults that struggle in the area of learning and other emotional problems."

The conference has served as an educational resource for school administrators, counselors, psychologists, social workers, speech language pathologists, health care providers, regular educators and special educators. Parents and caregivers that wish to attend get a discounted rate.

"We want teachers and other folks to be educated and learn more and also to really get encouraged to keep up the good work," Kent said. "New things are developing all the time, we are finding new techniques, we are finding new disorders, we are finding new ways to just to handle things that we thought at one time was not able to be helped really. But now we know they are."

That's why they continue their work with the conference. "We hear over and over and over that the investment we are putting in right now really pays off," Kent said. "So, we just all need to keep up the good work."