Getting To Know About Developmental Disability At The 2016 Greensboro Mental Health Symposium

The 2016 Greensboro Mental Health Symposium was an event organized by Therap experts to network with the service providers and communities of professionals in the developmental disability industry. It tackled this complex group of disorders and trained participants about the Therap module. Participants also learned about the recent developments in individual support documentation and reporting and electronic health records.

What Are Developmental Disabilities? 

As an overview, the symposium began by discussing the general topic. Developmental disabilities are a set of conditions which are long-term and usually severe. These conditions arise from the impairment in the physical, behavioral, and language areas of the brain that significantly disturbs its functioning.


This group of disabilities includes Down syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual disorders, and behavior disorders, among others. One in six American children lives with these disorders. They generally have no cure yet, but their symptoms can be mitigated and treated. Treatment plans for such are available based on the immediate needs of the patient, often a child, formulated by a team of professionals and doctors in the field.

Therap Modules

Therap modules and products mainly target the professionals and the developmental disabilities service providers. Studies have shown that electronic documentation, health tracking applications, and medication administration records are useful in providing such services to the patients.


The guaranteed benefits of using Therap products are enhanced risk analysis and effective health outcomes measurement. Therap modules consist mainly of improved platforms for goal tracking, witness reports, nursing or progress notes, medication error reports, and customer support and training, among others. Therap aims for the service organizations to deliver the highest quality of health care.

Comprehensive training about these products and modules for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users comprised the symposium. Conducted and facilitated by Therap experts, it was also successful in knowledge-sharing and network-building among the colleagues and professionals in the developmental disability industry.


How Apps Make Life Easier For Parents Of Children With ADHD

Life starts to get complicated the moment your child is diagnosed with ADHD.  The thought that his behavior is part of normal growing up is now discounted.  What future awaits for your kid begins to worry you.


In school, you worry about his easy distractibility, committing careless mistakes, not listening to teachers, fidgeting, becoming more prone to danger, and more.  Same worries when you are not around, and he is in the house on his own or out with friends.


My Son And His ADHD

The doctor warned me that ADHD can significantly affect my son’s success in the academic, social, and occupational aspects of his life.  Only with proper treatment, monitoring, and support will symptoms be put under good control, ensuring improvement in his behavior.


There are various causes for ADHD, which include but are not limited to, genetic, chemical imbalances in the brain, birth problems, smoking and use of illicit drugs during pregnancy.  Neglecting your child in his early years of life could also lead to him developing ADHD.


The type of medication given to ADHD patient will depend on the severity of his condition.  It’s quite a tough task to monitor his meds, symptoms, and his activities.


Technology Support, Not Just A Pill Reminder

Parents, like me, are surely grateful to modern technology.   Various apps that can be accessed through phone, tablet, or PC are made available to assist and support parents and caregivers of children with ADHD.   These apps make management of the condition more efficiently.  The apps are reliable in reminding the right meds to be taken at the right time.  It is also capable of calling your attention so that your child won’t miss his doctor’s appointment or therapy session.


Some apps also include health journals for easy monitoring of the treatment.  Symptoms and side effects are documented, and even your child’s progress.  The journal can also be shared with your doctor to keep him updated and make the necessary adjustments in the treatment.


Being with my son with ADHD 24/7 is near to impossible.  And it’s very comforting that these apps allow me to monitor him, especially when he’s in school.


Tailored Needs Of ADHD Kids

Children with ADHD have moods that are hard to handle.  They can get emotional and easily be frustrated when things don’t go the way they should.  Structured support, routine, and monitoring are essential to children with ADHD to help them reach their goals and improve their self-esteem.


These needs have to be monitored from time to time and consistently.   Through these apps, monitoring comes handy.


Growing Up Years Are Critical

Children with ADHD from time to time may display behaviors that disrupt their learning and social life.   It’s hard to know if the act is part of their normal growing up years or symptoms of ADHD.  That is why it is needed to be addressed appropriately.


When these needs are ignored, it may lead to the child’s worsening inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.  This could have an impact on his academic performance and socialization.  Later to adulthood, this could put forward more trouble.  The child may end up having a substance abuse problem, relationship difficulties, forgetfulness, depression, and can even commit a crime.


Children with ADHD are complicated kids with special needs.   You got to give them special attention and support.  Stay on ahead to ensure that your kids with ADHD are receiving the proper care and treatment they need with the assistance of different apps designed to make life easier and ADHD more manageable.