Kids on Speed?
Kids on Speed? is a hybrid of observational documentary, factual intervention and social experiment. Working together for the first time, a team of experts, led by dynamic Clinical Psychologist Professor Mark Dadds, put 4 families with 5 children suspected of having ADHD, through a cutting edge evidence based 9-week intervention program.
The stakes are high. The families are at the end of their tethers having been everywhere for help to no avail and the experts are putting their reputations on the line, as they seek a new treatment gold standard for one of the most stigmatised, misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders affecting children today Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
The 9-week intervention program begins. But the 3 experts dedicate 2 weeks just to assessing the 5 kids suspected of having ADHD. Making a correct diagnosis is critical - many of these kids have been misdiagnosed in the past.
As treatment begins, the families grapple tough decisions over whether or not to use medication suggested by the experts. Professor Mark Dadds is under pressure to get the parents to commit to his interventions. And he has just 6 weeks left to achieve change.
Two families are seeing benefits from the experts combined advice. The other two families are still facing uphill battles. But as the intervention program enters its final stage, uncomfortable truths emerge to challenge all the families as well as the experts.
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