May We Introduce You To: Mark Bertin, MD – Developmental Pediatrics
by Lee Gehrls R&D Coordinator (Volunteer)
Welcome to National ADHD Awareness Month!
October is a special month each year when everyone can learn something new about ADHD. This applies to the general public, all professionals, employers, and of course friends and family members. You will hear about ADHD on TV, on the radio, in newscasts & newspapers, and it will be all over the Internet until October 31.
This month I want to introduce you to a new ADHD expert who you might not know.
Dr. Mark Bertin – Developmental Pediatrics
Dr. Mark Bertin is a physician who has an additional credential attached to his name. Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician. For some of you, this might be a new term. A developmental pediatrician has additional training.
I will give you Dr. Bertin’s own description right from his website. His practice: “specializes in developmental pediatrics, a subspecialty of pediatrics focusing on the promotion of child development and disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities”.
Dr. Bertin’s practice is located in Pleasantville, New York and he is involved in other professional endeavors including the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD). He is a frequent presenter at workshops and conferences for parents, educators, and professionals on all topics related to child development which includes ADHD, autism, parenting, and mindfulness.
I encourage you to read further about his background and training on his website.
On Dr. Bertin’s website you will find: https://developmentaldoctor.com/
- Classes for parents, physicians, and teachers. This link https://developmentaldoctor.com/classes/ will give you more details about the current class list.
- His blog – Insights on Child Development – https://developmentaldoctor.com/blog/ – there are six categories: ADHD, Autism, Development, Mindfulness, Parenting & Resilience. You can subscribe to it.
- His blog can also be found on:
- Psychology Today – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/child-development-central
- Mindful.org – https://www.mindful.org/author/mark-bertin/
- Education Update – http://educationupdate.com/markbertin/
- A list of Dr. Bertin’s four books:
- How Children Thrive – The Practical Science of Raising Independent, Resilient, and Happy Kids
- Mindful Parenting for ADHD – A Guide to Cultivating Calm, Reducing Stress & Helping Children Thrive
- The Family ADHD Solution – A Scientific Approach to Maximizing Your Child’s Attention and Minimizing Parental Stress
- mindfulness & self-compassion for teen adhd – build executive functioning skills, increase motivation & improve self-confidence (co-authored with Karen Bluth, Ph.D.)
I encourage you to take some time this month to explore Dr. Bertin’s resources listed on his website. ADHD requires lifelong learning for those who have it and for their families. The need for continual learning is even more important for those who provide diagnosing, treatment and management, teaching, support services, and employment. Make the most of October and expand your ADHD knowledge and add new resources to your ADHD library and ADHD toolbox.
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