ON AIR: Kids on Speed? - Repeat starts Wednesday Aug 23 on ABC2 at 8.40pm
Essential Media's three part observational series is getting a re-run on ABC2 from August 24. It is also available on ABC iView.
Kids on Speed? explores one of the most hotly disputed and most commonly diagnosed mental disorders of our time: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This is a powerful and revealing observational series following four families battling to cope with children suspected of, or diagnosed with ADHD, and the dynamic clinical psychologist who believes his intervention program can change their lives.
Episode 1 : Wednesday Aug 23, 2017 on ABC2
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.
Episode 2: Wednesday Aug 30, 2017 at 8.22pm on ABC2
Three weeks into the nine-week intervention and the pressure is on. The experts put forward their diagnoses and recommended treatments. Prof. Mark Dadds attempts to change the way the parents reward and discipline their kids.
Episode 3 : Wednesday Sept 6 at 8.40pm on ABC2
As the series comes to an end, all of the families come together for a weekend relapse prevention retreat. Each child has been asked to get up on stage and share what he or she has learnt over the course of the program.