SENG
P.O. Box 488
Poughquag, NY 12570
845.797.5054
http://www.SENGifted.org

January 4, 2012

Robert W. Block, M.D
Thomas K. McInerny, M.D
American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Dear Drs. Block and McInerny:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of SENG and the SENG Health Care Professional Advisory Committee, we wish to express our appreciation for taking notice of our Nov 30, 2011 letter, and your forwarding it to Linda B. Paul MPH, Manager, Section on Develop-mental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Our letter pertained to “ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity in Children & Adolescents” (Pediatrics, 2011, Vol. 128 (5), Nov, pp. 1-17).

We are most pleased with Ms. Paul’s response and delighted to learn that our letter and attached references were shared with the authors of the ADHD guideline, the Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management. We are also encouraged to hear that the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics will consider publishing an article on this topic in the monthly AAP News, and will propose a session on gifted children for an upcoming AAP National Conference and Exhibition.

Should the AAP, and the staff in the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, feel our initial letter is worthy of inclusion as a Letter to the Editor in the print form of Pediatrics, we would be pleased to re-submit electronically. We would also respectfully propose that Ms. Paul’s gracious response be included.

We would greatly appreciate your forwarding this current letter to Ms. Paul and the staff in the Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics so that SENG might be considered as a strong, highly knowledgeable candidate for writing the proposed article on the gifted child for the AAP News.

Sincerely,

James T. Webb, PhD, ABPP-Cl
Clinical Psychologist
Chair, Professional Advisory Committee

Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH
Director and Medical Liaison

Rosina M. Gallagher, PhD, NCSP
Immediate Past President

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