Mini CV for Dr. Billy Levin
Dr. Levin is our "ask-the-expert" here at Adders.org
Qualified at Pretoria University 1959 MB.ChB.
Married to Ethel, a nursery school teacher
4 sons, Paediatrician, General practitioner, Steel merchant, Electrical consultant to SHOCKPROOF.
Special interest: ADHD children (and adults) with learning and /or behaviour problems. (ATTENTIONAL DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER)
Lectured at many universities, schools and to medical profession.
Received nominations on 2 occasions from local branch of the South African Medical Association for national award (excelsior Prize)
Has had an official interview with a previous Minister of Education on diagnostic criteria and made suggestions that were accepted and published in Study guide no7 of 1991 from the Dept. Education and Culture from the House of Assembly.
Represented Medical Association on a governmental enquiry into use of Ritalin at Dept. of Health.
Written a chapter in a textbook on ADHD, on request of a professor at a university medical school and which is sold to students and doctors.
Researched, developed and modified a diagnostic rating scale of which he has evaluated over 1/4 million in aprox. 14,000 case studies over a period of 28 years. This rating scale is now used in many assessment centres through-out the country. Developed brain assessment and development charts as diagnostic tools for ADHD as well as remedial programs being used in many schools currently.
Has had his articles published in various teaching, medical and educational journals and internationally on the internet. Has been medical advisor to various remedial schools in the past and was instrumental in starting a remedial school and serving on its governing body for 8 years.
Has also been a lecturer to St Johns First Aid for 20 years, received a medal from them and mentioned in dispatches to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Below is a photo taken of Dr Billy with Andrea from ADDISS at a Conference in Dublin in June 2005
Staff, H. (2008, December 18). Mini CV for Dr. Billy Levin, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, May 7 from https://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/articles/mini-cv-for-dr-billy-levin