Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additude.com/tag/webinar
ADHD coach David Giwerc and J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for adult ADHD, will highlight the similarities, differences, and opportunities for combining these therapies to better manage symptoms.
Brian S. Friedlander, Ph.D., fills in parents, teachers, and students about the most effective accommodations and tech tools to support students with ADHD and learning disabilities and help them make the most of remote learning.
Most toddlers and preschoolers are easily distracted and/or extremely active from time to time as part of normal, healthy development. Caroline Buzanko, Ph.D., helps parents distinguish neurotypical behaviors from the patterns associated with ADHD.
Social distancing has isolated and stressed all of us, but it has caused kids with ADHD to lose valuable opportunities to practice social skills, and make and keep friends. Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, advises parents on what they can do at home.
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., surveys the latest research on ADHD in adults, how to ensure an accurate diagnosis, how to identify the detailed risks within each domain of impairment, and key recommendations and treatments to address symptoms.
Dysgraphia impairs handwriting & keyboarding, but also fine motor functions (like tying shoelaces), and so can affect self-esteem as well as academics. Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, shares practical strategies for children with this learning disability.
As Timothy E. Wilens, M.D., shares, preventive education, a proper diagnosis of ADHD and comorbid conditions, and the identification of “stress points” will ease the transition to adulthood and set teens up for a successful launch.
Michael Postma, Ed.D., shares the latest research on the twice-exceptional brain, why children who are gifted and have a learning disability or disorder like ADHD often struggle with social-emotional growth, and how to best support them.
If you've tried teaching executive function skills that never seem to “stick,” there is good news: You can train your child’s ADHD brain to pay attention and follow through with these strategies from Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC.
As schools prepare to reopen with some hybrid mix of in-person and remote learning — and a whole lot of uncertainty — Sharon Saline, Psy.D., helps parents address anxiety and set up daily routines that reduce conflict and build skills for independence.
Emotional dysregulation is often seen in people with ADHD, starting in childhood and lasting into adulthood. Understand how anger problems fit into attention deficit and effective treatments for learning emotional control from Joel Nigg, Ph.D.
Children with ADHD are often labeled at school. Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, informs parents what to expect from a functional behavior assessment and how to advocate for objective language in your child's behavior intervention plan.
Sarah Vinson, M.D., explores some of the cultural considerations that do and/or should impact treatment of ADHD in African-American children and families, including over- or under-diagnosis, systemic racism in health care, and more.
For adults on the autism spectrum, the loss of routines and expectations is especially damaging, often leading to high levels of anxiety. Stephen Shore, Ed.D., shares practical, strengths-based solutions for coping during this unsettled time.
Many families of children with ADHD are scrambling to navigate the summer without camps and other activities. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., offers practical advice on creating effective routines, managing screen time, and arranging safe peer interactions.
Learn about the interplay between ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety (which has peaked for many these past months); coping strategies during these unprecedented times; and how to achieve a resilient mindset from J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
COVID-related stress, disruptions to routines, and spending SO much time together have strained many ADHD-impacted relationships. Melissa Orlov offers guidance as you move into the next phase of your lives together.
The last four months have been challenging enough — learning at home, missing friends — and now summer is here. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies for balancing free time with some learning to prevent an academic slide.
Sleep disturbances and disorders are one of the most common comorbidities associated with attention deficit disorder. Mark Stein, Ph.D., discusses the impact of poor sleep on ADHD throughout the lifespan, plus strategies for treatment.
Rick Green, a TV writer & comedian explains how he has used positivity and humor to enlighten ADHD doubters, bust myths, eliminate shame, increase acceptance, and transform how the world views people with the condition.
Pediatricians Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, tell parents what they can and should expect based on the revised AAP guidelines for ADHD, and clarify the role clinicians can play in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
What women with ADHD don't need during a pandemic? The pressure of internalized messages about being and doing "enough." Michelle Frank, Psy.D., reminds us that we don't need to be perfectly productive or organize our garages under quarantine.
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, & Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., teach practical strategies for helping children with SPD with grooming, dressing, and more at home, plus on-the-spot interventions for settings like the playground or birthday parties.
Wasn't life already challenging enough for folks with ADHD? But could this ‘Global Pause’ actually afford a rare opportunity? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., on how to weather the current situation — and redefine what you would like your new "normal" to look like.