ADHD Experts Podcast

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: www.additudemag.com/webinars/

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      189- Best Behavior: Classroom Strategies for Students with ADHD


      Education specialist Shari Gent, M.S., NCED, shares parent-teacher guidelines for managing ADHD behavior at school, such as trouble handling transitions, interrupting, losing focus (and distracting others in the class), and more.


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      188- Beyond Genes: How Environment and Lifestyle Impact ADHD


      Joel Nigg, Ph.D., shares the latest science behind ADHD, including the interplay of genes and environmental factors, how the ADHD brain connects and wires itself, and how lifestyle changes can improve your child’s journey with ADHD.


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      187- Beyond Dyslexia: Overcoming Reading Challenges for Children with ADHD


      Robin McEvoy, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia and other reading disabilities, shares do-it-yourself strategies for helping a struggling reader and making reading fun, and advises parents on accommodations and a back-to-school reading game plan.


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      186- Practical Organization and Time Management Strategies for Middle and High Schoolers with ADHD


      Students today have more demands, distractions, and busier schedules than ever. Professional organizers Michelle Cooper and Michelle Grey recommend strategies and resources and outline organizational systems that make sense to the ADHD brain.


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      1h0m
       2017-08-22

      185- Boost Your Child's Social Smarts: A Parent’s Guide for Children with ADHD and ASD


      ADHD and autism spectrum disorder can impact social skills, affecting friendships and family relationships. Christine Lang, Ph.D., shares tools to help children to pick up on social cues, stay on topic in conversation, and be less emotionally reactive.


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      54m
       2017-08-15

      184- Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD


      Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., explains why adults with ADHD are at higher risk for obesity—we may impulsively choose junky foods, and emotional overwhelm can lead us to self-soothe with carbs—and shares more mindful approaches to eating and food-shopping.


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      58m
       2017-08-08

      183- "What Do You Mean?": Language Processing Disorders in Children with ADHD


      A language-processing deficit impairs a child's ability to attach meaning to verbal input and respond appropriately. Gail Richard, Ph.D., helps us differentiate between language deficits and ADHD and advises on addressing challenges at home and at school.


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      56m
       2017-08-01

      182- Summer Screen Limits and Apps that Promote Physical Activity and Social Skills


      Downtime during the summer months is OK, but unfettered device usage isn't healthy. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., advises parents on how to set screen time limits, recommends apps that build fitness and social skills, and how to promote other types of activities.


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      55m
       2017-07-25

      181- The Benefits of Art Therapy for Children with ADHD and LD


      Art therapy uses creative processes to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, and address behavior. Stacey Nelson, LCPC, LCPAT, ATR-BC, teaches parents about this alternative therapy and describes projects they can do with their children at home.


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      55m
       2017-07-18

      180- Is It Really ADHD? Dr. Brown's Definitive Diagnosis Plan


      In the absence of any definitive test for ADHD—blood analysis, brain scan, genetic screening, etc.—doctors who don't specialize in the condition may struggle to identify it. Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers comprehensive guidelines for diagnosing ADHD.


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      59m
       2017-06-06