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Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)

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CHADD is the nation's leading nonprofit organization serving people affected by ADHD. As home to the CDC-funded National Resource Center on ADHD, CHADD is the most trusted source for reliable, science-based information regarding current medical research and ADHD management. CHADD offers comprehensive programs and services at both the national and local levels. ADHD 365 podcast brings listeners into conversations about living with ADHD from every imaginable angle. The ADHD 365 podcast provides expert advice, tips, and strategies for families, adults, educators, and professionals. Each show is sponsored by companies, organizations, or individuals that support and provide a service to the ADHD community. All Things ADHD podcast offers listeners access to educational content from leading experts who promote healthy living with ADHD. The All Things ADHD podcast is a learning resource program produced by CHADD's National Resource Center, funded by the CDC, to disseminate expert advice, guidance, and information to improve the lives of families and adults affected by ADHD. CHADD does not endorse products, services, publications, medications, or treatments, including those that sponsor or advertise in any CHADD publications, webinars, or podcasts.This podcast is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38DD000002-01-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.
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Qué le pasa a los padres cuando escuchan que sus hijos tienen TDAH?

En este episodio de Todas las cosas TDAH podcast titulado “Qué le pasa a los padres cuando escuchan que sus hijos tienen TDAH?”. Los presentadores Tamara Schlez y Miguelina Suero de la organización El Futuro hablan sobre cómo se sienten los padres cuando descubren que su hijo tiene TDAH. Comparten historias personales y hablan sobre el torbellino de emociones que los padres experimentan cuando reciben esta noticia. Hablan sobre problemas culturales y estigma en la comunidad latina en relación al TDAH y cómo los padres pueden encontrar un equilibrio entre los valores tradicionales y las necesidades de sus hijos. Discuten los desafíos que enfrentan los padres al encontrar apoyo y recursos para la educación y el comportamiento de sus hijos. Tami y Miguelina brindan estrategias y recursos para ayudar a los padres a sobrellevar esta situación y abogar por sus hijos, con el objetivo de crear una comunidad donde los padres puedan hablar y aceptar el TDAH.
2/14/202415 minutes, 11 seconds
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Healthy Eating and Meal Planning w/ ADHD

Like many adults with ADHD, you may struggle with symptoms that create barriers to eating a healthy diet. Do you turn to convenience foods, especially when you’re busy? Are you bothered by stress eating, chaotic food shopping, or kitchen disorganization? The good news is that you CAN take charge of meal planning! Our guest in this episode is Kim Arrey, a registered dietitian nutritionist. She offers practical strategies tailored for people with ADHD, while giving guidelines for healthy eating and meal preparation. She also explains how developing good habits will improve your life.
1/31/202422 minutes, 3 seconds
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Cultivating a Meditation Practice

How can cultivating a meditation practice help people with ADHD to manage symptoms and improve their quality of life? Our guest for this episode is Adam Coutts, a meditation teacher who discovered that he had ADHD as an adult. He explains mindfulness and meditation practices and describes their benefits for individuals with ADHD. He also talks about how to ease into a meditation practice and develop strategies for meditating effectively even while experiencing the symptoms of ADHD. Click here to learn more about how to start a meditation practice: https://intromeditation.com/Wordpress/resources-for-beginner-meditators/
11/1/202334 minutes, 43 seconds
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Retirement and Estate Planning for Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD often experience difficulties with navigating post-retirement life without the structure and the support offered by their workplace. Many find estate planning especially challenging. In this episode, Rick Webster, the founder and CEO of Rena-Fi, shares his expertise on how you can organize and manage your wealth-building journey and retirement life. He outlines ways to avoid the pitfalls of financial planning and discusses how to build a professional and peer support network, handle the estate planning process, and create an ideal post-retirement lifestyle. Learn more about how to holistically manage your finances and ADHD here: https://www.renafi.com/
10/18/202324 minutes, 49 seconds
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ADHD in Adults at Midlife

While most of the available information about ADHD deals with how it affects children and teenagers, we know it is a lifelong condition. How does ADHD affect people who are age fifty and older? Why are diagnoses increasing in this age group? What special challenges do they face, and how can they improve their daily lives? Our guest for this episode is psychologist Kathleen Nadeau, founder of the Chesapeake Center and author or coauthor of more than a dozen books on ADHD. She discusses what ADHD looks like in older adults, the ways ADHD is more challenging for women, what to expect if you pursue a midlife diagnosis, and more. She also shares a few simple steps you can take to improve your quality of life with ADHD.
9/11/202354 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cognitive Disengagement Syndrome

What is cognitive disengagement syndrome, formerly known as sluggish cognitive tempo? How does being “internally distracted” affect a person’s daily life and activities? How is CDS identified in children and adolescents, and can it be treated? In this episode, Stephen Becker, PhD, and Joseph Fredrick, PhD, describe CDS and contrast its key differences from the difficulties typically seen in ADHD. As researchers and clinical psychologists, they stress the importance of comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based interventions. They discuss the links between CDS and other mental health conditions and share information about treatment options. Find out more at: The Center for ADHD - https://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/service/c/adhd
6/21/202333 minutes, 38 seconds
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Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

Many people between the ages of 35 and 54 care for both children and aging parents. This double load of caregiving responsibilities may cause them to neglect self-care, which can take a toll on their relationships and physical and mental health. In this episode, Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD, a published author and licensed mental health counselor who has been in practice for over 20 years, discusses the ways in which being part of the sandwich generation is different for people with ADHD. She shares tips on how to identify stressors and create healthy habits to deal with them, avoid burnout, and create and uphold boundaries.
5/31/202331 minutes, 41 seconds
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Managing Finances with ADHD

Why do people with ADHD struggle with money management? And how can their romantic partners or family members support their efforts to achieve their financial goals? In this episode, David DeWitt, a financial planner who has ADHD, talks about the common obstacles people with ADHD face when trying to manage their money. He also shares resources and strategies that can empower them to take control of their finances—including how to budget effectively.
4/26/202316 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sección 504 y IEP: Cómo preparar a sus hijos con TDAH para su éxito escolar

Los niños con TDAH necesitan acomodaciones personalizadas para sus necesidades específicas para tener la mejor experiencia de aprendizaje durante su vida escolar. En este episodio, Tamara Schlez, BA, entrenadora de TDAH y especialista en participación de la organización “El Futuro”, habla sobre las discapacidades de aprendizaje comórbidas, las diferencias entre la Programa de Educación Individualizado (IEP) y el Sección 504 y los diferentes roles que tienen los médicos, las escuelas, los maestros, y los padres en la implementación de las herramientas para el éxito de un niño.
4/19/202340 minutes, 55 seconds
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Coping with Change

ADHD and executive function impairments can make it difficult to deal with life transitions. What can people with ADHD do to help them process and embrace changing circumstances, and how can an ADHD coach help? In this episode, Brittany Brousseau, an ADHD life coach, gives insights into ADHD coaching, what to look for when choosing a coach, and the kinds of difficulties with which coaches are qualified to help. While relating anecdotes from her lived experience with ADHD, she shares strategies for coping with change as well as tips on improving self-esteem.
3/30/202329 minutes, 57 seconds
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Mental Health and Wellness for Teens with ADHD

Have you wondered if your child has depression or anxiety and if these could be connected to their ADHD? What signs should you keep an eye out for and how can you be supportive? In this episode, Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells, a board certified pediatrician with a special interest in ADHD, learning issues, and mental and behavioral health, talks about the signs and causes of different mental health disorders in teens and the common treatment plans available. She also shares strategies that can be used by friends and family to support teens who are facing mental health challenges.
3/2/202336 minutes, 30 seconds
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How to Help Your Teen with ADHD Engage in Self-Advocacy

What are the benefits of talking with your children about ADHD and why is it important that they learn how to advocate for themselves? In this episode, Dr. Nerissa Bauer discusses fostering an environment where children, tweens, and teens with ADHD feel safe to self-advocate and provides strategies that parents can use to help their children learn or improve their self-advocacy skills. Learn more at Let’s Talk Kids Health - https://www.letstalkkidshealth.org
2/15/202331 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Improve the Educational Experience of African American Students with ADHD

African American students are many times more likely to be diagnosed with subjective disabilities than their European American peers. Why does this happen? And what should schools do differently? In this episode, Dr. Joy Banks speaks on the overrepresentation and disparities in treatment of African American students in special education specifically for students with ADHD. She also shares the steps that schools must take to create environments where all students can thrive.
2/9/202316 minutes, 33 seconds
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Section 504 and IEPs: Setting Your Child with ADHD Up For School Success

To have the best experience during their school life and the support they need to learn, children with ADHD need accommodations that are customized to their specific needs. In this episode, Jeffrey Katz, PhD, talks about comorbid learning disabilities, the difference between a Section 504 plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) plan, and the different roles that a child’s healthcare team, school, educators, and parents play in implementing them.
1/18/202332 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Relationship Between ADHD and Trauma

Certain traits of ADHD, such as executive functioning deficits, inattention, and emotional regulation deficits, increase the odds of a person experiencing traumatic events during their lifetime.    In this episode, Tonya L. Miles, PsyD, speaks about different types of trauma, how they interact with ADHD, routine treatment plans, and how to identify possible ADHD in patients with comorbid symptoms or trauma.
12/22/202217 minutes, 48 seconds
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Managing ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders

Disruptive behavior disorders, especially oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and intermittent explosive disorder, often co-occur with ADHD. In this episode, Tish Taylor, PhD, explains how disruptive behavior disorders interact with ADHD. She also talks about interventions that are commonly used, gives tips for implementing them successfully, and shares helpful resources for parents of children or teens with an ADHD comorbidity.
12/15/202217 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to Help Your Child with ADHD Create Healthy Eating Habits

Several aspects of ADHD, such as distractibility, impulsiveness, issues with organization, underplanning, and emotional regulation can affect eating habits. How can parents help children with ADHD create and maintain healthy eating habits that will stay with them for life? In this episode, Mark Bertin, MD, a developmental pediatrician, shares how ADHD can make healthy eating habits difficult to maintain, signs that indicate disordered eating habits, how mindfulness can be applied to food and eating, and strategies for helping your child develop and maintain mindful eating practices.
10/12/202233 minutes, 13 seconds
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Fathering with ADHD

ADHD can influence emotional regulation skills, organizational skills, and one’s ability to make and maintain social connections. These symptoms can create a negative impact when they interfere with a father’s ability to manage his own life and his children’s lives. In this episode, Carey Heller, PsyD, discusses the best interventions for men with ADHD, tips for how to overcome common challenges that arise when you have ADHD and are raising children, what to look for in an ADHD support practitioner, and shares helpful resources for fathers with ADHD.
9/28/202218 minutes, 41 seconds
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Help Your Child with ADHD Manage Homework Autonomously

Your child constantly loses homework, misses deadlines, and procrastinates about starting assignments until the last minute. Why is this happening and what can you do to help them develop the skills they need to stay motivated, organized, and on top of assignments? Executive function skills are at the root of it all, and they take time to learn and master. In this episode, Ann Dolin, MEd, shares strategies and tips that caregivers and parents can use to assist their middle schooler or high schooler in learning to manage homework autonomously this school year.
9/9/202222 minutes, 21 seconds
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Summertime Strategies To Address Your Child’s ADHD At Home

Parenting any child comes with rewards and challenges, especially when your child has ADHD. However, if the symptoms of ADHD—disorganization, emotional irregularity, difficulty staying on task—go unmanaged, they cause disruption to family life, creating stress and anxiety for everyone. In this episode, Dr. Carey Heller talks about behavioral strategies that can help you manage a child’s ADHD at home, especially during the summer break.
6/24/202218 minutes, 38 seconds
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Navigating College with ADHD, Preparing for Success

For students with ADHD, the transition from high school to college is a time for them to show their independence and not rely much on their parents' support. But college is dramatically different than high school. With increased academic demands, differences in teaching methods and grading procedures, and fewer available accommodations and supports, many students with ADHD soon find themselves falling behind. Judy Bass, a Certified Educational Planner, talks about the learning supports and interventions that help students who learn differently to succeed in college.
6/6/202217 minutes, 11 seconds
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Help Your Teen with ADHD Prepare for and Navigate College

College isn't for every student graduating from high school. How do you know if college is the right choice for your teen with ADHD? Judy Bass, a Certified Educational Planner, talks about the career options for students with ADHD after high school, how to evaluate colleges to find the right fit, college application requirements, and how to help teens develop self-advocacy skills.
6/5/202220 minutes, 52 seconds
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How to Help Your Child Overcome Executive Function Challenges

Executive functions: we all have and need them to manage everyday living. But many children with ADHD have executive function deficits and need help to learn how to manage their time better, stay organized, and be motivated. There are strategies and interventions that you as a parent can teach your child to help them improve in those challenging areas. In this episode, Dr. Carey Heller talks about time management, organizational, and study skills from a psychological perspective, providing insights on executive function coaching and strategies to help children thrive.
6/5/202224 minutes, 12 seconds
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Will ADHD Symptoms Improve with Marijuana Use?

People report that marijuana use helps improve their ADHD symptoms. But does it really help? Or does it mask a person’s ability to care about their problems rather than work to solve them? What are the benefits and downsides to using marijuana if you have ADHD? CHADD's resident expert Dr. Gene Arnold and guest Dr. Maggie Sibley discuss the research on the therapeutic role of marijuana, the potential downside of using unregulated drugs to help with ADHD symptoms, and why more research is needed.
3/16/202211 minutes, 46 seconds
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ADHD and the “Just Right” Relationship

The symptoms of ADHD can have profound effects on intimate relationships such as dating and marriage. But even though ADHD is present, it doesn’t mean that the person with ADHD is the sole cause of problems. Transforming your relationship starts with both partners understanding the role that ADHD plays and nondefensive listening. Melissa Orlov, the founder of ADHD Marriage, provides tools to help couples create a responsive relationship that feels “just right” for both individuals. Melissa Orlov is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com and the author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships: The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010) and The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014). She is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships. As a marriage consultant, she helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world rebalance their relationships and learn to thrive through her seminars, consulting practice, and books. She also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples affected by ADHD. Orlov blogs for psychologytoday.com and adhdmarriage.com, where she also hosts a large community of adults learning about ADHD in relationships. She has been interviewed by many publications and media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, Today, and US News and World Report.
2/14/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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ADHD and the Increasing Suicide Rate Among Black Youth

Historically, suicide rates have been higher among whites than any other racial group. Recent studies confirm this but show the growing rate among Black youth, which now surpasses that of their white counterparts. Despite making up 15% of the population, Black youth make up 37% of youth suicides. The highest demographic is young Black males. The assumption would be that depression significantly contributes to the increase in suicides. However, new studies indicate that much of the increase correlates to ADHD and untreated learning disabilities. While recent trends show the growing number of suicides in Black youth and adolescents, even more alarming is the rate of suicide among very young Black children. In this episode, Dr. Napoleon Higgins shares insights about how ADHD may be contributing to the increased number of suicides in Black youth and identifies why this is happening now. He also gives recommendations for educators and healthcare providers about cultural sensitivity and offers expert advice for parents of children with ADHD on diagnosing, treatment, and suicide prevention. Dr. Napoleon Higgins is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas.  He is the owner of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services and South East Houston Research Group. Dr. Higgins received his MD from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his residency in Adult Psychiatry and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. He is the President of the Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston, Past President of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association, and Past President of the Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc. Dr. Higgins is co-author of How Amari Learned to Love School Again: A Story about ADHD, Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities and author of Transition 2 Practice: 21 Things Every Doctor Must Know In Contract Negotiations and the Job Search.  He also specializes in nutrition and health to improve patients’ lives mentally and physically.  He emphasizes that good mental and physical health are key in the practice of psychiatry and medicine. Dr. Higgins has worked with and founded many programs that help direct inner-city young men and women to aspire to go to college and finish their educational goals. He has worked with countless community mentoring programs and has a special interest in trauma, racism, and inner-city issues and how they affect minority and disadvantaged children and communities.
2/7/202227 minutes, 44 seconds
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African Americans, ADHD, And Dysregulated Eating: What's Going On?

The national obesity rate continues to climb, and the minority communities in the US are being hit the hardest. Black women and Hispanic men and women all have obesity rates that are higher than the national average. Having ADHD increases the odds of developing dysregulated eating, leading to issues with body weight. Why does having ADHD increase the odds of developing dysregulated eating? Providing insight into the matter is psychologist Roberto Olivardia. He will discuss the challenges and explain why Black Americans are at greater risk of developing the coexisting conditions that result from obesity. Dr. Olivardia stresses the importance of a proper ADHD diagnosis from culturally knowledgeable healthcare providers, while also spotlighting the barriers encountered by Black individuals to receiving good healthcare and management and treatment options. ________________________________ Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.
1/31/202241 minutes, 41 seconds
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Living Black With Undiagnosed And Untreated ADHD ED

The Black community continues to have difficulty discussing and acknowledging ADHD and other mental health issues. On the flip side, it’s being reported that Black children are being over- and under-diagnosed, due to implicit racial bias and cultural incompetence among professionals. So, how do we change the mindset of Black Americans about mental health issues and culturally insensitive educators and healthcare providers? Dr. Brandi Walker provides insight into the Black community’s reluctance to discuss mental health matters, myths about diagnosis and treatment, the consequences of undiagnosed and untreated ADHD, and much more. ___________________________________________ Major Brandi Walker is an active-duty officer in the Army’s Medical Services Corps, serving as a clinical psychologist at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is a recent graduate of Howard University's clinical psychology program, where she specialized in children, adolescents, and families. She obtained a master’s in rehabilitative counseling from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has held licensure as a graduate-level, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and certified rehabilitation counselor. An advocate for research, Walker currently leads a nationwide community health study on ADHD and sleep in the pediatric population.
1/31/202211 minutes, 41 seconds
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Women in Midlife and ADHD

Many women struggle at midlife with undiagnosed and untreated ADHD complicated by hormonal changes. They typically report feeling overwhelmed, inadequate, misunderstood, and distressed at a time in their lives when they often have the greatest demands on their time and energy. Women not diagnosed with ADHD until adulthood are more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms, anxiety, sleep disorders, eating disorders, substance use, and low self-esteem. In this episode, Dr. Carol Robbins provides an understanding of the challenges women face in midlife with ADHD, coping strategies, and the importance of reaching out when help is needed. Carol Ann Robbins, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD across the lifespan. She is the clinical director of the Annapolis ADHD Center and works with Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, an internationally known expert on ADHD, at the Chesapeake ADHD Center of Maryland. Dr. Robbins is a seasoned speaker, presenter, and author, as well as past president of the Maryland Psychological Association and coordinator of the MPA Post-Doctoral Institute on ADHD Across the Lifespan. She has served as coordinator of the Anne Arundel County chapter of CHADD since 2002.
10/5/202111 minutes, 32 seconds
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ADHD and the Struggle with Suicidal Ideation

ADHD impairments are made worse for many individuals by their struggles with excessive anxiety, persistent depression, compulsive behaviors, difficulties with mood regulation, or other coexisting disorders that persistently disrupt their daily lives. Sometimes this could lead a person struggling with their ADHD down a dark road to contemplating suicide. Talking about suicide, suicidal ideation, and self-harm with a loved one you suspect has these feelings can be challenging. Dr. Roberto Olivardia talks with Susan Buningh about the risk factors in children and adults who have ADHD, warning signs, and preventive measures to help someone you think may be considering self-harm or suicide. Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.
9/17/202123 minutes, 13 seconds
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Latino Culture and ADHD Treatment

ADHD is found in all communities. For Latinos, cultural norms and barriers to healthcare affect the perception of ADHD symptoms in children, which may go unnoticed or undiagnosed. What are some of the cultural barriers to ADHD treatment? How can cultural beliefs affect treatment for ADHD? Dr. Lauren Haack will discuss common symptoms of ADHD and its presence in the Latino population. In addition, she gives insight into important cultural considerations professionals need to be aware of when treating Latinos with ADHD. She will also discuss how gender roles and family values may influence decisions about treatment options. Lauren Haack, PhD, is an assistant professor and attending psychologist in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. Her research program and clinical practice focus on accessible and culturally attuned evidence-based services for vulnerable youth and families, with a particular specialty in ADHD services for children in Spanish-speaking, Latinx families.
9/15/202118 minutes
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Adult ADHD and Suicide Prevention

The death of someone you love is often met with sadness. But the heartache felt by family members and friends can become more confusing and unnerving when the cause of death is suicide. Researchers say adults with ADHD have a high prevalence of attempted suicide. But is there a direct link between ADHD and suicide? What other risk factors are involved? Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman shares insight and understanding of risk factors and other conditions that often coexist with ADHD, increasing suicidal thoughts and attempts. She also discusses warning signals, preventive measures, and the approach to take if faced with someone expressing suicidal ideation. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, is vice president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She works with over 200 scientific advisors to evaluate progress in the field and chart the next areas of inquiry to yield impactful insights and strategies for suicide prevention. Dr. Harkavy-Friedman has published over 100 articles. She works closely with AFSP’s education, communication, and public policy and advocacy teams to develop programs and messages to ensure they follow best practices in suicide prevention and reflect the latest findings in research. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Florida. In 1984, she joined Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine as an assistant professor. She established the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program. In 1989, Dr. Harkavy-Friedman moved to Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, first as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains a clinical practice in Manhattan.
8/31/202122 minutes, 51 seconds
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Teens, ADHD, and Suicide

Children and teenagers are more exposed than ever due to social media. They share what they are doing in real-time. As a result, experts say kids are growing up with more anxiety and less self-esteem. For parents, knowing what their child or teen is thinking and feeling becomes even more challenging. So, when do the usual ups and downs of a child with ADHD become something to worry over? What if your teen is thinking about suicide? Do you know the warning signs? In this episode, Dr. Jill Harkavy-Friedman talks about the warning signs for parents to watch for in their children. Also, she provides strategies for talking to your child and teen about suicide, building a support network, and preventive measures. Jill Harkavy-Friedman, PhD, is vice president of research at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. She works with over 200 scientific advisors to evaluate progress in the field and chart the next areas of inquiry to yield impactful insights and strategies for suicide prevention. Dr. Harkavy-Friedman has published over 100 articles. She works closely with AFSP’s education, communication, and public policy and advocacy teams to develop programs and messages to ensure they follow best practices in suicide prevention and reflect the latest findings in research. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and her master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Florida. In 1984, she joined Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine as an assistant professor. She established the Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program. In 1989, Dr. Harkavy-Friedman moved to Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, first as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry. As a licensed psychologist, she maintains a clinical practice in Manhattan.
8/27/202120 minutes
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Is Your Teen with ADHD College-Ready?

Transitioning from high school to college is a sign of independence for many teens. But is your teen with ADHD ready for the responsibilities that come with college life? Do they have the self-advocacy skills needed for college? Judith S. Bass, a certified educational planner, provides insight on ways to help parents determine if their teen is college-ready. She also discusses the life tools students need to survive college and the appropriate time to start teaching self-advocacy skills to your child with ADHD. Judith S. Bass, CEP Founder, CollegeWebLD, and Certified Educational Planner Judith S. Bass, CEP, is an internationally recognized expert in the field of college and postsecondary placement for students who learn differently. For the past twenty years, she has provided comprehensive planning services for students with ADHD, ASD, and other learning differences. Bass is a contributing author to Navigating the Transition from High School to College for Students with Disabilities. Her articles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Washington Parent and Attention. She founded CollegeWebLD, (www.collegewebld.com), a one-stop source of information on college disability services at over 400 colleges in the United States. A past chair of the Commission on Credentialing for AICEP (www.aicep.org) and a past board member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), she serves as a consultant to several independent high schools in the Washington, DC, area. Bass received her undergraduate degree in education and Spanish from Stony Brook University, earned a graduate-level certificate in college counseling from UCLA, and holds the Certified Educational Planner designation.
8/3/202116 minutes, 34 seconds
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Strategies to Help Teens and Young Adults with Treatment Compliance

Many teens and young adults with ADHD struggle about staying compliant with their treatment plans for various reasons. Strategies that work for their lifestyle are the key to treatment compliance. But what is an effective treatment plan for someone with ADHD? In this episode, Kate Barrett provides strategies for medication compliance, good sleep hygiene, and recognizing the signs when your method is no longer effective. She also gives insight into the effects of self-medicating with caffeine and marijuana to help with ADHD symptoms. BIO: Kate Barrett, ACG, ACC, is a writer and ADHD and executive function coach and the founder of Coaching Cville, providing services internationally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Her background includes extensive volunteer and advocacy roles in the public school system and ADHD expert roles in parent, couple, and student education seminars. She presents individual and group programs locally and internationally and speaks regularly to professionals, community, and industry on executive function and ADHD. Barrett’s focus is to overlay executive function theory with ADHD coaching in order to facilitate systemic scaffolding and support for those diagnosed with ADHD. In addition, she finds teaching and coaching non-ADHD caregivers and partners on the intricacies of ADHD further supports all members of the relationship through the development and practice of empathy and appreciation for neurodiversity within the family structure.
7/28/202119 minutes, 31 seconds
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Strategies to Help with ADHD Treatment Compliance

Convincing teens or young adults about the importance of sticking with a treatment plan for their ADHD proves challenging for many parents. What is the best way for a parent to support transition-age youth through a period when they reject their diagnosis or treatment completely? What if something in the treatment plan is not working? What can a parent do if they notice symptoms are becoming a problem, but the teen or young adult either is not seeing it—or does not want to discuss the matter? ADHD coach Kate Barrett shares treatment compliance strategies and tips to help parents support teens or young adults through a successful transition toward adulthood. Kate Barrett, ACG, ACC, is a writer and ADHD and EF coach and founder of Coaching Cville, providing services internationally from Charlottesville, Virginia. Her background includes extensive volunteer and advocacy roles in the public school system and ADHD expert roles in parent, couple, and student education seminars. She provides individual and group programs locally and internationally and speaks regularly to professionals, community, and industry on executive function and ADHD. Barrett’s focus is to overlay executive function theory with ADHD coaching in order to facilitate systemic scaffolding and support for those diagnosed with ADHD. In addition, she finds teaching and coaching non-ADHD caregivers and partners on the intricacies of ADHD further supports all members of the relationship through the development and practice of empathy and appreciation for neurodiversity within the family structure.
7/26/202124 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ongoing Support from Your Child’s Doctor

ADHD professionals recommend combining treatment approaches to address children’s ADHD symptoms. These can include social skills training, behavioral treatment, parent education and support, medication management, and coaching for older teens. But, as a parent, how do you choose the best treatment options for your child? What questions should you ask? And where do you begin to look for the answers you need? In this episode, clinical psychologist Roberto Olivardia and a parent will model the conversations you would like to have with your child’s ADHD professional or treatment provider. This discussion offers an example of the questions to ask your child’s provider. In addition, it provides a road map that may make your family’s ADHD journey a little easier. Roberto Olivardia, PhD Dr. Olivardia is a lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also focuses on the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.
7/16/202151 minutes, 10 seconds
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Supporting My Child with ADHD at School

It’s school time again, and as a parent, you want to make sure your child with ADHD has all the necessary tools to succeed in the classroom. Therefore, it’s crucial that you establish good communication with your child’s teacher at the beginning of the school year to ensure a smooth and successful term. If your child requires accommodations, how do you know if they are being provided or working? What is the best way to stay in contact with teachers? What if your child’s teacher isn’t familiar with ADHD—what should you do? This role-playing episode features Laci Culbreth, Head of School at Chatham Academy, and Jami Demuth, CHADD’s Midwest Regional Manager. You will learn the importance of establishing good communication with your child’s teachers, getting school support for your child’s learning challenges, asking for accommodations, creating a support network, and much more. Laci Culbreth Head of School at Chatham Academy Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, many schools have transitioned to remote learning or hybrid learning. For learners with ADHD, there are many changes that can make it difficult to succeed at home. Parents and teachers are discovering new ways to help students learn to the best of their abilities. Laci Culbreth discusses the difficulties of ADHD symptoms while learning from home and talks about her experience as a teacher. She provides suggestions for parents on how to help their children with ADHD at home. She also discusses strategies teachers can use to increase support for students with ADHD through remote learning.
7/14/202124 minutes, 18 seconds
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“Does My Child Have ADHD?” How to Talk with Your Child’s Doctor

Trying to find a suitable doctor for your child with ADHD can be challenging. The key to a successful search is knowing as much as possible about ADHD, your child’s struggles, and the right questions to ask the potential provider. In fact, knowing the right questions to ask can make a big difference in the way you manage your child’s ADHD. In this role-playing episode featuring Dr. Maggie Sibley and Jami Demuth, you’ll hear how one parent interviewed a psychologist before she made her selection and scheduled her child’s first appointment. Margaret H. Sibley, PhD: Dr. Margaret Sibley is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Research Institute. Dr. Sibley’s work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD in adolescents and young adults. She has authored or co-authored over 80 scientific papers on ADHD and published a book with Guilford Press on treating executive functioning and motivation deficits in teens. She is a member of the CHADD professional advisory board.
7/13/202114 minutes, 16 seconds
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Is Boarding School Best for my Child with ADHD

Some students with ADHD and learning differences need additional academic support to reach their full potential. Some parents choose to send their children to boarding school. Why? How do you know if boarding school is the right choice for your child and family? Meghan McNeill, director of the learning skills program at Christchurch School, shares insights into why some parents make the boarding school choice, discusses how the program is designed to enrich students with learning challenges and dispels myths about boarding schools. Bio: Meghan McNeill Meghan McNeill is a heart-centered and trauma-informed educator with over a decade of experience in various settings ranging from high school, higher education, to experiential learning and international education. She brings a strong sense of curiosity and unique perspective cultivated from a mental health perspective, a deep understanding of the needs of students with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and learning differences, and the benefits of her own mindfulness practice to her work with young people. She currently serves as the director of the learning skills program at Christchurch School, where she supports and advocates for the social-emotional and academic needs of neurologically diverse students.
5/25/202114 minutes, 59 seconds
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Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents with ADHD

Does your child with ADHD have difficulties with emotion regulation? How can you help a child when emotion dysregulation affects their social relationships? Psychologist Carey Heller provides insight into emotion regulation and offers practical strategies parents can use to help their children with ADHD. Carey A. Heller, Psy.D. Dr. Carey Heller is a licensed psychologist. His assessment specialties include evaluations for ADHD/executive functioning, learning disabilities, and mood/behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Heller's therapy specialties include work with children, adolescents, and young adults for ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, and life transition issues. Learn more at CHADD.org
4/30/202118 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Journey from High School to Young Adulthood with ADHD

Are you concerned about how your child with ADHD will manage adulthood independently? Launching successfully is difficult for many young adults with ADHD. Unfortunately, our late bloomers often don’t have the necessary brain maturity and skills required to juggle the demands of transitioning to college or a full-time job at age 18. In this podcast, Dendy and Hughes share their personal experiences and strategies. They also provide information on career opportunities and ways to help your child with ADHD succeed. Chris Dendy and Ruth Hughes Bio: Chris A. Zeigler Dendy, MS, is a popular author, educator, school psychologist, and mental health professional with over 40 years of experience. She’s also the mother of three children with ADHD. Bio: Ruth Hughes, PhD, has been a national leader in ADHD for many years. During her tenure as the CEO of CHADD, she helped to launch the widely recognized Parent to Parent training program, which has helped thousands of parents learn to manage ADHD in the family.
4/13/202121 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sex, Romance, and the Impact of ADHD

Is ADHD affecting your sex life? In this episode, Psychologist and author Ari Tuckman talks about why it’s essential to address the relationship impact of ADHD. He also shares what his research tells us about the happiest couples and recommends specific interventions for improving sex and romance in your relationship. Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST, has given more than 350 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship; Understand Your Brain, Get More Done; More Attention, Less Deficit; and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD. His More Attention, Less Deficit podcast has more than 100 episodes and more than two million downloads. A psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, he is a former member of CHADD’s board of directors and serves as the CHADD conference committee's co-chair.
3/19/202123 minutes, 14 seconds
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Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color Pt.1

Summary:   African Americans face many barriers in getting a proper ADHD evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Practitioners need to be mindful of the historical mistreatment of African Americans by the medical community in order to better serve these patients. Dr. Roberto Olivardia, a clinical psychologist and a lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, describes specific barriers that African Americans face and how they are often misdiagnosed with behavioral problems or overdiagnosed without proper assessment. Dr. Olivardia talks about empowering African-American parents and families so they can advocate for their children, especially when facing a culturally insensitive school system or medical clinician. Additionally, he exhorts practitioners to understand the cultural context of where people of color are coming from and to help increase awareness of ADHD in the African-American community. Roberto Olivardia, PhD Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.   Learning Objectives:   Learn the barriers to evaluation and treatment that exist in healthcare and the school system for African-American children. Understand the challenges for individuals who are not accurately diagnosed or treated. Learn the factors that can increase disparities in diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. Understand how African-American parents can advocate for their children with ADHD when dealing with a culturally insensitive school or medical clinician.
2/26/202119 minutes, 2 seconds
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Challenges in ADHD Care for Children of Color Pt. 2

Summary Children of color with ADHD often experience challenges and barriers to receiving mental health care. It is important for educators and healthcare professionals to be transcultural when providing care, and for parents to know how to advocate for their child. Stigma continues to exist in the conversation regarding mental health and ADHD. Dr. Roberto Olivardia discusses the barriers to mental health care in the Black community and offers ways in which mental health professionals and educators can provide services for different cultures. He also provides information for parents on how to help their children face these challenges. Roberto Olivardia, PhD Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. Objectives: Learn about the barriers to treatment for children of color with ADHD. Learn how professionals can develop cultural awareness. Gain skills on how to change the conversation about mental health and people of color. Learn how parents of color can advocate for their child. Identify how treatment can be provided equitably throughout different communities.
2/26/202118 minutes, 40 seconds
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Is it ADHD? Disparities in ADHD Care of Black Children

Summary The diagnosis and treatment of children with ADHD in the African American community can be affected by stigma and cultural challenges. African American and Black parents often struggle when seeking help for their child. Dr. Nekeshia Hammond discusses how ADHD symptoms affect daily functioning, how ADHD is perceived within different communities, why African Americans may not be receiving the recommended treatments, and the challenges that can cause ADHD-like symptoms and lead to incomplete treatment. She provides information on how parents can make sure their child receives proper care and how professionals can work together to provide more culturally competent care. Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, is the founder and owner of Hammond Psychology and Associates, PA. She is an author, speaker, and authority -on child psychology, with a specific mission to support parents of children coping with ADHD. Objectives: Learn about ADHD symptoms and how they affect daily functioning. Identify barriers to receiving diagnosis and treatment within the African American community. Learn about the challenges that can cause ADHD-like symptoms. Gain suggestions on what parents can do to make sure their child is receiving proper care. Learn how professionals and the community can work together to develop cultural competence.
2/26/202123 minutes, 4 seconds
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Black Adults Who Live with ADHD

Summary Black adults with ADHD face barriers when seeking diagnosis and treatment for ADHD. There are cultural concerns that need to be addressed for them to receive proper evaluation and effective treatment. Dr. Napoleon Higgins, a psychiatrist from Houston, Texas, discusses mental health stigma within the Black community, the cultural values that may impact treatment, and ways to address these issues. He provides resources that can help one find culturally competent providers, and strategies Black adults can use to help providers better understand their challenges. Napoleon Higgins, MD Dr. Napoleon Higgins is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist in Houston, Texas.  He is the CEO of Bay Pointe Behavioral Health Services and South East Houston Research Group. He is the president of Black Psychiatrists of Greater Houston, past president of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists of the American Psychiatric Association, and past president of Black Psychiatrists of America. Dr. Higgins co-authored a number of books, including How Amari Learned to Love School Again: A Story about ADHD, Mind Matters: A Resource Guide to Psychiatry for Black Communities, and author of Transition 2 Practice: 21 Things Every Doctor Must Know In Contract Negotiations and the Job Search.  He also specializes in nutrition and health to improve the mental and physical lives of patients. He has worked with countless community mentoring programs and has a special interest in trauma, racism, and inner-city issues and how they affect minority and disadvantaged children and communities. Learning Objectives: 1. Gain an understanding of mental health stigma in the Black community. 2. Learn about disclosing an ADHD diagnosis to family members or employers. 3. Learn about the role spirituality can play in ADHD treatment. 4. Gain strategies for obtaining a culturally sensitive ADHD treatment provider. 5. Learn the questions to ask providers for receiving a proper diagnosis. 6. Learn what newly diagnosed adults with ADHD need to do.
2/25/202119 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Risks of Misusing Stimulant Medication and Alcohol

Summary Some parents worry about their children sharing their prescribed stimulant medication or using other substances. Sometimes a prescribed medication is diverted to others for non-medical use with devastating results. Julie Buckner, the founder of Josh E. Levine Foundation, shares her story about her young adult son, who passed away as a result of using a mix of stimulants and alcohol. She provides information on how stimulants can be misused by teenagers and young adults, and how medication diversion can be prevented. In this emotional conversation, she also offers recommendations for parents on how to support their young adults. Objectives 1. Learn how mixing stimulants with alcohol can have fatal results. 2. Learn about the environments that lead to diversion and substance use. 3. Learn how youth who are prescribed stimulants can prevent medication theft or diversion. 4. Learn effective communication strategies regarding substance use that parents can use with their children.
2/19/202120 minutes, 26 seconds
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Is My High School Student Ready for College? Q&A

Podcast Transcript: https://chadd.org/ask-the-expert/ask-the-expert-webinar-qa-is-my-high-school-student-ready-for-college/ Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, is the author of Understand Your Brain, Get More Done, More Attention, Less Deficit, and Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, Pennsylvania, a former member of CHADD’s board of directors and co-chair of its conference committee.
9/1/202027 minutes, 32 seconds
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Helping Your Young Adult Become Independent Q&A

Podcast Transcript: https://chadd.org/ask-the-expert/ask-the-expert-webinar-qa-helping-your-young-adult-become-independent/ Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA and Stephanie Sarkis, PhD
9/1/202047 minutes, 30 seconds
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Am I Depressed? Understanding the Signs and Symptoms

Featuring: Gene Arnold, MD, CHADD's resident expert Daily living and safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic are overwhelming for most people. Many children with ADHD and their parents express the negative effect it's having on their overall physical and mental health. Could these feelings be an indication that you're suffering from depression? Do you know the signs and symptoms? Gene Arnold, MD, CHADD's resident expert, helps you understand the difference between depression and anxiety, treatment options for those taking ADHD medication, and alternate therapy choices, so you can make the best-informed health decisions.
8/13/202020 minutes, 4 seconds
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What Are My Child’s 504 and IEP Rights for Distance Learning?

What Are My Child’s 504 and IEP Rights for Distance Learning? by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
8/13/202017 minutes, 15 seconds
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Overcoming Myths and Mistrust About ADHD in the Black Community

African American parents often question the validity of their child’s ADHD diagnosis. For them, past experience with the medical community did not always include appropriate evaluation and correct diagnosis. What steps should they take to ensure their child is getting a proper assessment? Psychologist Nekeshia Hammond explains what parents need to know about ADHD and the elements of a comprehensive evaluation. She gives insight into the common myths about ADHD in the Black community and explains why healthcare professionals and educators need culturally competent training. Featured guest: Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD Nekeshia Hammond, PsyD, is the founder and owner of Hammond Psychology and Associates, PA. She is an author, speaker, and authority -on child psychology, with a specific mission to support parents of children coping with ADHD. https://hammondpsychology.com/dr-nekeshia-hammond/
7/23/202014 minutes, 7 seconds
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Building Better Executive Function Skills

Podcast Transcript coming soon. How does executive functioning relate to ADHD? How can you help children and teenagers build better executive function skills? Cooper-Kahn shares insight, practical strategies, and interventions you can use in your daily life. Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD, is a clinical child psychologist and author who specializes in direct services and consultation for youth, families, and schools dealing with ADHD and executive functioning weaknesses.
7/1/202021 minutes, 5 seconds
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Treatment of Complex ADHD

Podcast Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/treatment-of-complex-adhd/ Complex ADHD is ADHD that co-occurs with one or more conditions that can complicate the symptoms of ADHD. Two-thirds of children with ADHD have at least one coexisting condition. These coexisting conditions may include oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), anxiety disorders, depression, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorders, intellectual disability, and tics (Tourette Syndrome). Treatment of complex ADHD begins with treating the condition that is most prominent and may involve behavior therapy, parent training, or medication. When medication is used, stimulants are the first line of treatment. Non-stimulant medications may be considered when stimulants do not work. If learning disorders coexist with ADHD, academic interventions are needed. In this ADHD 365 podcast, Dr. Tanya Froehlich offers expert information on complex ADHD, focusing on the conditions that often coexist with ADHD. She discusses the recommended treatments based on research for each of the conditions, and the options available when first-line treatments don't work. Learning Objectives: 1. What is complex ADHD? 2. Conditions that often coexist with ADHD 3. Recommended behavioral treatment including behavior therapy and parent training 4. Treatment for coexisting learning disorders 5. Medication options available for complex ADHD Tanya Froehlich, MD, MS. Dr. Tanya Froehlich is a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and an ADHD clinical specialist. Dr. Froehlich serves on the national ADHD clinical practice guideline development committees for both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Development and Behavioral Pediatrics.
6/16/202030 minutes, 3 seconds
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Health Disparities: Barriers to ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

What are the consequences of late diagnosis and treatment for ADHD in underserved and disenfranchised communities? Walker shares her insights into what healthcare providers, parents, and educators can do to decrease health disparities in the United States. Major Brandi Walker is an active-duty officer in the Army’s Medical Services Corps, serving as a clinical psychologist at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She is a recent graduate of Howard University's clinical psychology program, where she specialized in children, adolescents, and families. She obtained a master’s in rehabilitative counseling from the University of Maryland, College Park, and has held licensure as a graduate-level, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and certified rehabilitation counselor. An advocate for research, Walker currently leads a nationwide community health study on ADHD and sleep in the pediatric population.
6/9/202014 minutes, 10 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Teens at Home During COVID-19

Parenting a teenager with ADHD who's confined at home during COVID-19 may present some challenges. How can parents and teens adjust to these circumstances? Some teens with ADHD find the restrictions suffocating and don’t want to adhere to safety protocols. The disruption to their lives may worsen or cause anger and behavior issues. Should parents be more forgiving of bad conduct or attitudes because of the pandemic? What does Allison Dankner, family behaviorist and learning specialist, have to say about navigating life with teens during this crisis? In the latest ADHD 365 podcast, she gives guidance to parents and teens on ways to communicate and coexist under one roof during COVID-19. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn how parents can support their teens during this crisis. 2. Get suggestions for conversing with frustrated teens. 3. Find out how to help teens create new habits with schoolwork and social life. 4. Get suggestions for creating a new schedule. 5. Find out how to give teens autonomy and collaborate with them. Allison C. Dankner, MS Ed, PSY BS— Family Behaviorist and Learning Specialist To learn more about Allison Dankner, visit ALLISONCD.com Podcast Text Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-navigating-teens-at-home-during-covid-19/
6/5/202011 minutes, 57 seconds
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Alone Together: Putting An End To Family Chaos

Millions of families across the world are faced with new and unexpected disruptions to their lives. The lengthy stay-at-home restrictions and days without structure could lead to stress and anxiety, which can be a recipe for chaos for parents and children affected by ADHD. Christine Kotik, PCC, gives advice to help parents and children learn how to coexist "alone together" by creating expectations, using the ladder technique to gauge anger, learning effective communication strategies, and more. Christine Kotik, PCC Christine Kotik is the coordinator of the Columbus, Ohio Chapter of CHADD and a facilitator of CHADD's Parent to Parent program. She is also a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization, where she serves on the board of directors as treasurer. Her training includes certification through the Coach Training Alliance, JST Coaching & Training, and Coach Approach for Organizers. ****Note on audio quality: This podcast was not recorded in a studio. The audio was captured and edited from a video conferencing interview.
5/20/202019 minutes, 39 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mothers and ADHD-Permit Yourself to Breathe

Mothers, are you taking care of your mental and physical health during COVID-19? Parenting children with ADHD can be demanding; compound it with work, school, and a family confined under one roof, and self-care is paramount. It's time to stop the madness and not feel guilty when you take time for yourself. You can't do it alone. It's time to permit yourself to breathe. Terry Matlen explains how mothers who have ADHD and parent children with ADHD can learn to balance home, work, and school while regaining a sense of self—regardless of the current crisis. Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist, consultant, writer, and coach who specializes in adult ADHD, with a special interest in women with ADHD. She is the author of two books: The Queen of Distraction and Survival Tips for Women with ADHD. To learn more about her, visit addconsults.com. Podcast Text Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-mothers-and-adhd-permit-yourself-to-breathe/
5/12/202014 minutes, 21 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: When Kids Attend School From Home—Tips for Parents

Are you a parent now faced with supervising while your child with ADHD attends schooling from home? We know that COVID-19 has caused households to reprioritize family life. It’s no longer business as usual. You, like many other parents, are balancing work, home, and your child’s remote learning. This “new normal” comes with numerous challenges and requires patience, preparation, and structure. You need strategies that will make managing your child’s learning at home less stressful and overwhelming. In the latest ADHD 365 podcast, Ann Dolin, M.Ed. offers expert advice on creating a framework for an ADHD-friendly learning environment. She provides tools that increase your child’s self-sufficiency and suggests communication techniques for discussing concerns about schoolwork. Ann Dolin, M.Ed. Ann Dolin, M.Ed. is the President and Director of Educational Connections. She holds a B.A. in Child Psychology/Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Learning Disabilities, from Boston College. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn strategies parents can use to help their kids with schooling at home. 2. Learn how to collaborate and talk with children about their schoolwork. 3. Learn how to implement accommodations if the child has a 504 or IEP plan. 4. Get suggestions for taking breaks, handling distractions, and maintaining motivation. 5. Learn strategies for parents who work at home while their children attend school from home. Podcast Text Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-when-kids-attend-school-from-home-tips-for-parents/
4/28/202021 minutes, 32 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mindful Parenting

ADHD often disrupts family life. Compound those disruptive patterns with the pressures of COVID-19, and you may find parenting wildly stressful and overwhelming, which in turn affects your child's behavior. None of us are at our best when we’re tapped out. Your parenting approach could make all the difference in the world during a tense situation. Is mindful parenting the right approach for your family’s needs? Could it improve your parenting skills? Board-certified ADHD and executive function coach Pat Hudak is the president-elect of CHADD’s board of directors. She gives us insight into the power of mindful parenting and shares useful techniques that families can incorporate in daily life to achieve positive outcomes. Learning Objectives: 1. Gain an understanding of the components of mindful parenting. 2. Learn strategies for improving mindful communication and listening skills. 3. Understand how co-occurring conditions may affect teenagers. 4. Get suggestions parents can use while sheltering at home with children. 5. Learn how to have mindful and meaningful conversations with children and teens. Podcast Text Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-mindful-parenting/
4/21/202016 minutes, 23 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Podcast Text Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/ Are you among the nearly 90 percent of Americans living under stay at home orders? It can be difficult to maintain healthy eating and sleeping routines when you’re not able to leave home or when daily life is stressful because of the complete change in daily routine. Dr. Roberto Olivardia provides information on designing a healthy routine, planning simple and nutritious meals, and getting enough exercise when your opportunities for movement are limited. Supporting your good health now is critical for lowering feelings of stress and maintaining a good sense of well-being. Roberto Olivardia, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, executive functioning issues, and issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in the treatment of body dysmorphic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and in the treatment of eating disorders in boys and men. He currently serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders. He is a member of the International OCD Foundation, International Dyslexia Association, Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association and the American Association of Suicidology.
4/17/202047 minutes, 9 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Parenting Children With ADHD During A Crisis

Parenting a child who has ADHD can be stressful, but a national health crisis can increase those stress levels in unanticipated ways. Parents can set the emotional tone for their families, help to manage children’s fears and anxieties along with their ADHD symptoms. Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscado shares with parents what they can do during this time to answer children’s questions about COVID-19, keep a family routine while using behavioral strategies to address children’s ADHD symptoms and co-occurring conditions. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano's research focuses broadly on understanding early predictors of developmental outcomes for children with ADHD, including depression and alcohol/substance use, and developing novel treatments that target these early risk and protective factors. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano is the president of the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology, an associate editor of the Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, and a member of the CHADD Professional Advisory Board. Dr. Chronis-Tuscano currently serves as ADVANCE Professor for the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences (BSOS) at UMD.
4/17/202019 minutes, 15 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Avoiding Family Conflicts During the COVID-19 Crisis

This podcast is about helping families coping with ADHD with strategies and tips to manage and avoid potential conflicts due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Learning Objectives: 1. How ADHD impacts conflict at home during COVID-19 2. Strategies for families to decrease conflict 3. How to managing stress as a parent 4.Strategies for managing sibling conflict 5. How to handle teenagers during COVID-19 Podcast Text Transcript: https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-tips-to-help-you-manage-and-avoid-family-conflicts/
4/17/202015 minutes, 1 second
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

If you’re struggling emotionally over the global pandemic, you are not alone. We talked with Craig B. Surman, MD, who offers calming tips and a guided meditation adapted for those with busy minds.
4/3/202029 minutes, 20 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Supporting the ADHD Community During the Coronavirus Pandemic

We know how difficult this time might be for you and your family, and we will face the COVID-19 crisis as a community. CHADD wants you to know you are not alone. We are here with support and information about keeping your family safe and meeting your ADHD needs. CEO Bob Cattoi shares what CHADD can do for you during this challenging time.
3/27/20208 minutes, 29 seconds
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Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment

While schools are scrambling to finalize online curriculum plans, Maggie Sibley, PhD, a member of CHADD’s professional advisory board, offers a few ways parents can help set up their children for success and transform their home into a school environment. For more information and resources on ADHD, visit CHADD.org.
3/27/202014 minutes, 52 seconds
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What Should Parents Look for in a Good Evaluation for ADHD

Do you know what to look for in an ADHD evaluation? How do you know if your child is appropriately diagnosed? In this episode, we learn what to look for in an assessment and how to use the findings to seek school accommodations. When you better understand your child’s learning abilities, you can help to ensure your child’s success. Harris Finkelstein, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice located in Wilmington, Delaware, and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults, and provides evaluation and treatment to families in transition by request of attorneys and the family courts.
2/27/202015 minutes, 10 seconds
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Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

The African-American community is affected by ADHD at the same rate as other communities in the United States. However, barriers to evaluation and treatment for children with ADHD remain. Dr. Anita Stoddard is the principal of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Maryland, a predominantly African-American school. In this podcast, she shares her perspective on how ADHD affects her students and community.
2/27/202014 minutes, 55 seconds
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What is MeHealth for ADHD?

It's important to have clear communication with all parties involved when you're seeking diagnosis and treatment for ADHD. Is MeHealth for ADHD the breakthrough assessing and treating tool that will help make communication between physicians, parents, and teachers better? How can it be used to optimize medication treatment and minimize side effects? These and more questions will be answered by the guest, Dr. Tanya Froehlich. Tanya Froehlich, MD, MS, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and an ADHD clinical specialist and researcher who strives to improve ADHD care in numerous ways. She is a member of the board of directors for the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. Dr. Froehlich currently serves on national ADHD clinical practice guideline development committees for both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Development and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Froehlich earned her medical degree from Yale University.
12/16/201919 minutes, 36 seconds
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Can ADHD Symptoms Be Treated By Stimulating The Brain?

Can ADHD symptoms be treated by stimulating the brain while someone sleeps? The Monarch external Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation (eTNS) System, a new device recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration offers that possibility. Some parents on social media say they’re ready to sign up their child for testing. Is it too soon for people managing ADHD to jump ship from their current treatment regimen? We will hear from Dr. Max Wiznitzer, an associate professor of pediatrics, neurology, and international health at Case Western Reserve University. He serves on CHADD's board of directors and the editorial advisory board for Attention magazine, as well as the editorial boards of Lancet Neurology, and the Journal of Child Neurology. Dr. Wiznitzer lectures nationally and internationally about various neurodevelopmental disabilities.
9/30/201916 minutes, 38 seconds
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Holding Teens With ADHD Accountable

In this episode, we're talking with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett about holding teens with ADHD accountable. She gives us insight into how ADHD coaching may help with executive functioning and coping skills and shares advice to help first-year college students succeed.
9/10/201920 minutes, 56 seconds
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Executive Functions and ADHD in Childhood

Mark Bertin, MD, gives us insight about the role of executive functioning in child development and the importance of self-care for parents. He shares many tips for parents and pediatricians who care for children with ADHD.
8/1/201920 minutes, 55 seconds
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Video Games, Screens and ADHD—A Potent Mix

This podcast looks at how children and young people use technology and what that means when they also have ADHD. While there are many helpful apps for children and families, sometimes choices can be overwhelming when deciding how best to use technology at home. Randy Kulman, PhD, is the founder and president of LearningWorks for Kids, an educational technology company that specializes in using video games to teach executive-functioning and academic skills. For the past 30 years, Dr. Kulman has also been the clinical director and president of South County Child and Family Consultants, a private practice that specializes in the assessment of children with learning disorders and attention difficulties. Additionally, Dr. Kulman is the author of numerous essays and book chapters on the use of digital technologies for improving executive-functioning skills in children. His current research projects include the development of a parent and teacher scale for assessing executive-functioning skills in children and a large survey study examining how children with ADHD and Autism use popular video games and apps. He is an adviser and occasional writer for Commonsensemedia.org, and Toca Boca. He is the author of two books; Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions and Playing Smarter in a Digital World.
7/11/201943 minutes, 45 seconds
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Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD

Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
7/11/201952 minutes, 20 seconds
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Couples with ADHD: Creating Caring Connection Amid the Chaos

This podcast will review the common relationship impacts of ADHD on couples and present solutions and strategies to overcome them. Learn the three golden rules to repair and retain connection in a relationship and manage reactivity. Experience the benefits of using the Couple’s Dialogue to deepen communication and create emotional safety. Useful apps will be recommended to coordinate tasks, lists, and routines.
7/11/201946 minutes, 9 seconds
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Understanding the ABCs of ADHD Medications with Max Wiznitzer, MD

The decision to medicate a child with ADHD is a difficult choice for many parents. The news and social media have accounts of people benefiting from medication, while there also are stories of grave dangers associated with these drugs. What are the benefits and risks of taking ADHD medication? How do you know what’s right for your child?
7/1/201920 minutes, 52 seconds
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Executive Functions and Impulsivity in Children with ADHD

In this podcast, Connor Patros, PhD, postdoctoral research fellow in the department of psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and CHADD's 2018 Young Scientist Research Awards post-doc winner, discusses his interest in looking at how neurocognitive factors (or executive functions) are related to symptoms of impulsivity in ADHD, and also the interventions that can strengthen executive function deficits.
5/23/201919 minutes, 36 seconds
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Students with ADHD Transitioning from High School to College

For teens with ADHD, finishing high school and preparing for college can be exciting and daunting at the same time. How do parents and students seek a college in getting the appropriate accommodations to ensure success? Listen to CHADD's ADHD 365 podcast on Students with ADHD Transitioning from High School to College, featuring Certified Educational Planner Judith Bass, for tips and strategies that may help your child succeed in college.
4/17/201920 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Science of Time Management

Most people with ADHD struggle to manage their time. We will take a deeper look at the science of time awareness and time management through an ADHD lens. Uncovered the reasons why the ADHD brain estimates, uses and values time differently. This podcast will teach adults to “see” time by externalizing it and “feel” time by building motivation.
3/1/201946 minutes, 56 seconds
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Combating ADHD in the African-American Community

What needs to be done about ADHD among African-American children? Untreated or undiagnosed ADHD among African-American youth creates a higher risk for school drop-out, drug abuse, and becoming engaged in delinquent activities which may lead to incarceration. Listen to Ask the NRC podcast with our guest ADHD Advocate Evelyn Polk-Green on combating ADHD in the African-American community.
2/6/201917 minutes, 1 second
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Dr. Russell Barkley: Untreated ADHD Reduces Life Expectancy

The message is clear. Treatment for ADHD, along with the related health risks it poses, has the possibility of adding an average of nine to 13 years to the lifespan of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD. This is the implication of a cutting-edge research study conducted by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., who evaluated the connection between ADHD and 14 critical health factors including nutrition, exercise, and tobacco and alcohol use.
1/9/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Manage Family Holiday Stress with Ari Tuckman

EP7: The holiday season can be overwhelming for anyone, but even more so if you have ADHD. Don't despair, Dr. Ari Tuckman will help you from pulling out your hair. In this episode, you will understand the true meaning of the holiday season while learning tips to relieve your stress.
12/12/20188 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tips to Curb Your Holiday Impulse Shopping with Ari Tuckman

EP6: Do you have issues managing your holiday impulse shopping? Psychologist and Author, Ari Tuckman gives tips that may help curb your impulse shopping for the holidays.
11/29/20186 minutes, 27 seconds
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Thanksgiving Tips with ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez

ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez gives you simple strategies to plan your holiday season.
11/15/20187 minutes, 12 seconds
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Work Place Survival Skills With ADHD

Ep. 4: Work Place Survival Skills with ADHD. Some adults with ADHD have very successful careers. But for others, the symptoms of ADHD can create a variety of challenges. We have tips to overcome them.
10/23/20188 minutes, 21 seconds
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Survival Tips for the Non-ADHD Spouse

Ep. 3: Do your spouse have ADHD? Do you need tips to help your relationship? We got you.
10/15/20189 minutes, 41 seconds
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Homework Tips

Homework Tips by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
10/9/20185 minutes, 45 seconds
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What Is ADHD- Myths & Misunderstandings

Dispelling the myths and misunderstandings about ADHD.
10/1/201810 minutes
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ADHD and College Transition with Judy Bass

Transitioning to college is often a difficult endeavor for young people with ADHD. Certified Educational Planner Judy Bass provides helpful information and answers questions.
7/3/201840 minutes, 55 seconds
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What Professionals Need to Know Say & Do: Helping Kids Understand their ADHD - Jerome Schultz, PhD

What Professionals Need to Know Say & Do: Helping Kids Understand their ADHD - Jerome Schultz, PhD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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What Concerns Young Adults with ADHD - Wes Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP

What Concerns Young Adults with ADHD - Wes Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Better Grades: Overcome Academic Challenges - Ann Dolin, MEd

Better Grades: Overcome Academic Challenges - Ann Dolin, MEd by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/201859 minutes, 34 seconds
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When Preschoolers have ADHD - George DuPaul, PhD

When Preschoolers have ADHD - George DuPaul, PhD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 10 seconds
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ADHD in Preschool Children - Mark Mahone, PhD

ADHD in Preschool Children - Mark Mahone, PhD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 39 seconds
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Culturally Adapted Treatment for Childhood ADHD with Spanish-Speaking Latino Families - Gerdes, PhD

Culturally Adapted Treatment for Childhood ADHD with Spanish-Speaking Latino Families - Gerdes, PhD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/201855 minutes, 37 seconds
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Holiday Gifts for Childern with ADHD - Megan Murphy

Holiday Gifts for Childern with ADHD - Megan Murphy by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/201838 minutes, 29 seconds
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No More Homework Battles - Joshua Langberg, PhD

Proven homework organization and planning techniques to make your child’s school year a success.
6/13/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 5 seconds
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Can Mental Health Professionals be ADHD Coaches? - Abigail Levrini, PhD

Can Mental Health Professionals be ADHD Coaches? - Abigail Levrini, PhD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 1 minute, 15 seconds
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Behavioral and Emotional Concerns of Children with ADHD: Strategies to Help - Richman & Phillips

Behavioral and Emotional Concerns of Children with ADHD: Strategies to Help - Richman & Phillips by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/201858 minutes, 55 seconds
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Family Activities: ADHD Toolkit for Summertime Success - Tiffany D. Sanders, PhD

ADHD-friendly Summer Family FUNdamentals.
6/13/20181 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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What to Know, Say, & Do: Helping Parents & Kids Understand ADHD - Jerome Schultz, PhD

Helping parents and kids understand the social & emotional aspects of ADHD.
6/13/201857 minutes, 18 seconds
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Children Meds and Heart Safety: A Tale of ADHD and Public Health - Sue Visser, MS

Children Meds and Heart Safety: A Tale of ADHD and Public Health - Sue Visser, MS by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Pattern of Struggles: ADHD and the Older Adult - Martin Wetzel, MD

A Pattern of Struggles: ADHD and the Older Adult - Martin Wetzel, MD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/201858 minutes, 44 seconds
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Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child Affected by ADHD - John Willson, MS, LRT/CTRS

Finding the Right Summer Camp for Your Child Affected by ADHD - John Willson, MS, LRT/CTRS by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 1 minute, 55 seconds
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Preventing Medication Diversion Among Teens & Young Adults - Mark L. Wolraich, MD

Preventing Medication Diversion Among Teens & Young Adults - Mark L. Wolraich, MD by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
6/13/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to select the best school accommodations for your child with ADHD -Jennifer Engel Fisher

Jennifer Engel Fisher discuss accommodations that work for ADHD and how to tailor accommodations to the behaviors and needs of your child. You’ll learn what your role is in monitoring your child’s accommodations and identify ways to track if certain ones are helping. You child’s role is just as important as your role, so we’ll also discuss strategies to help your child self-advocate. Learning Objectives • Identify common accommodations for ADHD • Describe how to select an accommodation based on your child’s behavior and needs • Explain how to monitor your child’s progress with accommodations • Discuss self-advocacy tips for your child
5/16/201850 minutes, 51 seconds
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College Transition and ADHD

College Transition and ADHD: Transitioning to college is often a difficult endeavor for young people with ADHD. Certified Educational Planner Judy Bass provides helpful information and answers questions.
3/22/201840 minutes, 55 seconds
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ADHD And Eating Disorders

ADHD & Eating Disorders: Psychologist, Roberto Olivardia presentation provides an overview of the current research on why people with ADHD are more prone to obesity and eating disorders.
3/14/201844 minutes, 59 seconds
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Managing Money With ADHD

Managing Money with ADHD: Stephanie Sarkis, PhD discusses financial challenges faced by adults affected by ADHD and solutions for those problems. Topics discussed include the most common financial issues people affected by ADHD face and what a person coping with ADHD symptoms can do to manage money so their finances don't get the best of them. (recorded 2014)
3/14/201847 minutes, 50 seconds
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Strategies for Promoting Positive Behavior in Children with ADHD and their Siblings

Dr. J. Keluskar: Many of the strategies used to manage behaviors in children affected by ADHD can also be helpful for their siblings who don't have ADHD. However, there are notable differences in emotional and behavioral regulation in children with ADHD that make it necessary to provide them with additional support and strategies.
3/14/201850 minutes, 52 seconds
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African American Families and ADHD

African-American Families and ADHD: Researcher Heather Jones, PhD, discusses some of the myths and misunderstandings about ADHD as it affects African-American children and their families.
3/13/201847 minutes, 42 seconds
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Medication Options for ADHD

Medication is a proven treatment for ADHD. It can improve attention span and decrease distractibility and over activity. These symptoms can improve in over 80-90% of children and adolescents, and at least 70% of adults with ADHD. While medication is effective for many people, how do you know if it is right for you or your child? This webinar will discuss ADHD medication choices including the difference between stimulants and non-stimulants. Also, you will learn how medications work, the benefits, and potential side effects.
1/31/201856 minutes, 6 seconds
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5 Solutions for Common ADHD Social Struggles

5 Solutions for Common ADHD Social Struggles by Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
1/31/201845 minutes, 13 seconds
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Make Learning Exciting: Apps for Executive Functioning

Many students with ADHD struggle with executive functioning. Tasks such as initiation and completion can be a daily struggle. Organization of ideas and prioritizing the to-do list can be overwhelming. Teachers can use assistive technology, like apps, to help students manage challenges associated with ADHD and executive functioning. You will learn about a variety of exciting apps to assist with executive functioning tasks. We will look critically at what makes these apps stand out above the rest. You will leave this webinar ready to use apps of your choice to best meet the needs of students in your classroom. To access the document with the apps mentioned: http://bit.ly/NRCadhd
8/18/201750 minutes, 50 seconds
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Mindfulness for Parenting a Child with ADHD

ADHD affects the whole family, and not just the child or teen with the disorder. Parents/caregivers can especially feel the stress of dealing with their child's inability to focus or his impulsive and hyperactive behavior. Forgetting to do chores, not completing homework assignments, coming home with a speeding ticket -- parenting a child with ADHD can be tough! Mark Bertin, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who thinks that parents can help themselves and their child with ADHD by taking steps to manage their own stress levels when these situations arise. Could "mindfulness" be a way to help parents handle not only daily ADHD related crises, but with managing ADHD and family life in general? Dr. Bertin discusses his research and answers questions on the usefulness of mindfulness for parents of children with ADHD in this Ask the Expert Webinar from March 20. Mark Bertin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and a board certified developmental behavioral pediatrician. Dr. Bertin is a frequent lecturer on child development topics including autistim spectrum disorder, ADHD, and parenting. He also leads mindfulness based stress reduction classes, having trained at Jon Kabat Zinn's Center for Mindfulness in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Bertin is author of the book, "The Family ADHD Solution" (2011).
7/21/201757 minutes, 52 seconds
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Strategies for Teens with ADHD

Join us as Dr. Crist provides a glimpse into the lives of teens with ADHD. Learn about: • Daily challenges for teens with ADHD • ADHD-related perils with driving, substance use, school and dating • How parents can their teens succeed
7/7/201759 minutes, 53 seconds
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Project-Based Learning and ADHD

We look at project-based learning as an alternative to lectures which allows students with ADHD to be active in their learning.
6/23/201759 minutes, 58 seconds
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Behavioral Therapy: What it is and finding a therapist

Do you have a child or adolescent with ADHD? Are you seeking treatment and don’t know where to start? Behaviorally oriented psychosocial treatments—also called behavior therapy or behavior modification--is a critical part of treatment for ADHD in children and adolescents. Participants in this webinar will be able to: - Define and identify behavioral therapy - Explain why behavioral therapy is important in addition to medication - Explain what to look for in a behavioral therapist - List to the steps to find a behavioral therapist
6/9/201758 minutes, 24 seconds
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Teaching Grit, Perseverance and Frustration Tolerance to Students with ADHD

In this podcast educators will learn strategies to build on students’ strengths, praise with impact and teach self-motivation. Teaching these and other social emotional learning tools will allow you to help students develop their ability to sustain their focus, manage their frustration, and persevere to achieve their goals.
5/19/201758 minutes, 30 seconds
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What to do About Screen Time and Your Child with ADHD

Does your child spend hours of time online playing games or socializing with friends? Digital play is any activity that uses technology. From Minecraft, to Facebook, to texting friends children and teens spend a lot of time in front of a screen, which can be a huge concern for parents. Learn how to make technology and screen time work for you and your child.
4/20/201751 minutes, 35 seconds
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How accommodations in the workplace can help employers and employees

People with ADHD can be valuable members of the workforce. However many face challenges and instead of reaching their potential they struggle with loss of productivity, negatively impacting themselves and the company they work for. Leslie Kain of the National Resource Center on ADHD at CHADD sits down with Dr. Elliot Lasson to discuss how adults with ADHD can harness their gifts to be successful in the workplace, and how business can benefit from those gifts. Dr. Elliot Lasson is the Graduate Program Director and Professor of the Practice, I/O Psychology, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County at Shady Grove.
4/6/201739 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Improve Homework Time with Strategies That Work For ADHD

Find out tips you can use to make homework time a little easier. Do you have homework challenges with you child every night? Parents of children with ADHD often struggle with managing homework time because homework is difficult for the brain with ADHD.
3/31/201758 minutes, 23 seconds
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Why is my child with ADHD always lying to me?

What do you do right at the time you think a child is lying? How do you try to get at the truth? What do you do if you find out later that what you were told is not the case? If you're the parent of an ADHD child, it is extremely important that you have routines for preventing as well as managing this problem.
3/17/201756 minutes, 26 seconds
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How Nutrition Can Impact ADHD Symptoms

A healthy diet can provide an effective complementary approach to alleviating some symptoms of ADHD. From dietary supplements, food additives and artificial dyes to caffeine and food sensitivities there are a lot of options to consider. Create a plan for where to start when making changes and how to track if they are working. Laura Stevens, M.S., has been researching the role of nutrition and food sensitivities in ADHD for more than 25 years. She is considered a pioneer in this important field of study.
3/3/201752 minutes, 4 seconds
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How ADHD impairs major life activities and what you can do about it

The symptoms of ADHD affected more than school performance. They reach into every aspect of life and can impair major life activities at work, school, socially and financially. Dr. Russell A. Barkley, researcher and author of "Taking Charge of Adult ADHD," will discuss how ADHD impairs major life activities and answer questions about ADHD during this special Ask the Expert Webinar presentation. Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is Research Professor of Psychiatry at the State University of New York Upstate Medical School in Syracuse, NY and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a Diplomate in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP). Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 20 books and clinical manuals and published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. He is the Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report. He has presented more than 600 invited addresses internationally and appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD. In 1996, he was awarded the C. Anderson Aldrich Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics for his research career in child development. He has received several awards from the American Psychological Association for his contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science. In 1998, he received the Award for Distinguished Contribution to Research from the Section on Clinical Child Psychology, (now Division 53) of the American Psychological Association. In 2002, he received the Dissemination Award from the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology, Division 12, of the American Psychological Association for his career long efforts to dispel misconceptions about ADHD and to educate the public and other professionals about the science of this disorder. And in 2004, he received an award for distinguished service to the profession of psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology. In 2012, Dr. Barkley was given the Distinguished Career Award from the Division of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology of the American Psychological Association.
2/16/201755 minutes, 11 seconds
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Is My High School Student Ready for College? (And Is My College Student Ready to Go Back?)

For many high school students, it's expected that they will graduate and go to college. But many parents worry whether they are ready for that level of independent living. College campuses can be among the most distracting and tempting places for young adults. This is especially true for students with ADHD who may not have the executive functioning skills to manage the lack of oversight and structure. In this webinar learn how high students can show their parents that they are ready for college. We will explore different situations such as handling their own medication. We will also discuss options for students who are not yet ready and how they can use the extra time at home to help prepare them. Both parents of students preparing for college and parents of college students on a break will leave with strategies to move forward. Viewers will be able to: · Identify the skills necessary for student success on a college campus. · Assess their high school student's or young adult's readiness to go to or return to college. · List options if the high school student or young adult is not ready for college right now.
2/9/20171 hour, 1 minute
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Student Supports and ADHD Management Strategies

Did you know that students with ADHD are, on average, about 30 percent delayed in their ability to organize and follow directions compared with their classmates? These students struggle to maintain attention and are drawn towards stimulating activities. Sandra Rief, MA, author of How to Reach & Teach Children with ADD/ADHD, will discuss techniques teachers and educators can use in their classrooms to help children affected by ADHD be successful students. Ms. Rief will have tips on classroom management, keeping students on task and student self-regulations strategies.
2/2/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tourette Syndrome & ADHD

Did you know that 60 to 80% of children with Tourette Syndrome have ADHD? These two conditions frequently co-occur, which compounds the issues children face with medical treatment, schoo and home supports. Join us as we host a panel of experts offering tips to help you start the New Year in the best possible way. You will hear about the top five things to ask or talk to your doctor about, specific issues to discuss with your child's school, and ways to support your child at home. This webinar, offered in partnership it Tourette Association of America will leave you with a new perspective on how to best support your child with Tourette Syndrome and ADHD
1/27/201756 minutes, 47 seconds
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What you need to know when your child has both Autism and ADHD.

Many families have been told their children are affected by both ADHD and Autism but until recently, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), which defines mental health and brain-based conditions, stated they were exclusive conditions. Now those families, and others, are working out what it means for diagnosis and treatment for these conditions to be acknowledged as possibly co-occurring. Dr. Wodka will discuss these changes and answer parents' questions during this Ask the Expert webinar.
1/19/201756 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to make your adult relationships better when you have ADHD

ADHD relationships are complicated.
1/13/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 1 second
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Getting Organized When You Have ADHD

If you have ADHD, then you most likely know it can be a challenge to keep your home or workplace organized. Add in any possible family members, and storage can become chaotic. Professional organizer and author Susan Pinsky has tips to help you get and stay organized, including: • The best ways to sort and store your belongings • Setting realistic and manageable organizational goals • Tools to help you efficiently organize your home and office • Creating home organizational systems that work for you and your family Learn from one of the leaders in the field of organizing solutions for people with ADHD during this helpful webcast.
1/6/20171 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Emotions and Motivation in ADHD

Originally recorded on March 4, 2014. A person's level of motivation is tied to his emotions where ADHD is concerned. Dr. Thomas E. Brown discusses the interrelationship between emotions and motivation: • Emotional regulation and a person's sense of motivation • Why getting started on a project can be difficult for someone affected by ADHD • How to take control of one's emotions and motivation.
12/22/201659 minutes, 15 seconds
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Department of Education Guidance Broadens Understanding of 504 Rights for Kids with ADHD: Part II

What happens when you run into issues with identification or evaluation of your student for services under Section 504? What if you are past the evaluation process, but have issues or concerns with the implementation of your child’s 504 plan? You will learn how to use information to advocate for your child in these and other situations.
12/16/20161 hour, 37 seconds
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What Everyone Should Know About ADHD

ADHD is one of the most well researched medical conditions. Despite all the research, myths and misunderstandings still exist. Dr. Edward “Ned” Hallowell breaks down the most important aspects of the disorder. He clarifies the distinction between ADHD and ADD, answers the questions, Is ADHD on the rise? and reviews what's new or promising in ADHD research.
12/9/201653 minutes, 51 seconds
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Department of Education Guidance Broadens Understanding of 504 Rights for Kids with ADHD Part I

Part I: What the Dear Colleague Letter Says and Why It is Important The Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance to schools clarifying their responsibilities and how they should be helping students with ADHD. If your child has attention or behavioral challenges at school you may be curious about 504 plans and what the OCR guidance means.
12/2/20161 hour, 1 minute, 56 seconds
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Getting Through to your Teenager with ADHD

The teenage years are tricky for parent-child relationships. You may find that previous parenting strategies are not as effective for teens. Learn how to make adjustments to your communication so that you not only are getting through to your teenagers with ADHD, but helping them thrive.
11/17/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 44 seconds
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Creating the Best Learning Environment for Students with ADHD

Students with ADHD struggle with inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. By creating adjustment to your classroom, you can help students with these behaviors. Learn strategies and suggestions for tailoring the ideas to students in different grade levels. *Recording issues caused the audio to be poor quality.
11/7/201652 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tailoring learning settings to engage young children with ADHD

Preschool classrooms help children gain a foundation in the knowledge and skills needs for later school success. The daily schedule, room setup, teacher instruction, and classroom activities all play a role in a good learning environment. While many similarities exist across all preschool classrooms, there are specific strategies to create optimal learning environments for young children exhibiting challenging behaviors.
10/27/201653 minutes, 35 seconds
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Classroom Management Supports for ADHD Behaviors in Early Childhood Education Settings

Hyperactive, non-compliant, and disruptive behaviors in the classroom are often challenges for early childhood educators, regardless of whether a young child is diagnosed with ADHD or not. Understanding the rationale for and principles of behavior management and self-regulation approaches can help you support positive development for young children.
10/26/201657 minutes, 52 seconds
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Recognizing challenging behaviors in young children: Could it be ADHD?

Many children between the ages of 3 and 5 are impulsive, inattentive, and very active. As a teacher, it can be a challenge to determine whether these behaviors are developmentally appropriate or not. Furthermore, if behaviors are deemed a concern, what are the next steps you can take?
10/21/201655 minutes, 53 seconds
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All in a row: Getting your kids with ADHD organized

Getting your children with ADHD organized can be difficult! Join us as certified professional organizer Holly H. Graff gives tips you can use with your children today!
8/8/201652 minutes, 47 seconds
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Helping your child successfully handle change

Children with ADHD often have a harder time with change and transitions than most children. Learn strategies to help them prepare for change, how to go through the situation however big or small and what might be needed afterwards.
8/8/201657 minutes, 45 seconds
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Home life when Mom or Dad has ADHD: Succeeding with your family

When you have ADHD and you have kids, every day family life can be a challenge! Learn practical strategies and tools to meet the daily challenges parents with ADHD face.
8/8/201654 minutes, 53 seconds
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Evidence-based treatment for ADHD in young children

Did you know the recommendations for treatment of children and youth with ADHD varies depending on the patient’s age? The guidelines for treating young children with ADHD between the ages of 3 and 6 are to provide behavior therapy as the first line of treatment.
8/8/20161 hour, 3 seconds
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Your Student was admitted to college, now what?

Learn about support options available for college students with ADHD and how they differ from support in high school. Identify common challenges ADHD students face in their first year at college and what to look for in a support system.
8/8/201656 minutes, 44 seconds
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What else can I do? Complementary approaches to ADHD treatment

Review some of the most effective non-medication treatments for ADHD including cognitive behavioral therapy, workplace and school accommodations, exercise and mindfulness meditation training. In addition, gain an overview of ADHD and diet concerns such as omega and dietary supplements, dyes and food additives.
6/3/201659 minutes, 38 seconds
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Academic evaluations - What parents need to know

Learn about the process for determining your child’s education needs including the eligibility process, how to request an evaluation and steps to take after the school has made a decision.
6/2/201659 minutes, 20 seconds
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Stop the chaos! Tips for creating a peaceful household when mom has ADHD

More than four million women have ADHD and many of them are mothers or are raising children. It can be difficult to “keep up” with the multiple priorities of their homes, their careers, and their families’ lives and needs. Learn practical tips to help create a calmer home for your family while still meeting your needs.
5/25/20161 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Encore presentation: Tips for combating stigma and addressing myths about ADHD

This podcast is an encore presentation that was aired for October for ADHD Awareness Month. Dr. Ruth Hughes shares her own family's experience in facing stigma and myths around ADHD.
5/20/20161 hour, 13 minutes, 12 seconds
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Understanding Girls with ADHD

ADHD can contribute to unique challenges that only girls with the disorder confront. Learn what you can do, anchored in the latest research, to guide girls through the challenges of ADHD.
5/20/20161 hour, 7 minutes, 26 seconds