ADHD Experts Podcast

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Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: www.additudemag.com/webinars/

Episode Date
212- How to Get, Afford, and Refill Your ADHD Prescriptions with Minimum Hassle
54:00

Laurie Dupar shares insider strategies to help you take control of your ADHD treatment plan, including how to manage refills, deal with uncooperative pharmacists, and save money on your prescriptions.

Aug 14, 2018
211- Breathe In, Breathe Out: A Mindfulness Guide for Teens with ADHD
52:22

Mindfulness builds emotional intelligence; increases attention; minimizes stress and anxiety; and boosts happiness. Want your teen to harness these benefits? Learn how to integrate mindfulness into everyday life from Christopher Willard, Psy.D.

Aug 07, 2018
210- A Summer Schedule for Kids with ADHD: How to Balance Fun, Independence & Structure
58:44

Children with ADHD thrive on structure. Instead of entirely lazy summer days, Sarah A. Tannenbaum, Psy.D., helps parents take a measured approach to the season by working with their child to establish schedules and goals while fostering fun and relaxation.

Jul 31, 2018
209- Boosting Your Teen's Executive Functions and Building Independence — Together
01:01:36

On top of raging hormones and escalating academic demands, teens with ADHD are navigating executive skill challenges. Peg Dawson Ed.D., offers parents the new tools they'll need to manage these turbulent years and transition their teen to adulthood.

Jul 03, 2018
208- 9 Ways Occupational Therapy Tackles the Symptoms of ADHD
57:07

OT can improve the skills kids need for daily living and give them the confidence to succeed in life. Cara Koscinski, MOT, OTR/L, explains how to break down tasks into manageable steps, sensory interventions to increase focus, and more.

Jun 26, 2018
207- How to Support Loved Ones with ADHD
01:00:09

Russell A. Barkley Ph.D., offers guidance on helping a partner, sibling, parent, or grown child accept his or her ADHD and pursue effective treatment — while maintaining a strong, positive relationship.

Jun 19, 2018
206- How to Transform Your ADHD Into a Strategic Advantage at Work
58:35

Tap into your ADHD strengths and start excelling on the job. Edward Hallowell, M.D., and Peter Shankman offer career-changing tips, including: How to navigate office politics (even though you hate doing it) and how to defeat procrastination.

May 08, 2018
205- How to Get More Done with a Lot Less Stress!
52:06

Do you spend more time worrying about tasks than actually doing them? Susan Lasky gives you the tools you need to increase your productivity, including how to eliminate common time-wasters and the two magic words for getting more done.

May 01, 2018
204- How ADHD Shapes Your Perceptions, Emotions & Motivation
58:09

The textbook definition of ADHD fails to reflect the condition's complexity. William Dodson, M.D., discusses why we must be interested in order to start a task, why feelings of shame are so common among adults with ADHD, and more.

Mar 27, 2018
203- How ADHD Can Ignite Your Entrepreneurial Potential
59:48

It's not a coincidence that many of the world’s top CEOs have ADHD. Learn why from successful entrepreneur Ken "Bucky" Buckman, who feels that his "symptoms" turned out to be business advantages.

Mar 20, 2018
202- Your Teen Is Not Lazy! How to Best Motivate an Adolescent with ADHD
55:45

Are you over-parenting your teen with ADHD? Instead, learn from Adam Price, Ph.D., how to become his (or her) biggest ally as he develops greater independence and discovers the keys to self-motivation.

Mar 13, 2018
201- Stronger Than You Think: A Guide to Empowering Women with ADHD
59:10

As a woman with ADHD, it’s easy to lose yourself in day-to-day chaos. Linda Roggli explains how to "reframe" negative ADHD behaviors, rebuild your self-compassion, and gather the courage to live your passions, without apology or regret.

Mar 06, 2018
200- You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! Empowering Lessons for Adults with ADHD
55:27

Peggy Ramundo, a pioneer in the effort to raise awareness about ADHD, shares the lessons and insights she's gleaned from three decades of hands-on experience working with adults with the condition.

Feb 27, 2018
199- Mindfulness Goes to School: How Meditation Helps Students with ADHD Thrive
54:21

Mindfulness activities can promote more focused and collaborative learning for students with ADHD. Elliott Buck, M.Ed., discusses how teachers, parents, and caregivers can incorporate meditation, mindfulness, and yoga into the school day.

Feb 20, 2018
198- How to Unleash Your ADHD Teen’s Superpowers
58:04

Stacey Turis explans how parents can encourage their teens to embrace their ADHD traits and understand that true strength comes from within, and maintain healthy minds and bodies, so they can discover their superpowers.

Feb 13, 2018
197- How to Energize Your Child’s Education with Project-Based Learning (PBL)
57:03

Susan Kologi, Ph.D., gives an overview of PBL, which lets students interact with the concepts they are studying—a much more conducive educational approach for children with ADHD—and advises on setting up PBL experiences at school and home.

Feb 06, 2018
196- College Accommodations for Students with ADHD and LD
57:48

High school IEPs and 504 Plans don't carry over to college and students don't receive educational support unless they ask for it. Elizabeth Hamblet explains how disability services work in college, and how to request accommodations.

Jan 30, 2018
195- How to Support (Not Enable) Children with ADHD at School
57:58

Is homework hijacking your evenings? Do you lie awake at night worrying about your child’s success at school? Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster help parents of children with ADHD step back and stop "helping" more than they should.

Jan 23, 2018
194- Homework Tools and Solutions to Lower Stress for Students (and the Rest of the Household)
51:47

Many parents of children with ADHD say homework is one of the biggest sources of family stress during the school year. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., presents research-supported strategies to end power struggles and help your child focus and finish.

Jan 16, 2018
193- Beyond Genes, Part 2: How Sleep, Diet & Exercise Impact a Child’s ADHD
55:45

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the latest scientific evidence that is changing the way we think about the role of sleep, exercise, and diet on a child’s development, and how lifestyle changes can balance out ADHD symptoms.

Jan 09, 2018
192- Assistive Technology and Tech Tools for a Better School Year
57:02

Janet DeSenzo explains the difference between educational technology and assistive technology (AT) and recommends the best tech tools to include in your child's IEP or 504 Plan to help him or her meet learning goals.

Nov 21, 2017
191- The College Transition Guide for Teens with ADHD
57:55

Executive function demands increase as teens with ADHD leave the watchful gaze of their parents. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how you can avoid a rocky adjustment to college by planning and preparing during high school.

Nov 14, 2017
190- From Crushed to Confident: 10 Ways to Help Your Child Soar in School
59:01

Back-to-school time incites anxiety for many children with ADHD or LD, who may struggle to meet others’ expectations. Kirk Martin helps parents bolster their kids' confidence and give them tools to succeed socially and in the classroom.

Nov 01, 2017
189- Best Behavior: Classroom Strategies for Students with ADHD
56:04

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

Oct 17, 2017
188- Beyond Genes: How Environment and Lifestyle Impact ADHD
53:30

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

Oct 10, 2017
187- Beyond Dyslexia: Overcoming Reading Challenges for Children with ADHD
55:45

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

Oct 04, 2017
186- Practical Organization and Time Management Strategies for Middle and High Schoolers with ADHD
01:00:22

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

Aug 22, 2017
185- Boost Your Child's Social Smarts: A Parent’s Guide for Children with ADHD and ASD
54:13

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

Aug 15, 2017
184- Lighten Up: A Healthy Weight-Loss Guide for Adults with ADHD
58:48

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

Aug 08, 2017
183- "What Do You Mean?": Language Processing Disorders in Children with ADHD
56:47

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

Aug 01, 2017
182- Summer Screen Limits and Apps that Promote Physical Activity and Social Skills
55:09

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

Jul 25, 2017
181- The Benefits of Art Therapy for Children with ADHD and LD
55:45

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

Jul 18, 2017
180- Is It Really ADHD? Dr. Brown's Definitive Diagnosis Plan
59:28

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

Jun 06, 2017
179- What Parents Should Know About Neurofeedback for ADHD
54:24

Proponents of neurofeedback, or EEG biofeedback, say it trains people with ADHD to maintain focused brainwave activity. David Rabiner, Ph.D., and Edward Hamlin, Ph.D., provide an overview of this treatment, including cost, duration, and existing research.

May 23, 2017
178- It’s About Time: Understanding the Science of Time Management with ADHD
01:00:41

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., takes a deeper look at the science of time awareness to understand why procrastination, time blindness, and tardiness are such big problems for people with ADHD—and teaches strategies to help us "see" and "feel" time.

May 16, 2017
177- Dyslexia: Understanding the Condition, Plus Recommended Treatment Interventions
59:48

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses dyslexia, which is the most common learning disability—symptoms, similarities to and differences from ADHD, the most effective interventions, and how to talk with your child about the diagnosis.

May 09, 2017
176- Beyond Hello: Building Conversation Skills in Children with ADHD
58:20

As Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains, the sustained attention and give and take required in face-to-face interactions can present challenges for children with ADHD. She offers strategies for parents and teachers to help kids improve their conversational skills.

Apr 26, 2017
175- Overcoming Dysgraphia and Writing Challenges: A Guide for Teachers and Parents
52:32

Dysgraphia and written expression challenges are common in children with ADHD. For these kids, staring at a blank page can feel like torture. Literacy specialist Kendra Wagner, M.A., shares strategies to help children with LD get their thoughts on paper.

Apr 20, 2017
174- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Video Games—How Parents Can Take Action
58:32

Video games can teach problem-solving skills and critical thinking—and also suck a child’s attention from real people and experiencesd. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., and Ryan Sipes explain how to choose the best games and set reasonable restrictions.

Apr 12, 2017
173- Nonverbal Learning Disorder: An Overlooked LD in Kids with ADHD
55:40

NVLD is poorly understood, and is underdiagnosed in children with ADHD. Amy Margolis, Ph.D., explains the condition, how to distinguish symptoms from those of ADHD, and the strategies that can help these children in school and social settings.

Mar 21, 2017
172- An Educator’s Guide to Teaching Students with ADHD
55:21

Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains the impact of stress and anxiety on learning and beahvior, and offers insider tips for teachers of students with ADHD—from modifying assignments and learning environments to managing disruptive behavior.

Mar 14, 2017
171- 7 Ways to Be More Productive and Crush It at Work
57:11

Too many individuals with ADHD have been called an underachiever or a slacker, despite having the brains and ideas to achieve greatness. Productivity coach Alan Brown shares strategies to quiet your mind, set priorities, stay on task, and get things done.

Mar 07, 2017
170- Lessons Learned—and Shared—By Families Homeschooling Children with ADHD
57:22

Parents who homeschool their children with ADHD say that it can nurture strengths, improve academic performance, and boost self-esteem. Kathy Kuhl explains how all families can customize their child's education and benefit from a "homeschool view."

Feb 28, 2017
169- Emotional Distress Syndrome and the ADHD Brain
56:28

In working with ADHD patients over 27 years, James Ochoa, LPC, identified what he calls Emotional Distress Syndrome, and the extent to which it affects everyday life. He shares tools for weathering emotional storms and building self-esteem.

Feb 07, 2017
168- Positive Parenting Strategies: How to Build Confidence in Your Child with ADHD
01:02:14

By age 12, a child with ADHD may receive 20,000 more negative messages than her neurotypical peers. Kirk Martin teaches parents how to stop power struggles and meltdowns, replace negative messages about ADHD, and spark a sense of can-do in their kids.

Jan 31, 2017
167- The Happiness Project for Women with ADHD
58:29

Many women and girls with undiagnosed ADHD grow up mistaking their symptoms for personal faults. Sari Solden explains how a diagnosis can unlock serious healing, helping you to redefine "success" and focus on unfulfilled dreams rather than a to-do list.

Jan 24, 2017
166- Born This Way: Building a Healthy Relationship with Your Adult ADHD
55:42

Emily Anhalt, Ph.D., spent two years interviewing ADHD adults who have achieved financial, occupational, and emotional success without using medication, and shares what she learned about leveraging the condition as a positive force.

Jan 17, 2017
165- "What Are You Saying?" Auditory Processing Disorder in Children
57:18

Speech and language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children and distinguish it from ADHD, and the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD.

Dec 13, 2016
164- Comeback Kids: Building Resilience in Students with ADHD
45:09

Research suggests that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages than do their neurotypical peers by age 12, impacting self-esteem and initiative. Anna Vagin, Ph.D., describes how to counter this negativity and build resilience.

Dec 06, 2016
163- ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame
57:10

Myths about ADHD—it's made up; it's an excuse for laziness—still abound, and it's woefully easy to internalize the shaming messages. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome ADHD stigma, and how to change others' minds.

Nov 22, 2016
162- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Unlock Positivity and Productivity for ADHD Adults
55:55

As J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can equip people with ADHD and executive-function deficits with the skills to overcome disorganization, poor time management, and workplace challenges.

Nov 16, 2016
161- College Standouts: How to Empower Your Teen with ADHD/LD to Succeed on Campus
55:53

College students with ADHD/LD may struggle to balance term papers, laundry, getting exercise, and so on—and parents often fall into the role of concierge. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how to avoid this trap and help your teen learn to self-manage.

Oct 25, 2016
160- A Back-to-School Nutrition and Exercise Plan for Children with ADHD
53:07

Your child's activity level and daily menu can have a measurable impact on his behavior and ability to learn. Laura J. Stevens, M.S., discusses foods to avoid, and healthy alternatives, and presents strategies designed for busy families and picky eaters.

Oct 18, 2016
159- How to Solve Your ADHD Child's Homework Problems
55:14

In ADHD households, homework is often loathed by kids and parents. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., offers tips for children who come home exhausted after a long day of executive function challenges, and for parents who are weary of nagging and micromanaging.

Oct 11, 2016
158- Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Academic Motivation for Children with ADHD and LD
56:57

Does your child begin the school year enthusiastically—only to say he "hates school" two weeks later? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., discusses why motivation tapers off and how to end this cycle by increasing resilience, bolstering study skills, and using rewards.

Oct 04, 2016
157- How to Fight for Your ADHD Child's Rights—and Happiness
01:01:35

Do you know your child's legal rights at school and how to secure them? How to get the doctor to address your child's challenges? Penny Williams shares real-life advice that will transform you into an effective advocate for your child with special needs.

Sep 27, 2016
156- Ready, Set, Work: Help ADHD Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work
54:34

For many students with ADHD, the first step is the hardest. As Cindy Goldrich explains, the trick is often feeling ready—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to begin. She shares practical strategies to help kids get started at home and at school.

Sep 20, 2016
155- "My Child Is Being Bullied at School. What Do I Do?"
56:03

Learning that your child is a victim of bullying is heartbreaking. These children often suffer depressed self-esteem and academic performance, and dread going to school. Michele Borba, Ed.D., provides strategies for addressing this serious problem.

Sep 06, 2016
154- How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized
57:12

ADHD often brings serious executive function challenges that impact school performance. Susan Lasky, M.A., shares organizing systems and tools students can use to declutter their backpacks, turn in assignments, manage long-term projects, and more.

Aug 30, 2016
153- Preventing the Summer Slide: Parent Strategies for Year-Round Learning
56:40

During the summer months, children with ADHD and LD can lose academic skills and forget facts—a frustrating step backward for kids who work hard all year long. Ann Dolin, M.E., shares fun, hands-on ways to keep kids’ minds sharp during vacation.

Aug 23, 2016
152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain
57:13

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.

Aug 02, 2016
151- Bipolar Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD: Detecting and Treating a Misunderstood Condition
01:00:21

Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, but bipolar is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses symptoms of the disorders that overlap, and how to ensure the best treatment.

Jul 27, 2016
150- Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis
57:23

Few clinicians understand the powerful emotional component of ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to distinguish ADHD emotional shifts and rejection sensitive dysphoria from bipolar and depression, and how to address patients' challenges.

Jul 19, 2016
149- ADHD Medication Management: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely
57:59

William Dodson, M.D., shares ADHD medication treatment guidelines for clinicians. Learn about the different stimulant formulations, how to optimize the dose while minimizing side effects, and which ADHD impairments don't respond to medication.

Jul 12, 2016
148- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adolescents and Adults
58:30

SPD can make clothing tags unbearable, loud music intolerable, perfume sickening. Whatever your specific symptoms, daily living is a challenge. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., offers practical coping strategies and longer-term treatment options.

Jun 28, 2016
147- Beyond Meds: A Parent's Guide to Using Behavioral Therapy for ADHD
54:31

Many parents wonder if they can reduce (or replace) the role ADHD medication plays in their child’s life. William Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., details how to do that by implementing behavioral therapy at home and at school.

Jun 21, 2016
146- No More Paper Planners! Apps and Websites for Students with ADHD
57:50

Get organized…remember assignments…stay on-task…all without writing anything down? Janet DeSenzo reviews the latest technology, tools, and plug-ins that can help teens and tweens succeed in middle school and beyond.

Jun 14, 2016
145- Five Lessons That ADHD Medication Can't Teach (But Parents Can!)
58:41

A balanced ADHD treatment plan should entail more than taking a pill. Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., offers at-home strategies for teaching the life skills that medication cannot: conversation skills, confidence, strength, empathy, organization.

Jun 07, 2016
144- The Case for a Gap Year: Taking a Year "Off" Can Translate into Gains in Life Skills and Perspective for ADHD Teens
57:34

Many teens with ADHD benefit from taking a year between high school and college to explore interests, learn independent living skills, and clarify their direction in life. John Willson, M.S., OTR, explains how to structure a successful gap year.

May 24, 2016
143- Are Depression or Anxiety Hiding Behind Your ADHD? Recognizing and Treating Overlapping Conditions
59:08

Many doctors assume that anxiety or depression are side effects of ADHD—or they fail to diagnose ADHD in their patients with anxiety or depression. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., helps untangle co-existing conditions.

May 17, 2016
142- Beyond Minecraft: The Best Games and Apps for Kids with ADHD and LD
01:00:19

What makes Minecraft so appealing to kids with ADHD—and can it really improve problem-solving, executive function, and emotional control? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain, and recommend other games with similar benefits.

May 10, 2016
141- A Parent’s Guide to Managing ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism in Children
56:36

Each child with ADHD, autism, and anxiety will have unique needs. Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D., explains how to understand your child's diagnoses and fine-tune your own strategies for managing treatment and everyday life.

Apr 26, 2016
140- Is It ADHD—or Age? Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Midlife and Beyond
01:00:13

ADHD is not a childhood disorder. But, in older adults, symptoms may be difficult to differentiate from the forgetfulness and "brain fog" that often come with age. Linda Roggli explains how, and shares treatment advice for ADHDers over the age of 55.

Apr 19, 2016
139- Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD
56:13

Executive function deficits manifest as procrastinating, forgetting homework assignments, and so on. If your preteen or teen faces such challenges, learn from Sarah Ward, M.S., and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., how to help him build stronger EFs.

Apr 12, 2016
138- Ned Hallowell's Step-by-Step Guide to Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment
54:08

Dr. Ned Hallowell guides adults through recognizing ADHD symptoms and getting a proper diagnosis later in life, then explores strengths-based approaches to treating ADHD symptoms and harnessing the condition's positive aspects.

Apr 05, 2016
137- "I Can Do This!" How Mindset Impacts Learning in Kids with ADHD
56:49

Children make much greater progress at school when they see themselves as learners. ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich teaches parents how to foster a "growth" mindset in your child and how to frame mistakes as learning experiences.

Mar 15, 2016
136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection
57:25

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.

Mar 08, 2016
135- Engage Your Brain: How to Defeat Boredom and Get Things Done
58:27

When interested in something, ADHDers can be enormously productive. When bored, we cannot find the motivation to start or continue. Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA, explains how to engage your brain to make even the deadliest tasks fly.

Mar 01, 2016
134- Women with ADHD: How to Let Go of Guilt and Shame and Live Your Life
50:57

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, delves into the inner lives of women with ADHD. She discusses how to let go of guilt about perceived shortcomings or worry about societal expectations as you balance home, work, and relationships.

Feb 23, 2016
133- Social Learning Through YouTube: Teaching ADHD Kids to Talk About Feelings and Relate to Friends
56:39

Children with ADHD may have trouble reading facial expressions and understanding how their actions affect others. Speech/language pathologist Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains how parents can use YouTube videos to teach critical social skills.

Feb 09, 2016
132- 5 Ways to Be a Better Dad: Parenting Strategies for Men with ADHD
53:11

Disorganization, angry outbursts, and the poor self-esteem that often accompanies ADHD make parenting hard. Terry Dickson, M.D., offers special strategies that can help the more than 4.5 million American fathers with the condition be their best.

Feb 02, 2016
131- Screen-Smart Parenting: Reap Technology's Benefits While Setting Reasonable Limits
54:12

Does your ADHD child seem to have a tablet or game controller glued to his hand? Jodi Gold, M.D., discusses how to use technology to your advantage and and raise a smart "citizen of the digital world," while setting realistic screen time limits.

Jan 19, 2016
130- What Really Causes ADHD—and What's the Best Way to Treat It?
55:37

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead to ADHD, and provides an overview of the best behavioral, medicinal, and natural treatments for children and adults.

Jan 12, 2016
129- Top 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Taking ADHD Medication
59:14

You or your child just started taking ADHD medication—but how can you make sure it's working optimally? Laurie Dupar explains how to determine if you're taking it at the wrong time, taking the wrong dosage, or even the wrong med.

Dec 29, 2015
128- Kirk Martin's Best Strategies for Stressed-Out Moms of ADHD Kids
59:29

Mental and physical exhaustion are common in parents of special-needs children. Kirk Martin shares strategies that will help moms who "do it all" to simplify their lives, make themselves a priority, and teach their kids to be more self-reliant.

Dec 22, 2015
127- Language and Auditory Processing Problems in Children with ADHD
01:02:06

Language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain, so problems in these areas often co-occur. Neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., discusses how to take advantage of the brain's amazing plasticity to bring about improvements.

Dec 15, 2015
126- How Your Child's Diet Can Improve (or Worsen) His ADHD Symptoms
51:37

The food your child eats can have a big impact on behavior. Laura Stevens, M.S., discusses common food sensitivities, the importance of essential fatty acids, elimination diets, and how artificial food colors, flavors, and preservatives affect us.

Dec 08, 2015
125- Just Diagnosed? How to Succeed with Adult ADHD
56:04

It's not too late to turn around your career, relationships, and day-to-day life after an adult ADHD diagnosis, but it will take time. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., advises on finding the right professionals, treatment, and skills that will lead you to success.

Nov 24, 2015
124- Screen Time Limits & Transitions: Making Sure Homework Gets Done Before Minecraft
50:17

Does your child want to play Minecraft for hours, and have a meltdown when you tell him to stop? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., offers tips on getting homework done before gaming, setting sane screen time limits, and keeping the screen-free transition calm.

Nov 18, 2015
123- Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom
56:29

Pay attention. Be quiet. Stop squirming. These school 'rules' can be tough for any child, but they can be especially challenging for children with ADHD. Chris Dendy, M.S., explains why, and offers solutions for parents and teachers.

Nov 10, 2015
122- Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last
51:50

No more lost assignments and school supplies or missed due dates! Shari Gent tells parents how to implement a system that works with their child's organizational style, and recommends her favorite organizing products for kids with ADHD.

Nov 03, 2015
121- "Why Don't I Have a Best Friend?" ADHD Children & Social Skills
53:47

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than hearing from her child that "no one will play with me at recess" and seeing him passed over for playdates. Fred Frankel, Ph.D., shares strategies for helping your child foster true friendships.

Oct 27, 2015
120- Technology Supports for Middle and High School Students with ADHD and LD
55:59

Assistive technology can help students with ADHD or learning disabilities leverage strengths to compensate for weaknesses. Shelley Haven discusses available devices and technology, and how to match them to your child's learning profile.

Oct 13, 2015
119- Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD
57:47

Are you ready to stop the daily homework battles with your ADHD child? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., takes the "work" out of homework with her tips for creating a study sanctuary, avoiding careless mistakes, and minimizing ADHD distraction.

Oct 06, 2015
118- Assessing Your Child's ADHD Medication Treatment as the School Year Begins
55:48

Last year's treatment plan may not provide the coverage your child needs for this school year. David Rabiner, Ph.D., explains how to assess the plan, adjust accordingly, and involve teachers in monitoring the medication's effectiveness.

Sep 24, 2015
117- Your Legal Rights at School: Get the IEP or 504 Plan Your Child Is Entitled To
01:00:23

Special education attorney Matt Cohen, Esq., interprets the "legal speak" of evaluations, IEPs, and 504 Plans, and equips parents to secure the accommodations and services their child is entitled to by law.

Sep 15, 2015
116- How to Stop Hovering: Teaching ADHD Preteens Independence
51:17

Parents of ADHD and LD children are used to going the extra mile. In middle school, however, you need to start empowering your preteen to plan, organize, and manage her own time. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to foster independence.

Sep 08, 2015
115- IEP/504 Plan Back-to-School Checkup
57:28

Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses how to make adjustments to your child's accommodations as the school year begins, ensure that this year's teacher will follow the plan, and how to switch from a 504 Plan to an IEP, if needed.

Sep 01, 2015
114- Are You Sure, Doc? ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Mistakes Doctors Make
01:01:50

ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety, bipolar, OCD, depression, or a sleep disorder, and doctors may not know how to fine-tune medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers guidance for ensuring the correct diagnosis and best treatment.

Aug 18, 2015
113- Brain Training: Neurofeedback and Cognitive Training for ADHD
57:58

Naomi Steiner, M.D., explains the science behind neurofeedback (NF) and cognitive training (CT), and how computer-based brain training can help children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder.

Aug 11, 2015
112- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and ADHD in Children
55:56

Is your child irritated by tags and seams in clothing, car alarms, pungent smells? Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains the hallmarks of sensory processing disorder (SPD), why it often travels with ADHD, and how to treat it.

Aug 04, 2015
111- Healing the ADD Brain: Treatment Options That Work
48:12

There's no one-size-fits-all approach for treating ADHD. Daniel G. Amen, M.D., explains a range of interventions, including medication, supplements, diet/exercise, neurofeedback, focused breathing, personal coaching, and more.

Jul 28, 2015
110- Summer Learning Strategies That Won't Overwhelm ADHD Kids
55:47

Every parent of an ADHD child worries about academic backsliding over the summer, but also wants to let their kid rest and rejuvenate away from the stress of school. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett helps us find the right balance.

Jul 21, 2015
109- Decluttering Made Easy for ADHD Adults and Kids
54:10

Tired of living and working amidst clutter? Professional organizer Susan C. Pinsky shares simple steps for eliminating excess, then outlines systems that will help you keep your life clutter-free.

Jul 14, 2015
108- Let's Talk About ADHD: How to Answer Questions from Doubters & Explain It to Your Child
44:43

Ned Hallowell, M.D., brings ADHD into the light of day. Learn how to address skeptical or hurtful comments from doubters, and how to boost your child's self-esteem and talk openly about his or her diagnosis.

Jun 30, 2015
107- Sex, Love, and ADHD: What Your Teen Needs to Know
57:19

Raging hormones and teen angst plus ADHD impulsivity and immaturity can lead to poor decisions. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., offers advice for talking with your teen, openly and without judgment, about sex and love.

Jun 23, 2015
106- Be On Your Own Team: 7 Self-Defeating ADHD Behaviors and How to Stop Them
48:27

Alan Brown identifies seven common unproductive ADHD behaviors—such as too much screen time, guilt and blame, the tendency to multitask—and presents the fixes that will help you stop sabatoging yourself.

Jun 16, 2015
105- The Well-Behaved Student: Solving ADHD Children's Behavior Challenges at School
58:01

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., helps parents understand the root causes of ADHD children's behavior problems at school, why time-outs and sticker charts don't work, and suggests strategies that will bring real improvement.

Jun 02, 2015
104- Improve Your Mental Clarity: Mindfulness for Adults with ADHD
57:15

Adults with ADHD either battle continual distractions or feel they have to go on "auto-pilot" to get things done. Mark Bertin, M.D., teaches us how to reduce stress and live life in real-time through mindfulness.

May 27, 2015
103- Stress at School: How It Impacts Learning and Behavior in Kids with ADHD
56:12

Many school-day tasks—organizing, focusing for long periods, taking tests—create high levels of stress for ADHD and LD kids. Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how stress negatively impacts learning and behavior, and how to reduce it.

May 19, 2015
102- OCD in Focus: Recognizing Symptoms and Getting the Best Treatment
01:01:58

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at obsessive-compulsive disorder—what is OCD, how is it different from ADHD, why do doctors frequently miss OCD, and what treatments are most effective.

May 12, 2015
101- Raising a Child with Special Needs: Letting Go of Expectations
52:40

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD or another special need, it's normal to go through a "mourning" period. Mother-daughter duo Gina and Katie Gallagher discuss how to give up your need for control and celebrate your child's successes.

May 05, 2015
100- ADHD Driver's Ed: Help Your Teen Avoid Accidents and Stay Safe Behind the Wheel
59:09

All parents blanch at the thought of their teen driving, but ADHDers are more likely to speed and get into accidents. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., explains why, and outlines safe-driving strategies to pass along before you hand over the car keys.

Apr 29, 2015
99- ADHD and Gifted? Helping Twice-Exceptional (2e) Kids Succeed
59:58

When a child who is gifted also has ADHD or LD, he or she is more likely to fall through the cracks. Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca Banks-Cull share their "whole-child" approach to helping 2e kids achieve their potential.

Apr 22, 2015
98- Just Get Started: How ADHD Adults Can Turn Intentions Into Actions
57:31

We all know what we need to do, but getting started and finishing the job are more easily said than done. J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., shares ADHD-proof strategies for initiating tasks and managing interruptions.

Apr 14, 2015
97- Being the Best ADHD Mom You Can Be Doesn't Mean Being Perfect
56:36

Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., explain why it's counterproductive for mothers with ADHD to always put others' needs before their own, and how to let go of the pursuit of perfection.

Apr 07, 2015
96- Your Brain on Music: How Sound Therapy Can Unlock Your Child's True Potential
58:23

Sharlene Habermeyer explains why music is such a powerful catalyst for development and learning, and shares fun ideas for incorporating sound therapy into your ADHD child's routine.

Mar 31, 2015
95- Identifying and Treating Bipolar Disorder in ADHD Adults and Kids
57:42

Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the most common misdiagnosis in people with ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains why, how to tell the difference, and how to treat the conditions when they coexist.

Mar 24, 2015
94- Minecraft and ADHD Kids: Brain Busting or Attention Boosting?
54:07

Could all those hours your child spends breaking blocks be good for his ADHD brain? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain how Minecraft and other video games can be used as learning tools, and how to set screen time limits.

Mar 17, 2015
93- How to Teach Your ADHD Child to Become Time-Aware
53:28

When kids with ADHD struggle with the concept of time, they are unfairly labeled "lazy" or "unmotivated." Marydee Sklar explains how to teach your child to manage time—and drop the labels.

Mar 10, 2015
92- Stick to Your Resolutions and Make Your Goals Reality
56:06

Tired of giving up on New Year's resolutions and abandoning personal goals? Make this the year change happens! Judith Kolberg shares behavior modification and organizing tips that work for ADHDers.

Mar 03, 2015
91- Managing Mood Disorders and Depression in Adults and Children with ADHD
58:34

ADHD adults and children are at greater risk for developing mood disorders than their non-ADHD peers. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to identify the symptoms and treat comorbid depression.

Feb 24, 2015
90- ADHD Weight-Loss Guide: Take It Off...and Keep It Off!
56:52

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., identifies the cognitive, biological, and emotional risk factors that usually lead to diet failure, and outlines his proven mindful eating system for helping ADHD adults lose weight.

Feb 18, 2015
89- Why So Worried? Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in ADHD Adults and Children
56:29

Adults and children with ADHD are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than their peers. Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why, how to differentiate symptoms of anxiety from those of ADHD, and which condition to treat first.

Feb 10, 2015
88- How to Break the Procrastination Cycle and Get Things Done
56:42

Surprise—procrastination isn't actually a time-management problem, it's an emotion-management problem. Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., shares proven strategies to stop avoiding tasks and start seeing them through.

Feb 03, 2015
87- ADHD in Adults vs. Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
48:26

ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it can look different in adults than in children. William Dodson, M.D., explains how symptoms change with age and why many adults aren't diagnosed with the condition until their kids are.

Jan 27, 2015
86- Food Fixes: Eat Your Way to Better Focus, Mood, Memory, and Motivation
54:04

Your meal choices can impact your ADHD. Tana Amen, BSN, RN, discusses what you should eliminate from your family's diet and the specific foods you should start eating to improve symptoms, with plenty of simple menu ideas.

Jan 20, 2015
85- Executive Function Deficit Disorder in Adults and Kids with ADHD
57:24

What's behind your difficulties with planning, organizing, and meeting deadlines? Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., describes the seven major types of executive function and how they're affected by ADHD, and suggests treatment strategies.

Jan 13, 2015
84- Freeing ADHD Students from Obstacles Like Perfectionism and Procrastination
57:35

Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies that can minimize common obstacles for ADHD students, such as perfectionism, procrastination, and poor organization, so they can live up to their academic potential.

Jan 06, 2015
83- Why ADHDers Can't Sleep—and What You Can Do About It
01:04:12

ADHD is truly a round-the-clock condition, as the many ADDers who struggle to fall and stay asleep can attest. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., shares ways to improve sleep hygiene and train your brain to shut down for the night.

Dec 16, 2014
82- Teaching Kids to Become "Social Detectives" and Identify Hidden Social Cues
58:56

Children with ADHD may be excluded by "friends," but not know why. Michelle Garcia Winner explains how to help your child develop his "social thinking vocabulary" and respond to subtle social cues.

Dec 09, 2014
81- ADHD in Women and Girls: Why Gender Matters in Diagnosis and Treatment
57:55

Women with ADHD are more frequently diagnosed later in life than men. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., discusses why this happens, the unique challenges ADHD brings for girls and women, and how symptoms change during menopause.

Dec 02, 2014
80- ADHD Children: The Right Diagnosis and Best Treatment Options
58:46

Thomas Brown, Ph.D., offers no-nonsense advice on diagnosing ADHD in children (without missing related conditions like anxiety or depression) and why managing ADHD will require more than medication.

Nov 25, 2014
79- The Organized Child: How to Establish Order at Home and at School
53:47

Does your child undertand the difference between "tidy" and "organized"? Do you? Jill Murphy shares simple, effective organizing tools that will do more than just clear floors and surfaces at home and in the classroom.

Nov 18, 2014
78- Accept Your Child's ADHD Diagnosis, Accept the Life It Brings
57:19

Ready to get real about your child's ADHD? Marianne Russo explains how to use a strengths-based approach to develop social skills and life skills and become a true advocate for your child.

Nov 11, 2014
77- Stop Procrastinating Now! Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD Adults
57:37

Is just getting started always the hardest part of the task for you? J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains how to identify your "tipping points" that will spur you to start and finish projects.

Nov 04, 2014
76- Do's and Don'ts of Behavior Management at School
58:05

ADHD doesn't just affect kids' academic abilities in the classroom, it affects the way they behave. Sharon K. Weiss, M.Ed., shares strategies teachers and parents can use to manage impulsivity, distractibility, and other challenging behaviors.

Oct 28, 2014
75- Moms of ADHD Kids: Recharge Your Batteries and Feel Understood
57:24

Raising a child with ADHD can be isolating. When the world doesn't understand the challenges you face and resentment builds up between you and your spouse, use these strategies from Kirk Martin to get the support you need.

Oct 21, 2014
74- "Normal" Is Overrated: Feeling Good About Your ADHD Brain
55:49

Do you live your life comparing yourself to others and feeling guilty? ADDitude blogger Stacey Turis, an expert on being weird, explains how to stop and what can happen when you embrace doing things your way.

Oct 14, 2014
73- On Your Own: A Game Plan for ADHD Teens and Young Adults
59:37

Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., guides ADHD teens (and their parents) through the many challenges of the transition to adulthood, including achieving success in college, finding the right job, and taking control of daily living responsibilities.

Oct 07, 2014
72- Why So Sensitive? Why ADDers Have Extreme Emotions, and How to Manage Them
57:10

Zoë Kessler, diagnosed in mid-life, knows firsthand that adults with ADHD experience emotions and even physical sensations in the extreme. She explains the phenomenon, and shares personal advice on managing sensitivities.

Sep 30, 2014
71- The IEP/504 Checkup: Are Your Child's Accommodations Set for the School Year?
57:00

Education attorney Susan Yellin, Esq., explains what schools should be doing to make sure a child's IEP/504 Plan will continue to serve him well, and steps parents can take to update accommodations for ADHD or LD.

Sep 23, 2014
70- Smart Money Strategies for Adults with ADHD
53:21

Executive function challenges frequently lead to financial woes for ADHD adults. Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., offers tips on curbing impulsive spending and sticking to a budget, and recommends the best money management apps.

Sep 16, 2014
69- Your Back-to-School Game Plan: Set Up Your Child for a Successful Academic Year
57:09

What's your plan for the first weeks of school? Chris Zeigler Dendy, M.S., shares pages from her playbook, including developing a schedule and how to find an ally at school who really understands your child.

Sep 09, 2014
68- Brain Imaging Changes Everything: Dr. Amen's Lessons from 90,000 ADHD Brain Scans
48:03

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, founder of Amen Clinics, shares the most important lessons he's learned from the world's largest database of brain scans related to ADD/ADHD, including natural ways to heal the brain.

Sep 03, 2014
67- ADHD and LD: Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in Adults and Kids
59:16

Do you or your child have a learning disability in addition to, or instead of, ADHD? Nancie Payne, Ph.D., explains how to tell, and the right way to diagnose and manage an LD at school and on the job.

Aug 26, 2014
66- Why Your Diet Doesn't Work: Weight Loss Secrets for ADHD Adults
54:00

Have you been unsuccessful at losing weight? John Fleming, Ph.D., explains how sleep habits can affect weight, why you should treat your ADHD before trying to shed pounds, and other ADHD-friendly slim-down tips.

Aug 19, 2014
65- Overcoming ADHD Shame: Why We Feel It and How to Manage It
51:27

Leading ADHD expert Ned Hallowell, M.D., explains how to accept your ADHD as a neurobiological condition, not a character weakness, and how to surround yourself with people who believe the same.

Aug 12, 2014
64- Stop the Blame and Excuses: How ADHD Adults Can Feel Good About Ourselves
55:17

Adult ADDers not only forget things and arrive late, we call attention to those behaviors. Coach Joyce Kubik teaches you how to stop calling out your ADHDisms, and how to feel good about yourself.

Aug 05, 2014
63- Sex and ADHD: How to Increase Intimacy in Your Relationship
55:46

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., MBA, and Linda Roggli, PCC, discuss how ADHD adults can achieve a more satisfying sex life by treating symptoms and improving communication in their relationship.

Jul 31, 2014
62- Calm the Chaos: Managing Your ADHD Child's Intense Emotions (and Your Own!)
55:17

Coaches Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster offer tips for managing intense emotions (no small feat, with ADHD impulsivity in the equation) and preventing angry outbursts.

Jul 15, 2014
61- ADHD Career Clinic: Find the Right Job and Manage Symptoms in the Workplace
57:20

Finding the right job is vital for ADHD adults. Career counselor Wilma Fellman advises on choosing a job that suits your passions, strengths, and weaknesses, and how to manage symptoms once you get your dream job.

Jul 08, 2014
60- Family Mindfulness: How to Manage Stress and Stay Happy in ADHD Households
50:36

Want a calmer, happier household? Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how mindfulness can lead to better parenting and offers tips for dialing down stress in your family.

Jul 01, 2014
59- The ADHD Explosion: The Facts Behind the Rapid Rise in Diagnoses
55:05

One in 20 kids was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1980s and '90s. One in nine is diagnosed with the condition today. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw explains what's behind this rise in ADHD diagnoses. 

Jun 24, 2014
58- What's Eating Your Child? How Foods Affect ADHD Symptoms
56:22

Nutrition detective Kelly Dorfman gives the lowdown on food dyes, gluten sensitivity, and ADHD; the culprit foods you should eliminate from your child's diet; and key nutrients your child probably isn't getting enough of.

Jun 17, 2014
57- Emotions and ADHD: How Adults and Teens Can Find Emotional Balance
59:56

Shame, anger, guilt, hopelessness - feelings like these can take over and cause an ADHDer to get "stuck" at school, at work, or in relationships. Dr. Thomas Brown brings attention to the unrecognized role emotions play in our lives.

Jun 10, 2014
56- Defuse Defiance: Treating Oppositional Defiant Disorder in Kids and Adults
54:42

Standard discipline tactics, like offering rewards for good behavior, don't work for kids with ODD. Dr. William Dodson describes the medications and behavior programs that do make a difference, and why parents shouldn't delay treatment.

Jun 05, 2014
55- Motivate Your ADHD Child: What Makes Kids Tick and How Parents Can Help
58:31

Tired of nagging your ADHD kid? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., teaches parents how to inspire initiative in your child. The turnaround can start by spending just 15 minutes a day doing something he likes together.

Jun 03, 2014
54- CBT for ADHD: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Improve Time Management and Executive Function
51:37

Mary Solanto, Ph.D., outlines cognitive behavioral therapy techniques that can help ADHD adults overcome procrastination, ward off the irrational thoughts that can lead to anxiety and depression, and more.

May 27, 2014
53- Tech That Teaches: The Best Apps, Games, and Software for ADHD Children
56:22

Can't tear your child away from video games? Use his love of technology to boost organization, planning, and academic skills. Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley recommend games and apps that can help ADHD kids succeed.

May 20, 2014
52- Stop the Bully: Helping Your ADHD Child Overcome Teasing
50:48

If your child with ADHD is the target of aggressive teasing and social rejection, it's heartbreaking. Cathi Cohen, LCSW, explains ways to respond if your child has been bullied, and how to prevent it.

May 13, 2014
51- "I Am Good Enough" - How ADHD Adults Can Accept and Value Differences and Thrive
55:33

Tired of being "neuro-profiled" by society and feeling not good enough? Sari Solden shares ways adults with ADHD can learn to value their differences, and recognize their unique skills and gifts.

May 06, 2014
50- ADHD and Executive Functions: Tips, Tools, and Solutions for Academic Success
54:28

Executive function lets us learn and get things done, but it's often in short supply in kids with attention deficit. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., answers questions about reducing homework struggles and the skills that help kids learn.

Apr 29, 2014
49- Green Time for ADHD: How Mother Nature Can Ease Symptoms
53:10

Andrea Faber Taylor, Ph.D., shares her research proving that children with ADHD benefit from time in natural settings. Learn how green time can increase focus, and how to maximize your child's exposure.

Apr 25, 2014
48- Secrets to Raising a Confident, Successful, Happy ADHD Child
55:40

Ready to be your child's champion? ADHDers most often lead happy, successful lives when they had someone during their childhood who never gave up on them. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to be that parent.

Apr 09, 2014
47- IEP vs. 504 Plans: Learn the Differences and Secure School Services for Your ADHD Child
59:01

Children with ADHD or learning disabilities may benefit from accommodations or special education services at school. Educational attorney and advocate Susan Yellin, Esq., explains how parents can request an IEP or 504 Plan.

Apr 03, 2014
46- The Resilient ADHDer: How to Manage Stress and Bounce Back from Setbacks
52:08

ADHDers are especially vulnerable to setbacks, and can be left reeling after a job loss or the end of a relationship. Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett offers specific strategies to shift your mindset and increase resiliency.

Mar 25, 2014
45- Dr. Amen on the 7 Types of ADHD: Understanding Your Type and the Best Way to Treat It
57:10

Dr. Daniel G. Amen, author of Healing ADD, discusses his proposed seven types of attention deficit disorder. Learn which type you or your child may have, and the best way to treat symptoms.

Mar 21, 2014
44- Sleep Solutions for Children with ADHD
37:16

Poor sleep can exacerbate symptoms for ADHD children, but getting a good night's rest can be a struggle. Lisa Shives, M.D. and Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, discuss strategies parents can start using at bedtime tonight.

Mar 19, 2014
43- Mindfulness: A Natural Therapy to Manage ADHD Symptoms
53:56

Ever wish you could just slow down your ADHD brain? Board-certified psychiatrist Lidia Zylowska discusses how you can meditate, decrease stress, and reframe negative situations through mindfulness. 

Feb 19, 2014
42- Social Success Strategies: Helping Your ADHD Child Make Good Friends
59:28

Children with ADHD may have a hard time making close friends. Michelle Garcia Winner give parents strategies they can use to teach their child a social "vocabulary" and help them master interactions.

Feb 12, 2014
41- Getting Homework Done: Practical Strategies for Students with ADHD
57:24

Michele Borba, Ed.D., advises parents on creating healthy homework habits and addresses specific concerns, like math or reading challenges, to help make homework less of a battle.

Feb 06, 2014
40- Girls and Women with ADHD: Gender Differences and Stigma
55:30

ADHD doesn't affect only boys. As Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains, the disorder can look different in women and girls, and they face greater stigma surrounding symptoms.

Feb 03, 2014
39- Stop School Stress: Targeted Strategies to Improve Focus, Study Skills, and Daily Routines
57:16

Kirk Martin, founder of celebratecalm.com, gives parents the tools to handle morning frenzy and after-school fatigue, partner with teachers to help them understand your ADHD child, and more.

Jan 30, 2014
38- The Organized Student: Set Your ADHD Child Up to Succeed at School
58:05

How many times has your ADHD child completed his homework, then lost it before he could turn it in? Donna Goldberg offers solutions to help tame the chaos of lockers and backpacks and keep computer files organized.

Jan 24, 2014
37- You Can Do It! Managing Adult ADHD All Day, from Morning Through Bedtime
55:18

ADHD doesn't affect adults only during the workday. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., presents everyday solutions for fighting procrastination, identifying strengths, getting motivated in the morning, and, yes, getting to sleep at night.

Jan 10, 2014
36- Tame Your To-Do List: Stay on Time and on Task with Adult ADHD
56:16

Do you have trouble getting things done? Use the concrete strategies from ADHD coach Beth Main to develop a task-management system that works, avoid procrastination, and learn when to delegate, defer, and drop to-do items.

Jan 06, 2014
35- Defeat Distractions: How Adults with ADHD Can Increase Productivity at Work and at Home
58:14

Adults with ADHD have an especially hard time refocusing after interruptions, whether from technology, from other people, or internal sources. Geraldine Markel, Ph.D., outlines a seven-step system to limit distractions.

Dec 31, 2013
34- Time-Blindness and ADHD: Become More Aware of Time and Learn to Manage It
58:03

Are you always late? Does time feel "infinite" or "like a black hole" to you? Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., explains why common time-management techniques don't work for ADDers, and describes some solutions that will.

Dec 18, 2013
33- The ADHD Diet: Best Supplements, Vitamins, and Foods for Kids with Attention Deficit
56:03

Sandy Newmark, M.D., explains why the right nutrition can make a big difference for children with ADHD. Learn the family meal-planning approach (starting with a good breakfast!) that can help improve symptoms.

Dec 16, 2013
32- Exposing ADHD Myths: Science's New Understanding of the Disorder
58:26

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., offers the latest research to refute common myths about attention deficit disorder, including "ADHD isn't real," "bad parenting causes ADHD," and "most kids outgrow ADHD."

Dec 13, 2013
31- Remember More, Forget Less: How to Improve Your Working Memory
59:37

Weak working memory is what causes adults with ADHD to forget where we parked the car or the item we just ran to the store to buy. Dr. Ari Tuckman presents exercises and tricks you can use to build up your working memory.

Nov 14, 2013
30- Thrive with ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on the Best Medical and Natural Treatments
39:33

Let Ned Hallowell, M.D., inspire you to switch from trying to "fix" your child or yourself to raising a champion. He discusses an optimized treatment plan that includes medical and natural interventions as well as lifestyle changes.

Nov 12, 2013
29- Diagnosing ADHD: What You (and Your Doctor) Need to Know
52:22

Do you think you or your child might have ADHD? Joel Nigg, M.D., explains how to get a foolproof diagnosis, discusses new diagnostic techniques, like brain imaging, and runs through what you should do before seeing a doctor.

Oct 28, 2013
28- What Is ADHD? Explaining It to Family, Friends, Teachers, and Colleagues - ADHD Awareness Month Series
57:37

Do people in your or your child's life just not get attention deficit? Michele Novotni, Ph.D., shares strategies and sample language you can use to explain ADHD in different settings, and to raise awareness in your community.

Oct 07, 2013
26- Get Started, Get Organized, Get Things Done: Practical Solutions for ADHD Adults
01:04:12

Streamlining your ever-growing piles of paperwork, developing new routines to stay organized -- and sticking with them, setting up systems to jog your memory, and more from adult ADHD coach Sandy Maynard, M.S.

Oct 06, 2013
27- Moms with ADHD: Keep Your Kids and Yourself Organized and Get Things Done!
52:14

Terry Matlen shares her best strategies, from one woman and mom with ADHD to another, about limiting responsibilities, creating structure for yourself and your child, managing paperwork and clutter, and more.

Oct 05, 2013
25- Fast Minds: Managing Time, Tasks, and Relationships When You Have Adult ADHD
51:49

Dr. Craig Surman and Dr. Tim Bilkey describe the organization and time-management strategies that work best for ADDers, explain how to drop negative thinking patterns, and more to help adults with "fast minds" start thriving.

Oct 04, 2013
24- Love, Marriage, and ADHD: Improving Communication and Finding Balance in Your Relationship
59:11

Marriage consultant Melissa Orlov offers relationship-saving advice on communicating clearly and fighting productively, allocating household duties, helping a partner who denies ADHD, and more.

Oct 03, 2013
23- Secrets of the ADHD Brain, Revealed: Understanding Core Symptoms and Working with Strengths
57:59

Dr. William Dodson takes us on an insider's tour of the ADHD nervous system. Learn how to build on your strengths to function at remarkable levels, get engaged in a task you find boring, and more.

Aug 13, 2013
22- Raise Your Child's Social IQ: Tips to Help ADHD Kids Make and Keep Friends
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Practical tips for addressing your ADHD child's social challenges, including reading body language and other cues, conveying feelings, facing bullying, and more, from leading social skills therapist Cathi Cohen.

Aug 12, 2013
21- Put Your ADHD Teen in the Lead: How to Stop Managing and Start Supporting
58:27

Parents of ADHD teens must eventually take a step back to encourage them to develop independence. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett explains how to become your child's coach, modeling healthy behaviors and life skills.

Aug 09, 2013
20- Friends Forever: Better Play Dates and Lasting Friendships for ADHD Children
59:37

Does your child with ADHD have trouble making and keeping friends? Social skills expert Fred Frankel, Ph.D., give practical tips for hosting a successful play date, developing closer friendships, and more.

Aug 08, 2013
19- What to Treat First? Depression, Anxiety, and Other Comorbid Conditions Associated with ADHD
01:06:41

ADHD is frequently accompanied by one or more comorbid conditions, such as depression, anxiety, learning disabilities, or ODD. Dr. Larry B. Silver explains what to look for, and how to treat dual diagnoses.

Aug 07, 2013
18- Securing Accommodations: Working with Your ADHD Child's School
59:00

Special education lawyer Matt Cohen, J.D., answers parents' questions about getting teachers on your team, best IEP and 504 Plans for ADHD children, steps to take when your child is denied accommodations, and more.

Aug 06, 2013
17- ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life, Now!
57:43

Judith Kolberg, a pioneer of the field of professional organizing, shares her innovative advice to help chronically disorganized adults with ADHD clear their space and get things done.

Aug 05, 2013
16- ADHD in Women: How to Unlock Your Potential After a Midlife Diagnosis
56:48

Best-selling author Zoe Kessler shares her story, which every woman with ADD will relate to, and her strategies and resources to heal emotionally and overcome shame after a midlife diagnosis.

Aug 02, 2013
15- Keep Your ADHD Child Learning All Summer: Fun Ways to Boost Academic Skills
55:37

Don't let your child lose the academic skills he gained last last school year! ADHD education specialist Sandra Rief, M.A., suggests fun summer activities parents can use to improve math, reading, and writing abilities.

Jul 30, 2013
14- Teens with ADHD: How to Sharpen Executive Function Skills and Help Them Succeed
52:44

Smart But Scattered co-author Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to strengthen the executive skills teens with ADHD need, like planning, organization, and time management, to make good, independent decisions.

Jul 25, 2013
13- Growing Up ADHD: Treating Attention Deficit in Preschoolers Through Adults
54:34

Steven Dickstein, M.D., explores age-appropriate medical and non-medical ADHD treatments, as well as how to adapt treatment based on symptoms, diagnoses, and an individual's strengths and weaknesses.

Jul 24, 2013
12- Clutter Cures: FlyLady's ADD-Friendly Answers to Eliminate Household Chaos
56:38

Are you living in CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)? Marla Cilley, the founder of flylady.net, explains the concrete "baby steps" ADDers can take to de-clutter and establish new household routines.

Jul 23, 2013
11- The College Transition: How to Prepare Your ADHD/LD Teen for Success in Life
56:46

Is your teen ready to manage his time, secure accommodations, renew his ADHD medication...do his laundry? Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., co-author of On Your Own: A College Readiness Guide for Teens with ADHD/LD, explains how to prepare your young adult ADDer.

Jul 19, 2013
10- 'You're Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy!' Managing Stress and Negative Self-Talk for ADHD Adults
01:00:02

Practical advice for ADHD adults to defuse negative self-talk, and make good decisions when emotions throw you off course, from Peggy Ramundo, co-author of the best-selling book, You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?!

Jul 16, 2013
9- Executive Function Deficits and ADHD at School: Accommodations That Work
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Education and mental health specialist Chris Zeigler Dendy explains how to work with your child's school as well as the specific accommodations that will help your ADHD child with executive function deficits succeed academically.

Jul 16, 2013
8- ODD and ADHD: Strategies for Parenting Defiant Children from Dr. Ross Greene
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Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., author of The Explosive Child, outlines positive parenting techniques that will help oppositional and defiant kids manage frustration and develop greater empathy and reasoning skills.

Jul 16, 2013
7- Positive Parenting: Helping Young Children with ADHD Reach Their Full Potential
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Improving behavior in elementary-aged children through consistency, external motivators, and selective negative consequences, from Mary Rooney, a clinical psychologist at the ADHD and Disruptive Behavior Disorders Center.

Jul 01, 2013
6- The Calm Parent: How to Keep Your Cool When Your ADHD Child Acts Up
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Parents of ADHD children with challenging behavior  may be locked in a cycle of defiance, disrespect, bullying, sibling fights, meltdowns, and power struggles. Kirk Martin, founder of Celebrate Calm, explains how to stop that cycle.

Jul 01, 2013
5- Alternative Therapies: Non-medical Interventions to Manage ADHD Symptoms
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Would you like to reduce your dose or do away with ADHD meds? Learn about effective nutrition for ADHD and minerals and supplements that can help manage symptoms from Dr. Sandy Newmark, author of ADHD Without Drugs: A Guide to Natural Care of Children with ADHD.

Jun 28, 2013
4- School Success: Practical Tools to Help Your ADHD Child Achieve in the Classroom
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Techniques to help children with ADHD and learning disabilities plan assignments, finish homework without arguing, improve working memory, and much more from Susan Kruger, a certified teacher and reading specialist.

Jun 28, 2013
3- ADHD Medications: Minimizing Side Effects and Using Meds Effectively
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Learn all about choosing ADHD medications, minimizing side effects, fine-tuning treatment, and much more from board-certified psychiatrist Dr. William Dodson.

Jun 28, 2013
2- The Bright Side of ADHD: Dr. Ned Hallowell on Embracing and Succeeding with Attention Deficit
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ADHD can be a gift, as long as you find the right ways to manage it. ADD guru Dr. Ned Hallowell discusses ways to stay organized, meet your goals, and control comorbid conditions.

Jun 28, 2013
1- 'Why Does He Do That?' - Dr. Russell Barkley on Understanding and Improving Your ADHD Child's Behavior
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How does attention deficit disorder affect your child's behavior and development? Dr. Russell Barkley explains, and offers insightful tips on providing structure, consequences, and rewards.

Jun 28, 2013