November 30, 2020
Are you an adult struggling in more than one area of your life? People with ADHD often struggle with managing everyday responsibilities and, sometimes, relationship problems as well. Learn more about adult ADHD in this podcast and find out if an evaluation is what you might need.
CHADD’s Health Information Specialist, Alondra Perez, discusses different struggles that adults with ADHD face. She also talks about how to overcome common struggles with getting an evaluation and provides information on the diagnostic process and strategies for getting an evaluation.
- Learn about common struggles for adults with ADHD.
- Gain knowledge of appropriate professionals that can evaluate and diagnose ADHD.
- Learn about the cost of evaluations and different options for covering costs.
- Learn about the different options for finding a professional in your area.
- Gain suggestions on how to prepare for an ADHD evaluation.
November 30, 2020
Did you unexpectedly start working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic? Just like you, many people have been trying to adjust to working from home for the first time ever or for a long period of time. Those with ADHD may find they have a more difficult time with productivity and concentration. There are strategies you can implement that will help you manage working from home more effectively. CHADD’s Health Information Specialist, Alondra Perez, discusses ADHD symptoms that make working from home a challenge. She also discusses different ways to manage your surroundings, build structure, and find your balance to increase work activity.
- Learn strategies for reducing distractions at home.
- Learn how to implement structure and routine within your workday.
- Learn how to create boundaries within your workspace at home.
- Gain tools for managing procrastination.
October 17, 2020
La pandemia ha sido un tiempo incierto para muchos. Ha infundido incertidumbre e incluso miedo en muchos niños, familias y adultos. Hay nuevas normas y rutinas que siguen sucediendo después de meses de la pandemia. Es importante aprender formas de afrontar las dificultades en el hogar y aprender a apoyar a nuestra familia e hijos. María Acosta nos da información sobre cómo apoyar a nuestros hijos con TDAH en casa. También aprendemos sobre el medicamento y tratamiento durante este tiempo que puede cambiar para unos niños.
- Estrategias para ayudar niños con TDAH en casa
- Aprende cómo ayudar mantener concentración y motivación
- Información sobre medicamento durante este momento
- Cómo calmar los temores y el miedo de sus hijos sobre la pandemia
- Estrategias para mantener socializados con familia y amigos
October 17, 2020
¿Está buscando información sobre el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de TDAH? Es importante entender que es un diagnóstico comprensivo y cómo es diferente para la comunidad Hispana y Latina. Un diagnóstico con un profesional adecuado ayuda entender el TDAH de su hijo y la ayuda que necesita. María Acosta habla sobre las dificultades para la comunidad Hispana, la diferencia con la comunidad americana, y estrategias para padres.
- Aprende desafíos de salud mental en la comunidad Latina
- Cómo las diferencias culturales afectan a los niños y al TDAH
- Entiendo las limitaciones para el diagnóstico de TDAH en niños Latinos
- Aprende que significa un diagnóstico comprensivo y los diferentes profesionales adecuados
- Aprende los mejores tratamientos para el TDAH
- Estrategias para padres con niños con TDAH
September 10, 2020
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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.
- Learn strategies for parents on helping children with ADHD at-home learning
- Learn strategies for making work manageable for ADHD learners
- Identify ADHD symptoms that can impact a student while learning from home
- Learn strategies and tools for teachers to help students and parents through remote learning
- Understand how accommodations can be implemented remotely
August 6, 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19, many schools are having to change from face-to-face teaching to remote learning or even a hybrid environment. For students with ADHD who required classroom accommodations, whether through a 504 plan or an IEP, will the same guidelines apply in each learning situation? Dr. Jeffrey Katz gives parents insight into the child’s rights to educational accommodations for the 2020-2021 school year.
Jeffrey Katz, PhD:
Dr. Katz is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is presently the Co-Chair of CHADD’s Public Policy Committee, serves on the Professional Advisory Board and is a past member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Katz specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children, adolescents and adults with an emphasis on ADHD as well as other behavioral and learning issues. In addition, Dr. Katz frequently attends school meetings, bringing his knowledge of ADHD, learning disabilities, and school-based interventions, together with his knowledge of educational regulations, to ensure that students receive the support they need. He also serves on the Disabilities Advisory Committee of Tidewater Community College.
August 6, 2020
Millions of adults, children and families have faced new and unexpected changes to their lives during this time of uncertainty. Staying at home with the stress of the pandemic could lead to symptoms of depression. Some individuals with ADHD who already had coexisting depression could experience increased symptoms because of the pandemic. Dr. Eugene Arnold provides information about the symptoms of depression in children and adults with ADHD. He discusses treatment options including medication management, behavior therapy and complementary interventions.
L. Eugene Arnold, MD, MEd:
Dr. L. Eugene Arnold is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Ohio State University, where he formerly was the Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Vice-Chair of Psychiatry. He is a co-investigator in the OSU Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology. He has 45 years of experience in child psychiatric research, including the multi-site NIMH Multimodal Treatment Study of Children with ADHD (“the MTA”), for which he was executive secretary and chair of the steering committee. For his work on the MTA he received the NIH Director’s Award. A particular interest is alternative and complementary treatments for ADHD. His publications include 9 books, 70 chapters, and more than 300 articles. He is also CHADD’s Resident Expert.
1. Recognize the symptoms of depression in children and adults
2. Learn how depression can impact someone with ADHD
3. Find out the treatment options for depression and ADHD
4. Learn about medications for depression and ADHD and potential barriers
5. Find out which professionals can treat ADHD with coexisting depression
July 23, 2020
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.
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.
July 9, 2020
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A comprehensive treatment approach for children and adolescents with ADHD will ensure the greatest opportunities for success. After your child or teen has completed a thorough assessment process by an ADHD-trained mental health or healthcare provider, you will be informed of the key areas of concern that affect your child’s functioning. These areas can include school challenges, self-esteem or anger management issues, co-occurring disorders such as depression or anxiety, any learning concerns, and peer and family relationships.
Max Wiznitzer, MD, gives guidance to help parents understand treatment options that are most suited to the unique needs of your child and family.
July 1, 2020
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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, 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.
June 16, 2020
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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.
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.
- What is complex ADHD?
- Conditions that often coexist with ADHD
- Recommended behavioral treatment including behavior therapy and parent training
- Treatment for coexisting learning disorders
- Medication options available for complex ADHD
June 9, 2020
What are the consequences of late diagnosis and treatment for ADHD in underserved and disenfranchised communities? Brandi Walker, PhD, shares her insights into what healthcare providers, parents, and educators can do to decrease health disparities in the United States.
Brandi Walker, PhD:
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. Learn potential diagnosis and treatment barriers for different communities
2. Learn how barriers affect African-American, Latino-American, and immigrant communities
3. Understand how access to care impacts academic achievement, relationships, and quality of life
4. Learn common gaps for school-aged children with ADHD and how it follows into adulthood
5. Understand how parents, teachers, and medical personnel can collaborate
May 28, 2020
Dr. Roberto Olivardia shares his experience growing up with ADHD and being a parent of a child with ADHD and dyslexia. This episode, Parenting a Child with ADHD and Dyslexia, is an up-close and personal journey of a parent balancing his own difficulties with ADHD while equipping his child, who has a severe form of dyslexia, with education, learning tools, and self-assurance to help him succeed in life.
Roberto Olivardia, PhD
Roberto Olivardia, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in the department of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He specializes in the treatment of ADHD, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and body dysmorphic disorder. He serves on the professional advisory boards for CHADD, ADDA, and the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders.
May 20, 2020
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.
1. How to avoid conflicts during the quarantine
2. How can parents who are working, teaching, and taking care of the home get their children to contribute to effort
3. How to reduce feelings of being overwhelmed
4. Ways to reduce tension in the household
May 12, 2020
Women with ADHD who are mothers often have several challenges they face in their everyday life. With the current pandemic, daily life can become even more difficult with ADHD symptoms. There are difficulties of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, being disorganized, as well as being distracted. At times, it can be difficult to even get through the day, especially when working from home. Providing care for kids with or without ADHD brings on additional challenges for mothers with ADHD.
What are some strategies to cope with symptoms and challenges as a woman and a mother with ADHD? Terry Matlen discusses coping strategies during uncertain times and how to support children’s schooling while working from home.
Terry Matlen, ACSW:
Terry Matlen is a therapist, consultant, writer, speaker, and ADHD coach. She is the author of The Queen of Distraction: How Women with ADHD Can Conquer Chaos, Find Focus, and Get More Done, and Survival Tips for Women with ADHD. She is the director for two websites, ADDconsults.com and queensofdistraction.com. Terry served as the vice president of Attention Deficit Disorder Association and as the CHADD coordinator in Minnesota.
1. Gain an understanding of the challenges faced by women with ADHD who are mothers
2. Learn coping strategies for daily ADHD challenges and the challenges added by uncertain times
3. Understand how to support children in school while working from home
4. Discover how to cope when both mom and children have ADHD
5. Learn the importance of reaching out when help is needed
May 5, 2020
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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.
Allison C. Dankner, MS Ed, PSY BS. Family Behaviorist and Learning Specialist
- Learn how parents can support their teens during this crisis.
- Get suggestions for conversing with frustrated teens.
- Find out how to help teens create new habits with schoolwork and social life.
- Get suggestions for creating a new schedule.
- Find out how to give teens autonomy and collaborate with them.
To learn more about Allison Dankner, visit ALLISONCD.com
May 4, 2020
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, MEd 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, MEd:
Ann Dolin, MEd is the President and Director of Educational Connections. She holds a BA in Child Psychology/Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Learning Disabilities, from Boston College.
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.
April 21, 2020
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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.
Patricia M. Hudak, PCC, BCC
- Gain an understanding of the components of mindful parenting.
- Learn strategies for improving mindful communication and listening skills.
- Understand how co-occurring conditions may affect teenagers.
- Get suggestions parents can use while sheltering at home with children.
- Learn how to have mindful and meaningful conversations with children and teens.
April 17, 2020
Families coping with ADHD may experience conflicts due to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. Parents need to manage their own stress levels to avoid or decrease the conflicts among their children, especially if there are teens at home. Dr. Margaret Sibley, PhD, offers strategies and tips for parents to help manage and avoid potential conflicts.
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.
1. How ADHD impacts conflict at home during COVID-19
2. Strategies for families to decrease conflict
3. How to manage stress as a parent
4. Strategies for managing sibling conflict
5. How to handle teenagers during COVID-19
April 17, 2020
Are you having a hard time with your children during the current pandemic? We know that COVID-19 has caused anxiety and worry in many homes. People are facing changes in their lives every day, practicing social distancing, working from home, and children being schooled at home. These changes can make it a challenge to manage ADHD symptoms and create a calm home. You can learn the strategies that will help you create calm during a pandemic, especially with ADHD symptoms and emotions.
Andrea Chronis-Tuscado, PhD:
Dr. Andrea 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.
1. Learn strategies for keeping calm at home during times of crisis
2. Learn strategies for increasing positive emotions with parents and children
3. Identify ADHD symptoms that can make it more challenging and strategies to cope with them
4. Learn strategies for parents to help their children with ADHD
5. Learn strategies for parents managing their own ADHD
April 17, 2020
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:
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 issues that face students with learning differences. He also specializes in th e 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.
1. Eating, sleeping and other health challenges faced during the pandemic
2. Tips and strategies for healthy eating
3. Exercises to do in and around the house
4. ADHD and sleep challenges
5. Strategies for proper sleep hygiene
April 9, 2020
Navigating family relationships can be challenging and having a family member with ADHD makes it even more complex. During these times of uncertainty, underlying tension and miscommunication amongst family members leads to more conflict and stress. Coping with uncertainty because of the coronavirus is something that families are doing now, but life in general is full of uncertainties. How can couples and family members maintain good relationships during this challenging time?
In this ADHD 365 podcast, Dr. Ari Tuckman offers expert information and tips on ways parents and couples can navigate through these challenges. He discusses how family members cope with uncertainty differently and how to be respectful of those differences and manage it together.
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST:
Dr. Ari Tuckman 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 co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.
1. Describe different ways people cope with uncertainty
2. List ways people can receive therapy and support services remotely
3. Discuss ways to maintain good relationships when family members spend a lot of time with each other
4. Describe ways in which couples can have conversations about time together and time alone
5. List ways to help teenagers acknowledge and overcome the loss of activities and rituals that did not and will not take place
April 3, 2020
Are you facing anxiety during this current pandemic? We know that COVID-19 has caused anxiety and worry in many homes, parents, and children. People are facing changes to their everyday life—practicing social distancing, working from home, schooling children at home, and making adjustments to healthcare. These changes can contribute to an increase in anxiety, especially for those with ADHD. You need strategies that will help you manage your anxiety and your child’s anxiety.
In this podcast, Dr. Craig Bruce Surman offers expert advice on how to identify and manage anxious feelings and thoughts. He provides tools to manage anxiety for parents and children, including a guided relaxation meditation.
Craig Surman, MD:
Dr. Craig Surman is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the Scientific Coordinator of the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of self-regulatory disorders, including ADHD in adulthood. Dr. Surman has directed or facilitated over fifty studies related to ADHD in adults. He is Co-Chair of CHADD’s Professional Advisory Board.
1. Learn strategies to identify and manage anxiety and feeling overwhelmed
2. Learn how to be aware of physical and mental needs
3. Learn strategies for parents to manage their own anxiety
4. Learn information on current healthcare issues and medication
5. Follow a guided relaxation meditation