Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Managing Anxiety

Managing Anxiety

April 3, 2020

If you’re struggling emotionally over the global pandemic, you are not alone. We talked with Craig B. Surman, MD, who offers calming tips and a guided meditation adapted for those with busy minds.

Guidance For Uncertain Times: How CHADD Is Supporting the ADHD Community

Guidance For Uncertain Times: How CHADD Is Supporting the ADHD Community

March 26, 2020

We know how difficult this time might be for you and your family, and we will face the COVID-19 crisis as a community. CHADD wants you to know you are not alone. We are here with support and information about keeping your family safe and meeting your ADHD needs. CEO Bob Cattoi shares what CHADD can do for you during this challenging time.

Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment

Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment

March 26, 2020

While schools are scrambling to finalize online curriculum plans, Maggie Sibley, PhD, a member of CHADD’s professional advisory board, offers a few ways parents can help set up their children for success and transform their home into a school environment.

Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

February 27, 2020

The African-American community is affected by ADHD at the same rate as other communities in the United States. However, barriers to evaluation and treatment for children with ADHD remain.

 Dr. Anita Stoddard is the principal of Doswell E. Brooks Elementary School in Capitol Heights, Maryland, a predominantly African-American school. In this podcast, she shares her perspective on how ADHD affects her students and community.

What Should Parents Look for in a Good Evaluation for ADHD?

What Should Parents Look for in a Good Evaluation for ADHD?

February 12, 2020

Do you know what to look for in an ADHD evaluation? How do you know if your child is appropriately diagnosed? In this episode, we learn what to look for in an assessment and how to use the findings to seek school accommodations. When you better understand your child’s learning abilities, you can help to ensure your child’s success.

Harris Finkelstein, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice located in Wilmington, Delaware, and Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults, and provides evaluation and treatment to families in transition by request of attorneys and the family courts.

What is MeHealth for ADHD?

What is MeHealth for ADHD?

December 16, 2019

It's important to have clear communication with all parties involved when you're seeking diagnosis and treatment for ADHD. Is MeHealth for ADHD the breakthrough assessing and treating tool that will help make communication between physicians, parents, and teachers better? How can it be used to optimize medication treatment and minimize side effects? These and more questions will be answered by the guest, Dr. Tanya Froehlich.

Tanya Froehlich, MD, MS, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and an ADHD clinical specialist and researcher who strives to improve ADHD care in numerous ways. She is a member of the board of directors for the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders. Dr. Froehlich currently serves on national ADHD clinical practice guideline development committees for both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Development and Behavioral Pediatrics. Dr. Froehlich earned her medical degree from Yale University.

 
 

 

Can ADHD Symptoms be Treated by Stimulating the Brain?

Can ADHD Symptoms be Treated by Stimulating the Brain?

September 30, 2019

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

 

Holding Teens With ADHD Accountable

Holding Teens With ADHD Accountable

September 1, 2019

In this episode, we're talking with Jodi Sleeper-Triplett about holding teens with ADHD accountable. She gives us insight into how ADHD coaching may help with executive functioning and coping skills and shares advice to help first-year college students succeed.

 

Executive Functions and ADHD in Childhood

Executive Functions and ADHD in Childhood

August 1, 2019

Mark Bertin, MD, gives us insight about the role of executive functioning in child development and the importance of self-care for parents. He shares many tips for parents and pediatricians who care for children with ADHD.

Video Games, Screens and ADHD—A Potent Mix

Video Games, Screens and ADHD—A Potent Mix

July 11, 2019

This podcast looks at how children and young people use technology and what that means when they also have ADHD. While there are many helpful apps for children and families, sometimes choices can be overwhelming when deciding how best to use technology at home.

Randy Kulman, PhD, is the founder and president of LearningWorks for Kids, an educational technology company that specializes in using video games to teach executive-functioning and academic skills. For the past 30 years, Dr. Kulman has also been the clinical director and president of South County Child and Family Consultants, a private practice that specializes in the assessment of children with learning disorders and attention difficulties.

Additionally, Dr. Kulman is the author of numerous essays and book chapters on the use of digital technologies for improving executive-functioning skills in children. His current research projects include the development of a parent and teacher scale for assessing executive-functioning skills in children and a large survey study examining how children with ADHD and Autism use popular video games and apps. He is an adviser and occasional writer for Commonsensemedia.org, and Toca Boca. He is the author of two books; Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions and Playing Smarter in a Digital World.