Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

February 27, 2020

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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.

Anita Stoddard, PhD

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

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Summary: 
Are you a parent wondering what a comprehensive evaluation for ADHD looks like for your child? It is important to know what is included in such an evaluation, and which professionals can provide it. A thorough assessment will determine what type of ADHD your child has, and help you understand how your child thinks, learns, process their world, and feels. It will also help your child receive the services and accommodations at school that will be best for them. 

In this podcast, Dr. Harris Finkelstein talks about the components of a thorough evaluation for ADHD, what qualifies children for services at school, and the different ways to help children with ADHD.  

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

Learning Objectives: 
1.  What to expect from a good evaluation for ADHD 
2.  Identify which professionals can provide a diagnosis of ADHD 
3.  How a child can qualify for an IEP or a 504 plan at school 
4.  Understand the ADHD diagnosis and the different ways to help children

What is MeHealth for ADHD?

What is MeHealth for ADHD?

December 16, 2019

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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

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

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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.

Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD

Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD

July 11, 2019

Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD by CHADD

Couples with ADHD: Creating Caring Connection Amid the Chaos

Couples with ADHD: Creating Caring Connection Amid the Chaos

July 11, 2019

This podcast will review the common relationship impacts of ADHD on couples and present solutions and strategies to overcome them. Learn the three golden rules to repair and retain connection in a relationship and manage reactivity. Experience the benefits of using the Couple’s Dialogue to deepen communication and create emotional safety. Useful apps will be recommended to coordinate tasks, lists, and routines.

Understanding the ABCs of ADHD Medications with Max Wiznitzer, MD

Understanding the ABCs of ADHD Medications with Max Wiznitzer, MD

July 1, 2019

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

Executive Functions and Impulsivity in Children with ADHD

Executive Functions and Impulsivity in Children with ADHD

May 23, 2019

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

Students with ADHD Transitioning from High School to College

Students with ADHD Transitioning from High School to College

April 17, 2019

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

The Science of Time Management

The Science of Time Management

March 1, 2019

Most people with ADHD struggle to manage their time. We will take a deeper look at the science of time awareness and time management through an ADHD lens. Uncovered the reasons why the ADHD brain estimates, uses and values time differently. This podcast will teach adults to “see” time by externalizing it and “feel” time by building motivation.

Combating ADHD in the African-American Community

Combating ADHD in the African-American Community

February 6, 2019

What needs to be done about ADHD among African-American children? Untreated or undiagnosed ADHD among African-American youth creates a higher risk for school drop-out, drug abuse, and becoming engaged in delinquent activities which may lead to incarceration. Listen to Ask the NRC podcast with our guest ADHD Advocate Evelyn Polk-Green on combating ADHD in the African-American community.

Dr. Russell Barkley: Untreated ADHD Reduces Life Expectancy

Dr. Russell Barkley: Untreated ADHD Reduces Life Expectancy

January 9, 2019

The message is clear. Treatment for ADHD, along with the related health risks it poses, has the possibility of adding an average of nine to 13 years to the lifespan of children and adults diagnosed with ADHD. This is the implication of a cutting-edge research study conducted by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., who evaluated the connection between ADHD and 14 critical health factors including nutrition, exercise, and tobacco and alcohol use.

How to Manage Family Holiday Stress with Ari Tuckman

How to Manage Family Holiday Stress with Ari Tuckman

December 12, 2018

EP7: The holiday season can be overwhelming for anyone, but even more so if you have ADHD. Don't despair, Dr. Ari Tuckman will help you from pulling out your hair. In this episode, you will understand the true meaning of the holiday season while learning tips to relieve your stress.

Tips to Curb Your Holiday Impulse Shopping with Ari Tuckman

Tips to Curb Your Holiday Impulse Shopping with Ari Tuckman

November 29, 2018

EP6: Do you have issues managing your holiday impulse shopping? Psychologist and Author, Ari Tuckman gives tips that may help curb your impulse shopping for the holidays.

Thanksgiving Tips with ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez

Thanksgiving Tips with ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez

November 15, 2018

ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez gives you simple strategies to plan your holiday season.

Work Place Survival Skills With ADHD

Work Place Survival Skills With ADHD

October 23, 2018

Ep. 4: Work Place Survival Skills with ADHD. Some adults with ADHD have very successful careers. But for others, the symptoms of ADHD can create a variety of challenges. We have tips to overcome them.

Survival Tips for the Non-ADHD Spouse

Survival Tips for the Non-ADHD Spouse

October 15, 2018

Ep. 3: Do your spouse have ADHD? Do you need tips to help your relationship? We got you.

Homework Tips

Homework Tips

October 9, 2018

Homework Tips by CHADD

What Is ADHD- Myths & Misunderstandings

What Is ADHD- Myths & Misunderstandings

October 1, 2018

Dispelling the myths and misunderstandings about ADHD.

ADHD and College Transition with Judy Bass

ADHD and College Transition with Judy Bass

July 3, 2018

Transitioning to college is often a difficult endeavor for young people with ADHD. Certified Educational Planner Judy Bass provides helpful information and answers questions.

What Professionals Need to Know Say & Do: Helping Kids Understand their ADHD  - Jerome Schultz, PhD

What Professionals Need to Know Say & Do: Helping Kids Understand their ADHD - Jerome Schultz, PhD

June 13, 2018

What Professionals Need to Know Say & Do: Helping Kids Understand their ADHD - Jerome Schultz, PhD by CHADD

What Concerns Young Adults with ADHD - Wes Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP

What Concerns Young Adults with ADHD - Wes Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP

June 13, 2018

What Concerns Young Adults with ADHD - Wes Crenshaw, PhD, ABPP by CHADD

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