Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD)
Guidance for Uncertain Times: When Kids Attend School from Home—Tips for Parents, featuring Ann Dolin, MEd (ADHD 365 Podcast)

Guidance for Uncertain Times: When Kids Attend School from Home—Tips for Parents, featuring Ann Dolin, MEd (ADHD 365 Podcast)

May 4, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-when-kids-attend-school-from-home-tips-for-parents/  

Summary: 
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.  

Learning Objectives: 
1. Learn strategies parents can use to help their kids with schooling at home.  
2. Learn how to collaborate and talk with children about their schoolwork.  
3. Learn how to implement accommodations if the child has a 504 or IEP plan.  
4. Get suggestions for taking breaks, handling distractions, and maintaining motivation.  
5. Learn strategies for parents who work at home while their children attend school from home.

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mindful Parenting

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Mindful Parenting

April 21, 2020

Podcast Text Transcript

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

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain an understanding of the components of mindful parenting.
  2. Learn strategies for improving mindful communication and listening skills.
  3. Understand how co-occurring conditions may affect teenagers.
  4. Get suggestions parents can use while sheltering at home with children.
  5. Learn how to have mindful and meaningful conversations with children and teens.
Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips to Help You Manage and Avoid Family Conflicts

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips to Help You Manage and Avoid Family Conflicts

April 17, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-tips-to-help-you-manage-and-avoid-family-conflicts/  

Summary: 
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.  

Learning Objectives: 
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

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Parenting Children With ADHD During a Crisis

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Parenting Children With ADHD During a Crisis

April 17, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-parenting-children-with-adhd-during-a-crisis/  

Summary: 
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.  

Learning Objectives: 
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

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Ways to Stay Healthy During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 17, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-ways-to-stay-healthy-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/  

Summary: 
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.  

Learning Objectives: 
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

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Navigating Relationship Challenges

April 9, 2020

Podcast Transcript:
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-navigating-relationship-challenges/  

Summary: 
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.  

Learning Objectives: 
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

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Managing Anxiety

April 3, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-managing-anxiety/  

Summary: 
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.  

Learning Objectives: 
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

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

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-how-chadd-is-supporting-the-adhd-community/   

Summary: 
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.  

Robert Cattoi, CHADD Chief Executive Officer: 
Bob Cattoi has a background in promoting primary care and providing medical professionals with the tools needed to create healthier communities. He comes to CHADD from the American Board of Family Medicine, where he served as the Executive Director of the Pisacano Leadership Foundation and the Director of Communications. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Dean for Strategic Planning and Program Development for Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.  

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment

Guidance for Uncertain Times: Tips for Creating an ADHD-Friendly Home Environment

March 26, 2020

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/guidance-for-uncertain-times-tips-for-creating-adhd-friendly-home-environment/  

Summary: 
During this uncertain period, families, parents, and children have struggled with creating an ADHD friendly home. There are added stressors with online education and working from home. Interventions and treatment for ADHD may have become unclear. Families may have more conflict now that everyone is at home and having a hard time coping. Students are struggling with finding ways to stay focused and learn while at home. This also includes the parents' struggle of finding ways to best help their children.  
Dr. Margaret Sibley discusses different strategies for online learning, along with strategies to maintain an ADHD friendly home. She provides information on ADHD medication and options for interventions and services during this time, and helps parents understand what their children are going through and how to be an outlet of support.  

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.  

Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

Helping African-American Students with ADHD Succeed

February 27, 2020

Podcast Transcript coming soon:

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

Podcast Transcript: 
https://chadd.org/podcasts/what-should-parents-look-for-in-a-good-evaluation-for-adhd/  

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

Podcast Transcript coming soon:

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

Podcast Transcript coming soon:

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.

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