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.
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.
March 26, 2020
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.
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
February 12, 2020
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 11, 2019
Managing Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Early Elementary Students with ADHD by CHADD
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 15, 2018
ADHD coach Rudy Rodriguez gives you simple strategies to plan your holiday season.
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.
October 15, 2018
Ep. 3: Do your spouse have ADHD? Do you need tips to help your relationship? We got you.
October 1, 2018
Dispelling the myths and misunderstandings about ADHD.
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.