Leading ADHD experts give real-life answers to questions submitted by ADD adults and parents raising children with attention deficit disorder across a range of topics covering symptoms, school, work, and family life. Note on audio quality: This podcast is a recording of a webinar series, and the audio has been captured from telephone conversations, not recorded in a studio. Register to participate in the live webinars at: additude.com/tag/webinar
129- Top 3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Taking ADHD Medication

You or your child just started taking ADHD medication—but how can you make sure it's working optimally? Laurie Dupar explains how to determine if you're taking it at the wrong time, taking the wrong dosage, or even the wrong med.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST

128- Kirk Martin's Best Strategies for Stressed-Out Moms of ADHD Kids

Mental and physical exhaustion are common in parents of special-needs children. Kirk Martin shares strategies that will help moms who "do it all" to simplify their lives, make themselves a priority, and teach their kids to be more self-reliant.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

127- Language and Auditory Processing Problems in Children with ADHD

Language and auditory processing overlap with attention in the brain, so problems in these areas often co-occur. Neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., discusses how to take advantage of the brain's amazing plasticity to bring about improvements.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST

126- How Your Child's Diet Can Improve (or Worsen) His ADHD Symptoms

The food your child eats can have a big impact on behavior. Laura Stevens, M.S., discusses common food sensitivities, the importance of essential fatty acids, elimination diets, and how artificial food colors, flavors, and preservatives affect us.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

125- Just Diagnosed? How to Succeed with Adult ADHD

It's not too late to turn around your career, relationships, and day-to-day life after an adult ADHD diagnosis, but it will take time. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., advises on finding the right professionals, treatment, and skills that will lead you to success.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 11:07am EST

124- Screen Time Limits & Transitions: Making Sure Homework Gets Done Before Minecraft

Does your child want to play Minecraft for hours, and have a meltdown when you tell him to stop? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., offers tips on getting homework done before gaming, setting sane screen time limits, and keeping the screen-free transition calm.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 7:07pm EST

123- Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom

Pay attention. Be quiet. Stop squirming. These school 'rules' can be tough for any child, but they can be especially challenging for children with ADHD. Chris Dendy, M.S., explains why, and offers solutions for parents and teachers.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

122- Where Is My Notebook? Teaching Organization Skills That Last

No more lost assignments and school supplies or missed due dates! Shari Gent tells parents how to implement a system that works with their child's organizational style, and recommends her favorite organizing products for kids with ADHD.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

121- "Why Don't I Have a Best Friend?" ADHD Children & Social Skills

Nothing is more heartbreaking for a parent than hearing from her child that "no one will play with me at recess" and seeing him passed over for playdates. Fred Frankel, Ph.D., shares strategies for helping your child foster true friendships.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

120- Technology Supports for Middle and High School Students with ADHD and LD

Assistive technology can help students with ADHD or learning disabilities leverage strengths to compensate for weaknesses. Shelley Haven discusses available devices and technology, and how to match them to your child's learning profile.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

119- Homework Made Simple: Strategies for Students with ADHD

Are you ready to stop the daily homework battles with your ADHD child? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., takes the "work" out of homework with her tips for creating a study sanctuary, avoiding careless mistakes, and minimizing ADHD distraction.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

118- Assessing Your Child's ADHD Medication Treatment as the School Year Begins

Last year's treatment plan may not provide the coverage your child needs for this school year. David Rabiner, Ph.D., explains how to assess the plan, adjust accordingly, and involve teachers in monitoring the medication's effectiveness.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

117- Your Legal Rights at School: Get the IEP or 504 Plan Your Child Is Entitled To

Special education attorney Matt Cohen, Esq., interprets the "legal speak" of evaluations, IEPs, and 504 Plans, and equips parents to secure the accommodations and services their child is entitled to by law.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

116- How to Stop Hovering: Teaching ADHD Preteens Independence

Parents of ADHD and LD children are used to going the extra mile. In middle school, however, you need to start empowering your preteen to plan, organize, and manage her own time. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., explains how to foster independence.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

115- IEP/504 Plan Back-to-School Checkup

Susan Yellin, Esq., discusses how to make adjustments to your child's accommodations as the school year begins, ensure that this year's teacher will follow the plan, and how to switch from a 504 Plan to an IEP, if needed.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

114- Are You Sure, Doc? ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment Mistakes Doctors Make

ADHD is frequently misdiagnosed as anxiety, bipolar, OCD, depression, or a sleep disorder, and doctors may not know how to fine-tune medication. William Dodson, M.D., offers guidance for ensuring the correct diagnosis and best treatment.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST

113- Brain Training: Neurofeedback and Cognitive Training for ADHD

Naomi Steiner, M.D., explains the science behind neurofeedback (NF) and cognitive training (CT), and how computer-based brain training can help children with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST

112- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and ADHD in Children

Is your child irritated by tags and seams in clothing, car alarms, pungent smells? Carol Kranowitz, M.A., explains the hallmarks of sensory processing disorder (SPD), why it often travels with ADHD, and how to treat it.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST

111- Healing the ADD Brain: Treatment Options That Work

There's no one-size-fits-all approach for treating ADHD. Daniel G. Amen, M.D., explains a range of interventions, including medication, supplements, diet/exercise, neurofeedback, focused breathing, personal coaching, and more.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EST

110- Summer Learning Strategies That Won't Overwhelm ADHD Kids

Every parent of an ADHD child worries about academic backsliding over the summer, but also wants to let their kid rest and rejuvenate away from the stress of school. Jodi Sleeper-Triplett helps us find the right balance.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EST

109- Decluttering Made Easy for ADHD Adults and Kids

Tired of living and working amidst clutter? Professional organizer Susan C. Pinsky shares simple steps for eliminating excess, then outlines systems that will help you keep your life clutter-free.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 4:54pm EST

108- Let's Talk About ADHD: How to Answer Questions from Doubters & Explain It to Your Child

Ned Hallowell, M.D., brings ADHD into the light of day. Learn how to address skeptical or hurtful comments from doubters, and how to boost your child's self-esteem and talk openly about his or her diagnosis.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

107- Sex, Love, and ADHD: What Your Teen Needs to Know

Raging hormones and teen angst plus ADHD impulsivity and immaturity can lead to poor decisions. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., offers advice for talking with your teen, openly and without judgment, about sex and love.

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Category:ADHD Teens and College Students -- posted at: 9:00am EST

106- Be On Your Own Team: 7 Self-Defeating ADHD Behaviors and How to Stop Them

Alan Brown identifies seven common unproductive ADHD behaviors—such as too much screen time, guilt and blame, the tendency to multitask—and presents the fixes that will help you stop sabatoging yourself.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 6:15pm EST

105- The Well-Behaved Student: Solving ADHD Children's Behavior Challenges at School

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D., helps parents understand the root causes of ADHD children's behavior problems at school, why time-outs and sticker charts don't work, and suggests strategies that will bring real improvement.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

104- Improve Your Mental Clarity: Mindfulness for Adults with ADHD

Adults with ADHD either battle continual distractions or feel they have to go on "auto-pilot" to get things done. Mark Bertin, M.D., teaches us how to reduce stress and live life in real-time through mindfulness.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 7:00am EST

103- Stress at School: How It Impacts Learning and Behavior in Kids with ADHD

Many school-day tasks—organizing, focusing for long periods, taking tests—create high levels of stress for ADHD and LD kids. Jerome J. Schultz, Ph.D., explains how stress negatively impacts learning and behavior, and how to reduce it.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 12:19pm EST

102- OCD in Focus: Recognizing Symptoms and Getting the Best Treatment

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., provides an in-depth look at obsessive-compulsive disorder—what is OCD, how is it different from ADHD, why do doctors frequently miss OCD, and what treatments are most effective.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 3:32pm EST

101- Raising a Child with Special Needs: Letting Go of Expectations

When your child is diagnosed with ADHD or another special need, it's normal to go through a "mourning" period. Mother-daughter duo Gina and Katie Gallagher discuss how to give up your need for control and celebrate your child's successes.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:12am EST

100- ADHD Driver's Ed: Help Your Teen Avoid Accidents and Stay Safe Behind the Wheel

All parents blanch at the thought of their teen driving, but ADHDers are more likely to speed and get into accidents. Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., explains why, and outlines safe-driving strategies to pass along before you hand over the car keys.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 10:38am EST

When a child who is gifted also has ADHD or LD, he or she is more likely to fall through the cracks. Diane M. Kennedy and Rebecca Banks-Cull share their "whole-child" approach to helping 2e kids achieve their potential.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 11:23am EST

98- Just Get Started: How ADHD Adults Can Turn Intentions Into Actions

We all know what we need to do, but getting started and finishing the job are more easily said than done. J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., shares ADHD-proof strategies for initiating tasks and managing interruptions.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 10:57am EST

97- Being the Best ADHD Mom You Can Be Doesn't Mean Being Perfect

Ellen B. Littman, Ph.D., explain why it's counterproductive for mothers with ADHD to always put others' needs before their own, and how to let go of the pursuit of perfection.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

96- Your Brain on Music: How Sound Therapy Can Unlock Your Child's True Potential

Sharlene Habermeyer explains why music is such a powerful catalyst for development and learning, and shares fun ideas for incorporating sound therapy into your ADHD child's routine.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EST

95- Identifying and Treating Bipolar Disorder in ADHD Adults and Kids

Mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder, are the most common misdiagnosis in people with ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains why, how to tell the difference, and how to treat the conditions when they coexist.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST

94- Minecraft and ADHD Kids: Brain Busting or Attention Boosting?

Could all those hours your child spends breaking blocks be good for his ADHD brain? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain how Minecraft and other video games can be used as learning tools, and how to set screen time limits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:08am EST

93- How to Teach Your ADHD Child to Become Time-Aware

When kids with ADHD struggle with the concept of time, they are unfairly labeled "lazy" or "unmotivated." Marydee Sklar explains how to teach your child to manage time—and drop the labels.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 11:06am EST

92- Stick to Your Resolutions and Make Your Goals Reality

Tired of giving up on New Year's resolutions and abandoning personal goals? Make this the year change happens! Judith Kolberg shares behavior modification and organizing tips that work for ADHDers.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

91- Managing Mood Disorders and Depression in Adults and Children with ADHD

ADHD adults and children are at greater risk for developing mood disorders than their non-ADHD peers. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to identify the symptoms and treat comorbid depression.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 11:20am EST

90- ADHD Weight-Loss Guide: Take It Off...and Keep It Off!

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., identifies the cognitive, biological, and emotional risk factors that usually lead to diet failure, and outlines his proven mindful eating system for helping ADHD adults lose weight.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 12:52am EST

89- Why So Worried? Identifying and Managing Anxiety Disorders in ADHD Adults and Children

Adults and children with ADHD are more likely to develop an anxiety disorder than their peers. Thomas Brown, Ph.D., explains why, how to differentiate symptoms of anxiety from those of ADHD, and which condition to treat first.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 10:22am EST

88- How to Break the Procrastination Cycle and Get Things Done

Surprise—procrastination isn't actually a time-management problem, it's an emotion-management problem. Timothy A. Pychyl, Ph.D., shares proven strategies to stop avoiding tasks and start seeing them through.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EST

87- ADHD in Adults vs. Children: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

ADHD is a lifelong disorder, but it can look different in adults than in children. William Dodson, M.D., explains how symptoms change with age and why many adults aren't diagnosed with the condition until their kids are.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EST

86- Food Fixes: Eat Your Way to Better Focus, Mood, Memory, and Motivation

Your meal choices can impact your ADHD. Tana Amen, BSN, RN, discusses what you should eliminate from your family's diet and the specific foods you should start eating to improve symptoms, with plenty of simple menu ideas.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 10:06am EST

85- Executive Function Deficit Disorder in Adults and Kids with ADHD

What's behind your difficulties with planning, organizing, and meeting deadlines? Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., describes the seven major types of executive function and how they're affected by ADHD, and suggests treatment strategies.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EST

84- Freeing ADHD Students from Obstacles Like Perfectionism and Procrastination

Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies that can minimize common obstacles for ADHD students, such as perfectionism, procrastination, and poor organization, so they can live up to their academic potential.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 10:27am EST