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: www.additudemag.com/webinars/
165- "What Are You Saying?" Auditory Processing Disorder in Children

Speech and language pathologist Lois Kam Heymann, M.A., CCC-SLP, explains how to identify auditory processing disorder in children and distinguish it from ADHD, and the best diagnosis and treatment approaches for APD.

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164- Comeback Kids: Building Resilience in Students with ADHD

Research suggests that children with ADHD receive 20,000 more negative messages than do their neurotypical peers by age 12, impacting self-esteem and initiative. Anna Vagin, Ph.D., describes how to counter this negativity and build resilience.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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163- ADHD Myths and the Stigmas They Perpetuate: A Guide to Overcoming Shame

Myths about ADHD—it's made up; it's an excuse for laziness—still abound, and it's woefully easy to internalize the shaming messages. Michele Novotni, Ph.D., explains how to overcome ADHD stigma, and how to change others' minds.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 4:07pm EDT
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162- Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Unlock Positivity and Productivity for ADHD Adults

As J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D., explains, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can equip people with ADHD and executive-function deficits with the skills to overcome disorganization, poor time management, and workplace challenges.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 2:54pm EDT
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161- College Standouts: How to Empower Your Teen with ADHD/LD to Succeed on Campus

College students with ADHD/LD may struggle to balance term papers, laundry, getting exercise, and so on—and parents often fall into the role of concierge. Theresa Maitland, Ph.D., explains how to avoid this trap and help your teen learn to self-manage.

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160- A Back-to-School Nutrition and Exercise Plan for Children with ADHD

Your child's activity level and daily menu can have a measurable impact on his behavior and ability to learn. Laura J. Stevens, M.S., discusses foods to avoid, and healthy alternatives, and presents strategies designed for busy families and picky eaters.

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159- How to Solve Your ADHD Child's Homework Problems

In ADHD households, homework is often loathed by kids and parents. Peg Dawson, Ed.D., offers tips for children who come home exhausted after a long day of executive function challenges, and for parents who are weary of nagging and micromanaging.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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158- Fight the Fizzle: How to Maintain Academic Motivation for Children with ADHD and LD

Does your child begin the school year enthusiastically—only to say he "hates school" two weeks later? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., discusses why motivation tapers off and how to end this cycle by increasing resilience, bolstering study skills, and using rewards.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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157- How to Fight for Your ADHD Child's Rights—and Happiness

Do you know your child's legal rights at school and how to secure them? How to get the doctor to address your child's challenges? Penny Williams shares real-life advice that will transform you into an effective advocate for your child with special needs.

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156- Ready, Set, Work: Help ADHD Students Fight Procrastination and Get to Work

For many students with ADHD, the first step is the hardest. As Cindy Goldrich explains, the trick is often feeling ready—emotionally, physically, and mentally—to begin. She shares practical strategies to help kids get started at home and at school.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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155- "My Child Is Being Bullied at School. What Do I Do?"

Learning that your child is a victim of bullying is heartbreaking. These children often suffer depressed self-esteem and academic performance, and dread going to school. Michele Borba, Ed.D., provides strategies for addressing this serious problem.

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154- How to Start (and End) the School Year Organized

ADHD often brings serious executive function challenges that impact school performance. Susan Lasky, M.A., shares organizing systems and tools students can use to declutter their backpacks, turn in assignments, manage long-term projects, and more.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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153- Preventing the Summer Slide: Parent Strategies for Year-Round Learning

During the summer months, children with ADHD and LD can lose academic skills and forget facts—a frustrating step backward for kids who work hard all year long. Ann Dolin, M.E., shares fun, hands-on ways to keep kids’ minds sharp during vacation.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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152- What Neuroscience Reveals About the ADHD Brain

Joel Nigg, Ph.D., presents the current neuroscience of the ADHD brain, including how the brain pays attention and processes information, why kids can focus on a video game but not a lecture, why stimulant medications “calm” ADHD brains, and more.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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151- Bipolar Disorder Looks a Lot Like ADHD: Detecting and Treating a Misunderstood Condition

Roughly 20 percent of people with ADHD also suffer from Bipolar Disorder, but bipolar is often misdiagnosed or missed entirely. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., discusses symptoms of the disorders that overlap, and how to ensure the best treatment.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT
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150- Emotions and ADHD: What Clinicians Need to Know for Accurate Diagnosis

Few clinicians understand the powerful emotional component of ADHD. William Dodson, M.D., explains how to distinguish ADHD emotional shifts and rejection sensitive dysphoria from bipolar and depression, and how to address patients' challenges.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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149- ADHD Medication Management: How to Use and Adjust Stimulants Safely

William Dodson, M.D., shares ADHD medication treatment guidelines for clinicians. Learn about the different stimulant formulations, how to optimize the dose while minimizing side effects, and which ADHD impairments don't respond to medication.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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148- Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) in Adolescents and Adults

SPD can make clothing tags unbearable, loud music intolerable, perfume sickening. Whatever your specific symptoms, daily living is a challenge. Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., offers practical coping strategies and longer-term treatment options.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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147- Beyond Meds: A Parent's Guide to Using Behavioral Therapy for ADHD

Many parents wonder if they can reduce (or replace) the role ADHD medication plays in their child’s life. William Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., details how to do that by implementing behavioral therapy at home and at school.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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146- No More Paper Planners! Apps and Websites for Students with ADHD

Get organized…remember assignments…stay on-task…all without writing anything down? Janet DeSenzo reviews the latest technology, tools, and plug-ins that can help teens and tweens succeed in middle school and beyond.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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145- Five Lessons That ADHD Medication Can't Teach (But Parents Can!)

A balanced ADHD treatment plan should entail more than taking a pill. Vincent Monastra, Ph.D., offers at-home strategies for teaching the life skills that medication cannot: conversation skills, confidence, strength, empathy, organization.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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144- The Case for a Gap Year: Taking a Year "Off" Can Translate into Gains in Life Skills and Perspective for ADHD Teens

Many teens with ADHD benefit from taking a year between high school and college to explore interests, learn independent living skills, and clarify their direction in life. John Willson, M.S., OTR, explains how to structure a successful gap year.

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143- Are Depression or Anxiety Hiding Behind Your ADHD? Recognizing and Treating Overlapping Conditions

Many doctors assume that anxiety or depression are side effects of ADHD—or they fail to diagnose ADHD in their patients with anxiety or depression. Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D., helps untangle co-existing conditions.

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Category:ADHD Symptoms & Diagnosis -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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142- Beyond Minecraft: The Best Games and Apps for Kids with ADHD and LD

What makes Minecraft so appealing to kids with ADHD—and can it really improve problem-solving, executive function, and emotional control? Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley explain, and recommend other games with similar benefits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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141- A Parent’s Guide to Managing ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism in Children

Each child with ADHD, autism, and anxiety will have unique needs. Laurie Better Perlis, Psy.D., explains how to understand your child's diagnoses and fine-tune your own strategies for managing treatment and everyday life.

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Category:ADHD Treatment -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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140- Is It ADHD—or Age? Recognizing and Treating ADHD in Midlife and Beyond

ADHD is not a childhood disorder. But, in older adults, symptoms may be difficult to differentiate from the forgetfulness and "brain fog" that often come with age. Linda Roggli explains how, and shares treatment advice for ADHDers over the age of 55.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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139- Executive Function Strategies for Middle and High School Students with ADHD

Executive function deficits manifest as procrastinating, forgetting homework assignments, and so on. If your preteen or teen faces such challenges, learn from Sarah Ward, M.S., and Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., how to help him build stronger EFs.

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138- Ned Hallowell's Step-by-Step Guide to Adult ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

Dr. Ned Hallowell guides adults through recognizing ADHD symptoms and getting a proper diagnosis later in life, then explores strengths-based approaches to treating ADHD symptoms and harnessing the condition's positive aspects.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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137- "I Can Do This!" How Mindset Impacts Learning in Kids with ADHD

Children make much greater progress at school when they see themselves as learners. ADHD coach Cindy Goldrich teaches parents how to foster a "growth" mindset in your child and how to frame mistakes as learning experiences.

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Category:ADHD at School -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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136- The ADHD-Executive Function Connection

Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., discusses the executive functions impaired by ADHD, such as activation (organizing tasks and materials, prioritizing, getting started); focus; and managing frustration and modulating emotions; and shares strategies that help.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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135- Engage Your Brain: How to Defeat Boredom and Get Things Done

When interested in something, ADHDers can be enormously productive. When bored, we cannot find the motivation to start or continue. Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, MBA, explains how to engage your brain to make even the deadliest tasks fly.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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134- Women with ADHD: How to Let Go of Guilt and Shame and Live Your Life

Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, delves into the inner lives of women with ADHD. She discusses how to let go of guilt about perceived shortcomings or worry about societal expectations as you balance home, work, and relationships.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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133- Social Learning Through YouTube: Teaching ADHD Kids to Talk About Feelings and Relate to Friends

Children with ADHD may have trouble reading facial expressions and understanding how their actions affect others. Speech/language pathologist Anna Vagin, Ph.D., explains how parents can use YouTube videos to teach critical social skills.

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132- 5 Ways to Be a Better Dad: Parenting Strategies for Men with ADHD

Disorganization, angry outbursts, and the poor self-esteem that often accompanies ADHD make parenting hard. Terry Dickson, M.D., offers special strategies that can help the more than 4.5 million American fathers with the condition be their best.

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Category:Adult ADHD -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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131- Screen-Smart Parenting: Reap Technology's Benefits While Setting Reasonable Limits

Does your ADHD child seem to have a tablet or game controller glued to his hand? Jodi Gold, M.D., discusses how to use technology to your advantage and and raise a smart "citizen of the digital world," while setting realistic screen time limits.

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Category:Parenting ADHD Children -- posted at: 9:00am EDT
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130- What Really Causes ADHD—and What's the Best Way to Treat It?

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D., explains the genetic, environmental, and psychosocial factors that lead to ADHD, and provides an overview of the best behavioral, medicinal, and natural treatments for children and adults.

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Category:ADHD Basics -- posted at: 2:56pm EDT
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