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Author: ADDitude

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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:
323 Episodes
Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., surveys the latest research on ADHD in adults, how to ensure an accurate diagnosis, how to identify the detailed risks within each domain of impairment, and key recommendations and treatments to address symptoms.
Dysgraphia impairs handwriting & keyboarding, but also fine motor functions (like tying shoelaces), and so can affect self-esteem as well as academics. Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, shares practical strategies for children with this learning disability.
As Timothy E. Wilens, M.D., shares, preventive education, a proper diagnosis of ADHD and comorbid conditions, and the identification of “stress points” will ease the transition to adulthood and set teens up for a successful launch.
Michael Postma, Ed.D., shares the latest research on the twice-exceptional brain, why children who are gifted and have a learning disability or disorder like ADHD often struggle with social-emotional growth, and how to best support them.
Adelaide S. Robb, M.D., discusses the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, how to identify and manage common challenges, and best practices with an eye to improving children's outcomes in school and social life.
If you've tried teaching executive function skills that never seem to “stick,” there is good news: You can train your child’s ADHD brain to pay attention and follow through with these strategies from Rebecca Branstetter, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Sautter, MA, CCC.
As schools prepare to reopen with some hybrid mix of in-person and remote learning — and a whole lot of uncertainty — Sharon Saline, Psy.D., helps parents address anxiety and set up daily routines that reduce conflict and build skills for independence.
Emotional dysregulation is often seen in people with ADHD, starting in childhood and lasting into adulthood. Understand how anger problems fit into attention deficit and effective treatments for learning emotional control from Joel Nigg, Ph.D.
Children with ADHD are often labeled at school. Rachel Schwartz, Ph.D., BCBA-D, informs parents what to expect from a functional behavior assessment and how to advocate for objective language in your child's behavior intervention plan.
Sarah Vinson, M.D., explores some of the cultural considerations that do and/or should impact treatment of ADHD in African-American children and families, including over- or under-diagnosis, systemic racism in health care, and more.
For adults on the autism spectrum, the loss of routines and expectations is especially damaging, often leading to high levels of anxiety. Stephen Shore, Ed.D., shares practical, strengths-based solutions for coping during this unsettled time.
Many families of children with ADHD are scrambling to navigate the summer without camps and other activities. Sharon Saline, Psy.D., offers practical advice on creating effective routines, managing screen time, and arranging safe peer interactions.
Learn about the interplay between ADHD, emotional dysregulation, and anxiety (which has peaked for many these past months); coping strategies during these unprecedented times; and how to achieve a resilient mindset from J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D.
COVID-related stress, disruptions to routines, and spending SO much time together have strained many ADHD-impacted relationships. Melissa Orlov offers guidance as you move into the next phase of your lives together.
The last four months have been challenging enough — learning at home, missing friends — and now summer is here. Ann Dolin, M.Ed., shares strategies for balancing free time with some learning to prevent an academic slide.
Sleep disturbances and disorders are one of the most common comorbidities associated with attention deficit disorder. Mark Stein, Ph.D., discusses the impact of poor sleep on ADHD throughout the lifespan, plus strategies for treatment.
Rick Green, a TV writer & comedian explains how he has used positivity and humor to enlighten ADHD doubters, bust myths, eliminate shame, increase acceptance, and transform how the world views people with the condition.
Pediatricians Mark L. Wolraich, M.D., and Joseph F. Hagan, Jr., M.D., FAAP, tell parents what they can and should expect based on the revised AAP guidelines for ADHD, and clarify the role clinicians can play in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring.
What women with ADHD don't need during a pandemic? The pressure of internalized messages about being and doing "enough." Michelle Frank, Psy.D., reminds us that we don't need to be perfectly productive or organize our garages under quarantine.
Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L, & Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A., teach practical strategies for helping children with SPD with grooming, dressing, and more at home, plus on-the-spot interventions for settings like the playground or birthday parties.
Comments (22)

Amber Rae Winstanley

well this has nothing to do with summer....

May 11th

Stieven Lootens

explains everything that i do and what im feeling... i will try these from now on... thank you!

Apr 3rd


This guy needs a speech coach badly. I’ve never heard so many umm and ahhs from a presenter, it makes it hard and distracting to absorb his information which is unfortunate.

Feb 3rd


i found it very hard to keep focused during this podcast, because of the large amount of information and the enormous number of stop-words ... but i highly recommend the book mentioned in the introduction. it is a very structured step-by-step (self-)learning guide to being more mindful, even with an adhd-brain. i needed a lot more than the proposed 8 weeks, but it thought me what mindfulness is and how it can help me to steer my focus, and relax as a consequence of that.

Jan 18th


The audio is terrible and very distracting!!! I got approximately five minutes in and had to shut it off , my mind is now popping like popcorn. Nnnnugh!

Dec 10th
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E. B.

good stuff!

Nov 14th
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Fawn Farrier

"Ethics Manual" is what we need. Thank you.

Aug 30th

Abiola Afuwape

I want to add a 6th possible motivator, which like passion not everyone has: sense of duty or, accountability. Sometimes I get my chores done for no other reason than they're my responsibility and I want to do my part/take off burden on others

Jun 9th

Amy Whicker

ugh, this guy is annoying. I didn't get any value from this episode.

May 16th

Courtney White

Can you do more on Adult ADHD? More specifically, woman with ADHD like how to get diagnosed? the hurdles and how to get through them? Trying to get mine diagnosed but have run into road block after road block. please help :)

Apr 28th

HASHTAG# - Livet

Hi! Are you going to do any episodes about adhd adulsoon? I'd love it if you could start engaging in those again!

Apr 18th

Holly 12345

And so um, and so um, and so um. This is ridiculous! Don't you think we could do all this if we could? Just do this. Just do that. Insulting.

Apr 15th

Erin Hackett

thank you for this. your a good speaker. genuinely enthusiastic and compassionate. the breathing techniques are wonderful to use as a tool to reduce anxiety. I'm glad I listened!

Dec 24th

Teresa Johnson

Great. Now I feel like a complete failure as a parent. "Just do ALL of these CORE things and examine your failures because you've been doing everything wrong! Just be a better mom!" OMG.

Dec 20th
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Erin Hackett

this is spot on. I played this for my family and they understood!

Dec 6th


Love this doctor! But the interviewer should have taken a sick day because that scratchy voice and abrupt tone while asking questions was off putting and ruined the rest of the recording for me :(

Nov 22nd

Christopher Sullivan

I am grateful this Doctor spoke about my life. Finally have answers to the things I could never explain. Thank you

Oct 15th

Kathy C

Exactly! I just wish others understood.

Aug 18th

Jeremy James Smith

Great topic and explanation. Emotional problems need emphasized more in dealing with ADHD struggles. Acceptance is difficult as is, without having it in diagnostics and having treatment without regarding emotional regulation makes those struggling with it in the dark!

Mar 18th
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