ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Train the ADHD Brain: Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functions & Processing Speed” with Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley

Tune in to hear as Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley discuss popular games, apps, and technologies that can be used to improve executive functions and processing speed in children and adults with ADHD — and how to transfer brain training skills to the real world.

Cute happy brain mascot having training exercise with weights
Cute happy brain mascot having training exercise with weights

Listen to “Train the ADHD Brain: Games and Apps to Improve Executive Functions & Processing Speed” with Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley

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Brain training apps and games are touted as transformational. But do these tools actually help children and adults with ADHD? Can they improve executive functions, processing speed, and sustained attention in real, measurable ways? Yes — with a caveat or two.

To maximize the benefits of brain training, you must first identify the most appropriate tools for each individual’s needs. This requires research and lots of comparison. Then, you must combine brain training with cutting-edge teaching approaches that bring into the real world the skills learned in games and apps.

In this episode, learn:

  • How to identify popular games, apps, and technologies to improve executive functions and processing speed
  • Three techniques for transferring brain training skills to the real world
  • How to maintain brain-trained skills that help with real-world tasks
  • Why the newest brain training tools are more likely to make a long-term impact on adults and kids with ADHD
  • How to combine strategic teaching approaches with brain-training technologies to improve executive functions, processing speed, and academic performance

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Listener testimonials:

  • “Excellent speakers and informative up-to-date information.”
  • “Great discussion! I appreciate the comments about specific programs/apps/games.”
  • “Love the ideas and specific strategies to try with my students.”
  • “Very useful information. Appreciated specific recommendations!”

Listen in and tell us what you think in the comments. If you’re interested in advertising in ADDitude’s ADHD Experts podcast, write to us at anne@newhopemedia.com.

Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is a member of the ADDitude Medical Review Panel

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Updated on January 23, 2020

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