ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Podcast Episode #236: “Is It ADHD, Autism, or Both? A Parent’s Guide to Social and Emotional Health”

When your child struggles to make friends, and you don’t know why or how to help, it’s heart-wrenching. Mark Bertin, M.D., explains how ADHD and autism spectrum disorder impact kids socially, behaviorally, and emotionally, and effective interventions.

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Listen to “Is It ADHD, Autism, or Both? A Parent’s Guide to Social and Emotional Health” with Mark Bertin, M.D.

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Among a parent’s most heart-wrenching challenges is watching a child struggle to make friends or get along on the playground — and feeling powerless to help. It’s not always clear what’s going on and how you can best help, particularly when living with a diagnosis such as ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorder. What social concerns go along with ADHD? What challenges are specific to autism?And what should a parent do when the two conditions overlap?

When parents are armed with the facts about signs and symptoms of ADHD and autism — and how each condition affects a child socially, behaviorally, and emotionally — they can work with the pediatrician to nail down an accurate diagnosis and get the most effective evidence-based supports to help that child thrive socially.

Listener testimonials:

  • “I thought your speaker today was extremely knowledgeable and, equally important, interesting and easy to listen to.”
  • “Dr. Bertin sounds extremely knowledgeable!  He packed so much in the time frame.  I had trouble keeping up with note-taking!”
  • “Thank you! This was very much needed! I need to re-watch it because it has so much good information!”
  • “The discussion about finding behavior therapy was very useful. It is an area where I wasn’t sure where to start.”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on October 23, 2018.

Mark Bertin, M.D., is a member of the ADDitude ADHD Medical Review Panel.

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