ADDitude ADHD Experts Podcast

Listen to “Screen Use and Abuse: Create a Healthy Video Game Diet for Your Child with ADHD” with Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley

Tune in as Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley share practical strategies for setting screen limits for children with ADHD.

close up of cyber sport gamer play game and click the mouse
close up of cyber sport gamer play game and click the mouse

Listen to “Screen Use and Abuse: Create a Healthy Video Game Diet for Your Child with ADHD” with Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley

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Does your child spend all of his free time playing video games? Far too many children use their recreational time sitting in front of a screen zoning out trying to master League of Legends and Fortnite, or watching YouTube. It’s worse for children who have been diagnosed with ADHD. The multimodal stimulation and immediate feedback video games deliver are the exact ingredients that grab the attention of kids with ADHD. Playing video games may be the one activity that makes a child with ADHD feel good about his focus and effort.

Limiting video game use at home is extremely challenging. In fact, many parents are concerned that their kids are addicted to video games, and they don’t know how to best break the habit. Should they ban video games completely? Set schedules and daily limits? Monitor their child’s game play?

Dr. Randy Kulman and James Daley will explain the difference between screen-time use and abuse. They will help you figure out whether your child is displaying signs of addiction — or if he is an engaged, passionate, or normal gamer. They will offer strategies to balance screenplay with other activities. Finally, you will learn how to leverage your child’s interest in screen-based technology to sharpen executive functions.

Listener testimonials:

  • “I loved the whole play & play diet model. Healthy, balanced play will be easy to conceptualize when sharing this dinner plate graphic with my children. Thank you!”
  •  “I think it is great that you all are keeping consistent with the change in technology and how our societal and technological evolutions impact ADHD.”
  • “This was the most helpful and informative webinar I have attended thus far!”
  • “I really appreciated the clear guidelines for setting up good screen time behaviors!!”

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This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on January 28, 2020. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

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Updated on February 6, 2020

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