Talking About ADHD

The 15 Best ADHD Webinars of 2015

The connection between ADHD and executive function. Organization solutions. Homework routines that work. These webinars will challenge your ideas about ADHD — and equip your family with the most up-to-date information on treatment, parenting, tools, and more. Listen for free!

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Get the Best of 2015!

ADDitude began hosting expert webinars in an effort to answer your biggest, toughest questions about ADHD in real time. Now that our webinar library has surpassed 100 free resources available on demand anytime, our editors have culled this list to showcase our best ADHD podcasts of 2015 in one place. But don't forget that you can listen to any ADDitude on-demand webinar anytime by subscribing to our iTunes Podcast. Happy listening!

Are you still trying to figure out the difference between ADHD and executive function disorder (EFD)? You’re not the only one — and this webinar is the perfect tool to get your knowledge up to snuff. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., keeps the conversation engaging — even when talking about hard scientific data — and offers illuminating strategies for managing weak executive functions in adults or children with ADHD. Listen now!
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1. How ADHD Affects Executive Function in Adults and Children

Are you still trying to figure out the difference between ADHD and executive function disorder (EFD)? You’re not the only one — and this webinar is the perfect tool to get your knowledge up to snuff. Russell Barkley, Ph.D., keeps the conversation engaging — even when talking about hard scientific data — and offers illuminating strategies for managing weak executive functions in adults or children with ADHD. Listen now!

 

It’s a common story, especially in the ADHD community: “My kid is obsessed with Minecraft — I don’t think he’d sleep if we didn’t make him log off!” Now, parents who wonder how much Minecraft is too much can hear Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley — both with Learning Works for Kids, an educational technology company — break down the pros and cons of games like Minecraft, as well as common-sense strategies for managing your child’s “digital diet.” Listen now!
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2. Minecraft and ADHD Kids

It’s a common story, especially in the ADHD community: “My kid is obsessed with Minecraft — I don’t think he’d sleep if we didn’t make him log off!” Now, parents who wonder how much Minecraft is too much can hear Randy Kulman, Ph.D., and James Daley — both with Learning Works for Kids, an educational technology company — break down the pros and cons of games like Minecraft, as well as common-sense strategies for managing your child’s “digital diet.” Listen now!

When it comes to homework, is your kid a Rushing Ryan, a Procrastinating Penny, or a Distractible David? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., breaks down the most common homework frustrations children with ADHD experience, as well as real-world solutions parents can use to help their child get organized, finish homework on time, and more. This webinar is filled with valuable tools, specific strategies, and reassurance for parents who are overwhelmed by the constant homework wars. Listen now!
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3. Homework Made Simple

When it comes to homework, is your kid a Rushing Ryan, a Procrastinating Penny, or a Distractible David? Ann Dolin, M.Ed., breaks down the most common homework frustrations children with ADHD experience, as well as real-world solutions parents can use to help their child get organized, finish homework on time, and more. This webinar is filled with valuable tools, specific strategies, and reassurance for parents who are overwhelmed by the constant homework wars. Listen now!

 

Are you driven batty by the tag on your sweater? Do you cringe when your heavily perfumed coworker comes over for a chat? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy — you may have sensory processing disorder, or SPD. It’s a surprisingly common condition (particularly in the ADHD community), but many who have it spend their lives feeling “weird” or “too sensitive.”
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4. Understanding Sensory Processing Disorder

Are you driven batty by the tag on your sweater? Do you cringe when your heavily perfumed coworker comes over for a chat? Don’t worry, you’re not crazy — you may have sensory processing disorder, or SPD. It’s a surprisingly common condition (particularly in the ADHD community), but many who have it spend their lives feeling “weird” or “too sensitive.” Leave those negative thoughts behind, and learn how to manage your SPD, in this engaging and informative webinar hosted by Sharon Heller, Ph.D. Listen now!

 

We’ve all heard the tips: “Just make your bed every day!” “Don’t buy things you don’t need!” Yeah right! For people without ADHD, these may seem like straightforward solutions to messy houses, but for us, they just serve to frustrate us and leave our homes just as untidy as before. In this webinar, Susan Pinsky details the four pillars of ADHD-specific organization — Boundaries, Structure, Routine, and Support — and gives you the tools you’ll need to keep your home clean, your way. Listen now!
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5. Organization Solutions for People with ADHD

We’ve all heard the tips: “Just make your bed every day!” “Don’t buy things you don’t need!” Yeah right! For people without ADHD, these may seem like straightforward solutions to messy houses, but for us, they just serve to frustrate us and leave our homes just as untidy as before. In this webinar, Susan Pinsky details the four pillars of ADHD-specific organization — Boundaries, Structure, Routine, and Support — and gives you the tools you’ll need to keep your home clean, your way. Listen now!

 

Kids with ADHD often struggle with time management, an affliction that can cause them to be unfairly labeled as “lazy” or “unmotivated” — even if they’re trying their hardest to succeed! In this webinar filled with straight talk, actionable advice, and self-esteem secrets, Marydee Sklar encourages parents to drop the negative labels and teach time management strategies specially designed for our kids’ unique brains. Listen now!
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6. Kid-Friendly Strategies for Managing Time

Kids with ADHD often struggle with time management, an affliction that can cause them to be unfairly labeled as “lazy” or “unmotivated” — even if they’re trying their hardest to succeed! In this webinar filled with straight talk, actionable advice, and self-esteem secrets, Marydee Sklar encourages parents to drop the negative labels and teach time management strategies specially designed for our kids’ unique brains. Listen now!

 

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7. Toxic Impact of Stress on Learning and Behavior

Worry that they’ll be scolded, ignored by their peers, or made to feel “stupid” can lead many kids with ADHD or LD to dread going to school each day — leading to adverse brain functioning, academic stress, social withdrawal, school avoidance or refusal. In this thought-provoking webinar, Jerome Schultz outlines exactly how parents can help their child overcome stress and discover their personal definition of success — and learn to be a self advocate along the way. Listen now!

 

It seems like mindfulness is the new “buzzword” in ADHD treatment these days — but what does it really mean? For any adult (or child) with ADHD who has ever wished they could turn off their racing mind for just one second, mindful meditation may be the answer. In this webinar, Lidia Zylowska, M.D., shares how this versatile practice may be able to help you calm your mind, manage your anxiety, and foster self-acceptance. Listen now!
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8. Mindfulness: A Natural Therapy to Manage ADHD Symptoms

It seems like mindfulness is the new “buzzword” in ADHD treatment these days — but what does it really mean? For any adult (or child) with ADHD who has ever wished they could turn off their racing mind for just one second, mindful meditation may be the answer. In this webinar, Lidia Zylowska, M.D., shares how this versatile practice may be able to help you calm your mind, manage your anxiety, and foster self-acceptance. Listen now!

 

“I know what I need to do; the problem is that I just don’t do it!” Adults with ADHD often struggle with follow-through, and coping mechanisms that work for neurotypical adults often fall flat. In this energetic presentation, J. Russell Ramsay applies cognitive behavioral therapy strategies to everyday life, and hits all the ADHD hot buttons to help you manage YOUR specific symptoms. Think you’ve heard it all before? Think again — and listen now!
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9. How ADHDers Can Turn Intentions Into Actions

“I know what I need to do; the problem is that I just don’t do it!” Adults with ADHD often struggle with follow through, and coping mechanisms that work for neurotypical adults often fall flat. In this energetic presentation, J. Russell Ramsay applies cognitive behavioral therapy strategies to everyday life, and hits all the ADHD hot buttons to help you manage YOUR specific symptoms. Think you’ve heard it all before? Think again — and listen now!

 

Parents of children with ADHD have heard it all — the snide comments, the unsolicited medical advice, the cries of “if only he tried harder!” — and it can be hard to not respond to rude comments in kind. In this webinar presentation, Ned Hallowell outlines the perfect framework for responding to uneducated comments with accurate medical information or snappy comebacks. Plus, tricks for boosting your child’s self-esteem when ADHD gets him down. Listen now!
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10. How to Talk About ADHD With Your Child

Parents of children with ADHD have heard it all — the snide comments, the unsolicited medical advice, the cries of “if only he tried harder!” — and it can be hard to not respond to rude comments in kind. In this webinar presentation, Ned Hallowell outlines the perfect framework for responding to uneducated comments with accurate medical information or snappy comebacks. Plus, tricks for boosting your child’s self-esteem when ADHD gets him down. Listen now!

 

Shari Gent has more than 25 years of experience working in the public school system, and in this webinar, she brings that experience directly to you so you can help your child master organizational skills at any age! You’ll learn whether your child is a visual, spatial, or sequential organizer; how to create the perfect launch pad; and how to support your child as he moves from elementary school all the way through high school. Listen now!
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11. Where Is My Notebook?

Shari Gent has more than 25 years of experience working in the public school system, and in this webinar, she brings that experience directly to you so you can help your child master organizational skills at any age! You’ll learn whether your child is a visual, spatial, or sequential organizer; how to create the perfect launch pad; and how to support your child as he moves from elementary school all the way through high school. Listen now!

 

If you’re an ADHD veteran, it’s likely you’ve heard of Dr. Daniel Amen and his controversial theory of 7 different types of ADHD. Now, you can hear him expand upon this popular theory even more, as well as provide simple diet- and supplement-based strategies for managing each of the 7 types. If you’re not an Amen convert yet, give him a listen — you might just hear something that will change your mind. Listen now!
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12. Healing the ADHD Brain

If you’re an ADHD veteran, it’s likely you’ve heard of Dr. Daniel Amen and his controversial theory of 7 different types of ADHD. Now, you can hear him expand upon this popular theory even more, as well as provide simple diet- and supplement-based strategies for managing each of the 7 types. If you’re not an Amen convert yet, give him a listen — you might just hear something that will change your mind. Listen now!

 

With the pressure to keep a home organized, raise children (often with ADHD themselves!), and stay positive even when things get tough, mothers with ADHD can start to feel like failures. You’re not! In this webinar, it will feel like Ellen Littman, Ph.D., is speaking directly to you as she outlines how moms with ADHD can free themselves from society’s definition of a “perfect” mother, and handle setbacks with grace and humor. Listen now!
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13. Survival Strategies for Moms with ADHD

With the pressure to keep a home organized, raise children (often with ADHD themselves!), and stay positive even when things get tough, mothers with ADHD can start to feel like failures. You’re not! In this webinar, it will feel like Ellen Littman, Ph.D., is speaking directly to you as she outlines how moms with ADHD can free themselves from society’s definition of a “perfect” mother, and handle setbacks with grace and humor. Listen now!

 

When children have special needs but are also gifted (also known as twice-exceptional, or 2e), it can create a confusing mix of strengths and challenges for parents. Why can your child solve a puzzle in two minutes, yet take 3 hours to complete a single worksheet? In this helpful and reassuring webinar, the cofounders of Bright Not Broken focus on these often overlooked children, and present a dimensional model to help parents and educators understand the unique needs of each 2e child. Listen now!
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14. ADHD and Gifted

When children have special needs but are also gifted (also known as twice-exceptional, or 2e), it can create a confusing mix of strengths and challenges for parents. Why can your child solve a puzzle in two minutes, yet take 3 hours to complete a single worksheet? In this helpful and reassuring webinar, the cofounders of Bright Not Broken focus on these often overlooked children, and present a dimensional model to help parents and educators understand the unique needs of each 2e child. Listen now!

 

When your child ignores the fifth request to sit down and pay attention, her teacher will often start to think her misbehavior is intentional. It’s not — and in this audio and slide presentation, Chris Dendy explains exactly how your child’s brain chemistry translates to negative behaviors in the classroom. On top of that, she’ll give you clear-cut behavioral interventions the school can use to help your child behave her best and complete work to the best of her ability. Listen now!
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15. Addressing ADHD Behaviors in the Classroom

When your child ignores the fifth request to sit down and pay attention, her teacher will often start to think her misbehavior is intentional. It’s not — and in this audio and slide presentation, Chris Dendy explains exactly how your child’s brain chemistry translates to negative behaviors in the classroom. On top of that, she’ll give you clear-cut behavioral interventions the school can use to help your child behave her best and complete work to the best of her ability. Listen now!

 

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