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“I Didn’t Mean It!” How ADHD Affects Communication — and Strategies to Improve It [Video Replay and Podcast #393]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#393), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on March 22, 2022.

Episode Description

ADHD is more than an attention disorder. ADHD impacts a broader cognitive skill set called executive functions. Executive functions act as the brain manager, coordinating, planning, and executing everything from home schedules and organization to health routines to school assignments to communication in relationships. ADHD can undermine all of this — creating stress in daily routines, straining relationships, and leading to poor health outcomes.

One of the most under-discussed aspects of ADHD is its effect on communication — with children, spouses, coworkers, and friends. In this webinar, we’re review the impact of ADHD and executive function challenges on communication, as well as practical solutions for communicating with more ease — and clarity and less reactivity.

In this webinar you will learn how

  • Executive function challenges and ADHD symptoms directly affect communication
  • ADHD and communication shortcomings affect classroom learning, behavioral plans, and relationships
  • Emotional reactivity related to ADHD can damage relationships
  • Effective communication techniques can help overcome ADHD’s negative effects on daily living

Watch the Video Replay

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Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on March 22, 2022, watched the video replay, or listened to the podcast, you may purchase a certificate of attendance option (cost: $10). Note: ADDitude does not offer CEU credits. Click here to purchase the certificate of attendance option »


Meet the Expert Speaker:

Dr. Mark Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD (#CommissionsEarned), Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD (#CommissionsEarned) and The Family ADHD Solution(#CommissionsEarned), which integrate mindfulness into evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens (#CommissionsEarned). Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders, Common Sense Media, and Reach Out and Read. His blog is available through Mindful.org, Psychology Today, and elsewhere.  For more information, please visit his website at www.developmentaldoctor.com.

#CommissionsEarned As an Amazon Associate, ADDitude earns a commission from qualifying purchases made by ADDitude readers on the affiliate links we share. However, all products linked in the ADDitude Store have been independently selected by our editors and/or recommended by our readers. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

Listener Testimonials

“That was so helpful! I am amazed at how much I learned. Thank you, Dr. Bertin!”

“Love that it was so practical and applicable.”

“Thank you, ADDitude, I feel like I am really beginning to understand myself!”


Webinar Sponsor

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1 Comments & Reviews

  1. Yet again, I wasted my time thinking I would maybe get some good skills or tips for dealing with my impulsivity as a mature adult with ADHD. I should have known. This was geared predominately towards children and the parents of children with ADHD. I will no longer even sign up for webinars unless they specifically say they are for adults. Lesson learned and I have been burned too many times.

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