Webinars & Podcasts

“How Music Sparks, Soothes, and Optimizes the ADHD Brain in Children” [Video Replay & Podcast #335]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#335), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on December 2, 2020.

Episode Description

Music lights up the ADHD brain. Research shows that rhythm, melody, and tempo activate attention and focus. Moving to music helps organize the brain. Playing music can enhance sustained attention, impulse control, decision-making and planning, not to mention boosting self-esteem. Active music making engages the whole brain.

Here, learn the most effective ways parents can use music to help their child learn more at school, improve self-confidence, and achieve life goals. Listen and learn from Patti Catalano, MM, MT-BC, about: 

  • The latest research on how music benefits the ADHD brain
  • How music can help your child overcome ADHD-related challenges
  • How to create a music library that sparks and/or soothes your child’s brain
  • Resources for finding music therapists who will work with your child’s learning style

Watch the Video Replay

Enter your email address in the box above labeled “Video Replay + Slide Access” to watch the video replay (closed captions available) and download the slide presentation.

Download or Stream the Podcast Audio

Click the play button below to listen to this episode directly in your browser, click the  symbol to download to listen later, or open in your podcasts app: Apple Podcasts; Google Podcasts; Stitcher; Spotify; iHeartRADIO.

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Obtain a Certificate of Attendance

If you attended the live webinar on December 2, 2020, 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

Patti Catalano, MM, MT-BC, is a board–certified music therapist. Her experience includes music therapy with children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, children with autism, early intervention, older adults and geriatrics, adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia, pain management and oncology, and individuals with a variety of learning styles. | See expert’s full bio »


Listener Testimonials

  • “As a mom, musician, licensed educator, BCBA, LABA and overall lover of music, this was one of the most applicable webinars for people with ADD/ADHD (and all people!)”
  • “This was an excellent introduction to the value of music for all learners, all people, all ages, of music as an “organizing” force.”
  • “Great webinar! Both of my kids (now 12 & 16) are living examples of the benefits of music, especially in busy youngsters.”

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