“New Digital Therapeutics for ADHD in Children” [Video Replay & Podcast #434]

Access the video replay, listen to the podcast episode (#434), download the slide presentation, and learn how to get a certificate of attendance for this ADHD Experts webinar originally broadcast on December 8, 2022.

Episode Description

Innovative treatments for ADHD are few and far between. Current approaches are generally limited to medication, behavioral management, educational support, and therapy. Only in the past few years have new options, built on the use of technology as adjunctive treatment, emerged as a potential intervention.

Dozens of new tools — variously referred to as digital therapeutics, neurotechnologies, and digital medicine — are now being developed and marketed. But what do we know about how they work, who they help, and whether they are effective?

Because digital therapeutics are new “technologies,” some people may expect them to work miracles. But experience with these novel interventions suggests they are best viewed as adjunctive treatments for ADHD. Parents, clinicians, coaches, and physicians have limited information about how these tools work, and some may question whether they are suitable for their children or patients.

In this webinar, Dr. Randy Kulman will define digital therapeutics, neurotechnologies, and digital medicines. He will describe brain training and innovative technologies that use video games, apps, and virtual reality to treat ADHD. He will examine the availability of these tools as well as the pros and cons of neurotechnology as an ADHD treatment.

In this webinar parents, caregivers, and professionals will learn:

  • The types of digital therapeutics being used for treating ADHD
  • Why digital therapeutics offer a potentially powerful treatment for ADHD
  • Strategies to choose a technology that can be applied to specific symptoms of ADHD
  • How to use traditional ADHD interventions in conjunction with digital therapeutics

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Meet the Expert Speaker:

Randy Kulman, Ph.D., is the founder of LearningWorks for Kids, an educational technology company that specializes in using video games to teach executive functioning and academic skills. He conducts neuropsychological evaluations of children with executive functioning and attention difficulties at South County Child and Family Consultants. His latest project is LW4K LIVE, a live, online, small-group executive function tutoring program that uses games such as Minecraft and Roblox to practice and improve executive functions.

Additionally, Dr. Kulman is the author of numerous essays and book chapters on the use of digital technologies for improving executive functioning skills in children. His current research projects include a study of the use of Minecraft for improving executive functioning skills and an investigation of the effectiveness of commercial neurotechnologies for treating ADHD and emotional regulation disorders. He serves on advisory boards for the Boston Celtics and ADDitude Magazine. He is an occasional writer for Psychology Today, ADDitude Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Commonsensemedia.org. He is the author of three books; Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions,  Playing Smarter in a Digital World, and the recently published The Gaming Overload Workbook for Teens.  (#CommissionsEarned)

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