“Time to Unplug? How Screen Time Impacts the ADHD Brain” [Video Replay & Podcast #271]

In this hour long webinar on demand, learn about the positive and negative effects of screen use with David Anderson, Ph.D.

How much screen time is too much? Do certain types of screen use negatively affect mental health? And how can you effectively establish and enforce practical guidelines in your home? Parents have a lot of questions about screen time and mental health. When a child has ADHD, the considerations and challenges become more complicated for families trying to determine how much device usage is OK.

Research suggests that screen use has an acute impact on ADHD symptom severity at two distinct developmental stages — at younger ages, when kids are first being exposed to screens; and in the teen years, when screens become central to their social lives. Parents, educators, and policymakers must arm themselves with evidence-based research and actionable strategies in order to effectively manage screen time at home and in school.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The latest research on the positive and negative effects of screen use on child and adolescent mental health
  • How screen-related behaviors can interact with symptoms of ADHD
  • Practical strategies and resources for managing ADHD symptoms in the digital world
  • Guidelines for healthy screen limits, and strategies for enforcing them

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More on Self Advocacy For Students, Family, and ADHD

This ADHD Experts webinar was first broadcast live on May 7, 2019. ADDitude thanks our sponsors for supporting our webinars. Sponsorship has no influence on speaker selection or webinar content.

Meet the Expert Speaker:

David Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Director of the ADHD & Behavior Disorders Center and the Senior Director of National Programs and Outreach at the Child Mind Institute. He specializes in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with ADHD, behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders. His expertise includes behavioral parent training, school-based consultation and behavioral support, and cognitive behavioral therapy. School-based programs directed by Dr. Anderson have provided workshops and services for more than 1,600 parents and nearly 5,000 educators, while also delivering interventions and social-emotional skill building groups for more than 10,000 students. Dr. Anderson frequently lectures and leads workshops for policymakers, parents, and educators, and he has contributed to media and mental health outreach efforts for organizations such as ABC, Time, CBS, Fox, NBC, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The New York Times, and NPR.

Listener Testimonials

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“This was excellent for me as a parent.”

“This speaker and his information were SO fantastic and validating! Thank you!!”

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