You have questions about ADHD, our experts have answers. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and also known as ADD) is a complex and often misunderstood learning difference. In this 60-minute panel, our experts weigh in on your most pressing ADHD questions.
Our expert panel includes Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D., consulting psychologist for Understood, and Ellen Galinsky, cofounder of Families and Work Institute and a child development researcher. The discussion was moderated by Andrea Davis Pinkney, best-selling children’s author.
Below are some ADHD topics covered by our panelists, along with time stamps.
04: 27 What is the biggest change in the way brain researchers are thinking about ADHD?
07: 04 What are some ADHD misconceptions?
08: 18 What is the connection between ADHD and executive function?
09: 42 Does everyone have a little ADHD?
13: 48 The central mystery of ADHD
14: 36 Why can a child with ADHD focus on video games, but not homework?
16: 48 Schools should build on passions and interests
17: 24 Why passion matters for people with ADHD
18: 50 How do we teach kids essential life skills, like focus and self-control?
19: 48 The marshmallow test and executive function skills
23: 56 “Mind in the Making” ADHD strategies
24: 55 How to help kids with ADHD succeed in school
26: 30 “Scaffolding” to help kids succeed
28: 00 Successful people with ADHD
28: 20 ADHD runs in families and is related to brain chemistry
31: 00 Information on ADHD medication
33: 17 ADHD, sleep, exercise and nutrition
34: 20 The need for training on ADHD for parents, doctors and educators
35: 20 How to help parents who are stressed out
37: 40 When families disagree about ADHD
38: 29 How do you help a child who is struggling emotionally?
41: 03 How do I manage kids’ screen time?
43: 04 Are kids with ADHD more prone to depression and anxiety?
44: 21 Are there certain careers that people with ADHD are better at?
46: 00 Are there life skills that kids with ADHD need to excel at?
47: 16 What’s the best way to describe an ADHD diagnosis to a middle-schooler?
50: 39 What strategies and tactics can we teach our kids to be ready to go out on their own?
55: 15 What is the future for ADHD and executive function?
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