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    Dr. Brian Friedlander Assistive Technology for ADHD/LD

    Dr. Brian Friedlander Assistive Technology for ADHD/LD

    Have you ever tried to sort through programs and apps to find which one might help your child with ADHD and/or LD do better in school?

    Which ones are included in programs you probably have like MS Word or Google Docs?

    Are there others that aren’t too costly and have proven value?

    My guest this show is Dr. Brian Friedlander (http://assistivetek.blogspot.com), Associate Professor of Education at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. He teaches graduate programs in assistive technology (AT), has co-authored the book Engaging the Resistant Child Through Computers as well as several laminated reference guides to AT in a variety of formats. His blog can be found at assistivetek.blogspot.com. Join us for a whirlwind tour of AT for students with ADHD and LD challenges. Listen and Learn!

    For quick referral - here are some of the apps and programs suggested by Dr. Friedlander.

    Closing the gap: https://www.closingthegap.com/ (https://www.closingthegap.com/)
    Don Johnston: https://learningtools.donjohnston.com/support/product-resources/ (https://learningtools.donjohnston.com/support/product-resources/)
    Mathpad 2.0: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/mathpad/id435087400 (https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/mathpad/id435087400)
    Mathline Abacus: https://www.howbrite.com/ (https://www.howbrite.com/)

    • 32 min
    Girls and ADHD

    Girls and ADHD

    ADHD often shows up differently in girls than it does in boys. Usually. How? What factors indicate higher risk outcomes for girls? Consequences of undiagnosed ADHD in girls are much more severe overall, especially in teen years – cutting, depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, eating disorders. Higher risk for these are 4: Combined Type ADHD, impaired family dynamics, poor peer acceptance and past abuse -physical, sexual and/or emotional neglect.

    These topics I discussed with my guest today, Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco and Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley. He has written and co-authored numerous books, among them Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness in 2017 and The ADHD Explosion in 2014 with Richard Sheffler. He directs the Berkeley Girls with ADHD Longitudinal Study which began in 2003 and continues. His website is www.stephenhinshawauthor.com.
    Listen and learn!

    *** Stay tuned for the sequel, treatment – what helps and how.

    • 30 min
    Dr. David Anderson – ADHD Brain Differences

    Dr. David Anderson – ADHD Brain Differences

    “He disrupts the class, he argues with me, he breaks the rules at home and at school”. “I have to ask 3 times and she still forgets to do it”.

    Does that sound familiar?

    These are behaviors which result from the brain differences in people with ADHD. My guest today, Dr. David Anderson, specializes in helping families learn how to turn these behaviors around. As a clinical psychologist at ChildMind in NYC he teaches parents strategies they can use to reduce the stresses of living with ADHD-affected kids and to set their ADHD child(ren)on the path to success at home and in school. Listen and learn!

    Resources Dr. Anderson suggests for parents:
    The Everyday Parenting Toolkit by Alan Kazdin
    Managing ADHD in School (for teachers) by Russell Barkley PhD

    • 31 min
    Dr. Joel Nigg – Sleep and the ADHD Brain

    Dr. Joel Nigg – Sleep and the ADHD Brain

    Sleep is the most important of all life rhythms. Your brain is not turned off and resting during sleep, it is putting information into long-term memory so that learning becomes knowledge, it is “defragging the disk” clearing out leftover bits of metabolic processes so neural networks don’t get clogged up, it is working all the time 24/7/365 (more in leap years). My guest is Dr. Joel Nigg, a Professor at the Oregon Health Sciences University and Director of the Division of Psychology, researcher and author in the ADHD arena, and an expert in many aspects of ADHD. His latest book Getting Ahead of ADHD is an up-to-date summary of knowledge in all areas of ADHD including exercise, diet, sleep, video games and toxins/pollutants. It addresses many issues including new treatments using technology and behavioral methodologies. Getting to bed and getting good quality sleep is crucial for us ADHDers, and a major challenge in this day and age. Join us to learn how to do it – Listen and learn! (and then sleep on it so you know how to do it )

    • 31 min
    How to motivate your ADHD child (without using screen time!)

    How to motivate your ADHD child (without using screen time!)

    “It’s too hard!” “Why do I have to do this stupid book report? It’s dumb!”

    “I finished it in school”…which you find out later is not the truth.

    Have you heard this before, or something like it? Frustrating to say the least! For you, the teacher(s) and your child. My show today is about how to change the repeated failures into repeated successes.

    Dr. Jerome Schultz is a neuropsychologist of 38 years’ experience who has developed a simple technique to turn this around. Simple but it does take effort and practice to make it work. You can do it! We discuss what is “behind the curtain”, why kids evade homework and hate school, how the brain differences in ADHD are a setup for failure if not recognized and an approach that works to develop successes leading to a Growth Mindset.

    He outlines this approach in his book Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD & LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It. He spends 2 days a week in schools working with teachers and students, consults with School Districts in the Boston area, and he writes articles in ADDitude magazine (additudemag.com (http://additudemag.com)) and blogs for Understood which is now at u.org (http://u.org). He walks the talk! Check those out, but right now listen and learn!

    Follow Dr. Schultz on twitter @docschultz

     

     

    • 34 min
    Career Choices and ADHD

    Career Choices and ADHD

    How can someone with ADHD figure out what career to pursue?
    What if I don’t like what I chose in college? Where can I get some practical experience and discover my true interests? I have many interests, do I have to choose just one and leave the others behind? In this show my guest Rick Green and I discuss these questions and more.

    Rick is the creative mind behind TotallyADD.com, which has grown from their first video/documentary “ADD and Loving It?!” in 2010 to many more documentary-style shows addressing all aspects of ADHD.   He and a colleague in the comedy business started the TV show “The Red Green Show” which ran for 12 seasons on Canadian TV and can still be seen in syndication on many PBS stations in the US. His college degree is in Physics. Following one’s passions and interests can result in a career vastly different than the college degree, as Rick and so many others have found.

    First step?  Accept your ADHD, don’t fight it. Then learn to know your strengths and play to those. Develop your interests, meet your challenge areas with support systems and strategies, and be open to whatever comes along. You can have a rewarding career and life while using your ADHD as an advantage. Listen, and learn!

     

    • 31 min

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