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Ask the Expert chat transcripts, webinars and webcasts address many topics of interest to parents of children with ADHD and adults with ADHD. Please feel free to download the chat transcripts or view the online webcast recordings by clicking on the individual topics.

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The Choice is in the Details: Medication Options for ADHD The Choice is in the Details: Medication Options for ADHD

Medication is a proven treatment for ADHD. It can improve attention span and decrease distractibility and overactivity. These sypmtoms can improve in over 80-90% of children and adolescents, and at least 70% of adults with ADHD. While medication is effective for many people, how do you know if it is right for you or your child? This webinar will discuss ADHD medication choices including the difference between stimulants and non-stimulants. Also, you will learn how medications work, the benefits, and potential side effects.
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Make Learning Exciting: Apps for Executive Functioning Make Learning Exciting: Apps for Executive Functioning
Stacy Driscoll, M.Ed, ATP
Teachers can use assistive Technology, like apps, to help students manage challenges associated with ADHD and executive functioning. You will learn about a variety of exciting apps to assist with executive functioning tasks. You will leave this webinar ready to use apps of your choice to best meet the needs of students in your classroom.
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Project-Based Learning and ADHD Project-Based Learning and ADHD
Susan Kologi, PhD
Join us as we discuss project-based learning (PBL). PBL is an alternative to lectures and allows students to be active in their learning. It often involves students being curious and creative in completing a project and can require higher energy levels. Discuss the characteristics and process for implementing PBL in your classroom and how to support students with ADHD in this different learning environment.
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Behavioral Therapy: What it is and finding a therapist Behavioral Therapy: What it is and finding a therapist
John Barton, Ph.D, ABPP
Do you have a child or adolescent with ADHD? Are you seeking treatment and don’t know where to start? Behaviorally oriented psychosocial treatments—also called behavior therapy or behavior modification--is a critical part of treatment for ADHD in children and adolescents. Learn how to identify behavioral therapy, what to look for in a therapist, and the steps to find a behavioral therapist.
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Teaching Grit, Perseverance and Frustration Tolerance To Students with ADHD Teaching Grit, Perseverance and Frustration Tolerance To Students with ADHD
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M, ACAC
In this webinar, you will learn strategies to build on students’ strengths, praise with impact and teach self-motivation. Teaching these and other social emotional learning tools will allow you to help students develop their ability to sustain their focus, manage their frustration, and persevere to achieve their goals.
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How to Maximize the Benefits of Screen Time for Children with ADHD How to Maximize the Benefits of Screen Time for Children with ADHD
Randy Kulman, PhD
Does your child spend hours of time online playing games or socializing with friends? Digital play is any activity that uses technology. From Minecraft, to Facebook, to texting friends children and teens spend a lot of time in front of a screen, which can be a huge concern for parents. Learn how to make technology and screen time work for you and your child.
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Improve Homework Time with Strategies That Work For ADHD Improve Homework Time with Strategies That Work For ADHD
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M, ACAC
This presentation will look at the challenges that children and parents face in managing homework. Discover strategies that work allowing you to reduce the daily stress of homework battles.
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5 Ways Nutrition Can Impact ADHD Symptoms 5 Ways Nutrition Can Impact ADHD Symptoms
Laura Stevens, M.S.
A healthy diet can provide an effective complementary approach to alleviating some symptoms of ADHD. Learn about five adjustments to your diet that may affect ADHD symptoms. Create a plan for where to start when making changes and how to track if they are working.
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Is My High School Student Ready for College? (And Is My College Student Ready to Go Back?) Is My High School Student Ready for College? (And Is My College Student Ready to Go Back?)
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
In this webinar learn how students can show their parents that they are ready for college. We will explore different situations such as handling their own medication. We will also discuss options for students who are not yet ready. Both parents of students preparing for college and parents of college students on a break will gain strategies to move forward.
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Tourette Syndrome and ADHD: Starting a New Year with Health, School and Home supports Tourette Syndrome and ADHD: Starting a New Year with Health, School and Home supports
Barbara Coffey, MD , Kathy Giordano , Pamela Malley, MA, CCC-SLP
Tourette Syndrome have ADHD frequently co-occur, which compounds the issues children face with medical treatment, school and home supports. You will hear about the top five things to ask or talk to your doctor about, specific issues to discuss with your child’s school, and ways to support your child at home. This webinar, offered in partnership with the Tourette Association of America will leave you with a new perspective on how to best support your child with Tourette Syndrome and ADHD.
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