The Impact of Screen Time on Neurodivergent Kids

Featuring Randy Kulman, PhD


What are the benefits and risks of digital play and video games for neurodivergent kids? Clinical psychologist Randy Kulman focuses on children diagnosed with ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, and learning disabilities, sharing research on how kids learn from screens and concerns such as addiction and the effect on mood. He provides specific recommendations on making screen time more productive, choosing games and technology that can help neurodivergent kids, balancing screen time with other activities, and setting effective limits.

Randy Kulman, PhD, 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, an online, small-group executive function tutoring program that uses games such as Minecraft and Roblox to practice and improve executive functioning.