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Attention Magazine February 2024

Mindfulness for Adult ADHD

Mark Katz, PhD

PROMISING PRACTICES




Always Have an Exit Plan

Caroline Maguire, MEd, ACCG, PCC

CONNECTION MATTERS




Physical Exercise, ADHD Symptoms, and Mental Health

Ivy Debinski and Yuanyuan Jiang, PhD, CPsych

RESEARCH BRIEFS




ADHD: Music to My Ears

Steven Sharp Nelson

At ADHD2023, the world renowned musician and content creator shared his ADHD-powered journey through storytelling and song. Here is an excerpt from his memorable presentation.




Midyear Reboot: Five Strategies for Building Effective Habits in Children and Teens

Sharon Saline, PsyD PsyD

Part of parenting is helping children develop good habits and break ineffective ones. At the midpoint of the school year, make sure they pivot toward success.




How to Improve the Educational Experience of Black Students with ADHD

Joy Banks, PhD, interviewed by Rachel James, MSLIS

Schools can help to create environments where all students—of differing abilities, racial and cultural backgrounds, languages, and perspectives—can thrive.




Coaching Kids with ADHD in Sports

Carey Heller, PsyD

Coaches and parents can make a huge difference for children facing ADHD-related challenges during sport activities.




Time Unbound: Managing Time Blindness at Work

Adam Ly, MScOT

Viewed from a neurodiversity-affirming perspective, consistent time-related struggles are a sensory difference that can be appropriately supported, managed, and accepted by everyone involved.




Can I Have a Do-Over? Motherhood and ADHD

Jane Indergaard, DNP, RN

What’s it like to do “adulting” and “parenting” when you’re a woman with ADHD? Reflections of a mom from the empty nest.




ADHD and Relationships: When Love Gets Lost in Translation

Anita Robertson, LCSW

While there are great interventions that help many partners go from fighting to flourishing, some include features that can be harmful if not adapted for ADHD and executive function challenges.




Reignite Your Resolutions: Two ADHD-Friendly Ways to Get Back to Your Goals

Marcy Caldwell, PsyD

Resolutions are so appealing at first but so hard to hold onto. Want this year to be different?