The Executive Function Podcast

“If growth mindset gives the vision, then executive function paves the way!” —Sarah Kesty, Educator, Author   The brainchild of educator and author Sarah Kesty, The Executive Function Podcast provides a range of tools, strategies, and resources designed to improve the lives of children, families, and young adults affected by ADHD, executive function challenges, and…

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Sometimes Invisible

How to Spot ADHD without Hyperactivity

How to Spot ADHD without Hyperactivity Natalie was sitting in her classroom chair listening to her teacher, but then she started thinking about her upcoming playdate. Then she noticed that the girl in front of her had a label sticking out. Then she looked out the window to see a squirrel scurrying up a tree.…

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Think You Can Spot ADHD in Your Classroom?

A challenge for teachers (and parents): Test your knowledge of ADHD, and then read this article to learn which answers you got right.

Teachers (and parents): Test your knowledge of ADHD. Then read this article to learn which ones you got right. Medication for ADHD should be taken only as a last resort.   True      False Boys always have the hyperactive type of ADHD.   True      False We all have a bit of ADHD so it is not a serious problem.   True      False…

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Healthcare Disparities and ADHD

While ADHD is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disabilities, many individuals are faced with difficulties in accessing appropriate diagnostic and treatment services. Accurate diagnosis and treatment of ADHD can be challenging due to co-occurring conditions or behavioral problems, as well as inconsistencies in reported ADHD symptoms across different settings. Disparities in ADHD diagnosis and…

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Will ADHD Symptoms Improve with Marijuana Use?

Marijuana

  https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/vxgcat/Will_ADHD_Symptoms_Improve_with_Marijuana_Use_EDajdxt.mp3 Listen to the full recording.   People reporT THAt MARIJUANA USE helps to improve their ADHD symptoms. But does it really help, or does it mask a person’s ability to care about their problems rather than work to solve them? What are the benefits and downsides to using marijuana if you have ADHD?…

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DB-IOP: Hope for Families in Crisis

Attention Magazine June 2022

As ADHD experts are well awarE, SOME FAMILIES CONFRONT daily life challenges that extend well beyond the ADHD spectrum. These challenges can be of such magnitude that children who struggle with unsafe disruptive behaviors may find themselves hospitalized more than once, with some eventually referred to residential care. Worse yet, some of these families live far…

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Maintaining Friendships

Social Guidance for Adults with ADHD Maintaining friendships can be a struggle for those with ADHD, but positive relationships are important. Without them, we can feel isolated and alone. With them, we feel connected and valued. How can ADHD negatively affect social relationships? Recently, the headline on a news site listed the five best ways…

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Stimming and Fidgeting to Calm and Focus

Stimming and Fidgeting to Calm and Focus

Maybe you’ve lost count of the times you’ve told your child to stop biting their nails, bouncing their legs, or twirling their hair. What seems like annoying behavior may actually serve a purpose, like helping your child to self-soothe or increase focus. “I don’t even realize I’m doing it,” says an adult who has ADHD…

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Teens, ADHD, and Driving

Teens, ADHD, and Driving

Teens with ADHD are more likely to have traffic stops with police than their neurotypical friends, and sometimes those stops escalate and result in detention at the police station. The best time to prepare yourself and your teen for this is before it happens. Begin by understanding that your teen’s behavior can be “caused by…

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Executive Function Issues and ADHD

Executive Function Issues and ADHD

ARE THEY MORE LIKE TWINS OR COUSINS? Jack is a twenty-eight-year-old man who has chronic issues with running late that date back to childhood. He also has difficulty keeping track of his schedule and tends to finish tasks at the last minute. Jack remembers having the same issues as far back as elementary school. Margaret…

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Inattentive ADHD in Boys

Inattentive ADHD in Boys

What comes to mind when you think of a boy with ADHD? One who is impulsive, blurts out answers in school, fidgets, and seems to be in constant motion? This was my viewpoint, until my son was diagnosed with inattentive ADHD. Parenting a child with this type of ADHD forced me to change my perception…

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