Ask the Expert: Video Games, Screens and ADHD—A Potent Mix
Original Air Date November 15, 2018 | 2 p.m. ET
Randy Kulman PhD
Looking for more information about apps and how technology could be helpful for your child—and when too much is too much?
This special webinar looks at how children and young people use technology and what that means when they also have ADHD. While there are many helpful apps for children and families, sometimes choices can be overwhelming when deciding how best to use technology at home.
We will discuss:
- Understanding the potential of screen-based technologies for ADHD
- Recognizing the risks of too much screen time for kids and adults with ADHD
- How to choose and use technology to help kids and adults with ADHD
Our expert will include examples of how to apply this information and be followed by a question and answer session.
Randy Kulman, PhD, is the founder and president of LearningWorks for Kids, an educational technology company that specializes in using video games to teach executive-functioning and academic skills. For the past 30 years, Dr. Kulman has also been the clinical director and president of South County Child and Family Consultants, a private practice that specializes in the assessment of children with learning disorders and attention difficulties.
Additionally, Dr. Kulman is the author of numerous essays and book chapters on the use of digital technologies for improving executive-functioning skills in children. His current research projects include the development of a parent and teacher scale for assessing executive-functioning skills in children and a large survey study examining how children with ADHD and Autism use popular video games and apps. He is an adviser and occasional writer for Commonsensemedia.org, and Toca Boca. He is the author of two books; Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions and Playing Smarter in a Digital World.