The Impact of Screen Time on Neurodivergent KidsAsk The Expert
Original Air Date June 1, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Randy Kulman PhD
This webinar examines the benefits and risks of digital play and video games for neurodivergent kids. It will focus on children diagnosed with ADHD, ASD, and LD. A clinical psychologist will briefly examine basic research on how kids learn from screens and concerns such as addiction and the impact of screen time on mood. He will provide specific recommendations on how to make screen time more productive, how to choose games and technology that can help neurodivergent kids, how to balance screen time with other activities, and how to set effective limits.
Bio: 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, a live, online, small-group executive function tutoring program that uses games such as Minecraft and Roblox to practice and improve executive functions.
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 a study of the use of Minecraft for improving executive functioning skills and an investigation of the effectiveness of commercial neurotechnologies for treating ADHD and emotional regulation disorders. He serves on advisory boards for the Boston Celtics and ADDitude magazine. He occasionally writes for Psychology Today, ADDitude Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine, and Commonsensemedia.org. He is the author of three books; Train Your Brain for Success: A Teenager’s Guide to Executive Functions, Playing Smarter in a Digital World, and the recently published, The Gaming Overload Workbook for Teens.