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Do you have low ADHD traits or high ADHD traits? Do you know the difference? Research seems to indicate that, just because high ADHD traits may be inherited, it does not necessarily mean that environmental interventions are not effective as a treatment. Ongoing research is quite interesting in that identifying positive or protective environments may provide clues for interventions that may prevent individuals from developing ADHD in the first place. Our feature article this month discusses the topic and how a shared environment among family members may influence siblings to have similar traits. Learn more in the article titled "The Other Side of ADHD" by Corina Greven. CLICK HERE
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ADHD and Concussion
Are those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder more prone to concussions? Is a concussion more impairing for those with ADHD? Find out more as host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews Dr. David A. Baron, professor of psychiatry and neurosurgery at Keck Medical School of USC. The interview promises to be insightful not only for ADHD athletes, but also for coaches, parents, and others connected to the ADHD community.

ADHD Wears Bifocals, Too!
Do you grow out of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Not! In this interview ADHD coach Jeff Copper Interviews ADHD coach Linda Roggli ( around current research on hormones, cognition, and aging. Linda distinguishes the difference between A-D-H-D and A-G-E. If this has aroused your curiosity, be sure to listen to what promises to be an insightful show.

ADHD and the Value of Daily Attention Exercises
If athletes, musicians, and students use exercises to practice, to make a habit, to develop skills to perform, why shouldn't those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder engage in exercises to practice self-regulation skills to help them perform and attain a more positive attitude? In this episode attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews one of his favorite guests, Dr. David Nowell (, on what they both have learned about attention, the notion of daily attention exercises, and their experiences using attention exercise to help individuals observe attention and build self-regulation skills. This is a great topic, a great guest, and promises to be an insightful show

The Impact of Perfume and Petroleum on ADHD
What we know about ADHD is that it is an executive functioning issue, which is a challenge of self-regulation. Add puberty and hormonal changes to the mix and the dynamic gets very complex. The ability to concentrate, focus, and self-regulate gets more difficult. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we talk with Elaine Taylor-Klaus ( about the real difficulties, intricacies, and challenges, as well as the art of parenting a child with ADHD through puberty. If you are about ready to pull out your hair, this is a show you won't want to miss.

ADHD and Minding Your Manners
Research is revealing how ADHD is more of a self-regulation issue and not so much a deficit of attention. If that is true, is the process of learning to mind your manners actually a form of attention exercises designed to help kids develop self-regulation skills? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Ari Tuckman ( about the byproduct of holding a chair for a woman to sit, minding your elders, waiting to eat until everyone at the table is seated, and waiting your turn, all as behavioral and attention exercises that help those with ADHD build self-regulation skills. If our show title speaks to you, then your values are aligned and this is a show you won't want to miss.

ADHD and Mental Clutter: Organizing Your Mind
When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Attention Talk Radio is all about paying attention to what is and is not being paid attention to. In this episode we pay attention to organization. What is obvious for most is that those with ADHD struggle with organization, and their strategies center around external tools. What few individuals pay attention to is how they process things differently and the impact of mental clutter or mental disorganization on their external organizational systems. With us for the interview is Leslie Josel (, academic life coach. If you struggle with ADHD and getting organized, I can promise you this is an interview you won't want to miss.
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Videos Released Since Our Last Newsletter

ADHD Parent Tip: You Can Count on Me
Awareness, repetition, and clarity are powerful tools for those with ADHD. In this interview, ADHD coach Jeff Copper and ADHD parent coach Elaine Taylor-Klaus ( discuss the advantages of a designed alliance using a simple attention tool. 
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ADHD Parent Tip: Naughty Versus Neurological
Is ADHD behavior naughty or neurological? In this interview, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews ADHD parent coach Elaine Taylor-Klaus ( on the topic as a filter, a tip, and a look at reality. 

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ADHD and Unfinished Projects: An Observation
You have ADHD and love to learn. Could it be that all your unfinished projects are actually completed? In this video, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( shares an obvious observation he has had with dozens he has coached that will surprise you and explain why many with ADHD have more finished projects than they think.
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ADHD: An Aha about Motivation
Whether you have ADHD or not, there are only two things that spark motivation and both are selfish. That is right, it's all about you. In this video, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( shares insights and a mindset that will help you see the blinding flash of the obvious and recognize motivation, passions, and more. If you want to understand more about motivation, this is a video you don't want to miss.
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ADHD & Motivation: What People Don't Get
Question! Do those with ADHD lack motivation? The answer is no! In this video, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( proves those with ADHD are as motivated as anyone else, and seeing the evidence only requires basic observation skills. If you question ADHD and motivation, watch this video for the cold, hard facts. 
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ADHD Relationship Tool: Verbal Cues
deficit hyperactivity disorder people struggle with self-regulation, which can manifest negatively in relationships. In this video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews ADHD relationship consultant Melissa Orlov ( on how to use verbal cues to self-regulate, to help your partner self-regulate, or to use as a key in social situations. If you have ADHD and are in a relationship, this is a video for you. 
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