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Ever wondered why those with ADHD often procrastinate? Is it because they are just not sure what to do or don't know what's important? Or maybe they haven't considered the rewards versus regrets. In our featured article, ADD Crusher Alan Brown discusses what he calls three brain hacks and shares insights gained from three experts on beating procrastination. Read our featured article, titled "Top 3 Procrastination Brain Hacks from 3 Top Experts.

"Procrastination. We all know how much we ADHDers are doing it...and we all know the costs, the aggravations of procrastination. (Someone might be yelling at you right now cuz something hasn't gotten done yet! Or maybe that unpaid parking ticket is just a few days from morphing into a brief jail term!)"  Read more....

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ADHD and Dyslexia: Coexisting Conditions and Their Impact 
Got ADHD? There's a 50-60% chance you've got a learning disability! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Roberto Olivardia, an expert on coexisting conditions and ADHD. Our topic? ADHD and dyslexia, having both conditions, their treatment and impact on each other. If you struggle to read, you don't want to miss this show.
Coaching ADHD Kids Using Digby and Magic Tricks
Coaching ADHD kids with different brain wiring requires creativity. Everyone talks about it, but nobody ever demonstrates it so that you understand what it looks like. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, Caroline McGuire ( and Diane McLean ( share stories of how to use the house's best friend, the dog, and magic tricks to help kids learn how to manage distraction and self-regulate. If you've got ADHD kids and are looking for fun ways to coach them, you won't want to miss this show.

ADHD Kids: Struggling with Social Cues and Clues
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder impacts executive functioning and presents challenges for many with ADHD, especially children. In this episode, Caroline Maguire (, author of the book "Why Will No One Play with Me?" talks about what she means by social issues, how they manifest, and what the key executive functioning skills are that need to be worked on to help improve things and create more positive experiences. If you have ADHD or are a parent of an ADHD child and struggle with social cues or social clues, this is a show you won't want to miss.

ADHD Stimulant Sharing in College: Oops!
Got an ADHD adolescent or young adult off to college? Do they take stimulant medications? Should they be careful about who they share their diagnosis with and that they are taking stimulants? You bet they should. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview the mother of an ADHD adolescent who survived the ordeal of his life after making what seemed like a simple disclosure. If you have an ADHD teen who takes stimulants and is already in or going off to college, this is a show you can't miss.

ADHD Family Coaching Past, Present, and Future
ADHD coaching is not just for individuals anymore. In this episode, we interview Dr. Edward Hallowell ( and talk about how ADHD coaching has evolved to coaching the family. Dr. Hallowell wrote Driven to Distraction and created the first mention in print of ADHD coaching. We talk about the early days of coaching and what it looks like today. If you are a parent managing ADHD, you will not want to miss this show.

Launching ADHD College Kids Completely Differently
A lot is written on launching kids with ADHD into college successfully. Much of it centers around the need for organization, time management, and executive functioning. What's obvious is that, if it's something they could easily do, they would have done it already. What's more, many kids at this age don't want to seek help. Host ADHD and attention coach, Jeff Copper (, and co-host Caroline Maguire ( discuss a different way of launching ADHD kids into college intended to change their frame of reference in a way that is different from traditional efforts so they may be more motivated and actually seek help. In simplistic terms, it's focusing conversations on what it's going to be like to move back in with their parents for the rest of their lives. The goal of this show isn't necessarily to solve the problem, but to help you think differently and show how you can work with your ADHD teens to motivate them to move forward.

Registering for College Classes with ADHD
Success for those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is often determined by very small things, but the big things make a big difference. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Romaney Berson ( who shares ahas, tips, and insights every college student with ADHD should know before college registration. Her insight will surprise you and it is rarely shared by the so-called professionals. If you have ADHD and are headed to or returning to college, or are a parent of an ADHD college student, this is a show you won't want to miss.

ADHD Exercises to Teach Social Skills
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder kids often struggle with social skills. The question is how do we help kids develop awareness and the skills to adapt to the crowd.  Caroline Maguire ( and Jeff Copper ( share fundamental attention exercises to help ADHD kids learn, adapt, and progress on this challenging topic. If your child struggles with social skills, this is the show you don't want to miss.

ADHD and Teen Driving: What a Parent Should Know
When it comes to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and teen driving, the statistics are clear. Those with ADHD are at a much higher risk to get a traffic ticket or be in an accident. While we know there's an increased risk, what's a parent to do? In this episode, we interview Ann Shanahan and Gayle Sweeney around what the Edge Foundation ( is doing to educate drivers and instructors to teach and inform teens with ADHD how to drive safer. In our interview, we discuss key things that parents can do both with regard to vehicle purchases and driver's education that will help increase your probabilities of keeping your teen safe at home. If you're a parent with an ADHD teen about to drive or are driving, this is a show you won't want to miss.

ADHD Parents and Brainstorming, a Powerful Tool
Those with ADHD are neuro-atypical and thus the traditional solutions don't necessarily work. In order to find atypical solutions, often a parent needs to brainstorm. All too often this is done the wrong way and, over a period of time, with negative results and parents don't use this valuable tool. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( and ADHD parent coach Caroline Maguire ( talk about the power of brainstorming, how to do it, what to look for, how to avoid the pitfalls, and how to use it to find solutions that are not so obvious. If the obvious solutions in the self-help section of the bookstore aren't working, this is a show you can't miss.

ADHD Tools to Solve Social Problems
Helping ADHD kids with social skills issues is complicated. What If every social issue for an ADHD person is only that it is just a social skills problem to be solved? No matter what the issue is... from an ADHD teenager who is struggling to fit in to a child who can't self-regulate with his peers or a child who is overly upset compared to the size of the problem... what if the answer is social problem solving? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, guest host Caroline Maguire ( interviews social skills expert Beckham Linton, SLP (, about how to teach social problem solving to any ADHD child or teen. If your child struggles socially, don't miss the social problem solving equation.

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ADHD Tip: Prepare or Improve? That Is the Question
A teacher or consultant sets the agenda; life coaches rely on the client to set the agenda. The former needs to prepare; the latter improvises. In the end, both move you forward in an organized fashion. In this video, ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper ( talks about improvisation and how those with ADHD can use it to be organized. If you struggle with disorganization, improvisation is something to consider.

ADHD Teacher Insights
ADHD kids all learn differently. Where do you find clever ways to help those with ADHD who have different processing styles? Right here. Watch Caroline Maguire (  as she interviews Brendan Mahan ( If you could use some  new ideas, don't miss this video.

Is Treating the ADHD Label Effective?
The question of the day... does an ADHD diagnosis create an obstruction to finding solutions that work?  In this video Jeff Copper ( looks at the nature of labels and how they limit our ability to see how things might be different, which could impact your ability to find what works for you. 

Impact of Working Memory on ADHD
Those with attention deficit disorder know what they are supposed to do. The challenge is in executing.  In this video ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews world renowned ADHD expert Dr. Russell Barkley ( on the impact of working memory challenges for those with ADHD and a discussion of what works.
ADHD Tips: Hiring an ADHD Coach
Are you considering looking into or hiring an ADHD coach? In this episode of Attention Talk Video, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( makes a distinction on the two different kinds of coaching. If you are looking into coaching, this is a must-watch video.

ADHD Tip: Use Symbols as Labels
Impulsivity and distractibility can obstruct attention. In this video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper shares an ADHD labeling tip. He illustrates how symbols communicate faster than the written word, making it easier for those with ADHD to consume information. Got ADHD? Watch this video.

ADHD Tip: Time Management Attention Exercises
Many of those who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are time blind. In this episode of Attention Talk Video, ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( ) shares a simple attention exercise that many people with ADHD find useful. If you struggle with time, check out this video.

Parent Tip: Instructing ADHD Kids
The automatic brain's response when kids do something they shouldn't do is to tell them what not to do. In this video, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper asks parents to use their executive functioning brain to override their impulsive brain when instructing their ADHD kids. In doing so, the parent will experience how effortful it is for them and their ADHD child to regulate behavior and emotions.

ADHD Parent Tip: Ponder before You Proceed with Punishment
Are you an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder parent? Have you ever thought of the consequences around imposing and policing consequences you impose on your ADHD teen? In this video ADHD coach Jeff Copper ( shares an insight on ADHD parenting and challenges you as the parent to better self-regulate when helping your ADHD teen self-regulate.

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