Archived Broadcasts
ADHD: Pretending to Be Normal
Wed, Dec 17, 2014, 8:00 PM
Linda Roggli, ADDivaAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder is challenging for many. There are times these individuals perform and times they under perform. The inconsistency leads many to doubt their abilities. They build barriers to hide, to protect themselves, and in some cases use different personas to hide in plain sight. In this episode, we talk with ADDiva Linda Roggli (www.addiva.net). Linda shares her combined experience as an individual and a coach and illuminates how many use personas like the "perfectionist," the "ditz," the "super hero," and others to deflect and protect. More importantly, she talks about the long-term effect of using such personas, how exhausting it is, and its impact on your inner self. If you identify with this or feel you masquerade in different ways so you won't be found out, then you can't miss this show!

ADHD, Lifestyle, and Weight Regulation
Wed, Dec 10, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Roberto OlivardiaImpulsivity, distractibility, procrastination, and self-regulation are all characteristics of ADHD that make it more difficult for those with ADHD to maintain healthy eating and a healthy weight. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Roberto Olivardia on the topic of regulating eating and weight when you have ADHD. If you need to adopt healthier eating habits and/or lose some weight and need some tips or strategies to help, mark your calendars and tune into this show!

ADHD in Retirement: Avoiding the Crash and Burn
Wed, Dec 3, 2014, 8:00 PM
Wilma FellmanBelieve it or not, some with ADHD get the opportunity to retire midlife; others get to retire even earlier; and then there is also regular retirement. While the word "retirement" conjures up thoughts of bliss and relaxation, but for many with ADHD it can be anything but! In this episode we interview ADHD career counselor Wilma Fellman about this chapter in life. More specifically, we talk about the challenges many of us with ADHD struggle with, the trouble spots, and the value of life planning. We also discuss the concepts of ADHD career counseling/coaching that can be effectively used to prevent the crash-and-burn later in life when there many chapters left to write. If you are thinking past the present and towards your next chapter of life, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD: Bullying - Putting the Stick Down
Mon, Nov. 24, 2014, 8:00 PM
Impact ADHD - Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane DempsterADHD and bullying are bad enough on their own, but together, they are negatively leveraged. In this episode we talk with Elaine Taylor-Klaus (www.impactadhd.com) on the topic of bullying. We'll address being bullied by others, but also being bullied by yourself and the need to put down the stick. If you or your children are impacted by bullying, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD and Technology: Task Automation vs. Task Management
Wed, Nov 19, 2014, 8:00 PM
Eric Tivers - ADHD reWiredGot ADHD? What is task automation and task management? Are they different or the same? What role do they play in building systems that work? How can a person with ADHD use this technology to their advantage? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio we interview ADHD professional and techno app junkie Eric Tivers (www.EricTivers.com or www.ADHDReWired.com) around these key concepts. If you have ADHD and are seduced by the lure of technology to help you get organized, you won't want to miss this show.
ADHD: Turning the Tide on Relationships and Intimacy
Wed, Nov 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Sarah Ferman & Dr. Robert WilfordMarriage and relationships are difficult to begin with. Adding kids doesn't make it any easier! But add ADHD to the relationship and… UGH! Often, romance and intimacy take a back seat when the business of the family becomes front and center, and the challenges of ADHD are magnified so that the relationship is stressed. In this episode, host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper talks to Dr. Sarah Ferman and Dr. Robert Wilford (www.adhdcouplessuccess.com) about the counterintuitive nature of getting relationships back on the right track, the importance of awareness and empathy, and their model for rebuilding and strengthening closeness, romance, and intimacy. If your ADHD relationship is on the rocks, you can't afford not to invest time in this show.
ADHD College Students Don't Want Help?
Wed, Nov 5, 2014, 8:00 PM
Theresa L. Maitland Ph.D.Parents want to help those with ADHD succeed in college. Colleges and universities want to help them succeed and provide services and accommodations, yet only about 20% of those with such disability actually participate in services. This is a shock to Jeff Copper, host of Attention Talk Radio. In this episode, he interviews Dr. Theresa Maitland around the startling research around this phenomenon and shares the thoughts and views of many other experts in the area as to why this is and what could be done about it. If your child is in high school or college and is impacted by ADHD, don't miss this show.
ADHD: What You Need to Know As You Collaborate with Your Prescriber
Wed, Oct 29, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Thomas E. BrownIn general, how much education does a physician or psychiatrist get in med school around ADHD? Is there an impact on ADHD by such levels of education? ADHD stimulant medications are Schedule II drugs. How does that affect those who prescribe ADHD stimulant medications? Why is education and being in touch with your expectations important when seeking a professional who will be prescribing stimulants? Answers to these questions and more when we interview clinical psychologist Dr. Thomas E. Brown (www.DrThomasEBrown.com). If you are seeking a prescriber or have not found the right prescriber for you, this show is a must for you.
Inattentive ADHD, or Sluggish Cognitive Tempo, Clarified
Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Russell BarkleyIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Russell Barkley (http://russellbarkley.org) around the research suggesting there is a new attentional disorder called sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT), also known as concentration deficit disorder (CDD). Dr. Barkley enlightens us on the disorder, how it differs from ADD, and how that many diagnosed with what DSM used to define as inattentive ADD might actually be SCT/CDD. This is important, as differences in diagnosis respond to very different treatments. If you have been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD or know somebody who is, this is interview could impact the treatment and support of the condition.
ADHD: Coping with Emotion Too Little or Too Much
Wed, Oct 15, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Thomas E. BrownEven though emotions are not a part of the diagnostic criteria for ADHD in the DSM-5, researchers agree that emotions are as much a part of ADHD as attention. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we are interviewing clinical psychologist Dr. Thomas E. Brown (www.drthomasebrown.com) around why those with ADHD struggle so much with emotions, the role emotions play in executive functioning, the impact of emotions on working memory, and how emotions impact the "Google" search function in our brain. We also ask him to specifically use the concept of erectile dysfunction as a metaphor to help understand the chemical dynamics of the brain. Dr. Brown is an ADHD thought leader. He is articulate and on point. The only reason to miss this show is if you are in crisis or someone in your family is giving birth! That's right. The content is that good!
Addiction and ADHD Stimulant Medication
Wed, Oct 8, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Anthony L. RostainThere are lots of questions, confusion, and demonization of ADHD stimulant medications in the context of addiction. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Anthony Rostain (https://www.med.upenn.edu/add/faculty_rostain.html) on the topic. He answers our questions on how addictive these drugs are or whether they are addictive at all. What should you be worried about? Are the medications physically addictive, or do people just get addicted because they rely on the drugs? All this and more in this episode. If you've got questions, and even education, this is a show you won't want to miss.
Celebrating 20 Years of ADHD Coaching with Dr. Ned Hallowell
Wed, Oct 1, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ned Hallowell & MCC David GiwercThe idea of ADHD coaching was first mentioned in the book Driven to Distraction coauthored by Dr. Ned Hallowell published in 1994. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Ned Hallowell (www.drhallowell.com) and Master Certified Coach David Giwerc (www.addca.com) in celebrating the 20-year anniversary of this historic event. Dr. Hallowell talks about how the reference came about, what his vision was at the time, and what he thought the future might bring. We also talk with master certified coach David Giwerc on what ADHD coaching is today, how it has evolved, and what the future looks like. If you are part of the ADHD community, you won't want to miss this show!
CHADD Conference: Sesame Street, Open-Wheel Racecar Drivers, and More
Wed, Sept 24, 2014, 8:00 PM
Michael MacKay, President, CHADDADHD conferences are about learning, connecting with your tribe, and having fun! That is right… FUN! Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) (www.chadd.org) is kicking things up a notch. Tune into this episode of Attention Talk Radio and hear featured speakers share insights on what they'll be talking about at the 2014 CHADD conference. Guests include Dr. Thomas Brown of Yale, Autumn Zitani of Sesame Street, Luca Forgeois, an 19-year-old open-wheel ADHD racecar driver, and Chris Dendy. We also talk to Michael MacKay, incoming board president, who shares his insights around the conference and the future of CHADD. If you are part of the ADHD community, listen to this show to learn about the CHADD conference and find out why you need to connect with your tribe in Chicago this November!
ADHD, Dopamine, Motivation, and CBT
Wed, Sept 17, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Russell RamsayMore and more researchers are looking at ADHD as an executive function issue. We've done several interviews around neurotransmitters and dopamine. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Russell Ramsay on the role dopamine plays in motivation and then deepen our discussion of it in the context of executive functions. From there, we talk about cognition and CBT as a useful ADHD treatment. If you're interested in learning more about motivation, ADHD, or treatments, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD: Interviewing ADHD Experts with Rick Green
Wed, Sept 10, 2014, 8:00 PM
Rick Green, Totally ADDIn this episode of Attention talk Radio, Jeff interviews Totally ADD's Rick Green (www.totallyadd.com) on the value of interviews as a research tool. Jeff and Rick share their unique education obtained interviewing ADHD experts over the years and how interviews can be used as a research tool; plus, the two will share a few unexpected insights. If you procrastinate doing research, want to gain insight on different ways to do research, or just want to learn more about ADHD, then you won't want to miss this show.
Crushing Your ADD: Stories behind the Scenes
Wed, Sept 3, 2014, 8:00 PM
Alan Brown, ADD CrusherThe key to ADHD is to keep your machine (your physical brain) and your mind (your thoughtful mindful brain) running efficiently and in harmony to achieve your mission. There is so much information out there about what to do to help your ADHD, but are you aware of things you do every day that might be getting in the way, disrupting the mind and the brain from working in harmony? Join us for an insightful interview with ADD Crusher™ Alan Brown (www.addcrusher.com) as he shares what he has learned not to do. If you've been focused on what to do but not making much progress, this show is one you won't want to miss.
ADHD: Sensitive to What is Right and Wrong
Wed, Aug 27, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanFor whatever reason, many of those with ADHD are particularly sensitive to what is right and what is wrong. Could it stem from emotional issues from childhood? Setbacks in one's personal life? Or are those with ADHD more about principles and values? In this episode, we have an open conversation with Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) about the notion of right and wrong and the sensitivities of those with ADHD around the topic. If you find yourself struggling in politics or over what is right and wrong, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD, Stimulants, Women in Midlife, and Hormones, Featuring the ADDiva
Wed, Aug 20, 2014, 8:00 PM
Linda Roggli, ADDivaDuring midlife a woman's estrogen levels diminish, unmasking often-hidden ADHD. What is the impact of taking hormones when this happens? And how does it impact ADHD? We interview ADDiva, Linda Roggli (www.addiva.net), on the topic. She shares her expertise, her experience coaching midlife ADHD women and her own personal story of menopause, hormones, and ADHD. If you are at "that certain age" or live with or love a woman who is, don't miss Linda Roggli's professional insight on this largely ignored topic.
ADHD, the Elderly, Their Issues, and a Call for Research
Wed, Aug 13, 2014, 8:00 PM
Gina PeraCan you believe there is virtually no research on ADHD and the elderly? Surely they must be impacted. We speculate that this population not only experiences the same issues as other ADHD adults, but possibly their challenges are worse. Join Jeff Copper and Gina Pera (www.adhdrollercoaster.com) in a conversation on the topic, speculating on the unique challenges this group faces and calling for more research and data. If you're elderly or have an elderly family member who exhibits symptoms of ADHD, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD, Awareness, and Inattentional Blindness
Wed, August 6, 2014, 8:00 PM
Daniel J. Simons, Ph.D.Attention and perception define our experience in life. They also define what we are and are not aware of. Question is… how aware are you of being unaware? Many researchers and professionals believe awareness or self-awareness is the key for those with ADHD to manage it. ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper believes the first step to managing awareness is to understand how unaware we really are because of "inattentional" blindness. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Daniel Simons (www.dansimons.com), psychologist and co-author of The Invisible Gorilla, a book that will open your mind to visual awareness. Dan is an expert in visual perception and attention and has mastered the art of putting people in an experience for them to witness how blind they are to the blinding flash of the obvious. If you have ADHD and want to more effectively manage your awareness, join us and learn just how unaware most of us really are.
Preparing Teens with ADHD/LD for College
Wed, July 30, 2014, 8:00 PM
Theresa L. Maitland Ph.D.Is your teen ready to launch? To head off to college? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Theresa Maitland, co-author of "Ready for Take-Off" around ADHD teens heading off to college. She shares the good, the bad, and the ugly along with some useful tips, lessons learned, and other tidbits every ADHD parent and teen needs to know. If you are impacted by anyone headed off to college, this is a show you don't want to miss.
ADHD, Gender Variance, Coming Out Versus Inviting In
Wed, July 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Michel FitosIs gender variance consistent between the population and the ADHD community, or is the frequency higher in one group over the other. Is there any difference in coming out or inviting in? What is the experience between an ADHD diagnosis and a gender-variant diagnosis? Are they different? Can a gender-variant individual find it easier to focus after starting hormone treatment? All this and more will be covered in this edition of Attention Talk Radio when we interview ADHD coach Michel Fitos (http://www.michelfitos.com), who is gender-variant. This is an interview we guarantee will open your mind.
ADHD: Attending to Process to Get Outcomes
Wed, July 16, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanThose with ADHD are not stupid. Their issue isn't knowing what to do; it's using the executive functioning brain to execute what they already know. If this is the case, why do so many people focus on goals and outcomes to help those with ADHD? Wouldn't it be better to help those with ADHD understand their own process that leads to outcome? In this interview we discuss the topic with Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) and illustrate how a focus on process can lead to outcomes. If outcomes elude you, then don't miss this show!
An ADHD Victory over Discrimination in the Ivory Tower
Wed, July 9, 2014, 8:00 PM
Robert TudiscoGet this! For students with disabilities, including those with ADHD, who asked for accommodations when taking the LSAT to get into law school, scores were flagged as such, opening the door to discrimination by a law school to choose which students were and were not accepted. Now, after pressure from the US Justice Department and the American Bar Association, the application process for accommodations on the LSAT are being expedited and are more transparent. Most importantly, the practice of flagging accommodated test scores has been discontinued. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview attorney Rob Tudisco (www.roberttudisco.com) on his advocacy around this issue, the victory, and what it means for the ADHD community. If you have ADHD or are impacted by it, you need to listen to this show and celebrate for the community.
ADHD and Delegation: Like It's Really That Easy
Wed, July 2, 2014, 8:00 PM
Kirsten MillikenDelegate, delegate, delegate! It sounds so simple, but is it? If it’s so simple, wouldn’t you have done it by now? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and Dr. Kirsten Milliken (www.playdhd.com) talk about delegating and its nature, and they reveal a few key secrets about delegating that will make it easier for you to activate. If you’ve got ADHD, know you should delegate but can’t seem to, then you don’t want to miss this show.
Surviving the Summer with ADHD Children and Families
Wed, June 25, 2014, 8:00 PM
Jodi Sleeper-TriplettAfter nine months of rigid school schedules, homework, and the hustle and bustle of after-school activities, the summer might seem like an oasis for the tired, worn-out, ADHD family. Is it? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Master Certified Coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett (www.jstcoach.com) on the benefits and challenges of the summer vacation. She offers tips, food for thought, and other useful ideas to manage the time off and reenergize kids and ADHD families. If you are in an ADHD family and need some tips to survive, you don't want to miss this show.
ADDA: 25 Years - Past, Present & Future
Wed, June 18, 2014, 8:00 PM
Evelyn Polk GreenThis year, the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is celebrating 25 years since its founding. A lot has happened since then. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Evelyn Polk Green, president of Attention Deficit Disorder Association (www.add.org), reflecting on the ADHD community's past, its present, and its visions for the future. From a meta perspective, this show will be fascinating to reflect on where we've been, how far we've come, and what needs to be done. If you're involved in the ADHD community, this is a show that you won't want to miss.
ADHD: Looking for a Career Can Be Counterintuitive
Wed, June 11, 2014, 8:00 PM
Wilma FellmanGot ADHD? Looking to cast yourself in a job you were born to do? Is it straightforward, or is the process counterintuitive? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview ADHD career counselor Wilma Fellman. We talk about the process of looking for the right career, including how many times it is best to rule out what you shouldn’t do before you begin to look at what you should do. How does this counterintuitive process benefit those with ADHD? If your job is on the line, if you are looking to make a career change, or if you are getting ready to graduate and go into the working world, you don’t want to miss this show.
ADHD: Building Systems that Work
Wed, June 4, 2014, 8:00 PM
Jay CarterWhen it comes to building systems that work for those with ADHD, should you focus on building a system and adhering to the process or understanding your process and building a system around it? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we discuss this topic with ADHD coach Jay Carter (www.hyperfocusedcoaching.com). If you've built systems that don't seem to work or have struggled countless times to find things that work with you, you won't want to miss this show. I guarantee it will be insightful.
A Glimpse of the Inattentive ADD Mind
Wed, May 28, 2014, 8:00 PM
Barbara LutherEver wonder what it is like to have inattentive ADD? What is going on? In this episode we interview inattentive ADDer Barbara Luther who will share her experience, what she witnesses as she pays attention to her thoughts, what her unique challenges are, and more. If you wonder what it is like to have inattentive ADD, or if you have it and want to hear what someone else has observed via metacognition, then you won’t want to miss this show.
ADHD Summer Camp, More Than Just Fun and Games
Wed, May 21, 2014, 8:00 PM
John Willson, Executive Director, SOARSummer camp sounds like a great time, but just imagine the amount of learning that can take place. To execute something as simple as a sailing trip, a backpacking trip, or a canoe trip requires an enormous amount of organization and time management skills. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, we interview John Willson, Executive Director of SOAR (www.soarnc.org), around their summer programs for those with ADHD. The courses are not only experiential fun but, more importantly, they teach life skills to manage ADHD. If you've got a teen or older adolescent who needs to learn some life skills, this is the show you won't want to miss. There will be lots of learning. For more information on SOAR, visit them at http://www.soarnc.org.
ADHD: You Can't Blame Everything on ADHD!
Wed, May 14, 2014, 8:00 PM
Tom NardoneTom Nardone has ADHD and is outspoken about it. Love him or leave him, but he makes some very good points. In this episode host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Tom about how everything can’t be blamed on ADHD. Very often, those without ADHD catastrophize everything and blame it on the one with ADHD. If anything goes wrong, they say it’s because of the ADHD… which isn’t always the case. If you have ADHD and seem to get blamed for everything, don’t miss show.
The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD
Wed, May 7, 2014, 8:00 PM
Melissa Orlov"A book destined to save marriages in trouble and awaken those in repose," says Edward M. Hallowell M.D. about the new book by Melissa Orlov and Nancie Kohlenderger, titled The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD. And that about says it all! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview co-author Melissa Orlov on her exciting new book, her experience working with couples, and the hope it brings. If you are in an ADHD relationship, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD: The Power of the Pause
Wed, April 30, 2014, 8:00 PM
David GiwercWatch, listen, or read any advertisement or weight loss program and you’ll hear about the need for regular exercise as a part of the program in the background. Watch, listen, or read tips on managing ADHD and many will directly state or imply the need to PAUSE. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Master Certified ADHD Coach (MCAC) David Giwerc, founder and president of the ADD Coach Academy. In our interview, we'll discuss the power of the pause, what it means to ponder and objectively respond to a situation rather than react with established, negative patterns of behavior. You will discover how the "Power of the Pause" can provide you with choices that can significantly improve the quality of your life. If you struggle to effectively manage your ADHD, this is a show you won’t want to miss.
ADHD: Getting Accommodations at Work
Wed, April 23, 2014, 8:00 PM
Scott WilburSo, you’ve got ADHD and need some accommodations at work. How exactly should you set out about advocating and getting accommodations? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we’ll interview transitions consultant Scott Wilbur on the key things to pay attention to, as well as tips on how to advocate and get what you need. If you are impacted by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and know you could perform better with a few structural changes, you don’t want to miss this show.
ADHD: Handling Criticism
Wed, Apr 16, 2014, 8:00 PM
Sandy MaynardMany with ADHD live a lifetime being criticized. How does one appropriately respond and manage criticism in an ego-driven world? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio we interview Sandy Maynard who gives tips on how to respond to criticism positively by being assertive and not attacking or surrendering to the technique. If you find yourself overly criticized or struggling with it, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD: What Is Your Daily Diet of Attention?
Wed, April 9, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanThe attention deficit disorder label would imply that those with ADD can’t pay attention. What we’ve learned in interviewing ADHD experts is that ADD is more of a self-regulation issue, which explains why many with ADD have trouble pulling away from things that have engaged their attention. Can one benefit by noticing the nature of their daily diet of attention? Join us in our interview with Dr. Ari Tuckman as we get his thoughts on the topic. If you want to better manage your attention, then listen to this interview. You might be surprised by what you can learn by noticing what you attend to.
ADHD: Tests and Test Anxiety
Wed, April 2, 2014, 8:00 PM
ACO Connections Conference, Dr. Charles Parker and Katherine JahnkeLearning is one thing... taking tests is another. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we’ll interview education and learning expert Ann Dolin. We’ll talk about effective ways to prepare for tests, dispel the myths, and key in on a key challenge facing many with ADHD – test anxiety. If you or someone you know has or is impacted by ADHD and struggles to perform on tests, you won’t want to miss this show.
Dopamine: The Reward Neurotransmitter and its Role in ADHD
Wed, March 26, 2014, 8:00 PM
ACO Connections Conference, Dr. Charles Parker and Katherine JahnkeIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Kenneth Blum on the subject of dopamine and its role in ADHD. Dopamine is a reward neurotransmitter and has an impact on almost all of our behaviors. In the interview, Jeff and Dr. Blum talk about what happens when there is a lack of dopamine and the behaviors that can lead to. They also discuss coaching techniques used to help manage this condition. If you have ADHD and want to understand why you do what you do, this is a show you won't want to miss.
The ACO Conference is Not Just for Coaches Anymore
Wed, March 19, 2014, 8:00 PM
ACO Connections Conference, Dr. Charles Parker and Katherine JahnkeThe ADHD Coaches Organization conference isn't just for coaches anymore. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Charles Parker, who shares his experience and what he learned as a mental health professional attending the ACO conference. He also shares why he thinks other professionals and those with ADHD can gain by attending the conference. We also have conference chair, Katherine Jahnke, with us to share the details of this year’s conference on May 2-4, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona.
ADHD: What is Social Attention and What is Social Thinking?
Wed, March 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
Michelle Garcia WinnerFor those with ADD, ADHD, or ASD, regulating attention is difficult enough in usual circumstances, but what about in a social environment? What is social thinking? What is social attention? Has any research been done in this area, and what does it all mean? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Michelle Garcia Winner around social thinking and social attention. We talk about these issues in the context of social skills and how to manage them. This is a show you won’t want to miss.
Addressing ADHD Stigma Eye to Eye
Wed, March 5, 2014, 8:00 PM
David FlinkWhat is the best way to deal with a learning disability or ADHD stigma? David Flink, a man with dyslexia and ADHD, says, “Eye to eye; the best way to do it is to talk about it.” David's organization, Eye to Eye, specializes in just that. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we talk with David Flink about stigma and the benefits of discussing it and owning it. We also learn more about David's own story.
ADHD Gap Year Before College: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Wed, February 26, 2014, 8:00 PM
Marie PaxsonAre all ADHD students ready for college after high school? What if they're not ready? What if they need to mentally heal from the trauma of high school? Ever hear of a gap year? What is it? What does it look like? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Marie Paxson on the topic. She shares the good, the bad, and the ugly based on her experience as a parent with a son who took a gap year or two. If you have an ADHD student in high school, you won't want to miss this show.
ADHD: A Dr. Charles Parker and ATR Success Story
Thurs, February 20, 2014
Dr. Charles ParkerWe do what we do at Attention Talk Radio because we are motivated to help those diagnosed with or impacted by ADHD. One of our frequent guests is ADHD expert Dr. Charles Parker (www.corepsych.com). This special Attention Talk Radio episode is a celebration of an individual we helped and features an excerpt of a recent interview with a long-time listener Deborah. We know you will enjoy her story.
ADHD & Dyslexia: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly with
Deborah du Plessis

Wed, February 12, 2014, 8:00 PM
Click for detailsDeborah du Plessis is 44, has severe ADHD and dyslexia, and is a loyal listener of Attention Talk Radio. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Deborah to get an inside look at her observations as an individual with severe ADHD and dyslexia and talk with her about trouble she has in reading, recalling faces or names, trusting her own judgment, telling time accurately, and managing time. Deborah also reveals the many things she had discovered to help her move forward in life, as well as her observations around what she sees as positive and unique about herself. We also talk with her about predicting the future, judging character, unique solutions, and discoveries in teaching herself photography. If you are challenged by ADHD, dyslexia, or both and want a show that will make you think, this is the show for you!
ADHD and Motivation: Point/Counterpoint
Wed, February 5, 2013, 8:00 PM
Kirsten Milliken, ADHD coach and clinical psychologistWhat is motivation? Are those with ADHD motivated or just lazy? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken discuss the nature of motivation and argue different perspectives surrounding it in the context of ADHD. If you have ADHD or you know somebody who is impacted by ADHD and you think motivation is an issue, you need to listen to this show. We guarantee we’ll make you think and insights will follow.
ADHD and Procrastination: Point/Counterpoint
Wed, January 29, 2013, 8:00 PM
Kirsten Milliken, ADHD coach and clinical psychologistKnow your resources, chunk it down, plaster your goals all over the place. Do these strategies really work for those with ADHD? Or are they just temporary? Find out what host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken think as they argue opposing views in this edition of Attention Talk Radio.
ADHD: Brainwaves Made Simple
Wed, January 22, 2014, 8:00 PM
Jeff GignacThe human brain is a low-voltage electrical system. Electrical impulses travel in different wave ranges. These wave ranges can be associated with various states of mind. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Jeff Gignac on the anatomy of brainwaves and talk about how those waves might be a child using electrical external stimulation. For many with ADHD, such exercises have produced a relief in symptoms. While not documented, there is hope that such exercises over an extended period of time might adjust the makeup of the brain, which we understand is possible through the concept of neuroplasticity. If you have ADHD, if you're interested in brainwaves, or if you are looking for relief from symptoms, this is a show you won't want to miss.
ADHD: Ugly Organizational Systems
Wed, January 15, 2014, 8:00 PM
Kacy PaideIs organization about beauty or about putting things at home in a place where you can find them? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Kacy Paide, professional office organizer of The Inspired Office (www.theinspiredoffice.com), on the topic of ugly organizational systems that work. If you struggle to get organized or find yourself paying attention to pretty systems as opposed to ugly systems, this is a show you won't want to miss as we will clearly delineate the difference between the two and help you understand which is more effective for you to pay attention to... ugly organization styles or pretty ones. This show promises to be very insightful. @theinspiredoffice
Study Strategies: What Works for ADHD and How It's Different
Wed, January 8, 2014, 8:00 PM
Ann DolinProcessing, learning, and remembering information… it can be hard for those with ADHD. Isn't hard overrated? Why not take the path of least resistance? In this episode of ATR, host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews Ann Dolin around how to figure out how you naturally learn. After all, if you are in school or are trying to learn something at work, why make learning harder than it needs to be? If you want to learn in the easiest, most efficient way, you won't want to miss this show.
Dietary Interventions for ADHD
Wed, January 1, 2014, 8:00 PM
Dr. Sanford (Sandy) NewmarkIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Sandy Newmark about things you can focus on in the realm of diet to ease ADHD symptoms and talk about some of the things you can do to help improve the symptoms. There's so much that is confusing when it comes to diet. If you have been struggling with researching the matter, you won't want to miss this show. Listen in and get CliffsNotes on how to focus on things.
Highlights: A Year in Review Interviewing ADHD Experts
Wed, December 25, 2013, 8:00 PM
Click for detailsIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken share insight from countless interviews from 2013. This will be a great show as we recount noteworthy guests, memorable moments, and insights learned in 2013.
The Impact of Food Additives on ADHD
Wed, December 18, 2013, 8:00 PM
Jane Hersey - Feingold AssociationAll kinds of things are added to our food. Some are good and healthy; some are not so good for many individuals. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we will interview Jane Hersey, national director of the Feingold Association of the United States. We will talk about food additives, the good, the bad, and the ugly. We will also talk about the potential impact on behavioral issues and discuss how to be mindful, where to get good information, and how many can manage food additives. If you have ADHD and are interested in helping the symptoms by diet, you won't want to miss this insightful show.
ADD/ADHD: Finding It Difficult to Pause 'Cause of Menopause
Wed, December 11, 2013, 8:00 PM
Zoe Kessler, Author, ADHD According to ZoeWe've interviewed ADDiva Linda Roggli around the topic... "Is it ADD, Age, or Menopause?" In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Zoë Kessler around her personal experience dealing with this trifecta. She reveals what it was like, how she managed it, gives tips, and openly shares her experience in hopes of helping you and others gain insight on this stage of life. Mind you, this is not a show just for women. Spouses and significant others can gain real insight by tuning into the show.
Making Sense of Nutrition and ADHD
Wed, December 4, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Sanford (Sandy) Newmark"Diet, nutrition, vitamins, minerals, metabolism, supplements, preservatives, additives, fiber, allergies, food sensitivities, deficiencies, protein, fat, carbohydrates, Omega-3 oils, enzymes… AAAAHH! So overwhelming!! Would someone just give me a context so I can understand all this?" In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Sanford (Sandy) Newmark who does just that, putting as much as he can into a context so you can understand how it all relates. Listen in as we try to empower you to move forward in helping you manage your ADHD with diet. If you feel like you are spinning your wheels trying to understand nutrition, you won't want to miss this show.
ADHD Coach's Toolbox: Favorite Metaphors
Wed, November 27, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Abigail Levrini<br>The root of ADHD coaching is helping those with ADHD regulate attention. Shifting attention to what works is a big part of the process. Metaphors and analogies are fundamental tools coaches use to shift context. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention coach and host, Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Abigail Levrini around metaphors and their role in coaching. Listen in as they both share their personal favorites. If you are curious about attention and the tools used to regulate attention, you don't want to miss this show.
ADHD: Transitions Conference: From High School to Higher Education
Mon, November 25, 2013, 3:30 PM
Dr. Russell Barkley, Lynn University Transitions Conference<br>Lynn University's annual Transitions Conference focuses on students with learning challenges and the transition from high school to higher education. This one-day conference welcomes over 600 attendees comprising mental health professionals, educators, parents, and students. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Ashleigh Fowles, conference chair, and keynote speaker, Dr. Russell Barkley. Ashleigh talks about what to expect at the conference, how to get information, and the lineup of speakers and their topics. Dr. Barkley tips his hat, sharing three key topics: ADHD and executive functioning, sluggish cognitive tempo, and the importance of emoting in ADHD. He will review the conference and provide a few key insights. If you are impacted by ADHD and are looking to maximize your learning experience, or if you are interested in learning more about the conference, you won't want to miss this show.
ADD/ADHD – The Menstrual Cycle Rollercoaster
Wed, November 20, 2013, 8:00 PM
Zoe Kessler, Author, ADHD According to ZoeAre you a woman? Got ADD/ADHD? Do you experience mega mood swings? Over-the-top irritability during that time of the month? You're not alone. Monthly hormonal changes are enough to deal with but throw ADD/ADHD on top of that and OMG! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Zoë Kessler around what it's like. Zoë Kessler has attention deficit disorder and is very candid about her own challenges in that area. To learn more about what you or a loved one might be experiencing on the menstrual rollercoaster, tune in and hear Zoë s experience.
ADHD: Blurting, Babbling, Interrupting – Point/Counterpoint
Wed, November 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
Kirsten Milliken, ADHD coach and clinical psychologistUgh! Isn't it frustrating when you struggle with something for years only to find out you're paying attention to it the wrong way? Then, when you attend to it the right way, the solutions are obvious and come easy. In this episode, host Jeff Copper and his guest Kirsten Milliken, ADHD coach and clinical psychologist, address blurting, babbling, and interrupting. They discuss an article written on the topic and share their strong opinions around how the article is attending to the wrong thing, making it more difficult to manage ADHD and creating unnecessary stress. If babbling, blurting, and interrupting is something you identify with, you don't want to miss this show. You'll hear the side of the discussion that you've not attended to and the one you likely have longed for.
ADHD: Sensitive to Senses, How Distracting
Wed, November 6, 2013, 8:00 PM
So many with ADHD are sensitive to their senses which can create maddening distractions. It looks something like this. Imagine you have ADHD and are sensitive to light and you're trying to write a paper. You're focused, organizing your thoughts, and then there is a flash of light that grabs your attention. In that instant everything in your working memory is erased and you have to start over... UGH! In this episode we'll interview Laura (or a made-up name) who is very sensitive to her senses. She'll share her experience and begin to talk about things she has begun to do that manages her environment, helping her to thrive. If you have ADHD and are sensitive to your senses you don't want to miss this insightful show!
ADHD: Its Impact on Puberty and the Advent of the Period
Wed, October 30, 2013, 8:00 PM
Zoe Kessler, Author, ADHD According to ZoePuberty is difficult enough for an adolescent, but what is it like for a girl to have ADHD and start having her period? Yikes! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, ADHD and attention coach, Jeff Copper has a candid discussion with Zoe Kessler on her experience as a young teenager dealing with those challenges back when less was known in what seemed like the dark ages. If you're a teenage girl or a parent, teacher, or relative of a teenager with ADD/ADHD who is going through puberty, this is a show you can't miss.
We Plus ADHD – Creating Great Relationships
Wed, October 23, 2013, 8:00 PM
Rick and Ava GreenYou fall in love, get married, and live happily ever after... NOT! How about a reframe? You fall in love, get married, and live happier, and happier, and happier. Now you're talking! In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, attention and ADHD coach, Jeff Copper interviews "We," who are Rick and Ava Green. "We" represents not Rick, not Ava, but their relationship. Yes, there's a third-party in their marriage. The marriage itself. Now we add a twist: "We" plus ADHD. Oh yes, Rick has ADHD and, thus, the couple has ADHD. In our interview we talk about the impact of ADHD on relationships, the challenges, the importance of knowing ADHD is there, the impact of knowledge on expectations, the overriding vote "We" have in relationships and how this couple lives happier, and happier, and happier. If you are in an ADHD relationship, romantic or otherwise, tune in. If you're not in a relationship, but you want to be, tune in. If you've given up on the idea of a relationship because of your ADHD, you REALLY want to tune in.
The Impact of ADHD on the Economy
Wed, October 16, 2013, 8:00 PM
ADHD Coach Linda WalkerWhat is the impact of ADHD on the US economy? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, attention coach Jeff Copper, interviews Linda Walker, an ADHD coach, chairperson of the Workplace Issues Committee and member of the board of directors of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association. The two will discuss an economic study that begins to account for the economic cost of ADHD, providing data that organizations need to justify the investment in managing ADHD for profit. If you have or are impacted by ADHD, be sure to catch this show
2013 CHADD Conference: Details in Interviews with Presenters
Wed, October 9, 2013, 8:00 PM
Michele Novotni, ADHD Coalition for ADHD Awareness MonthThe 2013 CHADD conference is around the corner. In preparation, we will be interviewing Barbara Hawkins, president of the board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) on what to expect at this year's conference, as well as interviewing key featured speakers, like Michelle Garcia Winner, Dr. Nancy Rappaport, Dr. Robert Brooks, who will tip their hats and share insights from the presentation. If you've been to a CHADD conference, are going to this CHADD conference, or are thinking about this CHADD conference, this is a must-listen show.
Got ADHD? Get Aware! ADHD Awareness Month Is Here!
Wed, October 2, 2013, 8:00 PM
Michele Novotni, ADHD Coalition for ADHD Awareness MonthIndividually, those in the ADHD community can advocate for themselves and bring awareness to the ADHD condition. Collectively, we can have a much greater impact. In this show, we'll interview Michele Novotni, who penned the original senate resolution bringing about ADHD Awareness Day and is now the head of the ADHD Coalition in charge of ADHD Awareness Month in October. We will discuss what the Coalition has in store for us this year and how you can help this important initiative. We'll also interview members of the Coalition around what each has to offer the ADHD community. Organizations include ADDitude Magazine, ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), and the National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC). Whether or not you are part of the ADHD community, you don't want to miss this show. Available resources will be shared, as well as action steps you can take to reach out to those who are unsure if they may have ADHD and what to do. Your help and support are vital in communicating the education and awareness of ADHD. Even if you are shy, there are still actions you can take.
The Anatomy of a Story and the Benefit to Those with ADHD
Wed, September 25, 2013, 8:00 PM
Rick GreenStories are powerful. Stories are what we tell ourselves about ourselves, our families, and our world. Stories impact how we attend to things and what we do with our lives. Stories can reduce our fears or send us into terror. They tap into our emotions. True stories do more than impart information. They move us emotionally and spiritually, because they find the deeper truth in what has happened. In this episode host, attention coach, Jeff Copper interviews comedian, professional story writer, and ADDer Rick Green about the power of stories. They look at the anatomy of a story, attend to its different parts, and illustrate how stories can be changed with simple shifts of perspective. In the end the topic sounds fun, but the real meat of the interview is around managing a story to have positive impact on ADHD and controlling it. Stories can become a powerful tool to help others understand that ADHD is real, can devastate lives, but properly dealt with, can become an ally. If you want to overcome stigma, fear, doubt, or dismissal from people and you're tired of arguing, berating, and explaining to no avail, then don't miss this show.
ADHD and Sales Careers: Not a One-Size-Fits-All-Solution
Wed, September 18, 2013, 8:00 PM
Steve Callender Ed.D.Episodic sales, reoccurring sales, create a need sale, replacement sales, product sales, intangible sales, wholesale and retail sales… There are many different kinds of sales, each requiring different kinds of talents. While the characteristics of the environment attract many with ADHD to the sales field, it's not for everyone, and not every person with ADHD is cut out for each kind of sales position. In this episode, we interview Steve Callender, ADHD sales coach, around the many different kinds of sales and their characteristics, and then we illuminate the notion that the generic label of sales is not a one-size-fits-all solution and needs to be deconstructed before pursuing it and achieving success in it.
ADHD and Sales Positions: The Attraction
Wed, September 11, 2013, 8:00 PM
Steve Callender Ed.D. When it comes to ADHD, it's about environment, environment, environment, says host and attention coach Jeff Copper. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, Jeff interviews ADHD sales coach Steve Callender on the characteristics of the environment of most sales jobs that attract those with ADHD and what misdirects their attention to miscast themselves in sales positions. If you are considering a sales job or are already in a sales job and have ADHD, you won't want to miss this insightful show.
Navigating ADHD: Impact of Coaching on Your Treatment Team
Wed, September 4, 2013, 8:00 PM
Tracey Bromley Goodwin & Holly Oberacker of Navigating ADHDADHD coaching is real, growing, and becoming an integral part of all ADHD treatment teams. In this episode, your host, attention and ADHD coach, Jeff Copper interviews Tracey Bromley Goodwin and Holly Oberacker of Navigating ADHD. They share specific examples of how they work with mental health and medical professionals as a comprehensive part of an ADHD treatment team to achieve improved outcomes. If you are a mental health or medical professional, or are interested in learning about how coaching can help, you won’t want to miss this show.
ADHD: Stress and Anxiety in a Context We Can All Understand
Wed, August 28, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Blythe CorbettHow can you manage anything if you don't know what you're managing? For example, how are stress, anxiety, and daily hassles different from each other? What about anticipation and actual events? Can stress be different from, say, physical, biological, cognitive, or emotional perspectives? What strategies work for managing stress, anxiety, or daily hassle? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this episode of Attention Talk Radio where host, attention coach Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Blythe Corbett of Vanderbilt University. If you have ADHD and stress or anxiety...and you know you do… you can't miss this show.
The Impact of Boredom on Attention, Performance, and ADHD
Wed, August 21, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanWhat is boredom? What impact does it have on those with ADHD? Are there different kinds of boredom? Can you manage boredom? Why should we attend to boredom? In this episode, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews clinical psychologist Dr. Ari Tuckman on the topic. If you have ADHD or are impacted by it, you can’t miss this show!
ADHD Rules for Effective Incentives
Wed, August 14, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Abigail LevriniEstablishing habits or finding motivation to do boring things is most effective by piggybacking on existing habits or using what you naturally attend to as a way to get around what you struggle to focus on. For those who need extra help reaching their goals or need an extra push, there are key characteristics necessary for effective incentives. In this episode, we discuss these rules and share examples of effective incentives with Dr. Abigail Levrini. If you are trying to change habits or find motivation, this is a show you don't want to miss.
ADHD: Behavior Response and Reinforcement
Wed, August 7, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Craig WienerAttention and the object of attention are two different things. Most focus on the object of attention because it's more tangible. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview Dr. Craig Wiener, licensed psychologist, to talk about behavior in the context of ADHD, responses to the behavior, and reinforcements of the behavior. Anyone who listens to this show will know we love to pay attention to attention, and this is right up our alley. If you want to learn about attention or behavior, you don't want to miss this show.
ADHD: Attending to Self-Esteem and Confidence
Wed, July 31, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanWhat is self-esteem? What is self-confidence? Are they the same thing or two sides of the same coin? When it comes to managing adverse situations, how do self-esteem and self-confidence play into things? How does clinical psychologist Dr. Ari Tuckman view and address self-esteem and self-confidence? How does ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper deal with the topic when coaching? Are their approaches the same, using different language, or are they different? All this and more in this edition of Attention Talk Radio. If you have ADHD or are impacted by it, then self-esteem and self-confidence are an issue. You don’t want to miss what promises to be a very exciting and insightful show.
Why Have a Coach on an ADHD Treatment Team?
Wed, July 24, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Charles ParkerSurprise! The tables are getting turned. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio clinical psychiatrist Dr. Charles Parker (www.corebrain.org/reality) will quiz Attention Talk Radio host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper around the need to have an ADHD coach as part of an ADHD treatment team. The two will be talking about the challenges and the values and will give examples around how those with ADHD can have a more positive impact when mental health professionals and coaches work together. If you want to get the most out of your treatment team, you won’t want to miss this show.
ADHD and Play... Everyone Needs to Play
Wed, July 17, 2013, 8:00 PM
PlayDHDWe’ve done the science-based shows, the emotional shows, shows about research, shows about kids, about adults, religion, sex and intimacy, and even ADHD and humor, but never one around ADHD and play. Don’t you think it is about time? If you have ADHD, come with us and play and learn about play in this edition of Attention Talk Radio. Our guest is Kirsten Milliken, cofounder of PlayDHD. We talk about play in the context of science (how it relates to Dr. Barkley’s EFDD construct), the value of play, how those with ADHD should play to have fun. To quote Dudley Moore’s character from the movie Arthur, “Isn’t fun the best thing to have?” Join us for this fun and playful show.
ADHD: You Can't Go Off to School with Them, But We Can
Wed, July 10, 2013, 8:00 PM
Rob Tudisco, Edge FoundationCollege is a huge investment. It is the biggest life transition for any student and even bigger for an ADHD student. Join us for this edition of Attention Talk Radio as we talk about how to protect your college investment. We’ll be interviewing Robert Tudisco, head of the Edge Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing resources among other things to college students. We’ll also have an excerpt of a prerecorded interview with Dr. Eileen Henry of Muskingum University around its programs that also protect students. If you have an ADHD student and are starting to think about college, you don’t want to miss this show.
ADHD and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Wed, July 3, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr.Charles ParkerHow does ADHD and post-traumatic stress disorder affect the brain? Is there a similarity? How are both conditions treated in a similar way or completely different? What is the chance of recovery from PTSD? What does it look like when ADHD, PTSD, and military life all come together? If you’re curious about these questions and more, join host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken as they interview Dr. Charles Parker on the topic. We guarantee this to be a thought-provoking show.
ADHD-ADD: The Gift or Curse Debate with Dr. Russell Barkley
Wed, June 26, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Russell Barkley, ADHD Gift or CurseIs ADHD a gift or a curse? What role does stigma play in the debate? Was Dr. Russell Barkley stigmatized as “Dr. Evil” on this important topic? How does he feel about how he has been cast? How does hope and resiliency play into the discussion? What is Dr. Barkley’s take on the personal examples given by host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper how his own dyslexia and learning disability challenges have manifested in his life? All this and more in our interview with Dr. Barkley on the topic. Join us as Jeff and Dr. Barkley try to put all this into a context that makes sense while defining a strategy to put the discussion behind us and move towards destigmatizing ADHD!
Men Married to ADD Women: A Survival Guide
Wed, June 19, 2013, 8:00 PM
Married to ADD WomanIf you are married to a woman with ADD, we are talking to you! In all likelihood your marriage or partnership is anything but mainstream. Old paradigms aren't working. Wouldn't it be nice to have a survival guide? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews an anonymous husband, a non-ADDer married to a very ADD woman, who gives us tips and techniques he has used, not only to survive, but actually thrive. If you are married to an ADD woman, you don't want to miss this show.
ADD Workplace Accommodation: Preparation, Then Implementation
Wed, June 12, 2013, 8:00 PM
Jay Carter Workplace AccommodationCompanies are good at accommodating physical disabilities, but what about cognitive disabilities? Now, that is a different story. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach and host Jeff Copper interviews part-time ADHD coach Jay Carter, whose day job has included being the chair of a disability advisory committee for a Fortune 100 company. At present, he is on the corporate advisory board of U.S. Business Leadership Network which is an employer-led group who exists to help companies hire, train, and retain employees with disabilities. The interview will focus on the key things you need to attend to before addressing workplace accommodation, including disclosure, costs of accommodation, chain of influence, and why you need to understand your specific needs. If you have ADHD and struggle at work, this is the show for you.
ATR Special: The ADDA Conference is Back!
Fri, June 7, 2013, 1:00 PM
ADDA ConferenceWere you at the last Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) conference in Minneapolis? Host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper was. “It was amazing,” says Copper. “My favorite part was the talent show. I was blown away by the ability and professionalism of all the performers.” In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, we interview conference chair Evelyn Polk Green, keynote speakers Rick Green and Sari Solden, and breakout session presenter and leader Dr. Charles Parker. Get conference details, learn what to expect, and most importantly get a peek at some insights shared by Sari, Rick, and Dr. Parker. If you plan to attend, are thinking about attending, or might attend in the future, don’t miss this special edition of Attention Talk Radio!
Mindfulness and ADHD without the Fluff
Wed, June 5, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Mark Bertin Mindfulness, awareness, medication… it all sounded fluffy until Attention Talk Radio host an ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviewed the experts and finally "got" it. In this episode, he interviews Mark Bertin MD on the topic in a concrete way. Mindfulness is defined and illustrated in the context of ADHD, and Dr. Bertin explains how it is a powerful tool in managing executive function, self-regulation, and attention. Join us for this insightful show.
Obvious ADHD Solutions
Wed, May 29, 2013, 8:00 PM
ADHD Obvious Solutions Obvious is obvious; right? Not always in this top-10-list world we live in. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we'll share several personal ADHD stories and solutions that might surprise you. For example, rocking in a rocking chair and singing your notes to the tune of “Yankee Doodle Dandy” as a surefire means to succeed on a test. Or watching punk videos to write a doctoral dissertation. If you have ADHD and struggle to find obvious solutions, listen to this show and see what obvious solutions look like, which may not seem so obvious.
Defiant ADHD Teens: Tips from the Trenches - Part 3: Intervention Examples
Wed, May 22, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Arthur L. RobinWe interviewed Dr. Arthur Robin in two previous episodes on “Defiant ADHD Teens: Tips from the Trenches,” on Attention Talk Radio. In Part 1, we discussed what defiance is, the characteristics of you, your teen, the environment, and your parenting style. In Part 2, we got into more details about some of the tips and strategies that Dr. Robin has found to be helpful in managing those issues. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, Dr. Robin shares additional specific interventions and simulations to help our listeners get insight on how to go about changing their parenting style. Join our co-hosts, Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken, for this lively and informative discussion. .
ADHD: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Wed, May 15, 2013, 8:00 PM
“There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli. It has been said the phrase points to the persuasive power that statistics have in supporting weak arguments. Conversely, mastering statistics is a fundamental requirement of many sciences. In this episode, host, attention and ADHD coach Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Russell Ramsay of the University of Pennsylvania around ADHD statistics. The diagnosis of ADHD is on the rise. What does this mean? Are we over-diagnosing? Or was ADHD under-diagnosed to begin with and we are just catching up? Could it be that ADHD symptoms lie on a continuum and those on the fringe who could get by without a diagnosis and medication in the past now need them in our changing social culture? Or is the rise attributed to gaming the system in the black market to divert stimulant medication to the street? What impact will the new DSM-V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) have on rates of diagnosis? Get the answers and more in this interview. If you are confused by ADHD statistics, join us as we pay attention to what the numbers pay attention to.
ADHD, Your Pharmacist, and ADHD Assessments
Wed, May 8, 2013, 8:00 PM
Frank Granett, Registered PharmacistWhat is the role of a pharmacist in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD? Is the job just to count pills? Not! Your pharmacist can be an amazing resource, not only for advice on medications but as a place to discuss ADHD assessments. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Frank J. Granett, R.Ph., a board certified pharmacist. He discusses everything from the pharmacist’s role to the physiological, environmental, and behavioral assessments, as well as the role they each play in getting a proper diagnosis. He also shares how they are used in determining who can benefit from ADHD medication and who might be overusing meds. This is an insightful show for anyone in the ADHD community.
ADHD: The Psychology of Medication and Treatment
Wed, May 1, 2013, 8:00 PM
What does it mean to treat a disorder? Does it matter if it is something physical or psychological? What does it mean to take medication? If you take medication, who gets credit for your success? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we interview returning guest Dr. Ari Tuckman on all this and more as we discuss the psychology of medication and treatment. Join your host, ADHD coach Jeff Copper, for what promises to be an insightful show for anyone diagnosed with or impacted by ADHD.
ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - The Sequel
Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 8:00 PM
On January 16, 2013, in our interview with Dr. Roberto Olivardia on ADHD and obsessive compulsive disorder, we defined “obsessive” in the context of OCD, as well as “compulsive.” We looked at the nature of both words and how they differ; we also looked at the nature of OCD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, we go more in-depth about both ADHD and OCD and the fact that many are diagnosed with OCD first and don't realize they have ADHD. We also talk about treatments for them both and individually. Tune in as your co-hosts, Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken, spend more time on this topic with Dr. Olivardia. It promises to be an insightful show.
The Impact of Media on ADHD
Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 8:00 PM
Let's face it. A war is being raged for your attention. Friends, families, pets, your boss, your employer – they all want your attention, especially the media and corporate America. If we're not careful, our attention can get used by the media… or you could attend to the media wisely. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Mark Bertin on the impact of media on ADHD. Given the topic and the nature of ADHD, this promises to be an insightful show and one you do not want to miss.
The Impact of Stigma on ADHD
Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 8:00 PM
What is stigma? Is it different from discrimination? How is it different and what are its properties? What role does language play? What is courtesy stigma? How is stigma overcome? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley, who has studied this topic extensively for decades on a personal and academic level. If you have been diagnosed with or are impacted by ADHD, then stigma impacts you. Tune in and get an education on this important topic.
ADHD: Answers to Teen Questions Most Don't Ask
Thurs, Apr 4, 2013, 8:30 AM
The Northern Virginia Chapter of CHADD has invited us to do a live interview on location at Commonwealth Academy, a school for students who have organizational, attention, or learning differences in Alexandria, Virginia. The focus of our show is on answering questions most teens don't ask. Dr. Clifford Sussman, board certified physician in psychiatry and neurology, will be on hand to answer questions submitted by teens on a range of topics most are too afraid to ask. This will be an insightful show and will provide information that is difficult to obtain elsewhere. If you're a teen, have a teen, or know a teen who is impacted by ADHD, this is a show you don't want to miss.
ADHD: Drowning in Media Sensationalism
Wed, Mar 27, 2013, 8:00 PM
The New York Times printed a tragic story of Richard Fee as told by reporter Alan Schwarz. The story is disturbing. In short, Richard Fee passed away because of inappropriate use of stimulant medication. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, Dr. Ann Abramowitz and Dr. Theresa Maitland share the tragic stories of many who suffer because of inappropriate use of media sensationalism. The story is disturbing. What is even more disturbing is that the media would capitalize on the pain of the Fee family, using sensationalism that causes further stigma on sufferers of ADHD who take medications properly. Very simply, the media could use counterbalance in their reporting by featuring positive outcomes. Join host and attention coach Jeff Copper to hear our guests tell the rest of the story!
ADHD Motivation: Three Approaches to Change Behavior
Wed, Mar 20, 2013, 8:00 PM
In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts, Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken, interview Dr. Jeffrey Katz on three common approaches used to address behavior from a clinical perspective. It includes conventional behavior management, positive behavioral intervention and support, and collaborative problem solving. They also talk about coaching approaches to behavior management and brain stimulation from a coaching perspective by focusing on what stimulates the brain as a means to unlock the keys to motivational success. If you are looking for information on motivation, behavioral change, and different ways to address these issues, don't miss this insightful program.
The ADHD Circus: Juggling It All
Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
Do you remember Steve Martin’s bit in the 1970s about cat juggling? It might have been funny, but in reality it would be ugly and cruel to the cats. For many with ADHD, juggling work, sleep, eating right, exercise, stress management, friends and family, organization, time management, and the notion of simplification is ugly and anything but simple. If you identify with this, we want to help. Join us with two of our favorite guests, Dr. Ari Tuckman and Dr. Roberto Olivardia, as we talk about life balance and simplification. If you have ADHD, struggle to manage it all, know how good an interview with Dr. Tuckman and Dr. Olivardia can be, you don’t want to miss this show.  It promises to be very insightful and entertaining.
Impact of ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) Conference on ADHD
Wed, Mar 6, 2013, 8:00 PM
What is the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)? Why does it hold a conference?  What impact does it have on those with ADHD? What impact does it have on Attention Talk Radio, Video, and News?  Find out the answers to all of this and more as we interview this year’s conference chair, Joyce Kubik.  In our interview we also reflect back on the many inspired video and radio shows that resulted from the conference and talk about how important the ACO is in helping those affected by ADHD.
ADHD in Prison: The Travesty and Reintegration
Wed, Feb 27, 2013, 8:00 PM
Isn't incarceration about applying negative consequences in the hope individuals will see the light and change their ways? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken interview Rob Tudisco, a criminal defense attorney, around the topic of ADHD in prisons and the reintegration process. Listen in and become aware of how the system penalizes those with ADHD by removing the tools, structures, and resources that those with ADHD need to manage their ADHD effectively, like ADHD meds, special education services, counselors, therapists, and coaches. They discuss how the structured environment of a prison sets an ADD-er up for failure when released back into an unstructured world. We'll talk about other travesties for those with ADHD, such as the emphasis upon release to get a job with no regard to finding the right job. In the end, you'll see why most ADHD adults in prison had graduated from the juvenile justice system, and you'll understand why prisons like Rikers Island have more inmates with mental health issues than any mental health hospital in the country. Whether you have ADHD or not, this issue impacts you. Listen in, learn, and help educate society so we can build a better mousetrap.

ADHD and Juvenile Justice: Accused but not Sentenced
Wed, Feb 20, 2013, 8:00 PM
Woops! Your ADHD teen is in trouble with the law… innocent until proven guilty, right? That might not always be the case when ADHD traits manifest in behavior, because ADHD lends the human element to sentence your teen without the facts. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, Rob Tudisco, criminal defense attorney, addresses the need to get your teen out of the line of fire and why your attorney, the prosecuting attorney, and the judge need to be educated around the reality of ADHD. Listen in with host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken for this illuminating discussion around why your teen's school should be involved, as well as the key role that Section 504 and IEP plans can play in averting jail in favor of alternative programs or simply a return to school with more favorable accommodations.

ADHD and Juvenile Justice in Schools and on the Streets
Wed, Feb 13, 2013, 8:00 PM
The phone rings. Your ADHD adolescent is in trouble with the law. You're now in the thick of it. But what three things could you have done to minimize the problem? Education and criminal law attorney Rob Tudisco discusses what you might need to cover with your ADHD teens before they get into trouble. This will be an insightful show.  If you want to minimize a bad situation before it happens, this is the show for you.  Listen and learn three important tips to teach your teens before an incident occurs.

ADHD: Advocating in the Educational System
Wed, Feb 6, 2013, 8:00 PM
In the real world, Section 504 and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are enacted to protect those needs. But the question is: Does the real world work the way it's supposed to? We're not so sure, because if it did, teenagers would act their age and politicians would execute what they promised to do when they got elected. The fact is it doesn't always work the way it's supposed to. In this episode, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken talk with Rob Tudisco, an education and criminal law attorney, around the reality behind the reasons the system might not work the way you think it should. If you need to advocate for anyone in the school system, this is the show for you. Learn what you need to know before starting the process to be more effective in managing for those you are advocating for. This promises to be a very insightful show.

A Criminal Law & Education Attorney: An ADHD Community Asset
Wed, Jan 30, 2013, 8:00 PM
Rob Tudisco has ADHD and a depth of experience as an attorney specializing in education and criminal law. Now, he is the executive director of the Edge Foundation and one of the greatest ADHD community assets. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken take the opportunity to showcase Rob as he reveals how he manages his own ADHD and uses what he does to raise money for the Edge Foundation. Learn why he was cast in the perfect job as a district attorney, then how he miscast himself as he went into private practice. More importantly, we see why his experience as a criminal law and educational attorney gives him insight into the juvenile justice system from an ADHD perspective, which he uses to benefit the ADHD community. This show is a must for those interested in our series on ADHD and the law.

Defiant ADHD Teens: Tips from the Trenches - Part 2
Wed, Jan 23, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Arthur L. RobinIn Part 1 of “Defiant ADHD Teens,” we learned the four factors in a family dynamic that result in coercive interchange. Three of the factors are what they are. But parenting styles can have a big influence in outcomes. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken, pick up with Dr. Arthur Robin where they left off and get into the nitty-gritty of what parents can do to manage defiant teens. If you have a teen, you don't want to miss this show.

ADHD and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Wed, Jan 16, 2013, 8:00 PM
What is obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)? Can an individual have ADHD and OCD at the same time? If so, how can a person obsess and be compulsive and, at the same time, be impulsive and distracted? Believe it or not, it happens. Join us in this episode of Attention Talk Radio, as we interview Dr. Roberto Olivardia on this topic, which is near and dear to his heart. In the interview, co-hosts, Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken, talk to Dr. Olivardia about OCD and ADHD, their differences and similarities, and how to treat them individually and collectively. If you have an interest in either one, this is a must show for you.

ADHD Version of Schoolhouse Rock to Build Routines for Kids
Wed, Jan 9, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Melinda McNeal on Attention Talk Radio talks about Schoolhouse Rock for ADHD kidsGot kids with ADHD?  Need to form habits and routines?  Then, you need to check out Hey You!  In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Melinda McNeal, creator of Hey, You!  It is an audio program designed to help kids form positive habits and routines in a fun and unique way by putting instructions to music.  Teaching kids in this way engages their modalities to help them learn and it adds infectious fun for all who participate.  Remember Schoolhouse Rock “Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?”  You'll find Hey, You! is the newest version of Schoolhouse Rock for ADD. 
ADHD: How Do You Help Kids Who Do Not Think?
Wed, Jan 2, 2013, 8:00 PM
Dr. Wendy Rice to discuss how to help kids who don't think“I don't know” can seem to be the default response from kids, teens, and adolescents to almost any question. It's the easy answer, especially for those who do not think to think, forget to think, or just refuse to think. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Wendy Rice. Dr. Rice will share tips and strategies she uses in her practice on a daily basis to help teens begin to think ahead about issues and consequences in an effort to help them pause and better manage their world. If you are an adult and have heard, “I don't know,” this is a show you should not miss. 
ADHD as a Gift or the Gift of HOPE for Those with ADHD
Wed, Dec 26, 2012, 8:00 PM
ADHD as a GiftIt’s the holiday season, a time for joy and giving. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken pay attention to the notion or idea that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a gift.  Is it or isn’t it?  The conversation will incorporate things like hard fought-for accommodations, byproducts of ADHD like developed skills, and, as Mark Katz says, “There's never anything so wrong with us that what's right with us can't fix it.” The discussion progresses into a conversation around the gift of hope, its value, and the role it plays in the world with those diagnosed or impacted by ADHD.  Give yourself a gift this holiday season and listen in on what promises to be an insightful conversation.
ADHD Moms at Home: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Wed, Dec 19, 2012, 8:00 PM
Sheryl Greenfield on ADHD MomsEver look at the characteristics needed for a stay-at-home ADHD mom? Patience is one, especially with small kids, along with the execution of multiple, repetitive, boring, routine tasks and organizational skills. How well do these characteristics match up with the typical ADHD temperament? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, Sheryl Greenfield lays it on the line, telling all the good, the bad, the ugly, and the uglier. What makes her an authority on this? She lived it. Now, she's an ADHD coach helping moms just like her get through their day. If you want theories, don't listen to this show. If you want to understand what goes on in the trenches, this is for you.  Listen as co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirstin Milliken talk with Sheryl about “ADHD Moms at Home."
ADHD: Michele Shares Her Coaching Experience
Wed, Dec 12, 2012, 8:00 PM
Michele was diagnosed with ADHD later in life. The diagnosis explained why she had struggled so much, but now what? Michele searched for information and answers, then turned to coaching. Today Michele has a whole new outlook on life due to a paradigm shift. A paradigm shift is simply a shift in what is being paid attention to. Before coaching Michele paid attention to how she believed she was supposed to work. Then, ah ha! Coaching helped her discover how she does things, making all the difference. In this episode, host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Michele around her experience, so listen to the show as Michele shares her insights and success with ADHD.
The Impact of ADHD on Communications
Wed, Dec 5, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein“What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate.” This quotation from the 1967 film Cool Hand Luke is the center of our topic in this episode of Attention Talk Radio. Join us as our co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein (http://www.drjeffonline.com) around communication, specifically related to those impacted by attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. We talk about why those with ADHD find it difficult to communicate, determine what is real and what is not, and discover how many ADHD symptoms can impact communications. Dr. Bernstein also shares effective ways to manage communication struggles. If you are impacted by ADHD and notice a failure in communications, this show is a MUST for you.
ADHD: The Difference between Diagnosis and How It Manifests
Wed, Nov 28, 2012, 8:00 PM
Gina Pera, author, speaker, prize-winning journalistDo you “get” attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Yeah, yeah, yeah... it’s impulsivity, hyperactivity, and distractibility.  You procrastinate, are late, and can’t find anything.  All these are buzz words. Do you really understand how ADHD manifests?  Specifically, how does your individual ADHD manifest in relationships? In church? With friends or in athletics? In bed, for both sleep and romance? ADHD coach Jeff Copper and psychologist Kirsten Milliken find many persons with ADHD are oblivious to how and when their ADHD manifests.  In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff and Kirsten interview Gina Pera, author, speaker, and prize-winning journalist, to get her thoughts on the topic and share some fun stories around how ADHD has manifested for some.
The Impact of Humor on ADHD
Wed, Nov 21, 2012, 8:00 PM
Rick Green - Comedian and ADD-er“If we weren't all crazy, we would go insane” ~ Jimmy Buffet.  That's right; we’re all a little crazy in our own way, especially those with ADHD.  All too often, ADD-ers get caught up in the seriousness of life.  Most could use a little humor to lighten things up, and the ability to laugh at themselves to take off some of the pressure.  In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, we interview comedian and ADD-er Rick Green on humor and its impact on ADHD and share some funny ADHD stories. If you have ADHD and need to lighten things up, this is the show for you.
Defiant ADHD Teens: Tips from the Trenches
Wed, Nov 14, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Arthur L. RobinGot teenagers with ADHD?  Are they defiant?  If so, we've got a show for you.  Join us for this episode of Attention Talk Radio as co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Arthur Robin around helping your defiant teens.  In the interview, the trio talk about defiance, factors that fuel millions of coercive interactions, and characteristics of both you and your teen that act like gasoline thrown on a fire.  Finally, Dr. Robin shares tips to help parents in the trenches.  If this topic speaks to you, this is a show you can't miss.
Coaching and Training Helps Parents with ADHD Kids
Wed, Nov. 7, 2012, 8:00 PM
Impact ADD - Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane DempsterLet's face it! The missing link for those with ADHD is having trained parents to help manage the ADHD. Certainly, there is training available, as well as coaching services, but where can you find the two combined? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirstin Milliken interview Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster, founders of Impact ADHD. Together, they provide a reality-based training program that uses coaching to make it stick. Basically, Elaine and Diane are two life coaches who focus on the parent in the household. Join us as we discuss their comprehensive training/coaching approach targeted towards empowering parents to help them manage their ADHD kids as a part of a multimodal support program. If you live in an ADHD household or know somebody impacted by ADHD, this is a show you don't want to miss.
ADHD & Fatigue--Is There a Link? A Discussion of New Research
Wed, Oct 31, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Joel YoungDr. Joel Young is a psychiatrist who has studied and treated ADHD through the life cycle for 20 years. Through his work, he noticed that many with ADHD also had symptoms of chronic fatigue and/or fibromyalgia and wondered if these were separate conditions or actually symptoms of ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Young on his clinical study and his findings on this topic. If you have ADHD, experience fatigue and/or muscle/joint pain, this is a show not to miss!
ADHD: Remembering to Remember & How to Remember
Wed, Oct 24, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanRemembering to do the right thing at the right time is a crucial skill, especially in the face of distractions, busy schedules, and competing priorities. Unfortunately, people with ADHD often struggle with turning their intentions reliably into actions. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Ari Tuckman about memory, more specifically prospective memory, which is the ability to remember to do something at a future time. We will discuss the different kinds of prospective memory, how each works, and what causes these good intentions to be forgotten. After we discuss these foundational principals we’ll move on to discuss specific strategies that combine theory and practical application to help you remember the right thing at the right time and place. If you have a problem with remembering, then set an alarm or have someone send you a reminder or call you to remember to listen to this show. It could change your life!
Many Faces of ADHD, but Only One Ink Spot That Stands Out
Wed, Oct 17, 2012, 8:00 PM
Impact ADD - Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane DempsterThis week we celebrate ADHD Awareness Week with a very special show.  Our guest is Evelyn Polk Green who is impacted by ADHD and is an ADHD leader. She is also a woman of color.  At her first CHADD conference, her friend, a Caucasian, whispered in her ear:  “You must feel like an ink spot.”  Indeed, Evelyn is the ink spot in the ADHD community and among leaders of the ADHD community.  Why is that?  ADHD doesn’t discriminate by color.  The question is why are there so few individuals of color involved in the ADHD community?  Our plan is to find out in this episode when co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken talk with Evelyn on the topic. We’ll also be celebrating all Evelyn has done as a leader at different times for CHADD and ADDA. If you are impacted by ADHD, we encourage you to listen to this show no matter the color of your skin.
The Impact of Dyslexia on ADHD
Wed, Oct 10, 2012, 8:00 PM
Judith Stern, author on dyslexiaAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one thing, but what about having ADHD and dyslexia? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Judith Stern, co-author of The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers about the extra challenges facing those with ADHD and dyslexia.  They talk about how hard it is for those with dyslexia to read, especially when they get distracted and forget what they read.  Their conversation includes practical strategies to help these individuals, while Jeff Copper shares tips and compensatory strategies he has used to deal with his dyslexia and learning disabilities, like what to do when asked to read out loud without warning.  If you have ADHD, dyslexia, a learning disability individually, collectively, or in groups, you don’t want to miss this show.
When Your IEP and Sec 504 Plans Aren't Working
Wed, Oct 3, 2012, 8:00 PM
Impact ADHD - Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane DempsterLet’s face it!  It’s a one-size-fits-all world.  Thus, when you’ve seen one person with ADHD, you have seen them all; right? In a perfect world, politicians would execute what they promised and schools would treat ADDers as if they were each unique.  The fact of the matter is that limited resources and other demands result in one-size-fits-all generic accommodations.  Clearly they work!  Ever hear of a school calling for an IEP or Sec 504 reassessment meeting?  Typically not.  When the plan isn’t working, you would expect the school to call a meeting with the parents to discuss reworking the plan, but this isn’t the case.  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, expert Dr. Jeffrey Katz engages in an open and frank discussion about the nature of schools, the value of an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), and his personal strategy to help parents manage schools for the practical outcome they seek.  Co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken give Dr. Katz an open forum to educate and empower you and give you a sense of what to expect.  After our interview, stay tuned for some unplugged excerpts from our pre-interview with Dr. Katz.
ADHD: Experiencing Time to Manage It
Wed, Sep 26, 2012, 8:00 PM
Leslie JoselFor many with ADHD, there are two kinds of time, now and not now.  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Leslie Josel, a professional organizer, on the topic of time.  In the interview, the trio will discuss the tools Leslie uses to help those with ADHD to experience time so that they could get a better feel for it.  This is useful because not having a feel or understanding of time makes it difficult to measure.  Listen in as they talk about the tactical tools Leslie uses on a daily basis to help those with ADHD to move forward.  If you struggle with time or are impacted by somebody who struggles with time, this show is a MUST for you.
Managing an ADHD Household
Wed, Sep 19, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Patricia QuinnHuman resources, legal department, administration support, marketing, finance, and production are the core of any business.  When we get married, there is the romantic side of the relationship and then there is the business side of the relationship, especially when kids come on the scene.  In this episode, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview returning guest Dr. Patricia Quinn on running the business of an ADHD family!  The family chief financial officer pays the bills.  The chief marketing officer markets such things as getting kids in preferred schools or as the starting second baseman.  Then there is the chief operations officer in charge of making sure all family members are dressed on time and ready to go.  This includes the jobs of cook, chauffeur, homework officer, vacation planner, holiday social director, family counselor, and part-time medical director.  It’s enough for any house, but add a few ADD-ers to the mix and WOW!  Listen in as the three of them lay the issues on the table, discuss key factors, and offer helpful tips for the CFO, CMO, and COO of your home.  If you struggle with this or if you’ve heard Dr. Quinn speak before, then you know this is a show you don’t want to miss!
ADHD: CHADD - 25 Years of Making a Difference
Wed, Sep 12, 2012, 8:00 PM
CHADD - Anne Teeter Ellison & Harvey ParkerChildren and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) will be celebrating “25 Years of Making a Difference” at its annual conference in San Francisco from November 8th through the 10th.  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview conference chair Anne Teeter Ellison EdD and Harvey Parker PhD about the conference.  Listen to this show to hear Dr. Parker recount briefly 25 years of advancements made in ADHD, along with brief interviews with featured speakers Russell Barkley PhD, Stephen Hinshaw PhD, Linda Pfiffner PhD, and Martha Denckla MD who will give us a preview of their presentations.  At the end of the show we’ll talk about the gala celebration that will take place Friday, November 9, in celebrating 25 years of making a difference. If you have an interest in ADHD, you don’t want to miss this show!
ADHD: An Evening of ADD Poetry! Less Radio, More Concert
Wed, Sep 5, 2012, 8:00 PM
Wilma Fellman's SquirttleThe Squirrtle is coming! The Squirrtle is coming! What's a Squirrtle? It's Wilma Fellman, part squirrel and part turtle, and the author of The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids, and Parents. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, you'll find less radio, more concert. Both host, Jeff Copper, and co-host, Kirsten Milliken, introduce Wilma, put on some soft background music, sit back, and listen as Wilma shares her favorite excerpts and poems from the book. In developing the idea for this show, co-host Kirsten corresponded, “I remember Wilma reading one of her poems at the ADHD Coaches Organization conference. Everyone in the room was in some state of apparent emotional response when she finished. Her writing is terrific and the emotions she captures are poignant. The way she read the poem at the conference was also entertaining.” If you have ADHD, you're going to want to download this show and listen to it on your iPod on long walks, while soaking in the tub, or when just relaxing at the beach or poolside or, in the backyard.
The Real Life of an ADHD Mother: Call It Reality Radio!
Wed, Aug 29, 2012, 8:00 PM
Terry MatlenTerry Matlen feels your pain.  This ADD mother of two daughters, one of whom also has ADD, got her “failing forward” degree as a mother, graduating with honors from the school of hard knocks!  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Terry Matlen, the ADD professional—not as a professional but as a mother.  Yes, an ADD mother who deals with the same everyday struggles other ADD parents with ADD kids do.  We warn you though. If you are looking for a high-level overview, this is not it, but if you are looking for practical examples of what worked for Terry and her family, then this is the show for you.  Listen in and learn about Terry’s two-adult rule, her structure around toy clean-up, and other successful tips such as the joys of adult timeouts, the power of the word “no”, floor time, messy zones, mealtime for the picky eater, breaking rules to make them work, why ADD working moms shouldn’t go straight home, and a bonus around the most important feature she insisted must be in her kids’ IEP plans.  If you’re impacted by ADD with ADD kids, you have to find time to listen to this show.
ADHD: What is Intuition? How Can Intuition Help ADD-ers?
Wed, Aug 22, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari Tuckman“My intuition tells me....” “I have a hunch!” “Go with your gut.” What does that mean? What is intuition? Are intuition and attention related, or is intuition just the object of attention? Should those with ADHD be concerned with or pay attention to intuition? In this episode, guest Dr. Ari Tuckman and co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken deconstruct intuition like never before. Why? Because the more you understand how something works, the easier it is for you to manage it. Understanding the nature of intuition can be very helpful for those with ADHD. If you enjoyed our show with Dr. Tuckman on "What Is Attention," you don't want to miss this episode.
Procrastination: Attending to Emotion to Manage It
Wed, Aug 15, 2012, 8:00 PM
Sunny AldrichSet priorities, chunk it down, set up small but specific goals, take breaks, and reward yourself for reaching small goals… These are all obvious solutions when it comes to managing procrastination, but the question is: What do we do when these obvious solutions don’t work? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview ADD coach Sunny Aldrich around her concept of emotional procrastination.  Sunny discusses how she uses that concept as a lens to help others move past procrastination when the obvious solutions don’t work.  If you struggle with procrastination, this show will give you insight on other not-so-obvious ways to manage procrastination, which becomes obvious after you attend to them. Listen in as the three of them share important thoughts on the topic. 
Youngsters with ADHD: Avoiding the Criminal Justice System
Wed, Aug 8, 2012, 8:00 PM
Phil and Steve, helping youngsters with ADD avoid the criminal justice systemIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Phil Anderton, an expert from the criminal justice system, who helps youngsters with ADHD avoid the criminal justice system.  The conversation includes discussions around markers that represent important times, called tipping points, when those with ADHD are vulnerable and could head down the wrong path. They discuss how parents can be proactive to catch these things before they happen and identify resources that are available to help parents.  Finally, they discuss what to do after an unexpected call from someone in the criminal justice system.  If you are a parent of an ADHD adolescent, this episode is a must for you.
ADHD: How Exactly Did You Do That?
Wed, Aug 1, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. David NowellGot ADHD?  Ever make it to an appointment on time?  Ever complete a task or a group of tasks?  Ever complete a project without procrastinating?  If so, “How Exactly Did You Do That” (HEDYDT)?  Seriously!  Critics are quick to point out what those with ADHD are not doing, but what about the things they do right?  Those with ADHD are so focused on what they do wrong that few recognize what they do right; but when they do, only a few realize how or what they did to achieve success.  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. David Nowell. He talks about strategic behavioral inquiry and how to use it to recognize what you do right to help you discover specifically what you did and how you did it, making it easier to reproduce your success again and again.  If you know you are capable, if you realize you do things right, then this show is for you!  Don’t miss it!
ADHD: Casting Yourself in the Career for You
Wed, July 25, 2012, 8:00 PM
Wilma FellmanWilma Fellman, ADHD career counselor, is called to help those with ADHD find a career that suits them. She believes that too many career service providers get it wrong when working with the ADHD population. In this episode, host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Wilma to gain insight on her process so you may begin to pay attention to how you can go about casting yourself in the right role at the right job. For those who are serious, we suggest you listen to her two previous shows: “Talents: Enough Talk, Let's Identify Them” and “ADHD: Finding Talents in Your Role in Life.”
ADHD: Finding Talents and Your Role in Life
Wed, July 18, 2012, 8:00 PM
Wilma FellmanFor those who survived our previous show, "Talents: Enough Talk, Let's Identify Them" (a bit of a prerequisite for this show), host Jeff Copper interviews Wilma Fellman, ADHD career counselor. The two begin by removing all the things that get in your way of finding the right job and career. For example, Wilma powerfully illustrates why you look at career first and then the disability, but also the reason job characteristics, tasks, and environment should be the focus over career categories. If you are tired of being miscast in your job and long to be cast in the role you were born to play, then you need to listen to this show and study it in depth.
ADHD: How to Determine What Is Important
Wed, July 11, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. David NowellThose with ADHD are said to be impulsive and distractible, losing hours within a day.  So how do they determine what is important and stay on task?  With two questions, says Dr. David Nowell. In this episode host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Nowell around these two very powerful questions, puts them in perspective, talks about what determines what is important to them, and then discusses specifics about how those with ADHD can use them daily to move forward.  If you want to know what is important to you and then to be able to focus on it, you don’t want to miss this show!
Got Parents? How Adolescent Teens Raise ADHD Parents!
Wed, July 4, 2012, 8:00 PM
Bex Taylor-KlausGot ADHD parents?  In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Bex Taylor-Klaus.  Bex is a rising high school senior and aspiring actor.  She is moving to Los Angeles, California, to complete her senior year of high school and focus on her career.  She was diagnosed with ADHD by age five and has been raised in what turned out to be an all-ADHD family of five (two parents and three kids, all with ADHD).  We caught up with Bex before she moved out of her ADHD home to get her teen perspective around being an ADHD teen raising ADHD parents.  If you are a teen, listen in and realize you are not alone.  If you are a parent with or without ADHD, tune in. If you have a teen who doesn’t communicate, you’ll get the facts and an inside perspective.  If you’re not careful, you might learn something!
The Impact of ADHD on Higher Education
Wed, Jun 27, 2012, 8:00 PM
Attention Talk RadioLaw school, med school, and doctoral programs are all notable aspirations. But what impact can ADHD have on these endeavors if you go into them blindly with rose-colored glasses? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, co-hosts, Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken, interview Kimberly, an ADDer and recent law student. Tune in to hear Kim's story, how she ignored her ADD in the face of a challenging learning environment with no structure, immense pressure, and competing for grades. Her current struggle is to put her life back together post law school. If you are considering higher education, this is a show for you. Learn from Kim's mistakes so you can approach graduate school and higher level education with your eyes open and a strategy to succeed.
Crushing Your ADD: Stories behind the Scenes
Wed, Jun 20, 2012, 8:00 PM
Alan Brown, ADD CrusherAlan Brown, as an undiagnosed teen and young adult, was reckless and engaged in crime, drug, and substance abuse.  He crashed every car, motorcycle, and mini bike he ever put his hands on.  Judges gave him scores of 8.5 and 9 for the two 360s he did on the New Jersey turnpike.  In this episode, show host Jeff Copper and co-host Kirsten Milliken interview Alan Brown, the adult, executive, entrepreneur, and ADDer who crushed his ADD and has gone on to do much more.  Listen to this behind-the-scenes unplugged edition of Attention Talk Radio and learn how Alan crushed his ADD and how you can crush yours.  If you are someone or if you know someone who lives on the wild side, this show is for you.
Being Gay with ADHD: An Open Discussion
Wed, Jun 13, 2012, 8:00 PM
ATR LogoWhat is it like to be gay in a heterosexual world?  What is it like being ADHD in a non-ADHD world?  What is it like being gay with ADHD in our world?  In this episode, co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken have an open discussion with two individuals who both are gay and have ADHD… one out on both, but not the other.  Listen in as we discuss the challenges, the pros and cons of disclosure, and the personal stories of our guests as they celebrate gay pride month.
ADHD: What does Dopamine Feel Like? Why Should I Care?
Wed, Jun 6, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. David NowellGot ADHD? Are you unmotivated? Want to figure out how to get motivated or how to arrange your world so you are motivated? If so, meet Dr. David Nowell. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, show co-hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Dr. Nowell as he discusses dopamine… specifically, what dopamine feels like, why you should notice what it feels like, how you can use dopamine to move you forward, and how to use it as a compass of sorts to find your passion.
ADHD: Putting on the Brakes... 20 Years in Print
Wed, May 30, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Patricia Quinn and Judith SternPutting on the Brakes is an ADHD book written for kids by big kids with young hearts. This best-selling classic, written by Dr. Patricia Quinn and Judith Stern, is celebrating its 20th year in print. It contains everything a child needs to know about attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity. Trusted by parents and professionals, a new edition is being released to commemorate another anniversary of the book. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, show hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview the authors of the book on its content while celebrating its success. If you want to hear more about helping children understand ADHD and learn what they can do about it, or if you are a teacher, counselor, or parent of ADHD children, this is the show for you.
Attending to How "HOW" Works and Its Impact on ADHD
Wed, May 23, 2012, 8:00 PM
Jeff Copper & Dr. Kirsten MillikenAt its core, what do we mean when we say the word “how”? How does “how” work? What is the relationship between attention and how? Are there different kinds of how? How is it that some things don't work the way they are supposed to? How can understanding how “how” works help those with ADHD? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio show co-host Kirsten Milliken talks with Jeff Copper around his thoughts on the word “how.” You can expect them to deconstruct the word “how” to answer these questions and more. If you have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and want to gain insight on how to move forward, this is the show for you!
ADHD: Its Impact on Sports, Sports Culture, and Exercise
Wed, May 16, 2012, 7:30 PM
Dr. Paul HammernessIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Paul Hammerness and Dr. Richard Ginsburg around ADHD, ADHD sports, and more specifically ADHD's issues in the context of sports culture. We'll be talking about the difference between individual, team, and non-competitive sports, the positives and negative impact of pressure, the issues associated with the trend towards more and more at younger ages, the impact of learning disabilities in team sports, self-esteem and the benefits of sports and exercise from a physical, psychological, and social prospective. If you have an interest or question with regard to any of this space, we guarantee that you will walk away glad for having listened to the show.
Talents: Enough Talk, Let's Identify Them!
Wed, May 9, 2012, 8:00 PM
Wilma FellmanUnique gifts, talents… they're easy to talk about. So why is it they are mentioned in conversations but then bypassed, going straight to skills, knowledge, and experience? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention coach and host Jeff Copper brings with him some very strong opinions and interviews the only person he ever met whom he believes is capable of handling the discussion, that is, ADHD career counselor Wilma Fellman. The two of them, along with co-host Kirsten Milliken, will confront the topic head on by acknowledging how some talents are not easily recognizable, as well as the obstacles (like labels) that get in the way and how the English language makes it even more difficult. Learn why assessment and strength tests may sound good but are difficult to apply. If you want to "get" this issue, then this show is what you've longed to hear. Tune in for an insightful discussion.
ADHD: Everyone Needs Friends, Especially Those with ADHD
Wed, May 2, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanEveryone needs a friend, even those with ADHD and especially adults with ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio,show hosts Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview returning guest Dr. Ari Tuckman about the need for friends, what makes a good friend, and how to find good friends. Together, they share advice on what to expect from a friend and what is expected of you as a friend, as well as the impact of ADHD on friendships. Their conversation includes tips around handling sensitive situations, when it’s time to move on, and more. If you have ADHD, you will find this show to be very insightful!
ADHD and Impulsivity: Stories You Would Not Believe!
Wed, Apr 25, 2012, 8:00 PM
Stacey TurisGot impulsivity? Stacey Turis does, along with ADHD and a library of stories only an ADD-er can tell. Are the stories true? You bet. You could not make up this kind of stuff. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and attention coach Jeff Copper and Kirsten Milliken interview Stacey to understand what impulsivity really looks like. Expect a belly laugh as you put your own ADHD impulsivity into perspective. If you have ADHD and awkward moments, listen to this show and compare your experiences to those of this ADHD-impulsive professional.
Helping Kids with Homework...Even If the Parent Has ADD!
Wed, Apr 18, 2012, 8:30PM
Ann DolinThere are specific reasons students of all ages struggle with homework. Because the reasons vary, there is no “one size fits all” solution that works for everyone, and it is no different for those with ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Ann Dolin, a recognized expert in education and learning disability issues. Ann is president of Educational Connections (www.ectutoring.com, an in-home tutoring company specializing in helping those with ADHD learn to study and get through homework. Jeff and Ann discuss some very specific strategies designed to help those with ADHD study. These strategies will help you in your own studies or show you how to help your child study...even if you have ADHD.
Dating and Marriage with ADHD: Going from Wow to Bored
Wed, Apr 11, 2012, 8:00 PM
Kirsten MillikenLove, love, love! Those with ADHD are full of passion, emotion, and love! Romance is exciting, stimulating, and wonderful! But what happens when these intense feelings wear off? What happens when WOW turns methodical and boring? What happens when that exciting person you fell in love with turns out not to be the right person for you? In this episode host Jeff Copper interviews Kirsten Milliken. Kirsten has ADHD and has been married several times. Question is: Did her ADHD impact her marriages? Listen to this episode and find out!
ADHD: Is Negative Self-Talk Holding You Back?
Wed, Apr 4, 2012, 8:00 PM
Debra BurdickWhat is negative self-talk? Is it common for those with ADHD? What’s the trick to overcoming negative self-talk? What is it about the real world that inhibits positive self-talk? In this episode, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Debra Burdick, psychotherapist, neurotherapist, and author on the topic. They talk about negative self-talk, positive self-talk, the advantages of positive self-talk, and strategies on how to make the shift from negative to positive. Join us for this insightful episode.
Coaching Dual Diagnosis: ADHD and Developmental Disabilities
Wed, Mar 28, 2012, 8:00 PM
Steve GundyCoaching high-functioning individuals with ADHD is one thing, but what about those with ADHD on the other end of the spectrum? In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews ADHD coach Steve Gundy around his experience in coaching those with ADHD and developmental disabilities (MMR and autism). Steve also shares his insight and thoughts around challenges faced by their caregivers where the tendency is to be overbearing or too protective. Join us as Jeff and Steve discuss how coaches can help caregivers to empower those in their care, as well as providing structure that can be a significant aid for those in the support system.
Executive Functioning in Adults with ADHD: A New Construct
Wed, Mar 21, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Russell BarkleyExecutive functioning and many components have been ambiguous concepts due to the lack of specificity and the lack of an agreed-upon definition. Dr. Russell Barkley is ready to change all that. He has constructed a new, more precise definition that acts metaphorically as a Swiss army knife cutting through the ambiguity, bringing clarity to what is and is not an executive function. With this in hand, he has conceptualized a new model of executive functioning as an extended phenotype. This new model shows why adult ADHD is a disorder of executive function. Even if most adults with ADHD are not impaired on neuropsychological tests of executive function. His new model has some very interesting implications for the assessment and management of executive function deficits as they exist in adults with ADHD. In this episode, host, Jeff Copper, discusses with Dr. Barkley this new construct in basic terms and discusses how the model would improve the assessment and management of ADHD moving forward. If you are interested in what the future of ADHD diagnosis and treatment might be like, you won’t want to miss this show.
ADHD: Medication Shortages
Wed, Mar 14, 2012, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Ruth Hughes, CEO of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) on ADHD medication shortages. For many individuals being treated for ADHD, stimulant medications have a positive impact. The fact that they help is great! But the problem is what happens in case of a shortage on these medications. Jeff and Ruth discuss the issues associated with medication shortages and highlight what CHADD has been doing to advocate for those with ADHD. If you have ADHD and take ADHD medications, this is the show for you. Listen to the show live by calling 646-652-4409.
Study Strategies: What Works for ADHD and How It's Different
Wed, Mar 7, 2012, 8:00 PM
Ann DolinThere are many one-size-fits-all strategies for studying. If we were all the same, they’d work for everyone. The fact is we are all different, and these strategies don’t always work for those with ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Ann Dolin, a recognized expert in education and learning disability issues. Ann is president of Educational Connections (www.ectutoring.com), .an in-home tutoring company specializing in helping those with ADHD learn how to study and get through homework assignments. Jeff and Ann discuss differences in learning strategies for those with ADHD and share several specific strategies found useful by individuals with ADHD.
The Impact of ADHD on Sex and Intimacy: The Sequel
Wed, Feb 29, 2012, 8:00 PM
Gina PeraAttention Talk Radio, produced by DIG Coaching Practice, presents a sequel to the May 18 show on the Impact of ADHD on sex and intimacy. Host, Jeff Copper, and returning guest Gina Pera discuss details of a survey printed in Gina’s book, Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster when Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder. Their discussion covers some of the most common troubling scenarios by framing things with humor in the context of the animal typically associated with sex — bunnies. Gina’s book has garnered four national book awards and is hailed as a guide not only to understanding adult ADHD, but also in dealing with the emotional baggage carried by one or both ADHD partners in an intimate relationship.
Which Came First, ADD or Substance Abuse?
Wed, Feb 22, 2012, 8:00 PM
David TeplinWhich came first, ADD or substance abuse? What’s the difference between abuse and dependency? Are those with ADD at a higher risk for substance abuse? If ADD is treated at a younger age, does it impact substance abuse risk factors? Are those with untreated ADD more likely to have a substance abuse problem? These are the questions host Jeff Copper will be asking clinical psychologist Dr. David Teplin in this edition of Attention Talk Radio. Listen to the show and understand why Dr. Teplin always screens for ADHD when working with individuals with substance abuse problems.
Putting ADHD Treatments in a Context We Can Understand: Pt 2
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Russell RamsayPart 2: Stimulants, computer-based cognitive training, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, ADHD coaching, omega 3 fish oil, neurofeedback, biofeedback, diet, mindfulness, and ADHD education....all are considered forms of ADHD treatment. If you are overwhelmed with all this, don’t know where to start, or don’t know how it all comes together, this show is for you. Host Jeff Copper discusses all these treatments and more with Dr. Russell Ramsay of the University of Pennsylvania. Together, they help organize and bring sense to it all by putting it into a context we can understand. Join the live discussion by calling 646-652-4409.
Attention Challenges: How ADHD and Dyslexia Overlap
Wed, Feb 8, 2012, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide around how dyslexia and ADHD overlap. Their book, The Dyslexic Advantage, provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia. They describe an exciting new brain science and reveal that people with dyslexia have unique brain structure and organization. While dyslexia presents certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills and special talents. While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often excel in areas of reasoning such as mechanical required for architects and surgeons, interconnected for artists and inventors, narrative for novelists and lawyers, and dynamic for scientists and business pioneers. Your host guides the discussion to share how the practical advantages of dyslexia might be extremely useful for those diagnosed with or impacted by ADHD. Be sure to join us for this very insightful program.
ADHD: Transitioning from Adolescent to Adult
Wed, Feb 1, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Timothy WilensIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Timothy Wilens around the transition from ADHD adolescent to ADHD adult. For many individuals, the transition is a bit more complicated than it might seem. Legal issues change, the mental health landscape changes, and the likelihood of more serious addictions come into play. Dr. Wilens shares his insight on all this and more. If you are impacted by anyone with ADHD between the ages of 15 and 25, this is a show you don’t want to miss!
Separating ADD Issues from ADDers Living in a Non-ADD World
Wed, Jan 25, 2012, 8:00 PM
Dr. Kevin Ross EmeryDr. Kevin Ross Emery is an ADHD innovator and catalyst. He sees ADHD as an evolutionary process that should be allowed to adjust the environment and work with it, not medicate it. He further sees the need to separate ADHD issues from the issues of an ADHD person living in a non-ADHD environment. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Emery on his beliefs, his book, and his concept around the love affair between ADHD and depression. Catch this exciting episode of Attention Talk Radio.
ADHD Support Groups: Finding Them & Running Them Well
Wed, Jan 18, 2012, 8:00 PM
Learning and Attentional Disorders Society of Western AustraliaWe all need a bit of help from our friends… right!  In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Margaret Vikingur, president of the management committee overseeing the running of Learning and Attentional Disorders Society of Western Australia, a highly successful ADHD support group. Jeff and Margaret will discuss what makes a good support group, how to find one, and tips for other ADHD support group organizers. If you have ADHD and need support, participate in a support group, or run one, this is a show you won’t want to miss.
The Impact of ADHD on and after Divorce
Wed, Jan 11, 2012, 8:00 PM
Curt HunterADHD impacts organization, time management, emotions, sex, and intimacy. Why wouldn’t it impact divorce, as well? In this episode, Jeff Copper, host and attention coach, interviews Curt Hunter, a divorced ADDer with parenting responsibilities, Listen in as Curt shares what it is like to have ADD and be divorced, the challenges ADD presents in being divorced and a parent, and offers tips and insights on how he has been able to manage it all. If you have ADD and are divorced, you are not alone. Tune into the show to learn and gain insight for yourself.
New Year's Resolution: Divorce Prevention for ADHD Couples
Wed, Jan 4, 2012, 8:00 PM
Melissa OrlovADHD and its symptoms can attract couples together, but once married, it can be the very thing tearing a marriage apart. In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Melissa Orlov, marriage consultant and author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage. Melissa herself is in an ADHD relationship and has extensive experience working with ADHD couples to save their marriages from divorce. If you are in an ADHD relationship and want to save your marriage, then you’ll find this show very helpful as Melissa shares her insights, tips, and strategies for success.
ADHD: The History of the ADHD Coaches Organization
Wed, Dec 28, 2011, 8:00 PM
Sarah WrightOn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, Jeff Copper, interviews Sarah Wright, ADHD coach and former president of the ADHD Coaches Organization. The two discuss a brief history of coaching, the evolution of ADHD coaching, and then have an in-depth discussion around the history of the ADHD Coaches Organization, including its humble beginnings, the players and volunteers, and where the ACO is today. If you’re an ADHD coach or interested in learning about the ACO, this show is for you!
ADD: The Neurotransmitters You Need to Meet
Wed, Dec 21, 2011, 8:00 PM
Linda RoggliOnce upon a time, ADD coach Linda Roggli (a/k/a the ADDiva) had trouble remembering the names and interaction of those pesky ADHD neurotransmitters, which made it difficult to explain brain wiring to her clients. So she set out to simplify this exceedingly complex topic and voila! She made friends with three amazing neurotransmitter stand-ins: Nora Penne Effrin (a/k/a norepinephrine), Sarah Tonin (a/k/a serotonin), and Dope A. Mean (a/k/a dopamine). These three low-voltage characters made life much easier for both Linda and her clients, and they might help you understand (and pronounce) these bad boys, too. In this episode of ATR, Jeff Copper interviews Linda about her new neurotransmitter friends and how they impact ADHD. So if you need a crash course (or a lighthearted refresher) in ADHD neurotransmitter action, this show is for you! Linda is the founder of the whimsical ADDiva Network (pronounced ay-dee-dee-va), which supports midlife ADHD women (and a few exceptional men known as ADDivos) as they embrace and appreciate their ADD-ish tendencies.
ADHD: How It Manifests Differently in Girls and Women
Wed, Dec 14, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Patricia QuinnPsst! Have you noticed there's a difference between men and women? Well, there is and, as such, ADHD manifests differently in both women and girls, as do coexisting conditions. Listen to this episode of Attention Talk Radio as host, Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Patricia Quinn on the topic. On the show, the two discuss why females are more likely to be misdiagnosed regarding ADHD. They also talk about the more common coexisting conditions in women and the link between ADHD and eating disorders in women. If you have depression, anxiety, or an eating disorder, or if a female around you is impacted by it, this is a show you cannot miss.
Alexis Hernandez, Food Network Finalist: His ADD Story
Wed, Dec 7, 2011, 8:00 PM
Alexis HernandezAlexis Hernandez grew up around Latino flavors and from an early age gained a lasting love affair with food. In his early 20s, he began learning the basics of cooking and food science. He discovered a passion about the science of food and understanding the compositional characteristics of ingredients and how they interact with each other and what happens when heat is applied to them in the kitchen. He followed his dream and attended cooking school to fully understand the simple science of cooking. Two years after graduating from school, Alexis beat out thousands of hopefuls and became a finalist on the hit show, The Next Food Network Star, Season 6. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Alexis who was diagnosed with ADD/ADHD later in life. Alexis shares the impact ADD has had on his life, and they both celebrate his success and what has gone right for him.
Audio Stimulation - Neuroplasticity: Helping ADHD and Autism
Wed, Nov 30, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ron Minson and Rebecca GoniwichIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Ron Minson of Integrated Listening Systems who talks about how the program impacts neuroplasticity, which is often overlooked as a form of treatment. On the show, Jeff also interviews Rebecca Goniwich who shares how the program helps her manage her own ADHD, as well as her two sons with ADHD and autism. Join us live for this insightful and educational show.
ADHD: Organizing Treatments into a Context You Understand
Wed, Nov 23, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Russell RamsayStimulants, computer-based cognitive training, meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy, ADHD coaching, omega 3 fish oil, neurofeedback, biofeedback, diet, mindfulness, and ADHD education....all are considered forms of ADHD treatment. If you are overwhelmed with all this, don’t know where to start, don’t know how it all comes together, this show is for you. Host Jeff Copper will discuss all these treatments and more with Dr. Russell Ramsay from the University of Pennsylvania. The two will help organize and bring sense to it all by putting it into a context we can all understand. Join in on the discussion live by calling 646-652-4409.
ADHD: Go Ahead, Make a Mess!
Wed, Nov 16, 2011, 8:00 PM
Sandy MaynardIf you are like many ADD-ers, you think or perform best with your work sprawled out before you. For visual learners, being able to see everything at the same time is key to staying engaged with a project, but it presents its own issues. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Sandy Maynard on sprawling… boosting productivity without driving resident neatniks over the edge! Join us for what will be a very insightful show.
ADHD RX Rules: Paying Attention to Meds for Paying Attention
Wed, Nov 9, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Charles ParkerYou get diagnosed with ADHD, the doctor prescribes a stimulant and that is it; right? Wrong! Getting the right stimulant in the right dose delivered at the right time is more of an art than a science. You see, each person is different and metabolizes stimulants differently. All too often, ADDers get the diagnosis, take the medication, have a bad experience, then give up. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Charles Parker, author of ADHD Medication Rules: Paying Attention to the Meds for Paying Attention. The two will have an open discussion designed to inform you and help arm you to have a conversation with your mental health professional to tune into the right drug in the right dose using the right delivery system. The two will also discuss follow up strategies. Yes, once you set meds does not mean your needs won't change. If you have ADHD, have tried stimulants and been frustrated with the results, this is a must-listen-to show to find a physician who is both knowledgeable and current in the field of ADHD.
Updated ADHD Diagnosing Practices and Finding a Good Doctor
Wed, Nov 2, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Charles ParkerImagine walking into the emergency room with chest pains. The doctor asks you a few questions and rushes you in for bypass surgery based on how things appear without ever running a test. Would you be comfortable with this? Wouldn’t you rather have the doctor run some tests to confirm you don’t have GERD or another condition unrelated to your heart? In this episode host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Charles Parker, the author of ADHD Medication Rules: Paying Attention to the Meds for Paying Attention. In the show, Jeff and Dr. Parker discuss the outdated ADHD diagnostic practice and look at science today. The two will also talk about strategies around how to find a physician who is both knowledgeable and current in the field of ADHD. For those wanting current information, this is a must-listen show.
How a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Finds ADD Facts
Wed, Oct 26, 2011, 8:00 PM
Katherine EllisonThe Internet is full of opinions on ADHD, but you want fact! How do you find the facts? In this episode, host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison on her experience sorting through the infinite amount of information on her personal journey as she and her son were diagnosed with ADD. Her experience is chronicled in her book, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention. In the interview Katherine shares practical tips on how to sort fact from fiction and the importance of noting what influences the perspective of the source. If you want to be efficient in your research, this is the show for you!
The Difference between ADHD Coaching and ADHD Therapy
Thur, Oct 20, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari Tuckman and Barbara LutherWhat is the difference between ADHD coaching and ADHD therapy? Find out in this episode of Attention Talk Radio. ADHD Master Certified Coach Barbara Luther and Dr. Ari Tuckman will be on hand to talk with host Jeff Copper to help us understand the difference and the advantages of each. This promises to be an insightful show.
The ADHD Awareness Week Story: How It Happened
Wed, Oct 19, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Michele NovotniHave you ever wondered how something like ADHD Awareness Week comes about? Join us for this episode of Attention Talk Radio as host, Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Michele Novotni around how ADHD Awareness Week came to be. Listen as Michele describes what happened and how she and others at the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) pulled this off without being professional lobbyists. Call in and participate in the show. If you think you know how things like this work, you will be very surprised!
ADHD: Permission to Proceed
Tue, Oct 18, 2011, 8:00 PM
David GiwercDavid Giwerc combines ADHD education, biology, mental models, coaching tools, and his personal ADHD story all into one book, Permission to Proceed. In this show, David will be on hand to discuss his book with host Jeff Copper. The two will talk about the ADHD paradox, attention and intention, David’s “I” model, his “machine, mind, and mission” model, beliefs, knowing, and a whole lot more. If you are interested in his book, have ADHD or are impacted by ADHD, or if you are considering becoming an ADHD coach or are a mental health professional looking for insight on ADHD coaching, this show is for you!
Ned Hallowell: What is Going on in the ADHD Community
Mon, Oct 17, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ned HallowellIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and attention coach Jeff Copper meets with ADHD expert Dr. Ned Hallowell for a candid interview around what is going on in the ADHD community that excites him. Diagnosis, treatment, the ADHD community, advocacy, public perception, and ADHD help are all open for discussion. If you have ever read, seen, or heard Dr. Hallowell, you know how dynamic and insightful he is. This is a show you don't want to miss.
ADHD: What Is Attention? Understand It and Manage It!
Wed, Oct 12, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Ari TuckmanAttention; stand at attention; pay attention; gesture to get the waiter’s attention; “I want your attention”; children fighting for their parents’ attention…. Attention impacts everything, but have you ever paused and paid attention to what attention is? Ever paused and paid attention to what you are paying attention to? Or how you use your attention? In this episode, guest Dr. Ari Tuckman and your host Jeff Copper will deconstruct attention like never before. Why? Because the more you understand how something works, the easier it is for you to manage it.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming: How Can It Help My ADHD?
Wed, Oct 5, 2011, 8:00 PM
Richard BandlerNeuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a collection of concepts and techniques intended to help us understand and change human behavior patterns. In this episode your host, Jeff Copper, interviews Richard Bandler, co-creator of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), as they define NLP, explain how it works, and discuss how it can help those with ADHD to move forward. Whether you are familiar with NLP or not, this is a show worth your time. Join us for this insightful program. 
ADHD: Paying Attention to Attention with Dr. Beth Briere
Wed, Sep 28, 2011, 8:00 PM
Dr. Beth BriereThink about it. What’s obvious is a function of what we pay attention to. Thus, it seems worthwhile to pay attention to attention. In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Beth Briere on the topic. Dr. Briere utilized the research by Dr. Mel Levine around attention to help build a practical clinical model that focuses on helping individuals understand their attentional weaknesses in order to put appropriate strategies in place to address those specific weaknesses. Jeff will discuss with Beth how attention can be broken down into components through an individual profile that then identifies your unique profile of strengths, affinities, and challenges. The result? A customized learning plan and a roadmap to success. 
The 2011 AD/HD Virtual Conference
Wed, Sep 21, 2011, 8:00 PM
Jennifer KoretskyThe 2011 Virtual AD/HD Conference is around the corner. In this episode, Jennifer Koretsky, founder of ADD Management Group that is producing the conference, will be on hand to discuss the history of the conference, what to expect, how a virtual conference works, and how to make the most of the experience. Join us live with host Jeff Copper as we learn more about this must-attend event.
ADHD: Controlling Your Attention Using Attention Exercises
Wed, Sep 14, 2011, 8:00 PM
Gergg KrechEver meditate and notice your mind wandering? Congratulations, you're meditating correctly. Yes, meditation is about paying attention to your attention. It's about paying attention to the now. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Gregg Krech on attention, meditation, and exercises to improve your ability to control what you pay attention to. If you have ADHD and struggle to control your attention, this show is for you. Don't be surprised if this show shifts your paradigm on what meditation is and how it works.
ADHD: Homeschool or High School? The Sequel
Wed, Sep 07, 2011, 8:00 PM
Carol BarnierCarol Barnier was our guest on July 20, 2011, in our show addressing the question of homeschool or high school. Carol was spectacular, offering insight after insight on both homeschooling and teaching ADHD children in general. So much material could not be covered, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t have a sequel to that show. In this episode, host Jeff Copper continues his talk with Carol, picking up where they left off. Listen to the July 20th show as a preview; then join us for this fun and informative discussion. If you are an educator, considering or thinking you might ever want to homeschool your child, this is a must-listen program for you!
Managing ADHD in the Classroom: A Teacher's Insights
Wed, Aug 31, 2011, 8:00 PM
How do you successfully manage students with ADHD in a classroom setting? In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Bob Novotni on the topic. Bob was a high school math teacher for 35 years. He stood out in his environment because of his ability to manage ADHD and other learning disabilities in the classroom. Jeff and Bob will discuss Bob’s strategy, tips, experience, and collective insights. This is a must-hear program for educators and for parents as a means to understand the challenges and ways ADDers can coexist in the classroom with a positive learning environment!
ADHD: Motivation is the Key to Learning
Wed, Aug 24, 2011, 8:00 PM
Learning, when it comes to ADHD, it’s all about MOTIVATION! In this episode, host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Master Certified Coach (MCC) and founder of JST Coach Training, on the relationship between motivation and learning. So many times, parents and teachers focus on learning in the education process but fail to pay attention to what motivates a person to learn. Think about it! When was the last time you learned something when you had zero motivation? Jeff and Jodi discuss motivation and how motivation is what drives learning. Pay attention to what motivates a person with ADHD to learn and the learning will take care of itself. This show promises to be a lively discussion. Call 646-652-4409 and join in on the conversation.
Back to School with ADHD
Wed, Aug 17, 2011, 8:00 PM
It's that time of year! It's back to school. Transitions can be difficult for those with ADHD, especially for children headed back to school. Parents can help their kids prepare for the transition by easing the child into it and gradually re-introducing homework. In this episode, Dr. Kenny Handelman, a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, talks with host and attention coach Jeff Copper on strategies and tips to make that transition back to school after the freedom of the summer holiday. Join us live by calling 646-652-4409. Dr. Handelman's book, Attention Difference Disorder: How to Turn Your ADHD Child or Teen's Differences into Strengths in 7 Simple Steps, with foreword by Edward Hallowell MD, was released in June 2011 and is available at www.attentiondifferencedisorder.com.
ADHD: Benefits from Acupuncture, Hypnosis, and Acupressure
Wed, Aug 10, 2011, 8:00 PM
Can those with ADHD benefit from acupuncture, hypnosis, and acupressure? Let's find out. In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Max Muenke on the topic. Join us as we discuss the science, Dr. Muenke's experience, and ADHD. For more information on Dr. Muenke, click here.
ADHD: Transitioning from High School to College
Wed, Aug 03, 2011, 8:00 PM
Wow! It’s time for your ADHD child to leave the nest and off to college they go. This is both an exciting and frightening stage in life, especially for those with ADHD. Every December with predictability, attention coach Jeff Copper receives numerous calls from parents whose high school honor student is on academic probation after one semester at college. In this episode, your host interviews Rachel Masson of Landmark College who helps new, unprepared ADHD students transition to college. Listen to this episode to hear Rachel's insights on how parents can best prepare the student for this stage of life.
ADHD: Tactical Solutions to Situational Problems
Wed, July 27, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews ADHD coach Susan Macintosh. The two will be sharing stories about unique and creative solutions used by ADHD clients to help them move forward. This will be a fun show with many out-of-the-box solutions that are not on the top ten list of obvious ADHD solutions! Join us on the call by calling 646-652-4409 and share your stories during the show.
ADHD: Homeschool or High School? That is the Question!
Wed, July 20, 2011, 8:00 PM
Many children with ADHD have their own unique learning style and struggle in a traditional school setting. One alternative is homeschooling your ADHD child. In this episode, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Carol Barnier who has been homeschooling her two ADHD children (plus a typical one) for a total of 18 years and is still going. On the show Jeff and Carol talk about homeschooling resources and the advantages and disadvantages of homeschooling an ADHD child, along with the challenges of homeschooling when the teacher (you) has ADHD. If you think you might ever consider such a thing, this is a must-listen program for you!
The Machine, Mind, and Mission: A David Giwerc ADHD Model
Wed, July 13, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode, host and attention coach, Jeff Copper, talks with David Giwerc about his Machine, Mind, and Mission ADHD model. Listen as David describes the model and how it is used as a tool to understand how to move forward with ADHD. David and Jeff also discuss how the model can be used to understand how meds and other multi-modal treatments, like coaching, can impact progress differently.
ADHD and College Placement with Keith Kosierowski
Wed, July 6, 2011, 8:00 PM
So, you have worked hard and now it’s time for your ADHD teen to go off to college. Question is, where? In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Keith Kosierowski, who is an ADHD coach and a certified school counselor with eleven years of experience. The two will be discussing college placement for the ADHD teen.
The Impact of ADHD on Non-ADHD Siblings and How to Manage Things
Wed, June 29, 2011, 8:00 PM
Keath LowA lot of attention is paid to children with ADHD, but what about the non-ADHD siblings? In this episode, host Jeff Copper interviews Keath Low around the impact of ADHD on siblings and strategies to help parents manage the family dynamics.
Explaining ADHD to Your Child for the First Time
Thur, June 23, 2011, 8:00 PM
Keath LowIn this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Keath Low around the topic of explaining an ADHD diagnosis to your child for the first time. This simple task can be very nerve wracking and challenging for many adults, simply because they love their children. Listen to this insightful conversation as Jeff and Keath share valuable tips that will help you prepare for the task at hand.

ADHD Parents Raising ADHD Kids! How Does That Work?
Wed, June 15, 2011, 8:00 PM
Patricia QuinnParenting calls for structure, organization, and consistency. While that’s true, it flies in the face of an ADHD parent raising ADHD kids. What is an ADHD parent to do? In this episode Dr. Patricia Quinn will be giving ADHD-friendly parenting advice in her interview with host, attention coach Jeff Copper. Listen to the show and learn how to make doable what seems insurmountable.

ADHD: Tips for Managing Time
Wed, June 08, 2011, 8:00 PM
For many ADD-ers, there are only two kinds of time: now and not now. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, interviews Sandy Maynard around the topic of time and time management. The discussion focuses on ADHD and time in general, as well as tips that many with ADHD have found useful.

ADHD: Transitioning from School to Summer Break
Wed, June 01, 2011, 8:00 PM
No more teachers, no more books… or so it goes. Yes, summer is here! Time to relax and time for a homework hiatus. It sounds easy but can be very stressful. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, your host, Jeff Copper, interviews Keath Low around transitioning an ADHD child to a summer routine. Listen as Keath shares her insight and helpful tips for those searching for guidance.

Insights of a Physician Who Learns to be an ADHD Coach
Wed, May 25, 2011, 8:00 PM
Host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Terry Dickson who has ADHD himself, diagnoses and treats ADHD, and is learning to be an ADHD coach. Dr. Dickson discusses the paradigm shift and struggles he has had in stifling his “fix and treat” mentality and realizing ADDers are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole, realizing that they have their own solution.

The Impact of ADHD on Sex and Intimacy
Wed, May 18, 2011, 8:00 PM
Are sex and intimacy an ADHD-free zone? Not! ADHD has an impact at work, at home, in relationships, and in the bedroom. Host, Jeff Copper, interviews Gina Pera, author of Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster when Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder, on how impulsiveness, distractibility, hyperactivity, and boredom affect intimacy and sex.

ADHD, Weight, and Eating Disorders
Wed, May 11, 2011, 8:00 PM
Host, Jeff Copper, interviews Dr. Roberto Olivardia, instructor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, on the topic of ADHD, weight gain, and eating disorders. Dr. Olivardia reviews the research explaining why those with ADHD are more prone to weight issues, obesity, and eating disorders, such as bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. He also discusses the many ADHD traits and symptoms, like sleep deprivation, impulsivity, and distractibility, that make it more challenging for those with ADHD to maintain healthy eating.

A Review of Non-Medication Treatments for Adults with ADHD
Wed, May 04, 2011, 8:00 PM
Many adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder can't take meds, or medications are not enough. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Russ Ramsay to obtain an education on alternative treatments that can help manage ADHD when medications aren't possible, or when they're not enough.

Is There a WAY Art Therapy Can Help Those with ADHD? Way!
Wed, April 27, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, interviews art therapist Holly Oberacker and Tracey Bromley Goodwin, partners in Navigating ADHD, Inc. Listen in and see how Holly uses art-based activities to address the social, emotional, and communication needs of children and adults. Then listen to what Tracey does by taking Holly's concepts to help the same clients build skills and create action steps for implementing the strategies during her educational coaching sessions. You will be fascinated with how Holly and Tracey bridge their sessions to address the complete needs of the individuals in their practice.

This Show Is So Totally ADD!
Wed, April 20, 2011, 8:00 PM
Hold onto your hats! This show is ADD on steroids. Listen in as host Jeff Copper interviews Patrick McKenna and Rick Green, two of the most outrageous ADDers on the planet around the conception, creation, and the development of Totally ADD and its website. Learn about the whimsical video that puts ADD into context while educating and informing you in a humorous way. Call in and participate in the show. You don’t want to miss it.

ADHD Special: Tactical Tools That Can Help You Manage Time and Capture Your Thoughts
Fri, April 15, 2011, 8:00 PM
Tactical tools can be invaluable to those with ADHD to increase productivity. In this special edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Jan Rogers of Time Timer and Kevin Thomas of Copytalk. Time Timer is a visual timing device that engages those with ADHD, helping them experience the passage of time, thereby enabling them to better manage time. Copytalk is a voice dictation service (not software) that enables you to capture your thoughts anywhere, anytime with just a phone. If you have ADHD and struggle with time, or if you don't have an effective means to capture your thoughts, this is a must-listen show for you.

The ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) and Its 2011 Conference
Wed, April 13, 2011, 8:00 PM
Attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Robb Garrett, president of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), to gain insight on the organization and what to expect at the 2011 national conference in Chicago between April 29th and May 1st.

A Neurologist with ADHD Shares His Insight in Diagnosing and Treating ADHD
Wed, April 06, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews child neurology specialist Dr. Jose Foradada around three topics, ADHD and neurology, what we know about ADHD and the physical brain, and what it is like to be a neurologist that diagnoses and treats ADHD, having ADHD himself. This promises to be a great show.

ADHD: What Is Neurofeedback, How Does It Work, and What Are the Advantages of It?
Wed, March 30, 2011, 8:00 PM
Talk about virtual reality! Can you really play a computer game with no control other than just your brain waves? Listen to this episode of Attention Talk Radio as host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Michael Linden on neurofeedback and its role in helping those with ADHD reclaim control of their lives. In the interview, Dr. Linden discusses the advantages of using a QEEG to accurately diagnose ADHD and how he can customize neurofeedback treatment for the individual. Your host will also be quizzing Dr. Linden on combining neurofeedback and learning programs to condition the brain to pay attention to things differently. This is a must listen-to episode.

Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG) and Diagnosing ADHD. Say What?
Wed, March 23, 2011, 8:00 PM
You walk up a flight of stairs; your heart races, you feel pressure in your chest and you are rushed to the emergency room. Upon arrival, you are asked to sign a release for emergency bypass surgery. Would you sign? Or wouldn’t you want to see some tests results ruling out minor things like heartburn before you go under the knife? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Michael Linden, director of Attention Learning Center around Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG), a test used to more accurately diagnose ADHD and Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD). Listen to Dr. Linden as he addresses the pitfalls of diagnosing based on symptoms and the advantages of using QEEG to accurately diagnose ADHD. Don't miss this insightful show.

ADHD and Addiction
Wed, March 16, 2011, 8:00 PM
Wendy RichardsonWendy Richardson knows a thing or two about ADHD and addiction. She is a certified addiction specialist in private practice and the author of When Too Much Isn’t Enough, Ending the Destructive Cycle of AD/HD and Addictive Behavior (2005 Pinon Press) and The Link Between ADD & Addiction, Getting the Help You Deserve (1997). Listen to this edition of Attention Talk Radio as host, Jeff Copper, interviews Wendy to gain her insight on the topic.

The Importance of Emotion in Understanding and Managing ADHD
Wed, March 09, 2011, 8:00 PM
Medical papers dating back to 1798 always include emotion in the conceptualization of ADHD. This continued up to the 1970 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 2nd Ed. (DSM-II). Since then, emotional dysregulation has been excluded from the clinical conceptualization of the condition. In this episode, host, Jeff Copper, will interview Dr. Russell Barkley who will argue why emotion needs to be returned to a central place in ADHD.

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) Membership!
Wed, March 2, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Ruth Hughes, the acting director of the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD). Listen in and learn about the benefits of being a member of CHADD, as well as being schooled in the different levels of membership, making it easy for you determine which is right for you. If you have ADHD and need resources, this is the show for you.

The History of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with Dr. Russ Ramsay
Wed, Feb 23, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, Dr. Russ Ramsay joins host Jeff Copper to review the history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Dr. Ramsay will talk about when ADHD was first identified, the evolution of our learning, and how treatment has evolved. This promises to be a fun and enlightening show.

The Impact of ADHD on Finances
Wed, Feb 16, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Stephanie Sarkis regarding the impact of ADHD on finances and money management. Dr. Sarkis is the author of "ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder" (2009), in addition to three other books on adult ADD. She counsels and coaches children and adults with ADHD/ADD.

ADHD and Sleep: Who Has Time for It?
Wed, Feb 09, 2011, 8:00 PM
ADHD and sleep is the topic of this edition of Attention Talk Radio. Join the conversation live as host Jeff Copper interviews Roberto Olivardia Ph.D. of Harvard Medical School on the topic. Listen as they discuss the difficulties those with ADHD have with sleep and the competition for sleep. After all, who has time for it? Call in and listen to this enlightening show.

Moving Forward in an ADHD Relationship: What You Need to Know
Wed, Feb 02, 2011, 8:00 PM
Melissa Orlov knows a thing or two about ADHD relationships, as she has lived in one and studied them extensively. She is a marriage consultant and the author of The ADHD Effect on Marriage. Listen in on this episode of Attention Talk Radio as host Jeff Copper interviews Melissa on the topic of moving past defensiveness and denial to move forward in an ADHD relationship.

ADHD Advocacy Part 2: ADHD Advocacy and the Real World
Wed, Jan 26, 2011, 8:00 PM
Listen in as show host Jeff Copper interviews attorney Matt Cohen around the laws that pertain to ADHD and the reality for the real world application. This is a must listen-to show for those seeking accommodations or to apply Section 504 of the IDEA laws. Join us for this insightful show.

ADHD Advocacy Part 1: The Law and Your Rights Made Simple
Wed, Jan 19, 2011, 8:00 PM
Host Jeff Copper interviews attorney Matt Cohen on the legal rights afforded those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Listen in as Matt walks us through the basics and the laws you should know when advocating for yourself or others who are diagnosed with ADHD. Join us for this insightful discussion. This is Part 1 of a two-part series.

ADHD: Computer-Based Cognitive Training, a Psychologist’s Experience
Wed, Jan 12, 2011, 8:00 PM
In this episode, host, Jeff Copper, will interview Wendy Rice, Psy.D., on the topic of computer-based cognitive training and her experience in educating and treating adolescents on how to most effectively deal with problems in the areas of attention, impulsivity, working memory, and processing speed.

ADHD: JST Coach Training Program
Wed, Jan 05, 2011, 8:00 PM
Host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Master Certified Coach (MCC) and founder of JST Coach Training. Jeff and Jodi will discuss the difference between regular coaching and ADHD coaching and will discuss Jodi’s training program that is used and endorsed by the Edge Foundation. Join us for a lively discussion.

"I Inherited ADD from My Kids (Not!)"
Wed, Dec 29, 2010, 8:00 PM
In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host, Jeff Copper, and co-host Linda Roggli discuss the hereditary nature of ADHD and why many adults are not getting diagnosed until later in life or are getting diagnosed with their kids. Listen to this insightful discussion.

ADHD: The Edge Foundation
Wed, Dec 15, 2010, 8:00 PM
In this episode, guest Robert Tudisco will be interviewed by host Jeff Copper to understand the Edge Foundation, the role the foundation played in the recent research on the effectiveness of ADHD coaching, and the foundation's vision for the future. Join us for a lively conversation.

ADHD: Third-Party Advocates, an Educator's Experience
Wed, Dec 08, 2010, 8:00 PM
Melissa Malen is an education consultant pursuing her Ph.D. in adult education with special training and interest in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other learning disabilities. She advocates for those with ADHD as a third-party advocate. Join us for this episode of Attention Talk Radio when host Jeff Copper interviews Melissa about her hands-on experience helping children obtain needed accommodations and supporting parents as they learn to advocate for students with ADHD.

ADHD: Coaching ADHD Teens and Managing Their Parents
Wed, Dec 02, 2010, 8:00 PM
In this episode, attention coach Jeff Copper interviews ADHD coach Jodi Sleeper-Triplett around coaching ADHD teens and young adults with emphasis around managing their parents. There is no question the parents of ADHD love their children and want the best for them. Many times, they are trying to help so much they get in the way of the progress an ADHD coach is making with their child. Join us for this insightful discussion!

ADHD: To Tell or Not to Tell. That Is the Question
Wed, Nov 24, 2010, 8:00 PM
Join us for this edition of Attention Talk Radio as host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Dr. Ari Tuckman around the topic of disclosing your diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to the school, your employer, or the public. Ari and Jeff will address the advantages and disadvantages of going public, and offer an alternative strategy. Join us for this insightful discussion

ADHD: Interest is the Key and It’s Instinctive
Fri, Nov 05, 2010, 8:00 PM
In this episode, host and attention coach Jeff Copper invites David Giwerc, founder of the ADD Coaching Academy, to discuss the inherent role that interest plays in the lives of those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Jeff and David will discuss how interest is used in their coaching relationships, as a tool to deconstruct what works for ADD-ers. They will also offer their analysis of interest as something that is instinctive. Be sure to join in on the insightful discussion. This episode promises to be one of the best.

ADHD: Learning Modalities and Organization: How They Go Hand in Hand
Fri, Oct 22, 2010, 8:00 PM
In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host and attention coach Jeff Copper talks about his experience in coaching adults diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to help them overcome disorganization by helping them first to understand how they naturally learn. Join us for this insightful discussion around how understanding a person's learning modality can give clues on how to get organized.

The Brain and ADHD Medications Made Simple
Fri, Oct 15, 2010, 8:00 PM
Laurie Dupar, registered psychiatric nurse, joins host and attention coach Jeff Copper on Attention Talk Radio. In this episode Jeff and Laurie will discuss the brain and ADHD medications made simple. Laurie will share information on how medications affect the brain and what happens to the individual’s focus. Be sure to join us for this insightful show.

The Disorganized Mind: Insights on the Book and How Someone with Dyslexia and ADHD Can Write a Book
Fri, July 09, 2010, 8:00 PM
Nancy Ratey, author of The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents, joins host and attention coach Jeff Copper on Attention Talk Radio. They will discuss her new book, offer insight on how someone with dyslexia and attention deficit disorder (ADD) tactically takes on a project as big as writing a book, and will share how she brought it to completion. Don’t miss this exciting show!

Married to Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
Fri, May 21, 2010, 8:00 PM

Host Jeff Copper, attention coach, has a candid discussion with Kim Gundy about the realities and impact of being married to a husband with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Listen as she shares her insights and lessons learned from years of experience.

ADHD and Religion
Fri, Apr 23, 2010, 8:00 PM
ADHD coach Steve Gundy and host and attention coach Jeff Copper discuss ADD and its impact on an ADD-er’s spirituality and relationship with God. Join us as Steve shares his ADD story and shares his relationship with God on the topic.

Positive Trends in AD/HD
Fri, Apr 02, 2010, 8:00 PM
Host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews Jefferson B. Prince, M.D., Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of Child Psychiatry for North Shore Medical Center in Massachusetts on the positive trends in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) to gain insight on what is new and promising in the AD/HD arena.

ADHD and Co-Morbid Conditions
Fri, Mar 05, 2010, 8:00 PM
Host, Jeff Copper, interviews returning guest and ADD Coach Dan Pruitt on the topic of ADHD and co-morbid conditions. Listen as Dan shares his insight and personal experience as a father and coach to two children with ADHD and co-morbid conditions.

Hunter vs. Farmer ADHD Theory
Fri, Feb 26, 2010, 8:00 PM
Host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews ADD coach Kristi McClanahan. Hear Kristi share her entertaining personal experience as she came to realize she had ADD and embraced it, and gain insight on ADHD in the context of Thom Hartmann Hunter vs. Farmer ADHD theory. This show promises to be fun, lighthearted, and very insightful.

ADD Coach Training Schools
Fri, Feb 19, 2010, 8:00 PM
Host and attention coach Jeff Copper interviews David Giwerc, Master Certified Coach (MCC) and founder and president of the ADD Coaching Academy. Jeff and David will discuss the difference between regular coaching and ADD coaching. They will pay attention to what ADD coaches pay attention to and look at what those with ADD consistently pay attention to.

Coaching Divas with ADD
Fri, Jan 08, 2010, 8:00 PM
An insightful look at coaching wiser, more mature women with attention deficit disorder. Host Jeff Copper interviews ADD coach Linda Roggli to gain her insight on coaching women with attention deficit disorder. Linda will talk about the unique challenges facing divas with ADD in the 21st century and how she helps them move forward.

Cogmed: An Insightful Discussion among Coaches
Fri, Dec 18, 2009, 8:00 PM
Host Jeff Copper interviews Ali Kaufman, founder of space of mind, to gain her insight on cognitive behavioral tools and her experiences in working with those who have attention deficit disorder (ADD).

The Many Versions of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Fri, Oct 16, 2009, 8:00 PM
Host attention coach Jeff Copper will interview fellow ADD coach Dan Pruitt and gain insight on the many different versions of ADD and ADHD. To be diagnosed with ADD/Hyperactive, a combination of any six symptoms must be exhibited out of a possible nine. This means that dozens of different combinations could result in an ADD/Hyperactive diagnosis and excludes the different symptoms and combinations for ADD/Inattentive or ADD/Combined. Copper and Pruitt will discuss ADD traits and how they manifest and will also look at the many varieties of ADD to gain insight and an understanding how everyone with ADD has their own unique version. Finally, they will look at how different versions of ADD impact which solutions are effective and which are not.

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