120. ADHD Part 4: Executive Function

Dr. Cullinan is back to finish up this 4-part series on ADHD. There is an enormous amount of practical information and parenting tips in these 4 episodes. If you haven’t yet, be sure to pull up parts 1, 2 and 3.  Here is some data from ADDA (American Deficit Disorder Association)

WHAT IS ADHD?

  Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a Neurodevelopmental disorder. It is one of the most common disorders of this kind diagnosed in children. ADHD often carries over into adulthood.

ADHD is a highly genetic, brain-based syndrome that has to do with the regulation of a particular set of brain functions and related behaviors.

These brain operations are collectively referred to as “executive functioning skills” and include important functions such as attention, concentration, memory, motivation and effort, learning from mistakes, impulsivity, hyperactivity, organization, and social skills. There are various contributing factors that play a role in these challenges including chemical and structural differences in the brain as well as genetics.

 

[00:33 -10:10] Finding an Effective Consequences

  • Logical Consequences Connected to Behavior
  • Explaining why an emotional lecture is ineffective 
  • Kids and Manipulation
  • The complexity and sophistication of manipulation

[10:11-16:55] The role of parents in developmental milestones

  • Effectiveness of “Emotion Coaching” on Child Development
  • Necessary techniques/ practices for emotion coaching & emotion labeling 
  • Definition of TLC (Task Limit Consequences)
  • Developmentally Matched Way to Communicate with Child

[16:56 – 30:40]  Benefits of Reward Systems for Families

  • Improved Behavior & Increased Self-Discipline
  • Enhanced Motivation & Productivity Levels 
  • Strengthened Parent/Child Relationship
  • Implementing the Raffle ticket strategy

 

[30:41-41:50]  Leveraging strengths instead of consequence-based discipline strategies

  • Offering Choice and Freedom in Learning Processes
  • Acknowledging We Are a Team Working Toward Same Goals
  • Building People Up to Improve Executive Functioning Skills
  • Activities such as puzzles, art projects, reading can motivate kids to want to work on executive functioning skills 

[41:51 – 46:53]  Closing segment Takeaways

 

You can reach Dr. Colleen C. Cullinan

Twitter:  @ColleenCullinan

 

Links to resources mentioned on the show

 Dr. Ross Green                                                                                                                                                    Dr. Ross Greene (drrossgreene.com)

 

Other episodes you may like:

**Episode #88

ADHD: Strategies for Boosting Executive Function Pt I

**Episode #109

ADHD: Executive Functions Pt II

**Episode #119

ADHD: Executive Functions Pt III

**Episode #26

The 3 Bs: Brain, Body, Behavior – Managing Anxiety

**Episode #71

Depression: Naming the Monster

 

Key quotes for Twitter:

“It’s offering choice and freedom, and it’s doing stuff you’re already doing but in just a more strategic way that gets kids excited. That’s where behavior change happens. That’s where motivation happens.”….Dr. Colleen Cullinan talking on behavior modification of ADHD Children

 

“Vengeance is not a behavior change strategy”..  Dr. Colleen Cullinan talking on behavior modification of ADHD Children

 

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