Best Practices for Helping Young Kids with Behavior Problems (ex: ADHD)

Fun fact: my daughter was the voice of Ivan the Robot in my old podcast

There has been a lot of news articles generated over the last month in relation to the CDC posting some statistics and emphasizing that “behavior therapy is the recommended first line treatment for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in young children, and should be tried before medication is prescribed” for children ages 2-5 years old. You can find some additional description on the CDC’s website.

Given some of the discussions I’ve heard I thought it would be useful to pass along a few helpful, free online resources:

Here is a website with some free lectures from Dr. Russell Barkley.

The Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology has a website called “Effective Child Therapy.”

I also recorded some audio podcasts in the past where I interview some interesting people. They are now available on YouTube; they include some interviews relevant to helping out children with behavioral issues:

Managing ADHD with Russell Barkley, Ph.D.

1-2-3 Magic Parenting w/ Dr. Thomas Phelan

Alan Kazdin on Parenting/ Kazdin Method/ Parent Management Training

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder & DSM-5 w/ Dr. Ellen Leibenluft

Thanks again, if you have thoughts or questions let me know:

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