Episodes
Those with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder struggle. Time and time again, others point out things that they're doing wrong. This conditions them over a period of time to immediately think it's their fault and start with "I'm sorry." In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) discusses the topic with Elaine Taylor-Klaus (www.impactparents.com/attention) who coaches parents of complex kids. The two will talk about how "I'm sorry, I'm wrong"...
Published 10/20/21
Got ADHD? Do you lead off conversations saying you're sorry? How do such reflexive responses serve you? Do they take the pressure off? Are you always assuming you are wrong? Are you shaming yourself? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Sharon Saline (www.drsharonsaline.com). In the interview they talk about the "I'm sorry" response and bring a realization to your reflexive responses for you to gain awareness...
Published 10/13/21
The ADHD Super Conference is around the corner. On this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) interviews conference co-chair Dr. Ari Tuckman (http://adultADHDbook.com) around what you can expect, and changes in this year’s conference. He will also share interviews from Caroline Maguire, Dani Donovan, and Melissa Orlov, this year’s featured speakers, to get a glimpse of topics that will help you learn, laugh, and connect.    Attention Talk Radio is...
Published 10/06/21
Got ADHD? Are you struggling? When you think in terms of ADHD, is your mindset focused on fixing it or overcoming it, or on managing it to work with it? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews parent coach Elaine Taylor-Klaus of Impact Parents (www.impactparents.com) to talk about the differences between fixing ADHD versus managing it. They share their own experiences and perspectives as to which is most effective, as well as sharing...
Published 09/29/21
Got ADHD? Got depression? Which came first? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) has a conversation with Dr. Sarah Cheyette (www.sarahcheyette.com) on the comorbidity of having ADHD and depression, its causes, treatment, what you can do about it, and the impact of stimulant medication. If you are depressed and have ADHD, this is a show you won't want to miss.   Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows...
Published 09/22/21
Got ADHD? Know somebody who has ADHD? Ever wonder why people with ADHD don't get the help they need? It's a curious question when you think about it. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) has a conversation with Elaine Taylor-Klaus of Impact Parents (www.impactparents.com) about why it seems that many with ADHD struggle to get help or do not engage. They talk about the benefits and the nuances of dealing with people who struggle getting help. ...
Published 09/15/21
Are you autistic with ADHD and struggle with managing it? How do you manage and treat it effectively? In this show, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks with Dr. Sarah Cheyette (www.sarahcheyette.com) on the two conditions, their challenges, and the art of treating and managing the two conditions together. If you have ADHD and autism or are impacted by someone with both conditions, this is a show you must listen to. Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help...
Published 09/08/21
ADHD is not so much a deficit of attention, but rather an issue of self-regulation. Two things you need to regulate: One is your attention, and the other is emotion. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks about emotions, what they are, their nature, and their challenges. He also boils them down to their simplest form. Awareness will enable you to witness how feelings and emotions manifest in your world, their impact on your ADHD, and how...
Published 09/01/21
ADHD is largely an issue of self-regulation. Sometimes those with ADHD can self-regulate, but other times it's more difficult. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews ADD Crusher Alan P. Brown (www.addcrusher.com). They talk about self-regulation and self-awareness, and how much more difficult it is to self-regulate when you’re tired, lonely, bored, stressed, or hungry. They discuss how important it is to be proactive in managing these...
Published 08/25/21
Many with ADHD feel disorganized. Professional organizer Cris Sgrott of Organizing Maniacs (www.organizingmaniacs.com), often finds herself deleting systems of those with ADHD because they tend to make everything more complicated than they need to be. In this episode, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) talks with Cris about her experience and insights on the topic. If you have ADHD and struggle with organization, tune in.  Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help...
Published 08/18/21
If you've got ADHD, you've probably tried to do a little research to understand the condition. If you're like many others, you're overwhelmed by it. There's so much information, but you can't seem to find what you're looking for. In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) discusses the issue with ADD Crusher Alan P. Brown (www.addcrusher.com). They give you a context to help you understand how much of what's available can be boiled down to the same...
Published 08/11/21
Those with ADHD often feel overwhelmed and believe they were chronically disorganized.  One of our favorite quotes is “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Question is, what if you looked at your life as if it were organized? As if you had systems? What might you see? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) will talk to Kirsten Milliken (www.worldofadhd.com). The two will talk about the idea of...
Published 08/04/21
Often, people with ADHD focus on what they think that they should do, never acknowledging what they actually do. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and Dr. Sharon Saline (www.drsharonsaline.com) will discuss the concepts of what you should do, versus looking honestly at what you’ll actually do, as a form of self-awareness with the goal of helping you move forward. If you have ADHD and find yourself “shoulding” all the time, this is a show you...
Published 07/28/21
Those with ADHD struggle to manage their attention and emotions, which is difficult enough. What is worse is when you have to manage your emotions and the emotions of others around you. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) interviews ADHD parent coach Cindy Goldrich (www.ptscoaching.com). The two discuss the need to manage emotions, the dynamics of emotions, and the need to manage your emotions and the emotions of those around you. Insights and...
Published 07/21/21
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is being recognized as an executive functioning challenge. Part of Dr. Barkley's executive function construct is emotional self-regulation. Humans are the only animals that have the ability to change their emotions, which is important but challenging for those with ADHD. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultADHDbook.com talk about the essence of emotional self-regulation,...
Published 07/14/21
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is being recognized as an executive functioning challenge. One of the key executive functioning challenges is self-restraint. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) and Dr. Ari Tuckman (www.adultadhdbook.com) talk about the essence of self-restraint and how it relates to ADHD and the challenges of self-regulation. Given that self-regulation is one of the biggest challenges for those with ADHD, we encourage...
Published 07/07/21
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is being recognized as an executive functioning challenge. One role of executive function relates to self-awareness. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) and Dr. Ari Tuckman (http://adultadhdbook.com) talk about the essence of self-awareness, times when it can get confusing, its role in executive functioning, and the challenge it plays for those with ADHD. If you struggle with ADHD, this is a show...
Published 06/30/21
Got ADHD? Have you ever thought about how thinking towards a goal plays a role in your focus issues? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (www.digcoaching.com) summarizes and brings context to thinking and the material covered in four previous episodes: “ADHD and Working Memory: The Mind’s Eye” (http://tobtr.com/11950517); “ADHD and Working Memory: The Mind’s Voice” (http://tobtr.com/11950524); “ADHD: Playing with Information in Your Mind: The Mind’s Playground...
Published 06/23/21
Got ADHD?  Have you ever thought about the notion that playing with information in your mind towards a goal is a problem under your struggle to focus? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about playing with information in your mind (the mind's playground) in the context of Dr. Russell Barkley's ADHD construct. Jeff shares his experience coaching those with ADHD around the role working memory plays in manipulating information in your...
Published 06/16/21
Got ADHD? Do you talk a lot? Have you ever wondered why? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about verbal working memory (the mind's voice) in the context of Dr. Russell Barkley's ADHD construct. Jeff shares his understanding of Dr. Barkley's construct and executive functioning and why those with ADHD have an impaired verbal working memory, finding it more efficient to talk out loud. He talks about how this creates confusion yet is...
Published 06/09/21
Got ADHD? The problem is focus; right? Question is, is there a problem beneath the problem? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about visual working memory (the mind's eye) in the context of Dr. Russell Barkley's ADHD construct. Jeff shares ways of understanding visual working memory, talk about its challenges with those with ADHD, and look at its impact on focus issues that are actually based on working memory. He will bring...
Published 06/02/21
When you think about it, observable behavior is a kind of shadow of cognitive behavior that is influenced by cognitive constraints. Question is, what role do cognitive constraints and cognitive behavior have on procrastination? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD Coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) has an informative conversation with Leslie Josel (https://orderoochaos.com) on her experience with students and procrastination. In terms of cognitive behavior and cognitive...
Published 05/26/21
ADHD isn't so much a deficit of attention but more of self-regulation. Research suggests that those with ADHD have earlier onsets of smoking and of smoking longer. Much of this is related right back to the challenges of self-regulation. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. John Mitchell at Duke University (http://sites.duke.edu/adhdprogram/). They talk about vaping and smoking, their impact on attention, the urge to...
Published 05/19/21
Self-restraint is an executive function. Self-restraint is born out of self-awareness, which is something those with ADHD struggle with. Collectively self-awareness and self-restraint result in self-regulation. Social media, politicians, the news media, and corporate America prey upon this challenge. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) talks about the Netflix documentary "The Social Dilemma" and illuminates how your own psychology is being...
Published 05/12/21
ADHD is not so much a deficit of attention, but rather an issue of self-regulation with thinking challenges. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper (https://digcoaching.com) interviews Dr. Daniel Franklin (https://franklined.com) about thinking and the process of learning. They talk about foundation principles around learning and the role social interaction plays in the process. They also discuss the role tutoring plays in making thinking easier to facilitate learning...
Published 05/05/21