In this episode of ADHD Support Talk, co-host Lynne Edris invites Dr. Tommy Black to explore the topic of using technology to support adults with ADHD. The discussion focuses on new digital therapeutics and how technology can effectively help reduce ADHD symptoms in adults.
Lynne and Dr. Tommy Black delve into the potential benefits of using technology as a tool for managing ADHD symptoms. They discuss how digital therapeutics, such as smartphone applications, wearable devices, and online platforms, can provide valuable support and assistance to individuals with ADHD. These technological tools are designed to enhance executive functioning skills, improve time management, boost focus and attention, and enhance overall organization and productivity.
The conversation highlights the importance of using technology appropriately. Lynne and Dr. Tommy Black emphasize that technology is a tool and its effectiveness depends on how it is utilized. They provide insights into choosing the right digital therapeutics and strategies for integrating them into daily routines effectively.
The episode explores various digital resources and applications specifically tailored to individuals with ADHD. These tools can include reminders and alarms, task management systems, habit trackers, and tools for improving cognitive skills. By leveraging technology in a targeted and purposeful manner, individuals with ADHD can enhance their ability to stay organized, manage time effectively, and improve overall functioning.
Lynne and Dr. Tommy Black also discuss the potential challenges and drawbacks of using technology in managing ADHD symptoms. They address concerns such as distraction, over-reliance on technology, and the need to strike a balance between using technology as a supportive tool and building offline skills and strategies.
The episode provides valuable insights into the role of technology in supporting adults with ADHD. It emphasizes the importance of approaching technology use thoughtfully and strategically to maximize its benefits. By embracing appropriate digital therapeutics and integrating them into daily routines, individuals with ADHD can potentially reduce symptoms, enhance executive functioning, and improve overall well-being.
Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Currently, he serves as a member of the Georgia Composite Board for Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists. He also serves as the Chair of the Rules Committee and on the Advisory Panel for the National Board of Forensic Evaluators. A veteran of the Gulf War (1990-1991) while serving in the U.S. Army, Dr. Black has years of personal and professional experience in understanding and helping others cope with the specific trials of military services for active duty individuals and their families. Learn More
Podcast Co-Host Lynne Edris helps overwhelmed professionals from all over the world learn to take control of their days and get the right things done more easily so that they have more time, more energy, and more money for what they love most! As a woman with ADHD herself, she has been where her clients are and come out the other side, so to speak. She’s gone from living in a constant state of chaos and under-performance to a life full of success and fulfillment! Learn more about Lynne at www.CoachingADDvantages.com. If you text the keyword “HACK” to 33777 , Lynne will send you her 7 Fool-Proof Productivity Hacks to help you add hours of free time and energy to your weeks by investing just a few smart minutes each day.
ADHD Support Talk Radio is an award winning Podcast for Adults with ADD / ADHD. Co-hosts Tara McGillicuddy and Lynne Edris are joined by Adult ADHD experts and they cover important topics related to Adult ADD / ADHD. Podcast guests include Dr. Edward Hallowell, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, Dr. Ari Tuckman, Laurie Dupar, Terry Matlen and many more.
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