On this episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, I outline all the elements of ADHD outside of the typical diagnostic symptoms of impulsivity, inattention, and hyperactivity. These additional elements are crucial to your understanding of your child, and to successfully parenting a child with ADHD.


The Additional Aspects

  1. Executive Functioning Deficits
  2. Sensory Processing
  3. Lagging Skills
  4. Self-Esteem
  5. Shame
  6. Inflexibility
  7. Intensity
  8. Seeming Lack of Motivation


Resources Shared in this Episode + Others

(Yes, some of these are affiliate links.)


Time Timer(R) MOD – Sky Blue (Toy)

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(The Time Timer is a great tool for those with time blindness.)

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V)

iPad Pro + Apple Pencil to help with executive functioning deficits in school

Proprioceptive Input

The Zones of Regulation

ADDitude Magazine


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Penny Williams
Author. Parenting Guide. Journalist. Speaker.
Penny Williams guides and mentors parents raising kids with ADHD and/or autism. She’s the parent of a son with ADHD and autism, and the author of three award-winning books on parenting kids with ADHD. Penny is the current editor of ParentingADHDandAutism.com, Founder and Instructor for The Parenting ADHD & Autism Academy, and a frequent contributor on parenting and children with ADHD for ADDitude Magazine and other parenting and special needs publications.