PAP 100:

Let’s Talk Behavior! 

A Q&A with Penny Williams & Sarah Wayland

When we talk with parents about the struggles they experience raising kids with ADHD and/or autism, all of the various challenges boil down to one thing — behavior. In this special 100th episode of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, my colleague, Sarah Wayland and I hosted a Q&A session with parents all about behavior. We discuss what causes challenging or intense behavior, aggression, kids who only have inappropriate behavior at home, strategies and tools for calming, and so much more. 

Resources in this Episode

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My Guest


Dr. Sarah Wayland received her Ph.D. in 1990 from Brandeis University in Cognitive Psychology, and studied how adults understand spoken language for over two decades. In 2013, she switched her focus to working with families supporting children with disabilities. She earned certification in 2014 in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) ( – a comprehensive family-focused program that helps children learn the skills fundamental to making and maintaining meaningful relationships with others. Sarah is deeply involved with local support and advocacy organizations, and is co-editor of the book “Technology Tools for Students With Autism: Innovations that Enhance Independence and Learning”. She teaches parenting classes (, and as a Special Needs Navigator, she helps families figure out how to get appropriate supports in place so their kids can be successful.

Thanks for joining me!

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