The ADHD Kids Can Thrive Podcast

The ADHD Kids Can Thrive Podcast

Join Kate of ADHDKidsCanThrive, LLC as she explores and learns more about ADHD from thought leaders, experts and advocates. Kate hopes to engage parents, educators and the general community to help ADHD people reach their highest potential. Kate is a parent, author of How We Roll -A Parent’s Journey of Raising an ADHD child, founder of and former media executive. You can find me at


June 10, 2024 39 mins

My guest is Dr. Russell Ramsey, an expert in cognitive and behavioral psychology, to discuss the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for ADHD teens and young adults. Dr. Ramsey, the author of six books on adult ADHD, delves into what CBT is and how it can be a game-changer for those with ADHD.

In this episode, Kate and Dr. Ramsey explore CBT's ins and outs, its effectiveness compared to other therapies, and how it can he...

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My guest is Dr. Laura Honos-Webb, a clinical psychologist and author specializing in ADD and ADHD. She shares her expertise on the innovative Bonding Health app, designed to improve ADHD parent-child relationships through research-based exercises.

In this episode, learn about the interconnectedness of ADHD, executive functioning, and emotional dysregulation. Discover practical strategies for parents to help their ADHD children buil...

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May 27, 2024 40 mins

My guest is Dr. William (Bill) Dodson, M.D., LF-APA, a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has spent his career helping patients achieve the best possible outcomes from ADHD treatment, which earned him international acclaim. Dr. Dodson has been instrumental in advancing the field’s understanding of ADHD medication optimization, ADHD-related sleep disorders, and the emotional component of ADHD, most notably through his recognitio...

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My guest is Mindy Hudon, a speech-language pathologist, author, and creator of innovative educational tools. She has dedicated herself to empowering children and adults alike to overcome communication challenges and develop essential life skills, such as executive function skills.

Mindy has created a series of innovative and engaging educational tools. This episode digs into her creation, the "Be a Timekeeper Clock", aimed at helpi...

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My guest is Dr. Elisa Song, a Stanford-, NYU-, UCSF-trained integrative pediatrician - and she is on a mission to revolutionize the future of children’s health! In 2005, the New England Journal of Medicine predicted that for the first time in history, our children are expected to have a shorter lifespan than us, their parents. Fast forward almost 20 years, and things aren’t much better. She does just that with her groundbreaking ne...

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May 6, 2024 29 mins

My guest is Jim Rajan, an international seer. He started his professional life working in film and TV and then moved to study world healing methods, including shamanism, reiki, Traditional Chinese medicine, and Daoist training. Jim grew up struggling with attention and learning. He was highly sensitive and a feeler of rejection. As a child, they thought he was autistic. He failed to thrive as a baby, and they put it down to transmi...

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My guest is Dr. Katja Fredriksen, a reputed pediatric neuropsychologist and the co-author of the informative new book Different Thinkers: ADHD. Her book aims to clarify the ambiguity around ADHD for both children and adults, offering practical coping strategies while celebrating their potential.

In this illuminating conversation, we dissect the intricacies of ADHD—an often-observed neurodevelopmental condition in children. Dr. Fred...

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My guest is Dr. Mark Bertin, an acclaimed developmental-behavioral pediatrician, assistant professor at New York Medical College, and author specializing in ADHD management. We delve into the world of ADHD, breaking down its complexities and how integrating mindfulness can transform the lives of families grappling with it.

Dr. Bertin extensively elaborates on the concept of ADHD as a developmental delay in managing daily life skill...

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My guest is Nathan Clarkson, a celebrated actor, best-selling author, and filmmaker who takes us through his remarkable life journey. Nathan, best known for his vivid creativity and a member of the esteemed Clarkson family, grew up facing numerous hurdles that included ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and learning disabilities. His thought-provoking experiences form the basis of the best-selling book "Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box ...

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My guest is Dr. Lori Desautels, author and Assistant Professor at Butler University since 2016 where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Education. Lori was also an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis for eight years where she founded the Educational Neuroscience Symposium that has now reached thousands of educators and is in its 15th year. Lori’s passion is engaging her stude...

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My guest is Chris Wegner, the acclaimed 'Speech Dude'. Wegner, a school-based Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and a nationally renowned presenter helps us unfold the essentials of speech and language therapy and its significance for neurodiverse children.

Drawing from his 20 years of educational experience and his personal journey with ADHD, Chris delves into the diverse communication modes of neurodivergent learners and the role...

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My guest is Nicole Laurent, LMHC. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who helps people use ketogenic dietary therapy as a treatment for mental illness and neurological issues. She uses a variety of nutritional and functional methods of treatment in her work and provides evidence-based psychotherapy modalities in adult client populations. ​In addition to specialized training in clinical skills, including Behavior Therapy (BT),...

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My guest is Kirah Johnson. A loving mom to four kids and as a teacher, Kirah shares her comprehensive insights on raising children with ADHD which she has openly documented on her Instagram page, We Have to Go Through It.

She dives into her top five pieces of advice for parents raising children with ADHD. From building your team, implementing visuals, and maintaining routines, to embracing the wonderful chaos these children bring a...

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My guest is Amy Pagett, a trauma-informed coach, and an elementary school teacher. As a trauma survivor who suspected she had ADHD in adulthood, Amy shares her unique perspective on the intricate relationship between trauma and ADHD, the mirror-like symptoms between both conditions and her journey of overcoming the confusing overlap.

We analyze the high susceptibility of those with ADHD to develop PTSD post-traumatic events and emp...

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My guest is April Rehrig, M.Ed., BCEA, LEP, PPS, CASDCS, seasoned school psychologist and founder of RISE Educational Advocacy and Consulting. In this episode, we explore the intricate world of Individualized Education Plans (IEP) and 504 plans for children with ADHD.  It's a treasure trove of insights and advice for parents and caregivers of students who are experiencing academic difficulties. Touching every spectrum of the topic,...

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My guest is Kayvon Afsarifard , a clinical team leader at  This insightful discussion dives into how ADHD affects not only the individual but the whole family system, emphasizing the crucial role parents and families play when a child is dealing with ADHD. Kayvon shares effective strategies on how parents can keep their child focused and organized, discussing developmental stages and ADHD symptoms. He urges parents ...

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My guest is Jonathan Mooney - acclaimed author, passionate advocate, and an example of triumph over adversity. Living with ADHD and dyslexia, Jonathan’s inspiring journey from a struggling student to a successful author and speaker is brilliantly chronicled in our heart-to-heart conversation.

Jonathan Mooney is a dyslexic writer, speaker, and do-gooder who did not learn to read until 12 years old.  He faced a number of low expectat...

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Join renowned clinical psychologist and ADHD specialist, Dr. Sharon Saline, in this enlightening episode by Kate Brownfield from Dr. Saline, the award-winning author of "What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew," offers a deep-dive into the complexities and challenges of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, teens, and young adults.

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February 5, 2024 29 mins

In this compelling episode, Kate Brownfield interviews Jesse J. Anderson, a renowned author, social media influencer, and ADHD advocate. diagnosed with ADHD himself, Jesse takes us through his personal experiences, focusing on triumphs and struggles, and analyzes techniques that can work for those with ADHD.

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-Jesse’s shares his personal jour...

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Welcome to an energizing episode of 'ADHD Kids Can Thrive', the show that empowers parents to help their ADHD children triumph over their unique challenges. Join our host, Kate Brownfield, in a captivating conversation with a renowned ADHD certified clinical services provider, Holly Blanc Moses. This episode presents practical guides for managing behavioral difficulties associated with ADHD, both at home and at school.

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