Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

Episode 9 | November 25, 2020

Best Strategies for ADHD & Distance Learning. PART 2

About The Episode

Distance learning is a challenge for us all, especially those with learning and attention issues. In this episode, we continue our conversation with CHC’s Chief Psychiatrist & Medical Director, Dr. Glen Elliott, and learn strategies to help kids with ADHD mitigate distractions and maximize the motivation to learn. Be sure to catch Part 1 of this episode if you haven’t already!


Guest Info

Dr. Elliott is an internationally renowned expert in the field of ADHD, psychoactive medications and complex diagnoses.

Glen Elliott

Glen Elliott, PhD, MD

Chief Psychiatrist & Medical Director at Children’s Health Council

Dr. Elliott diagnoses and treats severe psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. An internationally known expert in psychoactive medications, he is the author of Medicating Young Minds: How to Know if Psychiatric Drugs Will Help or Hurt Your Child. Before joining Children’s Health Council, Dr. Elliott was Director of the Children’s Center at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco for over 17 years. He also is Associate Training Director for the Stanford Child and Adolescent Psychiatry residency programs.

Show Notes

In today’s episode, ADHD expert Dr. Glen Elliott shares his wisdom on how ADHD might present itself during distance learning; how to mitigate distractions and maximize learning; to medicate or not to medicate; finding compassion for yourself and your child; and the importance of positive reinforcement.

Guest: Glen Elliott, PhD, MD, Chief Psychiatrist and Medical Director at CHC.

Resources mentioned in the show:

Raising Human Beings by Ross Greene

Parent Support Groups at CHC

CHC Resource Library



Visit Dr. Glen Elliott’s bio.

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Dr. Elliott’s Reading Recommendations


ADD Organization

ADHD Medication Guide

ADD Warehouse

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Pediatrics

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

Council for Exceptional Education (CEC)

Guilford Publications

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)

National Institute of Mental Health

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Russell Barkley



Raising Human Beings. Ross Greene

Addressing ADD Naturally.  Kathi J. Kemper (2010)

The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money, and Today’s Push for Performance.  Stephen Hinshaw and Richard Sheffler (2014)

Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD.  Peter Jensen (2004)

Medicating Young Minds:  How to Know if  Psychiatric Drugs will Help or Hurt Your Child.  Glen Elliott with Katie Kelley  (2006)

Superparenting for ADD:  An Innovative Approach to Raising Your Distracted Child.  Edward M. Hallowell & Peter S. Jensen (2010)

Straight Talk About Psychiatric Medications for Kids, 4th Ed.  Timothy Wilens & Paul G. Hammerness (2016)

Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.  Russell Barkley (2013)