Frequently asked Questions
Yes and here’s why: What you will learn through the ADHD Dude Membership Site is evidence-informed approaches to addressing behavior challenges. These strategies are not diagnosis-specific, rather they are applicable to a variety of diagnoses, as well as a combination of diagnoses. To learn more please visit: www.adhddudecourses.com
Absolutely, nothing in the ADHD Dude metholody is gender-specific. Only our in-person social programs and summer camp are for boys. Everything in the ADHD Dude Membership Site is applicable to parents of girls.
Individual counseling (“talk therapy) is not a recommended treatment for kids with ADHD, per the American Academy of Pediatrics treatment recommendations. No type of individual therapy has shown to be effective in addressing ADHD-related challenges. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended treatment for kids with ADHD is Parent Training in conjunction with medication management. Parent Training is provided through the ADHD Dude Membership Site. Ryan does provide in-person coaching sessions for families who have been using the strategies & language taught in the ADHD Dude approach. He will only provide virtual sessions for kids who have attended the ADHD Dude school-year programs or summer camp.
Ryan coaches parents how to help their child build their executive function skills through the Executive Function Crash Course for Parents program
Yes, the Socially Smarter program which is part of the ADHD Dude Membership Site will teach you how to help your child improve their social executive function skills, which are the foundation to social skills.
Please note that research has shown that social skills groups have been proven to be ineffective for children and teens with ADHD. Additionally, we do not recommend any type of online social skills training as online learning tends to be ineffective for children with ADHD.
Socially Smarter is part of the ADHD Dude Membmership Site. Learn more by clicking here.
Individual therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), etc. are not evidence-based treatments for children with ADHD. The evidence-based treatment is Parent Training (provided through the ADHD Dude Membership Site) in conjunction with medication managemt. The ADHD Dude approach is a practical, skill-building approach to addressing ADHD-related challenges. It has been used by thousands of families. You can read reviews here.
The ADHD Dude approach has developed through two decades of experience working in schools and private practice, Ryan’s extensive training & education, and experience parenting a (once extremely challenging) son with ADHD and learning differences. Unfortunately, we can not provide you with a referral to a provider in your area as the ADHD Dude approach is unique.
Despite the fact that Parent Training is evidence-based and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended treatment for ADHD, insurance companies do not cover Parent Training. If you are an ADHD Dude Memberhsip Site member who is located in Arizona or Pennsylvania, Ryan can provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company as he is licensed in both states. (Please check your health insurance mental health benefits to see what will be covered by an out-of-network provider.)
Ryan does not provide free phone consultations and cannot provide advice or clinical consultation through email, social media, phone, etc.
Boys entering grades 6th through 11th are eligible to participate in Trip Camp. Trip Camp is a small program in order to provide a high degree of individualized instruction. Please go to the Trip Camp website to learn more about our camps in Margate, New Jersey and Tucson, Arizona.
We do not offer virtual programs as that defeats the purpose of learning how to spend time together in real-life social situations. We are the only organization in the country that specializes in social programs for boys with ADHD. As a result, you will not find a similar program in your area.