Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA

 

www.adultADHDbook.com

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Bio

Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA has given more than 350 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books:

"Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit”, “Integrative

Treatment for Adult ADHD”, and the forthcoming “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, a former board member of CHADD National, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.

 

Session

ADHD Beyond the Basics: Deeper Knowledge Makes You More Effective

ADHD is both simple and complex. On the one hand, the basics can be rather straight forward and easy to understand. However, a deeper and more nuanced understanding enables organizers to work much more effectively with these interesting but sometimes complicated clients. ADHD involves distractibility, impulsivity, and forgetfulness, all of which are symptoms of poor attention management. Ultimately, though, ADHD is about time, not attention. ADHD’s deeper impact is on how people apply their executive functions in order to complete tasks in relation to time. Too often, the pull of short-term goals wins out over pursuing long-term goals. It can appear that people with ADHD are simply being irresponsible or short-sighted, but more accurately, it’s that they don’t see and feel time clearly enough.

By understanding this, organizers will be able to shift their strategies to help these clients (and many without ADHD) to more effectively work towards future goals.