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July 8, 2021
3:30 am - 10:30 am / Pacific Time
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Beyond Medications for ADHD: The Rest of the Story

Though an outstanding introduction to ADHD, this seminar is also deeply enriching and informative for those already experienced in this topic area. The vast majority of professionals who attend this online seminar have had training already in this topic. Yet they come away with a new level of understanding and a wealth of expanded techniques they can start using immediately. This seminar provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art update on multi-dimensional interventions that go beyond the narrow and outdated “medication plus behavior management” template often put forth in parenting guides, textbooks, and generic ADHD seminars.

As a world-class authority and pioneering innovator in this field, Dr. John F. Taylor is in a position to share with you state-of-the-art clinical applications from several directions for maximum impact on the child, teen or adult with ADHD. Participants are usually delighted with
so many creative strategies that upgrade and update their repertoire for home, school, family, and clinical settings. To be truly effective, you MUST have an array of techniques that are valid and effective, whether or not pharmaceuticals are involved. In fact, adding a balanced array of these
techniques enhances the effectiveness of medication treatment. This seminar equips you with a comprehensive, multi-dimensional collection of practical, no-nonsense strategies for preventing, controlling, reducing and eradicating much of the ADHD symptom picture at all ages.

This unique seminar details four powerful intervention pathways, each with numerous specific strategies and options. Dr. Taylor puts it all together with clear explanations and user-friendly wording to understand these pathways and the most helpful strategies within each. You can easily share them with parents and teachers, moving them to a higher level of command over symptoms in the classroom and at home. As a pioneering authority on ADHD, Dr. Taylor has refined these strategies over the years. In his books for children and teens, Learn to Have Fun With Your Senses and The Survival Guide for Kids With ADHD, he shares many of these methods to the children themselves, inviting them to become partners in their own treatment.

Learning Objectives:

Among numerous other advances in your mastery of high-impact interventions, participating in
this unique seminar will enable you to:

  • Maximize the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and reduce side effects.
  • Help reduce ADHD symptoms using valid guidelines for exercise, sleep, reducing toxic
    exposures, stress management, and nutrition.
  • Help restore family harmony by reducing sibling rivalry, enhancing key parenting functions
    and addressing maladaptive parenting styles.
  • Improve self-control, temptation resistance, and conscience development.
  • Upgrade pivotal social skills including anger control, friendshipping, and social assertion.
  • Describe modern teacher-friendly techniques for reducing distractibility and fidgeting and
    encouraging better effort in the classroom.
  • Depict powerful classroom and home-based strategies for improving school performance.
  • Cite effective immediate, in-the-moment techniques to reduce each of the four types of
    sensory processing difficulties most commonly shown by students with ADHD.


  1. Typical life course of ADHD
  2. Physiological Interventions
    • Risks for ADHD
    • Stress management
    • Digestion
    • Allergens
    • Toxic chemicals
    • Sleep
    • Exercise
    • Nutrition
    • Pharmaceuticals
  3. Psycho-social Factors
    • Risks for ADHD
    • Interventions for parents
    • Interventions for peers
    • Interventions for the child
  4. Sensory-motor Factors
    • Risks for ADHD
    • Overview of sensory processing impairments
    • Interventions for four kinds of impairments
  5. Academic Factors
    • Risks for ADHD
    • Home-based interventions
    • Interventions for distractibility
    • Interventions for fidgeting
  6. Combining interventions for maximum success

Course Outline

Understand Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • 4 different definitions and symptom categories of SPD
  • 390 examples of SPD
  • Recognize and prevent sensory overload

Working with Parents

  • Encourage three key family routines
  • Use four indexes of symptom improvement
  • Invite the child as a treatment partner
  • Overcome parental defensiveness

Improve the Child’s Brain Functioning

  • Teach stress coping and uplift self-esteem
  • Maximize digestive health and brain nutrition
  • Avoid allergens and toxins
  • Arrange for the best sleep and exercise
  • Consider pharmaceuticals

A Closer Look at Autism

  • Three types of brain abnormality
  • Digestive, vision and language issues
  • Seven symptom clusters in autism spectrum disorder
  • Use the four intervention pathways (145 specific techniques)

A Closer Look at ADHD

  • Five types of brain abnormality
  • Digestion, skin, blood sugar, and immune issues
  • Screen for hyperactivity
  • Four symptom clusters and age-related fluctuations

Redeem Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • 60 considerations for sensory-motor strategies
  • Seven types of in-the-moment techniques
  • 45 therapeutic fun activities for the child

Decrease Disruptions at School and Home

  • Structure to minimize problems
  • 175 easy-to-use strategies for teachers
  • 13 friendship skills
  • Manage the child’s anger issues
  • 108 easy-to-use techniques for parents


John F. Taylor, Ph.D. is a clinical specialist and a nationally-known author and speaker. Dr. Taylor has treated hundreds of children and adolescents who were displaying misbehavior at all levels of psychopathology.

The author and producer of over 200 professional journal articles, newspaper and journal columns, books, video DVDs, audio CDs and booklets, Dr. Taylor is perhaps best known for his landmark parent-teacher-counselor guidebook ”Helping Your ADD Child,” his best-selling “The Survival Guide for Kids with ADHD.” and his definitive parenting guidebook about oppositional and defiant children and teens “From Defiance to Cooperation.”

His publications for professionals have included numerous articles in professional journals, and books including “Diagnostic Interviewing of the Misbehaving Child,” “Understanding Misbehavior,” and “Anger Control Training for Children and Teens.” Dr. Taylor has been a psychology instructor at UT-Chattanooga and two community colleges. He has presented seminars to clinicians, therapists, teachers and parents nationwide.

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