Beyond Medications for ADHD: The Rest of the Story Combining Psychosocial, Academic, Sensory-motor, and Physiological Interventions – Dr John Taylor


Date: July 8th 2021
Location: Live via Zoom*
Time: 11:30am – 6:30pm GMT (+1) / 6:30am – 1:30pm EDT / 3:30am – 10:30am PDT
CPD/CE credits: 6
Speaker: Dr John Taylor
Price: £99 GBP / $135 USD

*This training will be recorded. The link to the recording will be made available for 90 days following the live event.

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The CPD/CE credits awarded can be used towards your declaration to any governing regulatory body in your state or country, provided the content is relevant to your discipline.

Course Description:

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provides a comprehensive state-of-the-art update on multi-dimensional interventions that go beyond the narrow and outdated “medication plus behavior management” template often put forth in parenting guides, textbooks, and generic ADHD seminars.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.


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

Learning Objectives

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

1. Maximize the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and reduce side effects.

2. Help reduce ADHD symptoms using valid guidelines for exercise, sleep, reducing toxic exposures, stress management, and nutrition.

3. Help restore family harmony by reducing sibling rivalry, enhancing key parenting functions and addressing maladaptive parenting styles.

4. Improve self-control, temptation resistance, and conscience development.

5. Upgrade pivotal social skills including anger control, friendshipping, and social assertion.

6. Describe modern teacher-friendly techniques for reducing distractibility and fidgeting and encouraging better effort in the classroom.

7. Depict powerful classroom and home-based strategies for improving school performance.

8. 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.

Speaker Information

During his over 45-year career as a clinical family psychologist, John F. Taylor, Ph.D. has treated over 1600 children, adolescents and adults with ADHD and overlapping conditions. The father of four children with these symptoms, he has produced over 40 major works in this field, including landmark publications such as Helping Your ADD Child, From Defiance to Cooperation, and Nutrition & Neurochemistry: The ADD Link. He was selected to write the definitive article on ADHD for the Encyclopedia Americana and was among the first to advocate a multidimensional approach combining academic, psycho-social, physiological and sensory-motor interventions. A popular consultant and trainer for school districts, he has produced major resources on each, including The ADHD Student At School (academic), Improving Social Skills (psycho-social), Dietary & Nutritional Treatment of ADHD (physiological), and Learn to Have Fun With Your Senses (sensory-motor). He is the author and developer of two ADHD clinical forms, the Hyperactivity Screening Checklist and the Medication Effectiveness Report. He earned his MA and PhD degrees in Psychology at Kent State University and has taught in three institutions of higher learning. His website is

How to access our trainings?

1. Once you have booked a place for one of our trainings, you will receive a email confirming your order.

2. At least 24hrs prior to the start of training, you will receive an email containing the required details to enter the training. All trainings are held over Zoom.

3. If you are wanting to attend the training live, you then use these details to attend just before the specific start time.

4. However, if you are unable to attend the training live, a link to a recording of it will be emailed to you following the event. The recording is made available for 90 days after the live broadcast.

This means that it is not essential for the attendant to be present for the live training and one can refer back to the training if they wish within 90 days.

5. Within a week of the training, the training materials, including slides and notes, CPD certificate and feedback will be sent to you via Email.

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