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Let's Connect                           Dr. Hallowell Newsletter     June 2013
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If you have children, summer is a wonderful time for them to explore new worlds.  Perhaps that's in a book (suggest your son read a book of his choice to you before bed!) or at the local pond, net in hand.  Perhaps your daughter will develop a new videogame, sell lemonade for a good cause or learn to be a lifeguard.

Summer is also perfect for engagement with partners and friends.  Make sure to make time to be together and enjoy the mental health benefits of connection.

This month's newsletter covers how to keep your kids from backsliding over the summer and information about ADHD at work.

Melissa Orlov, editor

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Market Street, San Francisco

San Francisco  The Hallowell Team is delighted to share our strength-based philosophy on the West Coast.

Please call 415 967-0061 or visit www.HallowellSFO.com to learn more and to schedule an appointment.
Read more from Dr. Hallowell here.
Hallowell Centers Strength-Based Philosophy:
First we search for what is good, strong and healthy in a person, then what is in need of remediation. 

The Hallowell Centers integrate the latest research on brain, body and heart. We help people with emotional issues and learning disabilities lead happier, more productive lives through a positive, balanced treatment approach.

Coaching via SKYPE is available at each Center

Want to Learn More? Simply place a call to one of our new patient specialists:

New York City:  212 799-7777 
Sudbury, MA:
  978 287-0810    

San Francisco: 415 967-0061 
Upcoming Events

June 21 & 22

"Creating a Connected Life"

Institute of Lifestyle Medicine @ Harvard Medical School


June 27

Cohasset, MA,

Dr. Hallowell is one of the Honorees. Presentation: Connection 

at Leelanau School, Students entering grades 5 thru 12 and parents.
14th Annual for Adults with ADHD in Detroit. Save 10%: Use Code MYFAVSPKR" in the Web form box at registration checkout.  
August 12-16
Presentation: Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span.
Presentation: Childhood Roots of Happiness.
Click here to Learn about Dr. Hallowell's Speaking Services. 
Master Your Mind This Summer - Choose from these customized, private, once a week, 60-90 minute sessions for students and adults:
Stress Tamer - using biofeedback technology and advanced mindfulness methods learn to temper anxiety, tolerate frustration.
Critical Reading Skills - enhance vocabulary, reading comprehension and recall; ideal for SAT/GRE preparation.
Cogmed Working Memory Training - a do-it-all-at-home program with weekly phone coaching for training this powerful executive function.
Concentration Powerhouse - using neurofeedback train your brain to focus better, reduce impulsivity and get more done.
Organization, Note-taking and Study Skill Strategies - Offered two weeks in August right before school starts. Work smarter, not harder.
Staying Sharp - brain fitness and intensive memory training for Boomers and seniors.  
Five week do-it-all-at-home Cogmed Working Memory Training - Weekly phone coaching and supervision with memory, organization, school anxiety.

Call 978 255-1817 or 978 287- 0810 x117 for a free inquiry session or to set up an appointment.

All programs are with Rebecca Shafir M.A. CCC a certified speech language pathologist with over 30 years of experience training children and adults with attention and learning issues related to ADHD, post concussion syndromes and executive dysfunction.

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Teen Coaching Webinar, June 18, July 16 & Aug 27 - coaches help teens assess their abilities, improve skills, and strategize to prepare for high level performance.

Social Skills Group for Children (8-12), June 24 - July 29 - This 6 week program helps children learn to improve self-regulation and social competence.

School Accommodations - Knowing Your Rights - June 27 - When should you step in and what resources are available?

Mindful Parenting, July 9 - 30
- Learn to keep your calm and practice self-care.


Being ADHD, July 9 - 30
Young Adult support group for ages 18-34.

CrazyBusy?, July 9 - 30 - This 4 workshop series helps you create a less frantic life.

5P's of Time Management - July 10 - 24 - Information overload can be a real problem for people with ADHD

Boot Camp for High School
July 23 & 24, Aug 28 & 29  
Academic coaching helps students understand their unique learning styles and preferences.

Boot Camp for Middle School
July 16 & 17, Aug 21 & 22    
Academic coaching helps students understand their unique learning styles and preferences.

Tame the Email Beast July 25 Learn strategies to help you organize and manage your daily e-mail flow in this teleseminar.
ADHD & Marriage

so many ADHD couples find sex turns from a pleasure to a problem, until it is 'non-existent.' What you can do to change this.

- Multi-Modal Treatment for Your ADHD-Impacted Relationship. 
Dr. Hallowell Store

The Dr. Hallowell Store has books, videos, products, iphone apps, etc on ADHD and other topics. New items are added regularly, so keep checking back!

Product of the Month: 

Conquer Summer Brain Drain

Summer vacation is coming-for some of us it's already here-and that means it's time to tackle Summer Brain Drain again. How do we keep our kids' brains active for the three months that they're out of school? How can we make the gap between school years an advantage, and not just dead space? Learn more Here 

A Note from Ned 

I've seen a number of my patients, both children and adults, who have benefited from going on a gluten-free diet.  It's not as hard as it sounds, as many stores now carry a full gluten-free section.  I've done it myself, to help me lose weight, and I've lost 20 pounds.  I just made some macaroni salad using rice flour based macaroni, and it was delicious.


I've also seen patients do well on a dairy-free diet.  I'm also doing this myself. For me, cheese has been the most difficult item to give up.  It's worth a try, if you are getting less than perfect results from your current regimen.  Read More Here. 

Q: I am nervous that the great strides my child has made during the past school year will slip away during the summer.  What recommendations do you have to avoid the "summer slide"?

A: It has been shown that students of all ages and abilities generally do have academic set backs over the summer, unless they actively implement certain strategies. Here are some suggestions, especially geared to the child with ADHD, to build on the progress of this year and prepare for next:
  • Camps - are important for maintaining a schedule, learning new things and building on focus and new skills - including social skills.
  • Board Games -  Strategies and math skills can stay sharp with games like Monopoly.
  • Toys - will help build on creativity and imagination.
  • Reading and writing - Encourage your child to read every day, and maybe incentivize them with a "reward" for each book report they write.
Read more about summer strategies at drhallowell.com.
ADHD Adults in the Workforce
Nancy Snell, CEC PCC
There are millions of ADHD adults in the workforce. Learn to make the most of their talents.

The manager who recognizes this is a complex neurobiological condition rooted in the brain chemistry can find ways to accommodate a valued employee's special needs-the way he would provide a wheelchair ramp for a handicapped worker. Indeed, an enlightened boss and a motivated employee can work together to make the diagnosis of ADHD the start of a new, more effective relationship. Read More
ADHD and Children, Teens and Young Adults
ADHD Summer Camp with Dr. Hallowell for Children and Parents
"This camp was amazing & I recommend it with my whole heart!!! My son and I benefited greatly. Plus, it was fun!" - C.J. Designed for children in grades 5 - 12 and their parents, this camp helps families build stronger bonds in a beautiful setting. July 15-19, 2013.  Watch the video and learn more here. What are the benefits to attending an ADHD Camp? This ADDitude article spells out some reasons why camp may be beneficial to your child.

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treament to Manage ADHD
The American Academy of Pediatrics approved biofeedback and neurofeedback as a Level 1 or "best support" treatment option for children with ADHD. Read more in Pychcentral.com. Find out about these complementary and alternative therapies at the Hallowell Centers here.

How Do You Tell Your Child he has ADHD?
Dr. Hallowell gives pointers to professionals and parents on how to positively tell your child they have ADHD and how to describe it to them in terms that build confidence. Read "Your Brain is a Ferrari" in ADDitude Magazine.

Medication Usage in Childhood Does Not Lead to Higher Likelihood of Alcohol or Drug Usage in Adults -

In the most extensive research on this topic to date, researchers have determined that children who take ADHD in childhood do not have a higher risk of taking alcohol, marijuana or other substances. Read more here.


Sleep in Children with ADHD may not Offer Emotional Processing - Children with ADHD do not receive the same memory consolidation during sleep as those without ADHD, therefore possibly exacerbating emotional problems in the daytime. Read more in psychcentral.

Children with Autism have a One in Three Chance of Having ADHD - A recent study indicates that children with autism have a 3 times greater chance of having ADHD than children without autism according to parent surveys.  See more here.

Financial Aid for Students with Learning Disabilities - College is expensive! This National Center for Learning Disabilities resource guide helps you locate financial aid for students with learning disabilities.  
ADHD and Adults
Cape.org Educators and Parents: Help Students with ADHD Succeed in School
Dr. Hallowell will again share his unique approach on how to view this most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder of childhood at the Cape Cod Institute August 12-16th. Read his thoughts on ADHD here and find out more about Cape.org here

ADDA Dr. Hallowell: Keynote at ADDA Conference -
Dr. Hallowell is pleased to join Rick Green and Sari Solden as Keynote Speakers at the informative ADDA Annual Conference created especially for adults with ADHD, July 18-21 in Detroit. Save 10%: Use Code MYFAVSPKR" in the Web form box at registration checkout.


Dr. Hallowell's FREE "Understanding Your ADHD" Webinar - Download the free Webinar, slides, and Webinar transcript file. Learn about how to deal with late ADHD diagnosis, the comorbid conditions, ways to stay focused and more at additudemag.com

Dr. Hallowell Live Q&A Videos on Dr. Oz ShareCare - ADHD videos are on Dr. Oz ShareCare and information at the Dr. Oz  Expert Support Center.

June is the Month of Weddings - Will ADHD Effect Your Marriage? -
Untreated ADHD can wreak havoc on a relationship. Melissa Orlov offers advice on how couples can address the symptoms in this article in ADDitude Magazine
Time Management Strategies for Adults
To-do lists, schedules, and commitments are difficult to manage.  If you have ADHD, the struggle to stay on top of everything is even more challenging. Learn about our three session program at Hallowellcenter.org.
CrazyBusy Tips
Stress Relief for the Busy Month of June

CrazyBusy Top 50
The end of year activities can easily overwhelm even the calmest and most organized of parents.
Looking for an effective way to manage stress in your busy life? Try meditation!

Research shows that meditation contributes to our psychological and physiological well-being. How does this work? Meditation brings the brainwave pattern into an alpha state, which is a level of consciousness that promotes a state of healing state.

Other benefits of include:
  • Increased happiness
  • Improved blood pressure
  • Drop in cholesterol levels
  • Greater creativity
  • Decreased anxiety

How to Meditate There are many ways to meditate, but one of the easiest is to sit in a comfortable chair with your feet on the floor. Close your eyes and breathe deeply all the way to your belly. Focus on your breathing. Let your thoughts pass through your mind without analyzing them. To help you do this, imagine a pleasant scene or play relaxing music in the background.
CrazyBusy Tips are available in book, CD, MP3 format
and as an iPhone App
Click here to learn more

Dr. Hallowell Speakers Bureau


Dr. Hallowell, a seasoned and passionate speaker, offers customized, entertaining, and research-driven talks on a wide range of topics relevant to parents, couples, children, educators, doctors, managers and people with ADHD. Click here to book Dr. Hallowell

Presenter Topic of the Month: 

Community Finding the Buried Treasure in ADHD -
Dr. Hallowell offers a basic introduction to the world of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, including diagnosis and treatment in both children and adults and discusses the human experience of ADHD, the impact of ADHD on the family and the various treatments available; as well as the directions of current research. His goal is to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls. His message will be all encompassing as he talks about what it is like to have ADD, explains some of the brain science behind it and how it has implications for how people learn.  Read more here.

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Ned's Quote of the Month:

"I have great news for you. Your brain is like a Ferrari. But there is one problem.... your brakes are not strong enough to control the powerful brain you've got. So, sometimes, you race past places where you mean to stop, or you ignore instructions you mean to hear. But don't worry. I am a brake specialist. I will help you strengthen your brakes, so you can become the champion you are."


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