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Fall is the time of new beginnings, particularly if you have children returning to school or heading off to college.  In honor of that we have dedicated much of this issue to parenting and education topics.

Along with that theme, Dr. Hallowell has distilled 30 years of experience with ADHD into a new video series about ADHD for families and his Magnificent Minds series for teachers and schools.  Please make sure to take a look at them (left column!).

With all best wishes for an exciting beginning of Fall!

Melissa Orlov, editor
Dr. Edward Hallowell on adult Attention Deficit Disorder -fs
An Oldie, but a Goodie -
Dr. Edward Hallowell on ADHD

Hallowell Centers Strength-Based Philosophy:
"I don't treat disabilities; I unwrap gifts." - Dr. Hallowell

We search for what is good, strong and healthy in a person, then what is in need of remediation. 

We help people with emotional issues and learning disabilities lead happier, more productive lives through a positive, balanced treatment approach that integrates the latest research on brain, body and heart.
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Upcoming Events

August 12-16
Presentation: Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span.
Presentation: Connect

September 27  
Presentation: Thriving with ADHD
Presentation: Childhood Roots of Happiness.

Presentation: SHINE
Learn about Dr. Hallowell's Speaking Services here.  
Master Your Mind This Summer - Choose from these customized, private, once a week, 60-90 minute sessions for students and adults:
-  Stress Tamer - use biofeedback technology and advanced mindfulness methods 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 and supervision with memory, organization, school anxiety.
-  Concentration Powerhouse - use neurofeedback to 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.  

All programs are with Rebecca Shafir M.A. CCC. Call 978 255-1817 or 978 287-0810 x101 for a free inquiry session or to set up an appointment.

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

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

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

Back to School Jitters - A Parent Workshop - Aug 27 & Sep 10 - Address back-to-school challenges at home

Boot Camp for High School
Aug 28 & 29 High school students learn to hone their own personal learning styles. 

Social Skills Group for Children (8-12) Sep 16-Oct 21 - This 6 week program helps children learn to improve self-regulation and social competence.

Managing Homework for Children with ADHD - Sep 24-Oct 1, Dec 3-10 -(morning or evening) Reduce daily stress of Homework

 Calm and Connected for Parents, Oct 8 - Nov 19, Learn to keep your calm and instill self-esteem and reduce stress.
ADHD & Marriage

LIVE Couples Course, Starts Oct 1
Plus New Bonus Session on appreciating ADHD

AD/HD Virtual Conference, Oct 7-10, Effective Communication for ADHD Couples.

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

Store Keep checking in.... new books, videos, products, iphone apps, etc on ADHD and other topics are added regularly.

Product of the Month: 

Dr. Hallowell ADHD Programs
for Families and Teachers  

MMM - for Teachers - a series of 10 original, online, on-demand streaming videos, each 15 to 20 minutes long, designed to train teachers on how to effectively manage ADHD in the classroom. Order before August 31, 2013 and purchase for only $79.00 by inputting the code teachers10. Use the videos forever. 

www.adhdforfamilies.com - Dr. Hallowell has distilled his 30 plus years of experience in the field of ADD/ADHD into this ground-breaking video series designed exclusively for families!
Each of these 10 videos are 5 to 20 minutes long, and they cover all aspects of ADHD. You will learn to recognize ADHD, various treatment options, the roll of pharmaceuticals, why people with ADHD act the way they do, and much, much more.  
Order before August 31, 2013 and purchase for only $79.00 by inputting the code family10. Use the videos forever.   
Add AUDIO books to Your Summer Reading List too!
Driven to Distraction

A Note from Ned
Ned at Cape Cod Institute
Dr. Hallowell at the
Cape Cod Institute
Dear Friends,,

      As I write to you I am teaching a course on ADHD across the life span for the  Cape Cod Institute down here in Eastham, a small town on the "forearm" leg of arm-shaped Cape Cod.  My wife Sue, is with me, as she teaches one day of the course devoted to couples.  We are lucky enough that each of our three kids will join us for a portion of the week.
If you don't know about the Cape Cod Institute, let me clue you in.  Founded by one of the grand old (not so old!) men in American Psychiatry, Dr. Gil Levin, the Cape Cod Institute has been offering stellar week-long programs on a wide array of topics related to mental health..... Read More Here.
Q: For students with ADHD heading off to college for the first time in the fall, do you have suggestions for keeping prescription stimulant medications secure in the dorm setting?
A: It is a good idea to have a conversation with your teen before they head off to college in order to talk about this issue.  Encourage your son or daughter to tell friends who ask to share their medications that these meds can be dangerous when used casually, rather than under a doctor's care, and are off limits.  (Though they work very effectively to treat ADHD, they are controlled substances for a reason!)  Encourage your child to not share information about meds, including their location.
Only keep one month's supply. If your student is concerned that other students may "help themselves", keep a one or two week supply in dorm, the rest at the health center.  (And set an alarm or reminder to go get the next two week's supply before they are due to run out!)
Keep medications in a drawer, out of sight. To remind oneself to take them, put an empty daily pill box in with your toiletries or on the dresser where it will remind you each day. Learn more ways to help your freshman here and here.
ADHD & College, Parents Letting Go
Edward Hallowell, M.D.
David Keevil, Psy.D.

Jack at Elon
Jack Hallowell,
 a Junior at Elon University
Going to college is a rite of passage. 

The time for college finally arrives, and with considerable fanfare our children go: they go away from home, friends, and family, and go toward a "grown up" life of freedom and independence.

As this time arrives, parents and children often have powerful and competing urges on both sides: to hold on tight and never let go, or to sever all connections and begin anew.  Of course many parents tend toward the former urge, while their adolescents yearn for the latter. Read More
Tips for Getting Children with ADHD Ready for Back to School
Dr. Megan Brown, Child Psychologist
Back To School The weather will soon be turning cooler and those long, lazy days of lounging poolside or spending every waking moment with best friends while away at summer camp are quickly coming to an end. But with every end, comes a new beginning and an opportunity for change. Back to school time brings bright possibilities and the chance for a clean slate to introduce new organizational strategies into your home.

Organization doesn't just happen and children with ADHD need scaffolding and support to help organize themselves and their environments. Read More
ADHD and Children, Teens and Young Adults
Kids in Water
Should You Fire Your Child's Doctor? 
Do you wonder whether your child is receiving the right medical attention for his or her ADHD? Dr. Hallowell explains when it is time to show your doctor to the door in this ADDitude Magazine article.
Free Webinar - Make This School Year Different - Join Elaine & Diane from ImpactADHD for a FREE Back to School Parents Survival Webinar on Tuesday, August 27 at 12pm EST to discover the 3 secrets to parenting ADD/ADHD and to avoid a repeat of last years problems. Register at ImpactADHD 

SHINE For Doctors Pediatric D.C. Addresses Elevated Occurrence of ADHD - Dr. Mellman offers a unique chiropractic approach, helping his practice members achieve better balance and focus through specific calculated spinal hygiene exercises, as well as proper spinal alignment through corrective chiropractic care. Read more here.
Summer Strategies for Students with ADHD - Are you worried that last year's problems will repeat? Review these 7 strategies for the summer months to start the new academic year in good shape.

Minimize Meltdowns -
Strategies on how to help children with ADHD overcome meltdowns is available in this program by ImpactADHD.
Use code Friend15 to receive 15% off.

Breastfed Children Less Likely to Develop ADHD - Although researchers do not fully understand why breastfeeding has an impact on future development of ADHD, they found that children with ADHD were far less likely to be breastfed in their first year of life than the children in the other groups. Read more here.  
ADHD and Adults

AD/HD Virtual Conference 2013 AD/HD 6th Annual Virtual Conference,
Oct 7-10, Better understand your ADHD and how to manage it. Register here.

DrHallowell.com Named #4 out of 10 Top ADHD Blogs -
ShareCare's ranking system is based on more than 100 individual metrics, and these 10 "Social HealthMakers" are the most influential people in ADHD conversations on the web. Read more here 
ADHD and Adult Social Skills - Melissa offers suggestions on how Adults with ADHD can learn to feel less awkward in social situations at adhdmarriage.com.

Stop the S.L.I.D.E Into Negativity - Dr. Hallowell helps you control the SLIDE. It stands for Self attack, Life attack, Imagining the worst, Dread, and Escape. ADDers "slide" a lot. Read more in ADDitude Magazine.


How to Pay Attention Consistently - Dr. Hallowell shares recommendations on how to improve memory, attention and task management in ADDitude Magazine.   
ADHD Research
Five Psychiatric Disorders Share a Common Genetic Link - This large scale study points toward understanding the molecular underpinnings of psychiatric illness.  Read more in ScienceDaily.
How Our Understanding of ADHD is Changing - Dr. Thomas Brown, Associate Director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine, will present at CHADD NYC September 23. Read more here
CrazyBusy Tips
Your Summer Assignment

As summer winds down, prepare now for your soon-to-be CrazyBusy Schedule!

You know it's coming. Don't get caught unprepared!

If you find yourself pulled in a million different directions, start unsnarling your frantic life now.

Still hesitating? Consider me your boss and I have just given you a new assignment: Implement at least one new time/life management tip before September 1st - and please let us know which one you chose and how it's working for you!
Read more on life management at  www.crazybusywithdrhallowell.com.
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 including ADHD, parenting, relationships, education, and business. 
Learn more

Presenter Topic of the Month: 
Teacher The Classroom Management of ADHD

Intended for audiences of teachers and other school professionals, this lecture focuses on the  non- medication management of ADHD in the classroom.  The presentation offers specific, concrete, and practical ways to manage ADHD in a mainstream classroom.  The same principles can be used in other settings, such as home or special classrooms, as well.

Learn More about Dr. Hallowell's ADHD Program for Teachers, Mining Magnificent Minds

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Dr. Hallowell Quote of the Month:

"Shame and fear are the only two real childhood disabilities. Unconditional love is crazy like the energizer bunny - it just keeps going no matter how bad it gets."


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