ADHD and More Newsletter                                 June 2015
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I wrote this as a message to anyone and everyone who is in a jam, low on hope, or just at wit's end. 

I wrote this as a tonic, an injection of hope, as words to be used and perhaps re-used.
But if you truly are desperate, you should seek professional help.  The world of mental health has progressed enormously in the past decade or so.  A good mental health professional can make a huge difference in your life.  As my old teacher, Tom Gutheil, used to tell us, "Never worry alone."   

If You are Desperate. . .

    Take my hand.  If you are desperate, just take my hand.  You don't have to believe anything, just take my hand.  Listen.
    It will all work out.  It has before.  It will again.  It will all work out.  It always has.  It will again.

    Whatever it is that has you feeling desperate, it will pass.  Nothing lasts as it is.  Everything subsides.  Even pain.  Especially pain.

    Stay with me.  Take my hand.  That's what I need when I am desperate, and I've had serious moments of desperation in my life, more than a few.


Wanted: People With ADHD
Not on Medication

Ages 8-12 - Play a game at home 3x/week for 8 weeks and give feedback 1x/week via telephone. Participants will receive a FREE commercial Atentiv™ System (retail $259) in the fall of 2015!
Ages 7-80 - Complete two 20 minute game sessions at the Hallowell Center Sudbury while we record your brain waves. Get paid $25 per recording.
Learn more here.
"This camp was amazing &
I recommend it with my whole heart!!! My son and I benefited greatly. Plus, it was fun!" - C.J.

This ADDitude article describes why camp may be beneficial to your child.
Dr. Hallowell at the
Cape Cod Institute
Educators, Parents, Adults with ADHD:
ADHD Across the Life Span August 10-14, 2015  

Dr. Hallowell will share his unique approach on how to manage this most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder at the Cape Cod Institute August 11-15 Read his thoughts on ADHD here.  
Hallowell Centers
Hallowell Center - top ADHD Special Needs provider!
Call our New Patient Specialists:

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ADHD & Executive Function Coaching
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The Hallowell Centers can help!
  • Organization
  • Anxiety, Stress
  • Poor Memory
  • Focus Problems
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Dr. Hallowell LIVE

July 13-17
 Glen Arbor, MI, ADHD Summer Camp

August 10-14
Cape Cod, MA, Cape Cod Institute, Unwrapping the Gifts: A Strength-Based Approach to ADHD Across the Life Span

October 14-15
 Seattle, WA, Hallowell Todaro Center, In collaboration with ParentMap. More info to follow. See Huffington Post article on Lesley Todaro here.
International News
September 28-October 3
Dr. Hallowell London workshops for parents, educators and ADHD adults: Mastering ADHD for Life Long Success. Register at ADDSpark.
ADHD & Marriage
Upcoming Seminars and Events
Top ADHD Blog of 2015


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Customized, entertaining, and research-driven talks on a wide range of topics including ADHD, parenting, relationships, education, and business. 

"As you started talking, my 16 year old son was messing around with his phone but put it away and started listening intently as your talk progressed. As we walked out he said "that's the first doctor that gets the fact that there is nothing wrong with my brain." Thank you for making a very important message audible to him." 
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Hallowell Enrichment Programs

Academic Testing Now Enables Us To: 
  • Make available the results to generate teaching/learning program suggestions well in advance of the start of the school year.   
  • Document what was learned this past year while the information is still fresh in your child's mind. Tracking this performance from year to year allows us to adjust IEP/school services accordingly to ensure learning and gains are being made as desired.   
  • Determine where your child is lagging academically so we can generate teaching/learning programs to implement over the summer.
We provide testing at all Hallowell Centers. To make an appointment, please call the Sudbury, Mass office at 978-287-0810; the NY-Manhattan at 212-799-7777; San Francisco at [415-967-0061] or Seattle at [206-420-7345]

Emergency Academic Recovery System (EARS)  

Middle school to college age students - Let's create a plan to end dipping grades once and for all! First, an in-person visit allows us to learn the student's helpful traits and past successes, study recent testing and teacher reports, identify areas of concern and set a course for action. Often the problems center around executive functioning - planning, organizing, initiating, emotional regulation, working memory, inhibition and the ability to shift between tasks and
states. Regular follow-up sessions can be in person, by phone or Skype. Contact Rebecca for a free inquiry at 978 287 0810. Learn more at

Teachers: Executive Function Interactive Workshop  
June 23, 30 and August 18, 9:00am-1:00pm. For special and general education teachers at the middle and high school level. All adolescents need support to develop strong executive functions and to work independently, cope with personal and academic challenges in healthy ways, and work to their full potential.
In this interactive workshop, teachers will create and share strategies to help students strengthen executive functions and improve their competency and contribution in class. 


Topics will include:

  • Six key executive function skill sets for adolescents
  • The relationship between executive functions, mindfulness, and growth mindset
  • Key components of working memory and attention
  • Case studies of students with executive function challenges and interactive discussions to identify language and strategies to intervene
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Upgrade your Working Memory at Home Thprofessional-adults.jpgis Summer! Working Memory - the ability to keep information in your mind for several seconds, manipulate it, and use it in your thinking - is the engine of learning. Cogmed training is for children and adults who wish to improve their ability to concentrate, reduce impulsivity and resist distraction. Reading Comprehension, problem solving, organization and mental math are just some of the working memory tasks we employ every day. Working memory weaknesses are common in persons with ADHD, executive dysfunction and head injury, and can also benefit those without learning problems who seek an extra edge in optimizing their academic and professional potential and help stave off deteriorating effects of brain aging. Cogmed training is backed by solid research that no other brain training product can match and an outstanding track record of strong and lasting effects in thousands of trainees around the world. Training is done at the user's home with weekly or as needed coaching sessions by phone or Skype. Learn more at or call Rebecca Shafir, speech pathologist and former Cogmed coach trainer, at 978 287 0810. 


Navigate the Uncertainties of Middle School

Incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. August 17-21, 9:30am-1pm, $250 per child. Learn organization, time management, notebook strategies, planner efficiencies, and more. At the Hallowell Todaro Center, Seattle WA with Kathryn Korch, Director of Coaching. Register today at 206-420-7345  


Summer ADHD Camp - July 13-17, at The Homestead Resort, Glen Arbor MI, $975 per person. For families with children between 10-18 years old. From childhood through adulthood, ADHD can present both difficult dilemmas as well as unique opportunities for change, growth, and success. Dr. Hallowell's goal is to help people master the power of ADHD while avoiding its pitfalls, all in this beautiful setting. Learn more at
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ADHD and Life as a Mom, a Psychologist, a Parent, and a Spouse

Life is an adventure, and over 30 years ago, in my early years of parenting I never dreamed that my struggles with a son with ADD and dyslexia and an absent-minded professor husband would lead to the joys I experience today. And yes, the apple never falls far from the tree, and it took winning the Nobel Prize (in Economics) to encourage my husband Robert Shiller to self-identify as an individual who likely has ADD. (To read my husband's Nobel biography, click here; his elementary school teachers saw him as uncontrollably restless and talkative.)

But, the early years of my own parenting weren't easy. I wrote the book "Rewards for Kids! Ready-to-Use Charts & Activities for Positive Parenting" (with Meg Schneider, published by The American Psychological Association, 2003) partly as a self-help measure. If I could just make my "home laboratory" into a professional project, it would stimulate me intellectually and make the daily struggles a little easier!  Read More

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