Unwrapping the Gifts of ADHD

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At ResearchILD’s 37th Annual Executive Function Conference this November, we are honored to feature a session on “How to Win Races with a Runaway Brain: Ways to Bring Out the Best in ADHD” from Edward Hallowell, M.D., child and adult psychiatrist, founder of the Hallowell ADHD Centers, and New York Times bestselling author.

About Dr. Hallowell

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist and world authority on ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years. He is the founder of the Hallowell ADHD Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Seattle.

Dr. Hallowell has written 20 books on multiple psychological topics. The groundbreaking Distraction series, which began with Driven to Distraction, co-authored with Dr John Ratey in 1994, sparked a revolution in the understanding of ADHD.

He has spent the past four decades helping thousands of adults and children live happy and productive lives through his strength-based approach to neurodiversity, and has ADHD and dyslexia himself.

ADHD: A Strengths-Based Model

Many students with ADHD and learning differences have shared personal accounts of the shame and stigma they have faced. They often encounter teachers who approach them with a deficit-based perspective. But what if we could help students with ADHD unwrap the gifts of ADHD?

At the 37th Annual Executive Function Conference, Dr. Hallowell will draw upon his 40+ years of clinical experience in diagnosing and treating ADHD in people of all ages and share what he’s found works best to bring out the best in all students with ADHD.

Learn More

You can learn more about Dr. Hallowell and his work:

Looking to build your executive function toolkit? Join us for the Executive Function Summer Summit (July 26, July 28, August 2, and August 4) and the SMARTS Executive Function Summer Workshop (August 9, August 11). All summer professional development opportunities are available online via Zoom and through recorded sessions.

  • Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed., SMARTS Associate

SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum: smarts-ef.org

Research Institute for Learning and Development: researchild.org

The Institute for Learning and Development: ildlex.org



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