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August 24th, 2015

Neuropsychological and Academic Testing & School Performance Recovery Program

Prepare for September!

Is it Time to Address Your Child’s Emotional, Cognitive and Academic Concerns?:

–    Problems with learning, slow processing speed
–    Academic under-performance
–    School work overwhelm
–    Attention and concentration problems
–    Emotional regulation and self control difficulties
–    Self-esteem issues
–    Overwhelm, panic, worry or anxiety feelings
–    Trouble sleeping
–    Test, public speaking or social anxieties
–    Difficulty implementing executive function strategies

The Sudbury, MA Hallowell Center is accepting appointments for our Neuropsychological and Academic Testing, and our EARS program, designed to help your child dramatically improve their school grades in short time frames:

Neuropsychological Testing: What Is It and Why Do It?

Emergency Academic Recovery System

Prepare now or September!

August 24th, 2015

2 Executive Function & ADHD Workshops

August 25 – 2 executive function workshops for Middle & High School Students & their Parents at the NYC Hallowell Center.

Start school of right!

Topics Include:

  • Taking control of your time and space
  • The best way to approach different assignments
  • Beating procrastination and doing your best work
  • Reducing stress at home and school
  • Six key executive function skill sets for preteens and teens
  • The relationship between executive functions, mindfulness, and growth mindset
  • Case studies of adolescents with executive function challenges and strategies to intervene

Learn more here.

August 21st, 2015

Monthly ADHD Book Club Driven to Distracton

Tara McGillicuddy is starting a monthly book club for adults with ADHD.  The first book will be Hallowell and Ratey’s Driven to Distraction.  Find out more at this link.

August 17th, 2015

ADHD Research Opportunity for Ages 13-80

70 Minute Paid Research Opportunity Ages 13-80

Atentiv develops digital learning systems designed to improve attention and impulse control skills. The learning system increasingly challenges the player to avoid distractions, sustain attention, complete tasks and promote the correct actions or inactions. The Atentiv™ System operates as a highly adaptive, engaging virtual game on any tablet or computer. A simple headset is worn by the game player where brain activity from the forehead is captured, amplified and forwarded wirelessly to a computer. To date, multiple studies have been performed in clinical and school settings in Singapore and the U.S. Study results indicate that the Atentiv™ System leads to clinically significant and sustained improvements in attention and impulse inhibition in children with ADHD. Moreover, significant improvements were demonstrated in academic performance and home behavior. You may have heard of about the Atentiv™ System from Dr. Hallowell, who wrote about these results in ADDitude Magazine.

As part of our effort to develop and improve the Atentiv™ System, Atentiv is looking for persons ranging in age from 13-80 to do two 20 minute computer tasks while a professional records their EEG brain waves. The process is painless, harmless and rather fun. Participants will complete 2 recording sessions and receive a $50 Amazon gift card. All data will be aggregated and used for mathematical averaging purposes. No subject data will be disclosed.


WHO: Person ranging from13-80 years of age with or without ADHD diagnosis, and not on ADHD medication for at least 48 hours. Other medication and diagnostic criteria apply.

WHAT: Complete two 20 minute brain wave recordings with a 30 minute break between the recordings. Get paid with $50 Amazon gift card for two recordings. The entire session is 70 minutes.

WHERE: Hallowell Center Sudbury, 144 North Road (Rte 117), Suite 2450, Sudbury, MA 01776   or 61 Turkey Hill Road in West Newbury, MA.

WHEN: We are enrolling now!

HOW: Contact Rebecca Shafir at the Hallowell Center in Sudbury (978-287- 0810 x117) or at her office in West Newbury, MA (978- 255-1817) if you would like to participate.


Maya Rose, Atentiv Study Coordinator maya_rose@atentiv.com 781-209-5082

August 12th, 2015

Executive Function Workshops at Hallowell Center NYC

Teachers: Executive Function Interactive Workshop
Tuesday, Aug 18 from 8am-1pm.
For middle and high school special and general education teachers. 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. Read testimonials and learn more at HallowellNYC.com.

Executive Functions for Students – The Six Skills You Need to Succeed
August 25 4-5:50
This workshop will review the six skills you need to succeed in middle and high school. It will provide strategies and tools to help you develop those skills. Start the year with a clear plan for success! Topics will include: Taking control of your time and space, The best way to approach different assignments, Beating procrastination and doing your best work, Reducing stress at home and school. Learn more at HallowellNYC.com.

Executive Functions for Parents – How to Help Your Child at Home
August 25 from 6-7:30pm
This workshop will provide strategies to use at home. Topics will include: Six key executive function skill sets for preteens and teens, The relationship between executive functions, mindfulness, and growth mindset, Case studies of adolescents with executive function challenges and strategies to intervene. Learn more at HallowellNYC.com.

Call 212 799-7777 for more information.

August 11th, 2015

What Sets the Entrepreneur Apart?

As the summer wanes, it is time to harness and direct our mental power.

I have been working with entrepreneurs for 30 years and have met many between the ages of 12 and 90. What sets them apart? A term I call “Pop”, a psychological characteristic that combines grit with imagination and optimism.

But much more than pop goes into creating a successful entrepreneur….

Learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities:Seasoned entrepreneurs: visit Fixing the Chinks in Your Entrepreneurial Armor

College Aged Students: visit InventiveLabs.


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