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October 16th, 2014

Dr. Hallowell named Best of the Web – Blog award from Psych Central

#8. Dr. Hallowell’s Blog

This blog wins points on its simple, clear presentation. Dr. Hallowell is not offering an ultimate cure-all, but instead writes on the premise of ‘Live a better life.’ If you are the parent or teacher of a child with ADHD, this is definitely a site worth looking at. The blog includes innovative screening materials which reflect Dr. Hallowell’s extensive experience and expertise working in the field. Guest posts from people of varied ages and professions keep the blog fresh.

Read more at PyschCentral

October 11th, 2014

ADHD Awareness Month: Dr. Hallowell’s Call to Action in Huffington Post

The month of October is ADHD Awareness Month. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the publication of my book Driven to Distraction on ADHD. When it was first released, many medical experts dismissed the effectiveness of coaching as an ADHD management technique, or worse yet, questioned the validity of ADHD as a real condition. Now, ADHD is recognized as a real, brain-based medical disorder that affects people from all walks of life. We’ve come far since 1994 in our nation’s collective awareness of ADHD, but we still have far to go when it comes to our view of those with ADHD.

Read more in the Huffington Post.

October 9th, 2014

Dr. Hallowell in Sarasota, FL Oct 9th

October 9, 2014 – Forty Carrots Family Center – Sarasota, FL

Forty Carrots 12th Annual Free Community Speaker Event is an education event for parents, caregivers and professionals in the field.

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm  Location:  The Hyatt-Regency Sarasota, 1000 Blvd of the Arts, Sarasota, FL

Event is Open to the Public, but RSVP is required.  Click here for more information.

October 6th, 2014

Dr. Hallowell Recommends Online ADHD Awareness Expo

Whether you’ve been recently diagnosed with ADHD, love someone affected by ADHD or simply want to learn more about ADHD it can be extremely daunting to discover the sheer volume of information that’s out there and available to you.

That’s why one of the voices of the ADHD population on the internet created the ADHD Awareness Expo – a virtual gathering of ADHD Experts, professional ADHD coaches, service providers and authors, gathered all in one virtual space to make your information gathering as easy as heading to a department store.

The 5th annual ADHD Awareness Expo is being held the week of October 26th through November 1st and the best part about it is that there’s no travel required.  That’s right – it’s held virtually, so all you need to do is grab a comfortable seat at your computer and explore all the ADHD products, services and options available to you.

I’ll be there, of course, since it’s such a great opportunity to gather information, find out more and simply interact with the ADHD community – did I mention attendance is free?  That’s right, all of this information, at your fingertips, from the comfort of your own home – free.

I’d love to “see” you there! Just register here to claim your free spot to attend.

October 2nd, 2014

Listen to Dr. Hallowell on ADHD Coaching and 20 Years of Driven to Distraction

Dr. Hallowell and David Giwerc (addca.com) discuss the value of coaching for people with ADHD and how it has blossomed into a very sophisticated discipline on Attention Talk Radio. Finding the positive attributes in ADHD is important to move forward.

Dr. Hallowell explains that he invented coaching for ADHD. He found that coaching was more valuable than what a doctor could offer. When we are children, we often look to our parents. Coaching is good for adults because it is not often advisable to look to our spouses.

Coaching schools now provide a credentialing body and those with ADHD, and even those without, can tap into this valuable resource.

ADHD and dyslexia are an amalgam, an “alloy” of positive and negatives. Dr. Barkley has spent his career showing how crippling ADHD can be. I have devoted my career to showing how positive it can be. To call ADHD simply a disorder, disregards the positive,” says Dr. Hallowell.

“I would get help from other people, and I have learned how to extract the good parts of ADHD and dyslexia. It is through connection and effective cooperation that we have learned how to survive,” says Dr. Hallowell.

“Years ago, you would never see a coach presenting with a doctor,” says Mr. Giwerc. ADHD coaching is about igniting the brain as to what are your strengths and gifts. The ADHD brain is attracted to negative emotions and the ADHD brain has to work that much harder to find the positive. “We need to be a warrior against the negatives,” says Mr. Giwerc.

The show has been archived and is available for listening or downloading on the studio page at www.attentiontalkradio.com, www.facebook.com/attentiontalkradio, and on iTunes.

October 1st, 2014

When Should You Treat Siblings Differently?

“Because each child is a unique individual, interactions between each parent and each child will also be unique. Children can understand and accept this differential treatment, as long as there is constructive dialogue and clear explanation in the home.” Christina Nichols from Hallowell Centers New York offers advice to parents in Everyday Health.


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