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January 10, 2013

Program on ADHD

HAMPTON FALLS —Heronfield Academy will host an evening presentation by Dr. Ned Hallowell on Tues., January 22, at 7:00 p.m.

Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a child and adult psychiatrist, NY Times bestselling author, world-renowned speaker and leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, and the founder of The Hallowell Centers in Sudbury, Massachusetts and New York City. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School faculty from 1983 until he retired from academics in 2004 to devote his full professional attention to his clinical practice, lectures and writing of books. Dr. Hallowell is best known for the ground-breaking books he co-authored with Dr. John Ratey, “Driven to Distraction” and “Delivered from Distraction”. Both books have sold millions of copies.

Strong parenting and childhood roots to happiness are also themes about which Dr. Hallowell is passionate. He speaks frequently on the topic and his book, The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness: Five Steps to help Kids Create and Sustain Lifelong Joy (Ballantine, 2002), which provides parents with concrete detail about how to create the kind of childhood that will most likely lead to a happy and satisfying adulthood. Other topics Dr. Hallowell has focused on include methods of forgiving others, dealing with worry and managing excessive busyness. He has written at least 18 books including a children's book called “A Walk in the Rain with a Brain”. Dr. Hallowell is a highly recognized public figure from appearing on numerous national television programs including Oprah, Dr. Oz, 20/20, Dr. Phil, 60 Minutes, CNN, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The View. He has been interviewed for the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time Magazine, U.S. News, World Report, The Los Angeles Times, and many other leading publications.

Seating is limited. If you are interested to attend, please contact Martha Shepardson-Killam, Head of School at 603-772-9093 or msk@heronfield.org about reserving a seat. Heronfield Academy is an independent middle school located at 356 Exeter Road in Hampton Falls.

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