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Noted Expert on Learning Disabilities & ADD Will Speak at Davidson

April 5, 2001
Contact: Bill Giduz 704/894-2244 or bigiduz@davidson.edu

Edward Hallowell
Edward Hallowell

Hallowell's techniques help members of a unique Davidson student organization customize learning methods to their personalities.

Dr. Edward "Ned" Hallowell, a noted Harvard-based child and adult psychiatrist, will speak at Davidson College on Monday, April 9, about attention deficit disorder and learning disabilities. The free, public presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. in Love Auditorium of Chambers Building.

Hallowell, founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Concord, Mass., has written seven books on topics such as problems with attention, focus, stress, and worry.

His national bestsellers, Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distraction, discuss attention deficit disorder in children and in adults. His most recent books are Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Problem, and Connect: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul.

Dr. Hallowell has also completed two videotapes for broadcast on PBS, one about managing worry, the other about the power of connection.

He has recently been devoting more attention to the world of business. Dr. Hallowell published an article in The Harvard Business Review in 1999 entitled, "The Human Moment at Work." This article underscores the power of speaking to people in person. He notes that e-mail and other electronic communications have tremendous practical benefit, but don't eliminate the need to preserve time for in-person conversation.

Dr. Hallowell lives in the Boston area with his wife, Sue, a social worker, and their three children, Lucy, Jack, and Tucker.

The Hallowell Center specializes in diagnosing and treating cognitive and emotional problems in both children and adults. Members of the staff write books, papers, and articles on a broad range of cognitive and emotional problems, as well as contribute to the center's newsletter, Mind Matters.

For more information on Hallowell's appearance at Davidson, call Paul Gravel at 704/258-6567.

Davidson is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,600 students. Since its establishment in 1837, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S. News and World Report magazine. Davidson recently launched "Let Learning Be Cherished," a $250 million campaign in support of student financial assistance, academic resources, and community life.

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