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Changing the ADHD Brain
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DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
8/18/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Analyze how omega supplements help neurons communicate more effectively.
  2. Implement movement in the classroom to reduce ADHD symptoms.
  3. Determine two reasons why children with ADHD act 2-3 years younger than their chronological age.
  4. Establish how the lack of maturation in the frontal lobe influences inattentiveness and hyperactivity.
  5. Explore the side effects that sleep deprivation has on the ADHD brain.
  6. Support the findings that more time in nature reduces the symptoms of ADHD.

Why Not Medication?

  • Useful as a short-term tool
  • Concerns with long-term use

ADHD and the "Immature" Brain

  • Brain imaging evidence of ADHD
  • Research regarding ADHD brain development
  • Implications for treatment

Movement-Based Strategies

  • Wake up an underaroused ADHD brain
  • Hyperactivity as an adaptive mechanism
  • Play and exercise grow the brain
  • Role of rhythm and timing training
  • Integrated movement systems for ADHD
  • Yoga and martial arts

Frontal Lobe/Working Memory Strategies/Tools

  • Efficacy of working memory training programs
  • Meditation and mindfulness for ADHD
  • Neurofeedback for ADHD symptom management

Diet and Nutrition

  • Protein, sugar, fat, and water: macronutrients for peak brain performance
  • Diet, Exercise, and Dopamine
  • Fish oil and the omegas: What supplements can support the ADHD brain?
  • The evidence for effectiveness
  • Multivitamins/minerals: Do they make a difference?
  • Food sensitives: the role of gluten
  • Food additives
  • Pesticides
  • Link with ADHD
  • Is organic really necessary?
  • Evidence based nutritional recommendations for adults and children with ADHD

ADHD and Nervous System Overstimulation

  • "Overaroused" subtype of ADHD
  • Stress, anxiety and ADHD: the connection
  • Breathwork and movement for nervous system calming

Environmental Influences

  • Best strategies for managing screens, technology, and social media
  • #FOMO and the ADHD experience
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Same symptoms as ADHD
  • Strategies to help insomnia
  • Environmental toxins and ADHD risk
  • Skillfully balancing screen time and green time: Time in nature reduces severity of core ADHD symptoms

How exactly did you do that? How to talk to students and adults with ADHD to support metacognition and self-regulation



David D. Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Northborough, Massachusetts. He offers consultations to patients on an inpatient rehabilitation unit and is an adjunct instructor in neuropsychology to graduate students in the Clark University psychology program. He serves as a physician advisor with the University of Massachusetts Medical School Disability Evaluation Service where he was the former clinical director of the Learning Disability Assessment Program. Dr. Nowell writes a popular blog at Psychology Today on motivation and time management, and speaks internationally to clinicians on such topics as executive functioning, non-medication management of ADHD, and applying findings from Positive Psychology.

Course Content Disclosure: ASHA Position Policy states that Auditory Integration Therapy (AIT) has not met scientific standards for efficacy that would currently justify its usage.

Speaker Disclosure:

Financial: David Nowell maintains a private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: David Nowell has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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