Dr. Ellen B. Littman, Psy.D – Understanding Girls with ADHD

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Dr. Ellen Littman is most known for her contribution to the identification of gender differences in ADHD, expertise in women’s and girls’ issues with over 30 years of experience in the field, and helping individuals and families.

She is going to share with you the evidence-based issues girls with ADHD may face differently and how families can give support accordingly, using strategies that she has shared with thousands of people.

What impressed me the most about Dr. Ellen Littman is her compassion and sensitivity, along with her clinical wisdom from years of experience in providing guidance and support for females with ADHD.

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For girls with ADHD, middle school marks a critical time in their development. Dr. Littman’s presentation will explore current research regarding why they’re under-diagnosed, girls’ unique development factors and unique pattern of functional impairments, what are the common experiences for girls with ADHD and what are the risks.

We will discuss and practice ways to help families empower girls and their families to cope with the symptoms of ADHD and give the girls support as needed.

By the end of it, you will have a better understanding of the expectations, treatment plan, resources and tools needed to support your middle-school-aged girl in facing the critical time of transitioning to young adolescence.

Dr. Ellen B. Littman is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York State. Educated at Brown
and Yale Universities, the clinical psychology doctoral program of Long Island University, and
the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she has been involved with the field of attentional
disorders for more than 30 years.

In her private practice in Mount Kisco, NY, Dr. Littman focuses on a high IQ adult and adolescent ADHD population. She specializes in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD that may be misinterpreted or overlooked. Described by the American Psychological Association as "a pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD", she has unique expertise with women's and girls' issues.

She has developed a strengths-based assessment that provides the foundation for solution-focused treatment. Dr. Littman's therapeutic approach empowers individuals to achieve qualitative and quantitative successes through a combination of psychoeducation, insight, reframing, concrete strategies, and coaching in a safe and validating environment.

Internationally recognized, Dr. Littman is co-author of the book "Understanding Girls with ADHD", now in its updated second edition and translated into several languages, and a contributing author of numerous books, including "The Hidden Side of Adult ADHD" (which is also available in Spanish), "Understanding Women with ADHD", and "Gender Differences in ADHD".

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