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Fletcher Forum

The mission of The Rankin Institute's Fletcher Forum is to increase public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities. This event is an annual presentation by a nationally recognized expert in the field of learning disabilities. It is underwritten by corporate and individual sponsors and is open to the public at no charge. The Fletcher Forum provides education and enrichment to teachers, other professionals, parents and community members.

The Twenty-Second Annual Fletcher Forum

New Understandings of ADHD, Emotions and Motivation

featuring Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.

February 13, 2020, 7:00-8:30 pm

Understanding of ADHD in children, teenagers, and adults has changed as a result of clinical and neuroscience research. Long considered a simple problem of behavior, ADHD is currently understood as impairments of the brain’s self-management system, its executive functions. It often involves problems with motivation and management of emotions. Yet, all with ADHD have a few specific activities or tasks in which they have no difficulty in using their executive functions which are impaired in most other things they do. Dr. Brown will describe this central mystery of ADHD and how these impairments can be improved with various interventions.

This workshop is free of charge.


About Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. Brown earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Yale University and then served on the Yale faculty for 25 years. He has published 30 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and five ground-breaking books on ADD/ADHD. He has given lectures at hospitals, medical schools, and universities throughout the U.S. and in more than 40 countries. He is Director of the Brown Clinic for ADHD and Related Problems in Manhattan Beach, CA. and is Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California.

Laura Hutchison
The Rankin Institute at The Fletcher School
704-365-4658, ext. 1119


Featuring Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.

Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California