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Welcome to the Hallowell Center!

We provide comprehensive care for a full range of cognitive and emotional
concerns in children and adults including:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
  • Dyslexia,
  • Anxiety Disorder and
  • Depression

ADHD Specialists - The medical staff at The Hallowell Center Sudbury has evaluated, diagnosed and treated thousands of people with ADHD. This clinical experience and skilled judgment is The Hallowell Advantage. We leave no stone unturned in our effort to ensure a thorough and accurate diagnosis and a customized, balanced approach that integrates brain, body and heart with the latest medical research.

Getting started is easy!

Call our New Patient Care Coordinator at 978-287-0810 or email HallowellReferralsSudbury@gmail.com

Hallowell Center
144 North Rd, Suite 2450
Sudbury, MA 01776


Congratulations on being a 2014 Family Favorite for "Best Special Needs/ADHD Services" in our annual Best of the Best issue! Parents, caregivers and guardians want the best of the best for their families, and because of you, they’ve found exactly that! The print and digital edition of Best of the Best is now available at more than 1,500 distribution locations and online at BostonParentsPaper.com in the “Magazines” tab – check it out!

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Let's work together to unwrap the gifts of ADHD.



The Hallowell Center has initiated an IRB approved study
using Atentiv, a novel digital learning system

Atentiv™ develops digital learning systems designed to improve attention and impulse control skills. The learning system tool increasingly challenges the player to avoid distractions, sustain attention, complete tasks and promote correct actions or inactions. The Atentiv™ System operates as a highly adaptive, engaging virtual game on any tablet or computer. A simple headset is worn by the game player where brain activity on the forehead is captured, amplified and forwarded wirelessly to a computer.

To date, multiple studies have been performed in clinical and school settings in Singapore and the U.S. Study results indicate that the Atentiv™ System leads to clinically significant and sustained improvements in attention and impulse inhibition in children with ADHD. Moreover, significant improvements were demonstrated inacademic performance and home behavior after just 8 hours of training over 8 weeks. You may have heard of the Atentiv™ System from Dr. Hallowell, who recently wrote about these results in ADDitude Magazine.

Interested in Participating in the Atentiv Study?

Download the flyers below for more information or more information, contact the Atentiv Study Coordinator at the Hallowell Center - 978-287-0810.

  • Ages 13-17 - 40 minute paid research opportunity for teens and adults
  • Ages 8-12 - Home study using a novel attention and impulse control training video game.

Hallowell Sudbury Events:

Upgrade your Working Memory at home this summer!

Coaching by Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC, Speech Pathologist and former Cogmed Coach Trainer

Working Memory, the ability to keep information in your mind for several seconds, manipulate it, and use it in your thinking is the engine of learning. Cogmed training is for children and adults who wish to improve their ability to concentrate, reduce impulsivity and resist distraction. Reading Comprehension, problem solving, organization and mental math are just some of the working memory tasks we employ every day. Working memory weaknesses are common in persons with ADHD, executive dysfunction and head injury. However, Cogmed training can also benefit those without learning problems who seek an extra edge in optimizing their academic and professional potential. Researchers claim that intensive brain training can help stave off deteriorating effects of brain aging.

Cogmed training is backed by solid research that no other brain training product can match. An outstanding track record of strong and lasting effects in our thousands of trainees in America and around the world show that Cogmed training makes a real difference in people’s lives ( see www.cogmed.com). Cogmed training is done at the user’s home. Weekly or as needed coaching sessions by Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC, speech pathologist and former Cogmed coach trainer, are provided by phone or Skype. Contact Rebecca Shafir at 978 287 0810 or 978 255 1817 if you would like to learn more about Cogmed Working Memory Training for you or your child.  



Emergency Academic Recovery System (EARS)

by Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC. It's the time of the year when frantic parents and overwhelmed students collide - what can a student do at this point to recover from dipping grades, anxiety and low self-esteem? Perhaps now your student is all EARS?!

EARSThe Emergency Academic Recovery System (EARS) trains students to manageemotions, problem-solve, work smarter not harder and d get things done – the skills of successful people. If your student (middle-school through college age ) is underperforming academically, overwhelmed with school work and wanting to do better, maybe your student is “all EARS.” EARS  turns failure on its head, making academic problems an opportunity for growth rather than a reason to despair.  With the guidance of an EARS coach, students acquire habits and skills of success that will sustain over a lifetime. (add link to the rest of the document)

This is not traditional tutoring. EARS enables your student to develop the skills and habits for long-term success.

Together we create a plan and get to work immediately. All that's needed is a supportive parent or caregiver, and a cooperative and trustworthy student who is "change-ready" and eager for a positive and strengths-based approach to solving a tough problem.

Want more information?

Contact me for a free inquiry at 978 287-0810 or 978 255-1817.

Emergency Academic Recovery System (EARS) vs. Tutoring.

How a parent can decide where to invest in their student’s school success?

After years of hiring tutors, tutors very knowledgeable in their fields of expertise, many parents aren’t seeing their child’s grades improve much. There are still issues with their students of all ages being able to independently get homework started and completed, adapting effective study skills and managing their attention and frustration when learning new material.

To arrange for a free 15 minute inquiry call with Rebecca Shafir M.A.CCC, speech/language pathologist and executive functioning coach at the Hallowell Center, call 978-287-0810.   

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"Dr. Hallowell's comments on
alternative/complementary approaches."

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Think you might have ADHD?

Read this introspective blog post on preparing for an evaluation at the Sudbury Hallowell Center.

Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes

by Edward Hallowell

Advice to educators about how to help students with ADHD fulfill the potential of their powerful brains.


The Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA

Driven to DistractionThe Hallowell Center was founded in 1996 by Dr. Edward M. Hallowell.  The Center’s practice is based in Dr. Hallowell’s strengths-based approach and philosophy.  Our doctors help people with emotional issues and learning disabilities lead happier, more productive lives through a positive, balanced treatment approach.  This approach integrates the latest research on brain, body and heart.  In addition to the Center in Sudbury, there is also a center in New York.

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