Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist / ADHD Authority
Katherine Ellison—who managed to win a Pulitzer Prize and write three breakthrough books on practical neuroscience despite having ADHD—is an inspiring speaker who teaches audiences how manage distractibility and realize their dreams. Audiences call her “engaging,” “informative,” and “hilarious.” Read More >
The Age of ADHD
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is nearly as hereditary as height. But few pediatricians, psychiatrists, or teachers are aware of this, or understand the difficult dynamics it can cause. Drawing from her humorous memoir, Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention, speaker Katherine Ellison gives insights into the nature of the ADHD family, with tips for communicating to besieged parents. Here's one: Don't expect them to keep good reward charts!
People with ADHD might reasonably be considered the coal-mine canaries of our modern times. We're just a bit farther out on the continuum than everyone else, but people are catching up! Having battled clinical-grade distraction all her life, yet still having maintained a successful career and more-or-less functioning family, speaker Katherine Ellison offers advice for general or dedicated audiences on tips to keep focused.
Author Katherine Ellison, who is working on a new book about how quirky kids can be saved from a hostile educational environment, can speak to parents, teachers, and other learning professionals about how to spot potential learning dangers – and even do something about them.
"Katherine Ellison presented beautifully to our audience of 200 social workers, parents, teachers, advocates, and young adults with autism. She was able to tell a relatable story that used personal details to illuminate the facts of living with ADHD and inspire courage and resilience in others dealing with similar experiences. Definitely a worthwhile addition to our day-long conference!"
"Katherine Ellison connects. She was the keynote speaker for the opening convocation at my school. Her anecdotal family experiences woven eloquently and humorously with the research about ADD/ADHD moved our faculty, parents, and students to a better understanding of the complexity of this diagnosis. Each attendee left with a big smile and armed with the facts they learned from the mother of 'Buzz.'"
"In speaking to parents at our school, Katherine’s warmth, knowledge, and humor created an environment where they were eager to learn and responded by asking for more. They found her engaging and passionate about her work, as well as [her ability] to truly relate to and understand the ups and downs of parenting a child with ADHD."
"Katherine Ellison has been giving talks and workshops at Rancho la Puerta for more than ten years, continually delighting our guests with her humor and useful, cutting-edge guidance on how to lead more focused, satisfying lives."
"Katherine Ellison's memorable, witty, and often hilarious talk made those lucky enough to be in our audience really 'pay attention!' [We all became] better listeners and more attuned to those with whom we share our lives."
"I have had the privilege of lecturing with Katherine Ellison and am happy to recommend her as a warm, engaging, and knowledgeable speaker. The value of her personal experience of raising a son with ADHD comes through very strongly and makes an impression upon her audience."