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Katherine Ellison
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Katherine Ellison is a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist, former foreign correspondent, writing consultant, author of four books, and mother of two sons. Her latest book, a new memoir titled "Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention" (Hyperion Voice), is an engaging and humorous account of life with a high-spirited child, combined with a scrupulously reported journalist’s overview of the controversies surrounding Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and how best to manage it.

Ellison has written widely on recent developments with ADHD, now estimated to affect at least 10 million adults and nearly 5 million children, for national media including The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her informed and entertaining perspective as both an investigative journalist and a parent of a child diagnosed with ADHD who has also been diagnosed herself makes her a perfect fit as a keynote speaker for conferences of mental health professionals, teachers, and parents’ groups.

Ellison’s previous books include “The Mommy Brain: How Motherhood Makes You Smarter,” “The New Economy of Nature: The Quest to Make Conservation Profitable,” and “Imelda: Steel Butterfly of the Philippines.” From 1987-99, she was chief of Knight Ridder Newspaper bureaus in Mexico and Rio de Janeiro.

Blog Entries by Katherine Ellison

Education Reform -- Getting Personal

Posted March 29, 2011 | 15:04:59 (EST)

I felt a lot less melancholy about the future of U.S. public education after having coffee a few days ago with Joel Rose, the founder of the path-breaking New York City experiment called School of One.

That name conveys the philosophy of the program -- now running...

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Drop the Rope

Posted March 22, 2011 | 18:53:00 (EST)

For three years after my 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, I figured he was the problem. After all, I was getting constant calls from his teachers, complaining that he was misbehaving or hadn't done his homework, or had lost another field trip permission form. At home,...

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Can Nutrition Cure Distraction?

Posted March 16, 2011 | 14:11:51 (EST)

With more than 5 million U.S. children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, it's no wonder so many parents are desperately seeking some kind of magic bullet cure.

The latest hope comes in a recent study in the prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, suggesting...

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