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Deceptively simple, drug-free therapy validated through new brain science, is now part of "strength-based" ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorders) and learning model championed by Dr. Hallowell at his prestigious Hallowell Centers as well as to parents, educators and medical community.

With Attention Deficit and brain training topics so hotly discussed these days, it is important to watch how new brain research is unlocking long-standing



The neurological basis for the Learning Breakthrough Program comes from the neuroscience research found in the following resources.



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