Dr. Thomas E. Brown,  was the November 3, 2014  Burnett Seminar Keynote Speaker.  He presented his work on “Understanding Emotions and Motivations of High School and College Students with ADHD/LD.”

Click below to view Dr. Brown’s power point presentation

Click on the links below to watch a live stream of Dr. Brown’s presentation at the 2014 Burnett Seminar:


Dr. Brown’s latest book: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD.

Articles by Dr. Brown:

“Executive:  Describing Six Aspects of a Complex Syndrome”
“Executive Function Impairments in High IQ Adults with ADHD.”
“Executive Function Impairments in High IQ Children and Adolescents with ADHD.”
“Inside the ADD Mind”
“Racial and Ethnic Disparities in ADHD Diagnoses from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade”
“Ten Myths about ADHD”


About Dr. Thomas E. Brown:

Dr. Thomas E. Brown is a clinical psychologist who earned his Ph.D. at Yale University. He serves as associate director of the Yale Clinic for Attention and Related Disorders in the department of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. He is author of Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD (Jossey-Bass/Wiley, 2014) and A New Understanding of ADHD in Children & Adults: Executive Function Impairments (Routledge, 2013) as well as the prize-winning Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults (Yale Press, 2005). He edited ADHD Comorbidities: Handbook for ADHD Complications in Children and Adults (American Psychiatric Press, 2009) and is author of the Brown ADD Scales (Pearson). He has presented symposia and workshops throughout the US and in 40 other countries. His website is drthomasebrown.com.

The Burnett Seminars are held annually and feature a keynote speaker related to the field of Learning Differences.  These popular events, free and open to the public, are made possible by a gift to UNC by The Timothy B. and Jane A. Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement. This fund was started in 1998 by Mrs. Juliet H. Davis, Mr. Burnett’s mother, and her late husband, W. Burke Davis ‘37 and continues to be supported by Timothy and Jane Burnett, both of whom graduated from UNC-CH in 1962. All are from Greensboro, NC.


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