Dr. Mather Receives European Sociological Association Honorarium Award for Her Presentation: ‘Early Career Experiences of Young Adults with ADHD’


Dr. Barbara Mather recently received an European Sociological Association (ESA) Honorarium Award for Her Presentation: ‘Early Career Experiences of Young Adults with ADHD’.

Here is a excerpt from the abstract:

The tasks of analyzing, thematically coding, and synthesizing volumes of data collected—or in this case, hundreds of pages of transcribed interview results—are streamlined and more rapidly performed when data analysis software is utilized. The ease in which to recode data in multiple iterations allowed the researcher to discover additional important information about her participants not directly related to the research question of: What are some of the challenging work experiences as described by young adults with ADHD in a structured work environment? In this qualitative research study, the challenges that young adults (ages 22-28) with ADHD experience in the workplace across the USA were analyzed and then categorized into four distinct types of workplace challenges.

Download the abstract: ESA BOOK OF ABSTRACTS.PDF
More Information: europeansociology.org

Dr. Mather Receives University of Phoenix Faculty Honorarium Award for Her Presentation: ‘Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD’


Fielding alumna Barbara A. Mather, PhD, MA, MBA, presented her qualitative research study at the International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB), an international academic conference at the University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Mather’s research presentation was titled: Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD, Qualitative Exploratory Research Design.‘

Dr. Mather was awarded the University of Phoenix OSS Honorarium, Faculty Scholarship Award for this presentation and has recently been informed that this research study has been accepted for publication.

More Information: fielding.edu/news/

Hear Me Speak – Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD



Event Details: The 21st International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB) Conference

The conference provides a platform for professionals, practitioners, academics, educators and researchers in the various fields of management and business to disseminate and share the latest research, knowledge and experiences in the European and Mediterranean regions and beyond.

Dates: May 18-20, 2016

Location: University of Quebec at  Montreal, UQAM

Topic: Making Organizations Meaningful to Young Adults with ADHD

Learn more: IAMB.net

Reframing ADHD as a Superpower


Image via Vice’s “ADHD Isn’t My Disorder, It’s More Like My Superpower’

Wouldn’t the world be a wonderful and welcoming place if all others could lose the “deficit/disorder” language associated with ADHD, replace with the word “difference,” and could then truly see ADHD in the same manner, as Ryan Bassil summarizes Carner’s ADHD and states on Twitter:

“Every super-hero has different super powers,” he says. “People with ADHD have a superpower.” By treating it in this way, the condition can be seen as a positive: as a way to get things done, or to delve into creativity. For Carner, it’s helped him to become an artist, and to grow as an individual. “There’s nothing to fix now,” he says, “I am who I am.”

The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD

The Disturbing Relationship Between Addiction and ADHD

Click on link above and read on for this informative article regarding adults with ADHD.

by Leah Sottile

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 6.4 million children ages four to 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD in the United States—but then those kids grow up, and doctors are realizing that ADHD does not go away with age. Some 4.4 percent of adults in America struggle with ADHD, which, in 2000, was estimated to cost $31.6 billion in healthcare costs and lost work hours.

Hear Us Speak – ADHD Mother and Millennial Son – Thurs, Sept. 3, 2015 7-9 p.m.

Barb & Justin Mather

Barb & Justin Mather

DATE:  Thursday, SEPTEMBER 3, 2015, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.


TOPIC:  A Mother and Son Journey with ADHD: How We Embrace It and the Tools That Work for Us
Barbara A. Mather, Ph.D. and Justin Mather

OVERVIEW:  Barbara and Justin share their real life experiences living with ADHD. Their presentation begins with Justin’s diagnosis at age 6, which led to Barb’s ADHD diagnosis in her early 40′s. Their journey with ADHD was difficult at times, but they overcame and learned to recognize and celebrate their strengths and talents. Topics will include: How parenting can help and hinder the young child growing up with ADHD; How modern tools and methodologies like the Getting Things Done (GTD) system, can help organize and track tasks to improve the lives of someone living with ADHD; How technology (tools/software/apps) can help with organization, self-awareness and self-discipline; How developing coping skills, discipline and self-advocacy are important to achieve personal growth and success.