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Psychology

ADHD/LD Cognition Lab

Rosemary Tannock, PhD – ADHD/LD Cognition Lab

Rosemary Tannock, PhD, holds a Canada Research Chair in Special Education and Adaptive Technology (Tier 1) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education in the University of Toronto. Also, she is a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, a Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Special Education & Adaptive Instruction at the University of Toronto, and holds research appointments with the Graduate Departments of Education and Psychology at the University of Western Australia.

Her clinical research program investigates the causes and treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), with a specific focus on its cognitive manifestations and overlap with learning disabilities. Most recently she and her colleagues have developed a set of integrated multimedia resources on ADHD for teachers [TeachADHD] that include a public-domain website [Teach ADHD], a three-program DVD about ADHD, and a Teacher’s Resource Manual.

She has received the Citizen of the Year Award for mentorship from The Research Institute of The Hospital for Sick Children, Visiting Scholar and Distinguished Visitor Awards from the University of Western Australia, and a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers for her article, “Reconceptualizing ADHD,” in Educational Leadership (November 2001). In the 2004-2005 academic year she was an invited Fellow in an International “Think-Tank” on the causes and treatment of ADHD, held in Oslo, Norwayat the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters. During the 2005-2006 academic year she has been invited to give a series of workshops and seminars on “TeachADHD” to professionals in health and education in Norway, Greece, Iceland, China, Singapore, and Australia.

Her research is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, National Institute of Mental Health, and TV-Ontario educational television network.

To find out more about Dr. Tannock’s research, please visit the following websites:

ADHD/LD Cognition Lab

Teach ADHD