EDUCATION AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr. Littman is a native of Westchester County, just north of New York City. She attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island on a full scholarship and graduated cum laude with undergraduate degrees in biology and semiotics.
After graduating from Brown, she attended the Creative Writing Certificate Program at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She was also the chief editor of journal submissions at the American Health Foundation in Valhalla, NY.
She then attended Yale University, where she completed a third undergraduate major in psychology, as well as the en passant masters level work towards a doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
After relocating, Dr. Littman completed her doctoral studies and was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
She interned at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine for two years, with rotations in neuropsychology, emergency room care, and substance abuse. She also obtained advanced training in chronic early trauma, crisis intervention, and eating disorders.
After receiving her degree, she worked in community mental health, creating and directing the ADHD Service at the Center for Preventive Psychiatry in Yonkers, NY, while establishing her private practice.
Dr. Littman was an adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Education at Pace University, where she designed and taught the school's first course on Neurodiversity. This developmental perspective course became a requirement for teachers respecializing in special education.
Understanding Girls with ADHD, the book Dr. Littman co-authored with Kathleen Nadeau and Patricia Quinn, was revised in 2015 and is now in its second edition, and translated into numerous languages.
The American Psychological Association chose to profile Dr. Littman's career in 2019. She has also appeared in 5 films about ADHD.
She has been named co-chair of the Women's Special Interest Group for APSARD (American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders).
She is a member of the ADHD expert advisory panel for ADDitude Magazine.
Dr. Littman was a member of the first mental health delegations to travel to Tibet in 2007 and to Cuba in 2009.
She presented on Emotional Healing in Tibet: Implications for Psychotherapy at the American Psychological Association Convention in 2008.
She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Westchester County Psychological Association (WCPA), the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD), and the National Association for Adults with ADHD (ADDA).
Beyond her professional interests, Dr. Littman enjoys scuba diving, photography, travel, and animal behavior.