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Words of thanks

Words of thanks

Words of thanks
This thesis would not have been made without the help and support of many. I would
like to extend my sincere gratitude to all those who made it possible.
I thank Erik, my first promoter. Without him this project would never have been
realized. It was through a series of coincidences that I came to hear of his studies with
TENS. The talk he gave at the European Graduate School of Child Neuropsychology in
the spring of 1998 was the seed that started the sprouting of this thesis. I thank you Erik
for all your help and unrelenting support through these last several years. I thank you
for always believing in me and assuring me that this would be possible, in spite of me
living and working in another country. I thank you for your invaluable expert scientific
guidance. I thank you for your endless patience and good humour. I thank you and your
wife, Sylvia, for all your assistance on my trips to Amsterdam and Groningen. I thank you
for inviting me to your home and making me feel like one of the family. Special thanks to
Sylvia for introducing me to the exciting world of antique auctions.
I thank Anke, my second promotor. Thank you Anke for all your assistance and support
in the making of this thesis. It has been invaluable to have a scientist of your exceptional
standard to guide me. Thank you for solving problems with your superb analytical
thinking and skill. Thank you for your positive attitude and enthusiasm. Thank you and
your husband, Louis, for all the enjoyable discussions we have had in your home, both in
Amsterdam and Groningen.
I thank Joe, my third promoter, for all the help he has given me with this project. It has
been a great privilege to have had access to his expert knowledge of the field of ADHD.
Thank you Joe for lending your great critical scientific eye to my work and for all your
excellent advice throughout the years.
My sincere thanks to all the children, parents and teachers who have participated in
this research.
I thank the psychology students who participated in the data collection for parts of this
I extend my gratitude to the people that have contributed to the funding of this thesis.
I thank my co-workers at the Landspitali-University Hospital who have given me
support and friendship.
I thank all my friends who have always stood by me and given their moral support, no
matter what.
I thank my dear mother, Sigríður Soffía Jónsdóttir and my late father, Jón Gunnlaugur
Halldórsson, for all the love and support they have given me throughout the years.
I thank my mother-in-law, Ása Guðmundsdóttir and my late father-in-law, Þorgeir
Gestsson for all their love and support in years past.
I thank my children and their spouses for their patience, understanding and love and
my four beautiful grandchildren, Sólveig, Gestur, Sævar and Eyjólfur, for lighting up my

Words of thanks

And last, but not least, I would like to thank my husband, my best friend and soulmate,
for his input. Dear Gestur. Of course this would never have been possible without your
constant support, patience and love. Thank you for always being there, through both the
highs and the lows connected to this enterprise.