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ADHD & The Focused Mind

* Winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Parenting titleAs a young boy, his difficulty in concentrating was diagnosed as ADHD. In school, his mind always seemed to wander until he found an activity that he liked. By using that one activity, his mother was able to teach him to focus and develop self-discipline. Debbie Phelps found a way to reach past her son’s ADHD—and that young ...

Breaking Through

While one-on-one therapy is certainly beneficial, for some children, the process of developing social skills, manual dexterity, and educational competency presents much more of a challenge. Fortunately, the introduction of new and easy-to-use technological devices has created a quiet revolution in the field of special education. It was only a decade ago that the iPad—a portable interactive ...

Creative Therapy for Children with Autism, ADD, and Asperger's

Over thirty years ago, Janet Tubbs began using art, music, and movement to reach children with low self-esteem and behavioral problems. Believing that unconventional children required unconventional therapies, she then applied her program to children with autism, ADD/ADHD, and Asperger’s syndrome. Her innovative methods not only worked, but actually defied the experts. In this book, Tubbs has ...

Does Your Baby Have Autism?

For many years, the diagnosis of autism has centered on a child’s social interaction--from poor eye contact to lack of language skills. Although the autism community agrees that early intervention is key to effective treatment, the telltale signs of this disorder usually don’t reveal themselves until the age of two or three. But what if it were possible to detect the potential for autism within ...

Finding Robert

Diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance disorder,and pervasive developmental disorder in the early 1990s, Robert Stevens was anexceptionally intelligent child who could not function in a mainstream environment.Being the “problem child” of every play group, sports league, and extracurricular activityhe joined, Robert had no friends, no internal means of ...

Help for the Hyperactive Child

As hyperactivity in children becomes more and more common, many parents are desperate to find a solution. Although there is no quick fix—prescription medications, for example, can often make the situation worse rather than better— there is an answer that has worked for many families. Scientific studies have shown that a change in diet—specifically, the restriction of certain foods and the ...

How to Maximize Your Child's Learning Ability

Over twenty years ago, Dr. Lauren Bradway discovered that all children use one of three distinct ways to grasp and remember information. Some learn best through sound and language; others, through visual stimulation; and others, through touch. In this unique book, Dr. Bradway first shows you how to determine your child’s inherent style. She then aids you in carefully selecting the toys, ...

Reversing Dyslexia

Most people do not realize that dyslexia is more than just a reading problem. It is often accompanied by social, psychological, and even physical issues that can make many everyday tasks seem unmanageable. Whether you suffer from dyslexia yourself or are the parent of a dyslexic child, dealing with the overall challenges of this learning disorder can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, mainstream ...

Talking with Your Hands, Listening with Your Eyes

After English and Spanish, it is the third most common language in North America. Over 22 million people use it to communicate. It has its own beauty, its own unmistakable form, and its own inherent culture. It is American Sign Language (ASL), the language of the deaf. Gabriel Grayson has put together a book that makes signing accessible, easy, and fun. Using almost 1,400 photographs, he has ...

The A.D.D. & A.D.H.D. Diet!

Every day, children are diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). They are given powerful drugs like Ritalin in order to cope with their ADD, but many parents don’t realize the dangerous side effects associated with these drugs, particularly the possibility of dependency. Addressing the causes of ADD and ADHD should be the first step in ...

The Irlen Revolution

After decades of revolutionizing the treatment of dyslexia through the use of colored lenses, educational pioneer Helen Irlen has turned her attention to children and adults who suffer from other learning disabilities. The Irlen Revolution examines the author’s unique program for helping people with ADHD/ADD, Asperger’s syndrome, autism, depth perception problems, head injuries, strokes, and a ...

What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child

Glenn Doman—pioneer in the treatment of the brain-injured children and founder of The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential—brings hope to thousands of children who have been sentenced to a life of institutional confinement. In What To Do About Your Brain-Injured Child, Doman recounts the story of The Institutes’ tireless effort to refine treatment of the brain injured. He shares the ...