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ADD/ADHD Drug Free

Attention Deficit Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are among the most misunderstood problems facing young children today. Drugs like Ritalin and Cylert are traditionally prescribed to treat these disorders, but their use is controversial. While many children have been helped by these medications, at best, pills only temporarily improve symptoms. Sometimes they don't work at all, and they can come with disturbing side effects such as weight loss, insomnia, and may even slow growth in younger children. ADD/ADHD Drug Free gives frustrated parents a long-awaited natural alternative. The first book to feature enjoyable, practical activities for children that will help them cope with their disorder by strengthening brain functioning, this life-changing guide shows parents, teachers, and counselors how they can improve learning and behavior effectively and without medication. Timely and thoroughly researched, this guide will help thousands of children become more focused and more successful in school and in life, without jeopardizing their health.
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS Foreword by Dr. Jay Carter vii 1 When Medication Isn't the Answer or Isn't Enough 1 2 The "Challenging" Child 9 3 Your Child's Amazing Brain: Boiled-Down Neurology for Nonscientists . . . by Nonscientists 25 4 Gabriel, Patrick, Denny, Tad, and Jeremy: A Few of Our Kids 35 5 About Learning Styles 59 6 Survival Skills 101 for Parents, Teachers, and Counselors 69 7 Reaching the Challenging Child-and Avoiding the Traps 75 8 Getting Started 89 Appendix I Survey of the Seven Strengths 97 Appendix II "Brain-Exercising" Activities 103 Workbook A Logical-Mathematical Activities 105 Workbook B Bodily-Kinesthetic Activities 119 Workbook C Intrapersonal Activities 133 Workbook D Musical-Rhythmic Activities 147 Workbook E Visual-Spatial Activities 161 Workbook F Interpersonal Activities 175 Workbook G Verbal-Linguistic Activities 189 Appendix III Answer Guide 203 References 205 Index 210

About the Author

Frank Jacobelli is experienced in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient psychiatric, private practice, and community mental health, with both children and adults. Since 1994, Mr. Jacobelli has served as a Clinical Coordinator for Enki Health and Research Systems, Inc. in Northern California.


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