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Holistic Approach to ADHD Gives Insight,
This review is from: The ADHD-Autism Connection: A Step Toward More Accurate Diagnoses and Effective Treatment (Paperback)
This book is a must read for anyone (Parents, Educators, Professionals, Individuals) seeking to better understand themselves or those around them who suffer from charactistics associated with ADHD/Autism. The ADHD Autism Connection gives ground-breaking insight into the most significant disorders of our time. Diane Kennedy steps back to look at two different labels that fail to encompass the whole. Like ships passing in the night, the medical communities of ADHD and Autism have failed to see themselves in one another. Finally individuals, parents and educators can see the whole picture. The Author's personal experience as a mother of three children with ADHD/Autistic tendancies provides encouragement and hope as well as the insight only a mother possesses. Chapter 3 focuses on the similarities between autism and ADHD highlighting the obvious connection which serves as the breeding ground for ineffective treatment and misdiagnosis in many children. Chapter 8 has some thoughtful information contributed by Travis Nay about the individual uniqueness of our brains. I have personally attended his seminar and highly recommend it. The experience transformed my parenting! His web sight is listed in the resource section of the book. I would encourage everyone seeking understanding on this topic to read The ADHD Autism Connection. Diane Kennedy's book will surely prove to be a pivotal turning point in the way we view ADHD.