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Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child Paperback – October 21, 1998
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About the Author
Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T., is an educational therapist and consultant whose work focuses on ADD and gifted children.
Top Customer Reviews
I am a homeschooling mother of 5 children, ages 10, 9, 7, 4 and 6 months and have had constant challenges with my 9-year old son. He has been diagnosed ADHD and his doctor recommended medication. My husband and I read a lot and prayed a lot and decided that medicating him was not an option. We both felt that his "handicap" could actually be an advantage if handled correctly, however we seemed to be in the minority with that view. Many times while trying to teach him and wondering if he would ever pay attention to me, I began to doubt our decision also. Then came this book and it confirmed our thinking and has given me new ways to work with our son. He is now reading and writing very well and knocking my socks off with his mathematical ability. We are still working on spelling but the techniques in the book are helping us a lot. I think the biggest revelation this book taught me was that ADD and ADHD children (right-brained learners) see things as a series of pictures. This is what gives them the ability to see so much deeper into things - taking a word and making it 3 dimensional! I can also now see how my ADHD husband can look at a bunch of wood and a pencil drawing and transform it into an awesome entertainment center.
We truly need these right-brained learners in our world and I believe all parents and educators need to understand the different learning styles so they can teach all of our kids to use their God given talents to the best of their abilities.
Tears of relief came to me as I read this book. My relationship with my child has greatly improved, as homework is no longer a struggle.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of those "Wow" books that everyone must read. To be honest I bought it because I know that some of my children are right brained learners and I wanted strategies to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natalia R. Fernandez-Perez
I enjoyed reading this. I purchased it for my granddaughter but realized I was more right-brained after reading it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A.
Very informative. I have a better understanding of my child's behavior and learning patterns. I am able to translate this to teachers.Published 8 months ago by Cherri McKinnon
Awesom read!!! I loved that it really explains what the right brained child is thinking and how to help him/her. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Brialena
This could have been written just for my son! I loved this, and the practices it included!Published 13 months ago by Al O.
As a left-brained Mom, this book helped me understand and help my right-brained son. I am in a much better position to support him and advocate for him.Published 18 months ago by DR