Review and report on book;
"RIGHT BRAINED CHILDREN, in a LEFT BRAINED WORLD".
Unlocking the Potential of your ADD child, by Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T., and
Two point five million children in the US
find it impossible to sit quietly, focus on a task, or work well with
others. As Jeffrey Freed has discovered there is more to these gifted
children and with right brained learning these children can be a the
source of unparalleled strengths. Freed has developed a simple easy to
apply program that works with, not against the abilities of these
children's powerful visual memory and heightened perceptions, enabling
them not only to hold their own, but to excel.
For parents who have longed to help their
ADD child quickly and direct, Freed and Parson's approach is nothing
short of revolutionary. This is the first book to offer them reason for
hope and a clear strategy for enabling their child to blossom.
Use the innovative "Learning
Styles Inventory: to test for a right brained learning style.
Help an ADD child master spelling and
build confidence by committing complicated words to visual memory.
Tap an ADD kid's amazing speed-reading
abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather than
the child's capacity to solve math problems of increasing, often
astonishing complexity without pen and paper.
on the "writing and weaning" techniques to help the
child turn mental Images into written words.
WIN OVER TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
to the right brained approach, to which the ADD child thrives.
Laurie Parson writes: "It is one
thing to read that there are more than 2.5 million children nationwide who
have ADD and quite another to learn your child is among them.
She goes on to say, "Zack was blessed
with many gifts. He had a memory unparalleled." Because he was
touchy, with angry outbursts, followed by hours of sullen silence we took
him to a psychologist who told me I should brace myself for the likelihood
that Zach would someday be a "juvenile delinquent."
This began Laurie's crusade fired by her
maternal fury to find someone who could help her. After a short time of
after having been pressured to try Ritalin, she dropped it because of the
severe weight loss it brought to the child.
After much searching and researching she
found Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T., a private educational consultant who had been
quietly working with over 1000 gifted and ADD children in the Denver
Metropolitan area. There were parents who described him as a
Freed related that all children who are
labeled as ADD are right brained and have a visual learning style. Instead
of focusing on the deficits of these kids, which our schools and doctors
are all to quick to do, Freed emphasizes their many strength. These
children are creative, can do difficult math problems in their heads, and
are excellent speed readers. Because teachers left brained detail
oriented, auditory processors and view visual learners as flawed these
children tend to do poorly in school.
Jeff has a two year waiting period but
Laurie was finally able to get in and watched with tears in her eyes as
Jeff coached Zach out of his shell, making him feel confident and smart.
Today Zach is doing long division and
algebra, has a newfound confidence and won many friends. He is
active in Soccer. He loves to make up jokes, "Why did the cat
circle the computer?" ("Because he was trying to catch the
mouse"). Zach will always be hypersensitive, but he is far from being
the "juvenile delinquent." He is a delightfully happy
child who unashamedly refers to himself as "the boy genius."
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