Flipping ADHD on Its Head: How to Turn Your Child's

Flipping ADHD on Its Head: How to Turn Your Child's "Disability" into Their Greatest Strength

by Jim Poole, MD FAAP


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In Flipping ADHD on Its Head, Dr. Poole introduces and explores a holistic, integrated, and empowering approach to identifying and promoting the strengths of ADHD children by first flipping thinking about ADHD. Rather than framing ADHD as a disability, Dr. Proole encourages readers to see it as a normal, if somewhat challenging, way that a brain works. Rather than "fixing" readers, Dr. Poole wants them to focus on understanding and improving their behaviors in three areas: medical, behavioral, and educational.

​Dr. Poole shares his own stories and those of his patients to help readers go from merely living with ADHD to thriving.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626346598
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 538,853
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jim Poole, MD FAAP, clinical associate of Duke Health, founded FastBraiin in 2010 on the premise that individuals with ADHD have unique strengths in athletics, business, engineering, medicine, sales, the arts, and the classroom—wherever a quick and adaptable brain shines

Dr. Jim’s understanding of ADHD and the method of FastBraiin is the culmination of over 40 years of professional experience—listening to, learning from, and caring for ADHD children, youth, and adults. Dr. Jim graduated from Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, completed his pediatric residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX, served as Chief of Pediatrics at the Army hospital in Stuttgart, Germany, and founded his current practice, Growing Child Pediatrics in Raleigh, NC. Today, Growing Child Pediatrics is an affiliate of Duke Health and one of the largest pediatric practices in North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

A Broken System: Why We Need to Flip Our Approach 5

Flipping the System: Essential Components of Effective ADHD Care 23

Flipping Parenting: How to Become a Hero for Your Child 41

Flipping Education, Part I How to Increase Learning at Home 61

Flipping Education, Part II How to Increase Learning at School 101

Flipping Exercise: How to Increase Performance through Movement 115

Flipping Rest: How to Do More by Doing Less 135

Flipping Nutrition: How to Fuel the Brain for Increased Productivity 147

Flipping Medication: How to Use Medication Effectively 167

Flipping the Path Forward: How to Stay Motivated and Persevere 185

Appendix: The Future of FastBraiin and ADHD Care 195

Notes 201

About the Author 217

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