Movers, Dreamers, and Risk-Takers: Unlocking the Power of ADHD

Movers, Dreamers, and Risk-Takers: Unlocking the Power of ADHD

by Kevin Roberts

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Overview

Learn to tap the skills and talents unique to those with ADHD and enhance your ability to succeed socially, academically, and in your career.

An inability to focus, impulsiveness, misbehavior, frequent daydreaming, and a predisposal to addiction are frequently referenced traits of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). But what about the gifts of ADHD? In Movers, Dreamers, and Risk Takers, Kevin Roberts, author of Cyber Junkie, takes a fresh approach to this much-written-about topic to help those with ADHD—their parents, teachers, and friends—to tap the hidden strengths and actual advantages inherent in the ADHD personality.

Those with ADHD have a predisposition to confronting the challenges of life and a deep preference for perceiving the world creatively. Roberts helps readers appreciate how the perceptual, interpersonal, and cognitive differences of “ADHDers” like these can be translated into unique skills and talents that can enhance their ability to be successful socially, academically, and in their careers.

Roberts combines the latest research with personal stories, as well as insights born from his work with those with ADHD. He shows readers how to get past the stigma of this condition to eventually turn what have been seen as “symptoms” into character strengths and creative ways to make life richer and more interesting for themselves and the people around them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616492045
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Pages: 250
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kevin Roberts is a teacher and ADHD coach with a master’s degree in ADHD studies. He is also the author of Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap. Roberts lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Portrait of a Normal ADHD Family 5

Chapter 2 The World Is Falling Apart 24

Chapter 3 Do the Opposite 58

Chapter 4 The Opposite in Action 83

Chapter 5 Humor, Class Clowns, and William Shakespeare 105

Chapter 6 The Tool Chest: Success in School and Life 121

Chapter 7 Overcoming the Odds 160

Appendix The Mystery of the ADHD Brain 188

Notes 213

About the Author 225

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