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 ADHDtheir parents, teachers, and friendsto 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.
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Table of Contents
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
About the Author 225