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Treating Huckleberry Finn : A New Narrative Approach to Working With Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD - David Nylund

Treating Huckleberry Finn

A New Narrative Approach to Working With Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD

Paperback Published: 23rd May 2002
ISBN: 9780787961206
Number Of Pages: 256

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A five-step approach to understanding, nourishing and learning to control the millions of kids diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder and drugged with amphetamines because they behave like Huck Finn-restless, rebellious, playful and adventuresome. Nylund is one of a growing number of professionals who believe there is no scientific evidence that ADD or ADHD actually exist. In this book, he outlines a five-step narrative therapy approach called SMART-Separating the problem from the child; Mapping the effect of ADD/ADHD; Attending to exceptions; Reclaiming special abilities; and Telling others of achievement. This solution-focused treatment has been proven to get results with the Huckleberry Finns of the world-kids who have been unfairly branded with the label of ADHD.

"...will be of great interest to parents and teachers..." (www. Family 2000, 4 September 2002)

Foreword ix

Preface xiii

Part 1 The Critique

1. Introduction: Huck Finn Meets Dr. Chad Geigy 3

2. Weird Science: Debunking the ADHD Diagnosis 13

Part 2 The Solution

3. The SMART Approach: An Overview 43

4. Step One: Separating the Problem of ADHD from the Child 69

5. Step Two: Mapping the Influence of ADHD on the Child and Family 87

6. Step Three: Attending to Exceptions to the ADHD Story 107

7. Step Four: Reclaiming Special Abilities of Children Diagnosed with ADHD 129

8. Step Five: Telling and Celebrating the New Story 153

9. Putting It All Together: SMART Therapy from Beginning to End 175

10. Huck at School: SMART Strategies in the Classroom 185

11. Huck Gets Smart: A Conversation Between Huck and David 209

Reading List 221

References 223

Index 228

The Author 234

ISBN: 9780787961206
ISBN-10: 0787961205
Series: Psychology S.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 23rd May 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.05 x 15.05  x 1.86
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1