Inspirational ADHD Quotes

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It is a very complex problem – kids with mild ADHD who are sent to school,it may be quite traumatic to try to function in the increasingly structured environment as they move up in grades. It is difficult to find optimal solutions and the highest levels of expertise and resources are needed. ~ Dr.George Bartzokis

I do not think you can make a child have ADHD. A child is born with predisposition, and the environment will make or break that predisposition. ~Donna Palumbo

“The same right-brained children who are being labelled and shamed in cur schools are the very individuals who have the skills necessary to lead us into the twenty-first century. These children process visually and randomly,and think holistically. They are intuitive problem solvers who get the big-picture. They thrive on visual imagery and stimulation; these “attention deficit” kids can spend hours with computer and CD-ROM programs that mirror their thought processes. It is no wonder they are attracted to computers. The use of computers is congruent with the way right-brained children think.” – Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons from”Right-Brained Children in a Left Brained World”

“Several elements of the ADD mind favour creativity…As mentioned earlier; the term ‘attention deficit’ is a misnomer. It is a matter of attention inconsistency. While it is true that the ADD mind wanders when not engaged, it is also the case that the ADD mind fastens on to its subject fiercely when it is engaged. A child with ADD may sit for hours meticulously putting together a model airplane.” – Edward Hallowell, M.D., and John Ratey, M.D., “Driven to Distraction.”

“Impulsive, ability to tolerate being thought of as eccentric,spontaneity, and little tolerance for boredom, in addition to day dreaming, are listed as identifying characteristics of creative individuals. Given that some highly creative children engage in ‘disruptive, attention-seeking behavior’ in the classroom, it is not surprising that they are not valued by their teachers as much as more conforming, less creative students.”  Bonnie Cramond,Ph.D., from “Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Creativity -What is the connection?” Journal of Creative Behavior.

“Your Edison-trait child has an inventory of positive qualities:

· Openness to multiple sights, sounds,and thoughts

· A daring or wandering imagination

· A global perspective

· Creative urges or compelling attraction for new ideas

· Intense focus on his own pursuit sand interests

“These are attributes of his outstanding gift for divergent thinking…It is the teacher’s job to train your child to use converge thinking skills. So they tend to over look his divergent thinking strengths, and see only his weakness in convergent thinking.” – Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.,”The Edison Trait – Saving the Spirit of Your Nonconforming Child.”
“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government.” Thomas Jefferson


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