Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World

Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World

Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons provide an effective method for helping children with Attention Deficit Disorder excel in a classroom setting.

In straightforward language, this book explains how to use the innovative "Learning Styles Inventory" to test for a right-brained learning style; help an ADD child master spelling—and build confidence—by committing complicated words to visual memory; tap an ADD kid's amazing speed-reading abilities by stressing sight recognition and scanning rather than phonics; access the child's capacity to solve math problems of increasing, often astonishing complexity—without pen or paper; capitalize on the "writing and weaning" technique to help the child turn mental images into written words; and win over teachers and principals to the right-brained approach the ADD child thrives on. For parents who have longed to help their ADD child quickly and directly, Freed and Parsons's approach is nothing short of revolutionary. This is the first book to offer them reason for hope and a clear strategy for enabling their child to blossom.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780684847931 | 
  • October 1998
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About the Authors

Laurie Parsons

Laurie Parsons, an award-winning radio reporter, has written on family issues for The Denver Post. She met Jeffrey Freed when he worked with her son, who has ADD, which inspired this book.


Jeffrey Freed

Jeffrey Freed, M.A.T., is an educational therapist and consultant whose work focuses on ADD and gifted children.