Letters From the Authors - A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD and Autism
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A Letter from the Author to the
Readers of Night Owl Reviews
Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?
A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD and Autism
Are you more psychic and aware than you give yourself credit for?
How many times have you thought about someone, and then that person called you or sent you an email? Or you saw them and said, “Oh, I was just thinking about you!”
How many times have you known exactly what someone was about to say before they said it?
Have you ever known ahead of time what was going to happen, and then it did?
Has anyone ever called you weird?
Have you tried to fit in and then given up and resigned yourself to a life of being the one who looks, sounds and appears somewhat/very odd to everyone else?
If you nodded your head at any of these questions, or if you have a child who fits any of those descriptions, Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD might be for you!
I wrote it with two friends and colleagues, Gary Douglas and Dr. Dain Heer, the two co-creators of Access Consciousness™. The three of us are considered by most to be “outside the box” and indeed we are! We have a wealth of experience with these children and their caregivers, and we offer a new perspective on these children who are so different from their peers.
Since publishing the book, we have had so many adults tell us they cried when they read it. “This is the book I wish I had growing up!” wrote one. “I started to cry with relief pretty early on in the book – with relief at being heard -- and acknowledged!” wrote another.
We filled the book with practical tools, stories, observations and life changing questions that can be used by anyone who has one of these kids in their life … or who is one or was one … and who is looking for something different.
I hope you enjoy it! We’d love to hear from you!
Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S
Access Consciousness™ Certified Facilitator
Authors: Anne Maxwell, Gary M. Douglas, Dain Heer
Tags: Psychology, Health, Mind, & Body
"Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree? A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD and Autism" provides us with a refreshing and new perspective on these children who are so different from their peers. Co-authored by three practitioners who have had remarkable success working with them, this book is filled with practical tools, stories, observations, and life changing questions that can be used by anyone who has one of these kids in their life and who is looking for something different. These children are magical and you are sure to fall in love with many of them. There are many magical adults as well … those who are willing to step beyond what so many experts in the field advocate, into what they actually know to be effective with the children. Parents and siblings and relatives; teachers and therapists and administrators; peers and loved ones and friends … all will benefit from this groundbreaking book.
Anne Maxwell, LCSW, RPT-S, is a child and play and family therapist, and an Access Consciousness® facilitator with over 20 years of experience working with children of all ages and backgrounds, who have been given all kinds of diagnoses. Anne teaches children and parents to tap into and recognize their own abilities and knowing, and to acknowledge that different is simply different; not right, not wrong. As a result, healing and change are so much easier, more effective, more fun and faster! Learn more here: www.childfamilyplaytherapy.com