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Treating Huckleberry Finn. A New Narrative Approach to Working With Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2210957
  • Book
  • July 2002
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Treating Huckleberry Finn offers a drug-free alternative to treating rambunctious children. Author David Nylund's SMART approach is a five-step strategy to understanding, nourishing, and learning to control the millions of youngsters who have been unfairly branded with the diagnoses of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
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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

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David Nylund Kaiser Permanente, Stockton, California.
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