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Teaching the Restless: One School’s Remarkable No-Ritalin Approach to Helping Children Learn and Succeed
An urgent request for a shift in how our society p

Our Price: $25.00
By Chris Mercogliano (au)
Year: 2003
Pages: 252
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0-8070-3246-8

Product Code: 1422355942

An urgent request for a shift in how our society perceives hyperactive (ADHD) children -- away from theories of faulty brain chemistry & toward an understanding of children’s lives. Discusses numerous ways to help hyperactive children relax, focus, make responsible choices, & forge lasting friendships without resorting to the use of drugs like Ritalin. Profiles 9 children who were either labeled & drugged in their previous schools, or would have been had they not come to this School. The school’s success with ADHD child. can be traced to these principles: every child has his or her own unique trajectory; a school must be a real community; concern for a child’s emotional health is paramount; & children need to be loved & touched, & need validation & warm special attention.

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