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Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach to Working With Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD

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Treating Huckleberry Finn: A New Narrative Approach to Working With Kids Diagnosed ADD/ADHD

David Nylund

ISBN: 978-0-787-96120-6 May 2002 Jossey-Bass 256 Pages

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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.

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

"...will be of great interest to parents and teachers..." (www. Family 2000, 4 September 2002)