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Flipping ADHD on Its Head: How to Turn Your Child's Disability into Their Greatest Strength by Jim Poole gives a hope-filled perspective on ADHD so that readers who are dealing with an ADHD child can experience happiness and success. The author speaks of caring for ADHD children and adults along with a growing desire to affirm and utilize their strengths. This has led to the development of his FastBraiin Model which has helped around 7000 adults and children achieve success. The stigma associated with ADHD is real and the author speaks of the destructive power of the stigma and how it can reach down to a child's core identity, shaping, influencing, and impacting everything they do. There is a lot of information here about ADHD, which is indeed a life-changing experience for readers.
Jim Poole tackles the subject methodically and extensively, and his techniques and tools will help all those dealing with ADHD to understand it better and have a different perception about it altogether. The core of the FastBraiin philosophy revolves around changing one's identity and tries to build a bridge of positivity between the child and the child's activity. There are real stories and experiences in the book that are helpful to many readers out there who are dealing with ADHD children and these will help them identify and promote the strengths of ADHD children. On the whole, the author's approach to the topic is holistic and empowering and will help parents to make changes in their home environment to help with their child's learning. Flipping ADHD on Its Head gives hope to many readers who are struggling with their ADHD child. The philosophy of FastBraiin shows the positives of ADHD and its learning method and how the three steps of engage, retrieve, and repeat all contribute equally to the success of its method.