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By Diane M. Kennedy

Finally, long-awaited solutions to the questions you’ve been asking. support for pissed off ADHD sufferers and their households. (As good as people with autism, PDD, Asperger’s syndrome, and different comparable conditions.)

Attention deficit/hyperactive affliction (ADHD) is likely one of the so much quickly starting to be diagnoses of our new release. frequently the analysis fails to supply genuine support, leaving sufferers, medical professionals, and households at a loss to grasp what to do subsequent. yet for the 1st time ever, new insights into the overpowering variety of similarities among Autism and ADHD are giving people with ADHD real wish.

For years, the label of Autism has carried a detrimental connotation. mom and dad have been afraid to confess the analysis and banished the time period from dialogue. eventually, The ADHD-Autism Connection provides mom and dad, educators, and medical professionals a cause to embody autism with a renewed feel of wish and figuring out. This ebook will express how those understandings can reduce the disappointment, misdiagnoses, and misunderstandings ADHD victims and their households face.

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There was no question in my mind that many of these diagnostic categories have an overlap of symptoms. Diane Kennedy makes a good point that ADHD and mild autism/Asperger’s may differ mainly by the degree of severity. ADHD, dyslexia, and autism share similar problems with sensory oversensitivity. The ADHD and dyslexia cases are usually milder than the cases labeled autistic, but the sensory problems are similar. Sensitivity to sound is one of the most common problems. When I was a child, the ringing school bell hurt my ears like a dentist’s drill hitting a nerve.

Visual thinking is very specific because words are paired with photo-realistic pictures retrieved from memory. Learning general concepts is difficult for people who think in pictures because all thinking moves from specific details to general concepts. Normal people form a concept first and then add details. ” I did this by looking at many different pictures of dogs and finding visual elements that every dog had but that no cats, cows, or horses had. One specific element was the same kind of nose.

Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved. Details in some anecdotes and stories have been changed to protect the identities of the persons involved. Copyright © 2002 by Diane Kennedy All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

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