At 08:46 AM 06-09-02, Dr. Bate
on the ADD_ADHD@yahoogroups.com
wrote in response to a doctor who says "speed" type
medication is the only choice for treating ADD/ADHD:
>Your crackerjack doctor evidently doesn't know about EEG
>biofeedback. Check it out at:
>It's a much better choice than anything else today.
(For people with limited finances,
there's a link to a $9 book, below)
What about Brain Gym,
training new neural pathways in the brain
through physical exercise --
maybe get outside, ground with the earth,
getting away from the machines,
and screens, and electromagnetic fields?
It does give people another choice!
And it helps adults function better
at work or in sports!
has a directory of practitioners,
available by calling the number below.
(this therapist is in NYC, Manhattan)
I've been told its best to find an
applied kinesiologist near you,
and that can be done by calling
and getting a specific set of exercises,
from a practitioner, for your particular problems,
and that it is quite affordable -- Dr. Bate
do you have any knowledge about this?
This is what I've learned:
There can be noticeable results after the first session.
I have a friend that used this method with
groups of ADD/ADHD kids,
and helped everyone of them -- he tried to take
the program to the schools -- and guess what?
Absolutely NO interest!
Parents unite! We must re-educate the
educators and health providers of our children!
One of the most important things is to make sure
children CRAWL before they walk!
Oh and also, there's a little book that can help,
for people lacking finances, it is $9 called
Brain Gym : Simple Activities for Whole Brain Learning (Orange) by Paul E.
Dennison, Gail E. Dennison
There's an index in the back where you can look up task specific exercises
to help shift from reading, to math, etc.
If you click through this link and buy anything, I do get a few dimes to
help support my public educational efforts.
It really works!, October 13, 2000 Reviewer: Nancy G. (see more about me)
from Keaau, Hi USA As an educator I have searched for techniques to help
children extend their attention and stay focused. The exercises in this
little orange book really work. I have recommended it to other teachers who
agree wholeheartedly. Give it a try (and get a copy of the book for parents
and educators that explains why it works so well!) (This web quote was
cleaned by emailStripper, available for free from
The Teacher's Edition is available for $16.95.
Also, I just found:
Smart Moves : Why Learning Is Not All in Your Head by Carla Hannaford, $11.17
Ingram How is the body involved in learning from infancy right through
adulthood? Physical activity is crucial. A neuroscientist explains why and
gives simple physical exercises that can increase anyone's learning power
immediately. It explores brain development, neurological effects of TV,
nutrition, stress, and causes of the growing plague of learning disabilities
Exceptional, February 12, 2002 Reviewer: jumpy1 from New York, NY United
States Books on education and/or how to overcome learning disabilities and
hyper-active mental states are not hard to come by. But many do not provide
proven, accessible no-cost methods for achieving immediate, verifiable
results, such as one finds in this indispensable tome. There couldn't be an
easier way to learn about and use the most innovative and useful concepts
in education today, than reading this book. Through simple physical
exercises (developed by Dr. Paul and Gail Dennison with a team of
researchers), Ms. Hannaford, who is a neurophysiologist, proves that mental
processes are accessed via physcial movements and can be significantly
improved with little or no difficulty.
I originally began using these exercises for myself as a professional
violinist, to improve concentration, relaxation in performance and just
general handling of stress on stage. It was so helpful I showed it to my
adult amateur students and they learned new music far more rapidly than
would be normal for their level of skill. Over the past 13 years I have
taught these exercises to actors, musicians, doctors, teachers, writers,
etc. in New York and have gotten consistent results. The best part of it
is, each exercise takes only a few minutes or for some, a few seconds. They
don't cost any money (unless you want to take a class or see a specialist)
and I can do them backstage or in the bathroom or anywhere, really. It's
terrific. If you're interested in brain development in children, especially
babies, I also recommend "How to Teach Your Baby to be Physically Superb"
by Glenn Doman. Enjoy!
I love to go exploring on Amazon.com. It gives you lists of related book
titles and authors --
and really expands my mind about what's out there to help people!
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