Dr. Thomas Armstrong: The Myth of the ADHD Child

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THOMAS ARMSTRONG – THE MYTH OF THE ADHD CHILD

Listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with psychologist and learning specialist Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., about his newly revised edition of “THE MYTH OF THE ADHD CHILD: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Span without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion.”

In this newly revised edition “THE MYTH OF THE ADHD CHILD: 101 Ways to Improve Your Child’s Behavior and Attention Spam without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion” (TarcherPerigee Paperback), psychologist and learning specialist Dr. Thomas Armstrong provides a thought-provoking argument against this hidden agenda of underlying values behind the ADD/ADHD diagnosis:

  • We are medicating our children so they behave as they ought to and pay attention to what they ought to. There are haunting echoes of George Orwell’s 1984 in all of this;
  • Why there’s been such an overwhelming expansion of ADHD diagnoses worldwide: our changing expectations of behavior in children, the many figures that have a vested economic interest in seeing this supposed epidemic continue, the incorporation of new markets both here and abroad, and the skyrocketing rates of prescription drugs to treat it;
  • The many harmful side effects of these powerful psychoactive medications (Adderall, Concerta, Strattera) that should not be used as a first-line treatment for inattention, distractible, and/or impulsive children.

 

After addressing the many inconsistencies, faulty logic, and unsupported conclusions of the ADHD paradigm, Dr. Armstrong spends the remaining two-thirds of his book proposing a far broader range of practical, positive, and organic strategies that parents and educators should consider to help kids diagnosed with ADHD.

Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is the executive director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, as well as a psychologist, learning specialist, and consultant to educational groups around the world. He has written for Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Parenting magazine, and is the author of sixteen books, including Awaken Your Child’s Natural Genius and The Myth of the ADD Child. He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC’s The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CNN, and the BBC.  Learn more at www.institute4learning.com.

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Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., is the executive director of the American Institute for Learning and Human Development, as well as a psychologist, learning specialist, and consultant to educational groups around the world. He has written for Family Circle, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Parenting magazine, and is the author of sixteen books, including Awaken Your Child’s Natural Genius and The Myth of the ADD Child. He has appeared on several national and international television and radio programs, including NBC’s The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CNN, and the BBC.

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