Dreamers Discoverers Dynamos

and there are exceptions, but in general these types are: Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos. Here are some quick sketches. Chapter 1 gives more detailed profiles. Dreamers Some Edison-trait children (like Kate) daydream.

Author: Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307775382

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Does your imaginative, computer-proficient daughter tune out in the classroom? Does your spirited son become headstrong and aggressive when faced with the simplest decisions? Does your bold, energetic child have trouble focusing on basic tasks? Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world some of its finest inventions--the Edison trait is on the rise in our younger generation. The heart of the issue is that they think divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while schools, organized activities, and routines of daily living reward convergent thinking, which focuses on one idea at a time. Drawing on examples from more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Palladino helps us cope with this challenging aspect of our child's intellect and personality, explaining in clear terms: - The three Edison-trait personality types: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos - The eight steps to understanding, reaching, and teaching your Edison-trait child - The connection between the Edison trait and A.D.D.

The Truth About Special Education

Title: Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos : How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems in School Author(s): Lucy Jo Palladino Miscellaneous Information: Paperback—336 pages (January 1999) Ballantine Books (Trd Pap); ...

Author: Robert Evert Cimera

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9780585455365

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This easy-to-read book contains a step-by-step discussion of the special education process and has hundreds of additional resources for parents including professional organizations, support groups, and useful websites.

Parenting in the Age of Attention Snatchers

My first book, Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored, and Having Problems in School,18 was written for parents of Edisontrait children. These nonconforming kids need to learn to follow rules and ...

Author: Lucy Jo Palladino

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834800328

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

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Are your kids glued to their screens? Here is a practical, step-by-step guide that gives parents the tools to teach children, from toddlers to teens, how to gain control of their technology use. As children spend more of their time on tablets and smartphones, using apps specially engineered to capture their attention, parents are becoming concerned about the effects of so much technology use—and they feel powerless to intervene. They want their kids to be competent and competitive in their use of technology, but they also want to prevent the attention and behavioral problems that can develop from overuse.In this guide, Lucy Jo Palladino doesn’t demonize technology; instead she gives parents the tools to help children understand and control their attention—and to recognize and resist when their attention is being "snatched." Palladino’s straightforward, evidence-based approach applies to kids of all ages. Parents will also learn the critical difference between voluntary and involuntary attention, new findings about brain development, and what puts children at risk for attention disorders.

ADHD and the Edison Gene

In Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos, I named the chapter on medication “A Personal Decision.” This is true for adults, and especially true when deciding for children, who cannot weigh the ratio for themselves. What is right for someone ...

Author: Thom Hartmann

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781620555071

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Explores how the ADHD gene is and has been critical to humanity’s development • Shows how artists, inventors, and innovators carry the gene necessary for the future survival of humanity • Explains why children with this gene are so often mislabeled in public schools as having a disorder • Offers concrete strategies for helping children reach their full potential In ADHD and the Edison Gene, Thom Hartmann shows that the creativity, impulsiveness, risk taking, distractibility, and novelty seeking that are characteristic of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are not signs of a disorder at all but instead are components of a highly adaptive skill set utilized by our hunting and gathering ancestors. These characteristics have been critical to the survival and development of our modern civilization and will be vital as humanity faces new challenges in the future. Hartmann, creator of the “hunter versus farmer” theory of ADHD, examines the differences in neurology between people with ADHD and those without, sharing recent discoveries that confirm the existence of an ADHD gene and the global catastrophe 40,000 years ago that triggered its development. He cites examples of significant innovators with ADHD traits, such as Ben Franklin and Thomas Edison, and argues that the children who possess the ADHD gene have neurology that is wired to give them brilliant success as artists, innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs. Emphasizing the role that parents and teachers can play in harnessing the advantages of ADHD, he shares the story of how Edison was expelled from school for ADHD-related behavior and luckily his mother understood how to salvage his self-esteem and prepare him for a lifetime of success. Offering concrete strategies for nurturing, educating, and helping these children reach their full potential, Hartmann shows that rather than being “problems” such children are a vital gift to our society and the world.

Find Your Focus Zone

... Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos (formerly titled The Edison Trait) for parents and teachers. One night, at a workshop, a mother stood up to say, “Dr. Palladino, it's not just kids who are more scatterbrained than ever.

Author: Lucy Jo Palladino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847375056

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 535


Being able to perform any task with full attention has become one of the great unspoken-about challenges of modern life. As our culture has become more high-speed, techno-stressed, information-cluttered and media-saturated, we are getting pushed out of our focus zones without even realising it. If you work in a modern office, it is likely you are suffering from 'information fatigue syndrome', which means that even naturally bright and creative people are rendered incapable of making swift decisions, problem-solving efficiently or able to maintain appropriate energy levels. Award-winning psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino offers practical solutions for anyone juggling too much, who finds themselves in a state of 'continuous partial attention', seemingly unable to do any one task with full concentration. In order to help people combat the negative aspects of 'always-on' information culture, Palladino has come up with a new set of skills that will help readers beat distraction and win the fight against information overload. She provides eight sets of 'keys' that will unlock your best attention and help you balance adrenaline levels, even when you are under pressure or facing dull tasks. Rooted in sports performance psychology, yet practical and user-friendly, Palladino's cutting-edge methods will help you stay focused and enhance your performance in all areas of daily life where concentration is required.


Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored, and Having Problems in School. New York: Ballantine, 1999. Shaywitz, Sally E. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading ...

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781458784216

Category: Brain

Page: 384

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A new term has emerged from the disability movement in the past decade to help change the way we think about neurological disorders; Neurodiversity. ADHD. DysleYesia. Autism. The number of categories of illnesses listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the past fifty years. With so many people affected by our growing ''culture of disabilities,'' it no longer makes sense to hold on to the deficit-ridden idea of neuropsychological illness. With the sensibility of Oliver Sacks and Kay Redfield Jamison, psychologist Thomas Armstrong offers a revolutionary perspective that reframes many neuropsychological disorders as part of the natural diversity of the human brain rather than as definitive illnesses. Neurodiversity emphasizes their positive dimensions, showing how people with ADHD, bipolar disorder, and other conditions have inherent evolutionary advantages that, matched with the appropriate environment or ecological niche, can help them achieve dignity and wholeness in their lives.

The Power of Neurodiversity

Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored, and Having Problems in School. New York: Ballantine, 1999. Shaywitz, Sally E. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading ...

Author: Thomas Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780738215631

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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ADHD. dyslexia. autism. the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to revisit our perceptions on this "culture of disabilities." Bestselling author, psychologist, and educator Thomas Armstrong illuminates a new understanding of neuropsychological disorders. He argues that if they are a part of the natural diversity of the human brain, they cannot simply be defined as illnesses. Armstrong explores the evolutionary advantages, special skills, and other positive dimensions of these conditions. A manifesto as well as a keenly intelligent look at "disability," The Power of Neurodiversity is a must for parents, teachers, and anyone who is "differently brained."

ADHD A Complete Guide for Adults to Understand ADHD Impulse Control and Disorganization Through a Mind Process for a New Life

Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D is a psychologist who is clinical and the author of Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos What to Do for the Kid Who is bright, bored, and having Problems at School.She states that the majority of parents are prone ...

Author: Stephen Clark

Publisher: Stephen Clark

ISBN: 9791220856690

Category: Psychology

Page: 73

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This Book covers all aspect of ADHD and how it affects a person’s mental, psychological and social health. Moreover, ADHD has several types each of which is much more potent than the other. You need to know all signs and symptoms of how and when ADHD starts to develop or when you become prone to it. Also you should know the causes of ADHD occurrence hence to avoid these in future. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... • ADHD - Its Causes and Symptoms • Does your child have ADHD? • What Experts Say on ADHD • ADHD Behavior Therapy • ADHD Behavioral Theraphy at Home • ADHD Behavioral Theraphy at School • Clinical Treatment of ADHD • Alternative ADHD Treatment • And much, much more! Executive functioning skills, which include concentration, organization, stress management, and other abilities, are essential for achieving success in all areas of your life; with ADHD, developing these abilities may be overwhelming and frustrating. This guide is here to provide you with a toolbox of knowledge, advice, and evidence-based activities to assist you in developing this mental skill set and gaining control over your ADHD symptoms.

The Light Barrier

in Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos (formerly titled The Edison Trait). Ballantine Publishing Group, 1997. Sylvia O. Richardson, and Gordon F. Sherman, DoctorsAsk Questions AboutDyslexia: A Review of Medical Research.

Author: Rhonda Stone

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466871106

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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The Light Barrier: One family's journey to understand a barrier to reading that may affect millions of children and adults worldwide. Countless children with Irlen syndrome, involving sensitivity to aspects of light, have been misunderstood as lazy, slow, inattentive, dyslexic, ADHD, or just plain "troubled," when, in fact, what they suffer from is a correctable problem. Rhonda Stone's daughter Katie was struggling at school, despite hours of help each night with homework. She also complained of physical discomfort and constant difficulties with seeing and reading, even though she passed repeated vision exams. By chance, while looking for a solution to help her child, this mother encountered a controversial but scientifically proven solution that has already helped thousands. Her personal story shares with readers the latest information gathered from three continents and shows what can be done about this highly prevalent, commonly overlooked, but readily addressed problem.

The Parent s Problem Solver

Phryground Politics, by Stanley Greenspan. M.D.. Perseus Press 1994 Cities parents a greater understancling (fa child 's mind and heart,/i'orn kindergarten on. Dreamers, Discoverers, and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who 335 Resources.

Author: Cathryn Tobin, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307422279

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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IMAGINE HAVING A PEDIATRICIAN ON CALL TO ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT PARENTING. From tantrums to sleeping problems, bullying to bed-wetting, The Parent’s Problem Solver offers parents quick, commonsense, and compassionate solutions that work, from an author who is not only a pediatrician but also a mother of four. Whether your child is an infant or already in school, Dr. Cathryn Tobin’s insightful advice will help you create positive changes in your parenting strategies—and your relationship with your children—immediately. “Discipline, in a nutshell, is giving children tools to succeed in life. This book shows parents how.” —William Sears, M.D., coauthor of The Baby Book and The Discipline Book “Dr. Spock helped us understand our children, but Dr. Tobin helps us understand ourselves. By the time you finish reading the first chapter, you’ll find a new approach to parenting problems that you can rely on.” —John and Linda Friel, The 7 Worst Things (Good) Parents Do “This is a wonderful book! Dr. Tobin gives us a brand-new twist on solving problems with our kids. If Dr. Tobin can’t be your pediatrician, read her book!” —Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul