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Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?: A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD and Autism provides us with a refreshing and new perspective on these children who are so different from their peers. Co-authored by three practitioners who have had remarkable success working with them, this audiobook is filled with practical tools, stories, observations, and life-changing questions that can be used by anyone who has one of these kids in their life and who is looking for something different.

These children are magical and you are sure to fall in love with many of them. There are many magical adults as well... those who are willing to step beyond what so many experts in the field advocate and into what they actually know to be effective with the children. Parents and siblings and relatives; teachers and therapists and administrators; peers and loved ones and friends... all will benefit from this groundbreaking audiobook.

©2014 Access Consciousness Publishing (P)2017 Anne Maxwell

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Pseudo science and woo

OCD is a debilitating mental Illness yet these authors group it in with ADHD and Autism. Yes ,all three share neural pathways, share symptoms, and frequently co-occur, but OCD cannot be explained by a social model of disability and to suggest otherwise is a serious disservice to those who suffer.

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I have read and re read this book

I have read this book so many times. Each time I learn something new.
I have implemented some of the tools with my child and family. The results always make me stop and go wow it is true, it really does work. My 16month old and I rarely talk. We just communicate via energy. Also learning to acknowledge childrens talents and abilities really is a wonderful gift. They are incredible beings. Why not celebrate them.
I recommend reading this book. If you want to change for you and your child.

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Left of centre

Very left of centre with some very informative, relative ideas. Begin with an open mind, keep going as it can draw out a little.

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  • emily_liza
  • 05-11-2019

Reincarnation and Psychic Connections

I did not finish the book after it went into psychic connections with wolves and autistic children being reincarnations of their deceased ancestors. What a waste of my time and money.

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  • M. Czaicki
  • 20-02-2018

Authors up for Nobel prize or they are quacks

I wanted this book to be good. I wanted to learn about handling kids with OCD, ADD and ADHD and Autism but as the book progressed into the territory of "consciousness about emotions of people in a 50mile, 100mile radius, etc." and theory of "sending the negative emotions back to the sender" who is unknown, they lost me.
All of the stories are anecdotal with hardly any substance and are bordering on "healing with crystals" or psychic connections between individuals.

I'm returning this.

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  • HeatherElissa
  • 10-03-2019

Awesome information

The method the information in this book is amazing. Not only do I have insight on how to connect with my granddaughter who is on the spectrum, it has also given insight on me.
Thank you.

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  • J.G.
  • 11-04-2018

A bunch of psycho babble.

This book gives no real life practical advice for parents of ADD/ADHD/OCD/AUSTI C kids. It's filled with psychic nonsense.

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  • Benjamin Wulf
  • 14-06-2021

Requires you to suspend all former beliefs

Interesting approach...

Uses terms like energy, and helps those with and working with children with diagnosis not only chance the language but our approach to so called disabilities.

I ranked it a 4/5 overall because without more reading I felt lost or wishy woshy on some of the ideas like energy and space, main concepts to she 3 author collaboration. But I understand this book is intended to give alternatives to mainstream psychology / psychiatry. I just wish there was more proof of concepts and definitions used. But overall I still gained a lot to aid my autistic son.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-06-2021

PRICELESS!!

So grateful to the Anne for sharing her experience, and Gary and Dain for showing us the way, giving the tools and opening us up to possibilities for a new way of interacting

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  • Amazonian
  • 11-05-2020

Ugh....interesting

Does have some good viewpoints. Towards the end it’s a bit.....left field. Not recommended for people looking for serious assistance with understanding but general curiosity it is interesting. The narrator is extremely dull. Almost too dull to even fall asleep too.

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  • JH
  • 16-01-2020

Life changing for me.

I was meant to read this book. I wish I had heard it 12 years ago when my son was first diagnosed. I still have trouble with acceptance and this book has brought me peace and a sense of confidence that I am enough and I already have what my son needs. This book has changed my experience of every day in my own life.

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  • Hali
  • 13-01-2020

Thankful

the night that I was led to this book I was having a particularly hard time with my oldest diagnosed with ADHD. I was brought to tears and describing characteristics I am my son's teacher had been struggling with for quite some time. frustrated yet again and feeling all other strategies had fallen short, I stumbled Upon This Book. I'm very thankful for the determination and compassion that took place in the hearts of these authors to seek understanding.

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  • Connect
  • 30-05-2019

A "must read" for parents and educators!

A different perspective on children and some great new tools for guiding children dealing with school and life.

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  • Pauline
  • 07-06-2018

This is not a helpful book.

Neither ny child or myself are telepathic. Nor i suspect is anyone involved in the creation of this work. Not helpful for any parent trying to help their children be the best version of themselves. Thank you audible for giving me tbe optionto return this and fine a more helpful and factual book.

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  • Kate Hamilton
  • 20-05-2022

Awful

Not helpful, dated and a total waste of time and money. Autistic children are all telepathic?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-06-2021

this book is rubbish

basically autistic kids are psychics and apparently the author can communicate with them (and with animals) mentally.
i was looking for info on autism and this is absolutely rediculos.

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