The ADD Answer: How to Help Your Child Now

Front Cover
Penguin, Aug 30, 2005 - Psychology - 304 pages
0 Reviews
Every year, 17 million new cases of attention deficit disorder, or ADD, are diagnosed in
children. But medications designed to treat the disorder don’t work for many children and
often leave families frustrated and searching for more options.

In The ADD Answer, Dr. Frank Lawlis draws upon his thirty-five years of experience as a clinical and research psychologist to show parents how they can reclaim their central role in healing their children with comprehensive step-by-step advice on dealing with the problems of ADD.His approach blends the latest medical, nutritional, and psychological treatments that can increase brain function with expert insight into the emotional—and spiritual—support kids need.

Including assessment tests geared to help parents understand their child’s particular needs
and practical information on proven treatment options, The ADD Answer explores:

• The role of nutrition in treating the disorder
• The positive effects of counseling and goal setting
• Advances in the field of biofeedback
• The importance of sleep, and much more

An inspiring and essential guide, The ADD Answer will help every family facing the
challenges of ADD create a more loving, healthy environment necessary for their child to


What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


The Diagnosis
Treatment for ADD
The Plan
The Challenge for Parents and Siblings
The Family Dynamics Audit
Parenting the Child Not the ADD
Actions to Promote Healthy Family Patterns
Assess Your Family Interactions Every Day
The Heros Diet Plan
Audit for Sleep Disturbance Symptoms
Action Plan for Better Sleep
Embracing the Sleep State
Supplements for Better Sleep
Biofeedback Is Fun
Biofeedback Audit
The Model of Neurobiofeedback for ADD

Basic Human Needs
The Payoff Audit
Teaching Children to Get What They Need
The IOPT Approach
Assess Your Childs Evolving Behavior Patterns Through Trials
Assess Your Childs ADD Games and Identify Replacement Strategies
The Case That Should Never Happen
Labels of Destruction
Auditing for Labels
Action Plan to Break the Bonds of Selfrestriction
A Special Note About Failure
The Circular Firing Squad
Side Effects to Consider
Medication Audit
The Basis of ADD Drug Treatment
An Action Plan
Action Plan for the PNI Medical Treatment
The Good Stress Challenge Audit
Exercise Satisfaction Audit
Action Plan for the Positive Stress Challenge
Environmental Triggers
Food As Cause
Action Plan for Eliminating Toxins
Audit for Dietrelated Symptoms of ADD
Metabolism and ADD
Stimulating Sounds
A Healing Gizmo
Sound Therapy Audit
The History Stuff and Real Science
Magnetic Concepts
Electromagnetic Audit
The Nature of Electromagnetic Medicine
Magnet Therapies
Magnetic Action Plan
Spiritual Matters
Key Elements of Spiritual Healing
Taking the Next Step
Transpersonal Audit
Family Issues
Family Treatment
An Audit for Defining Family Roles
Special Needs Vs the Assembly Line
Five Bridges for Teaching over Neurological Gaps
Innovative Teaching Gifts
Game Plans

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2005)

Dr. Frank Lawlis is a renowned psychologist, researcher, and counselor with more than thirty-five years’ experience working with families. He is the cofounder of the Lawlis and Peavey Centers for Psychoneurological Change and was named a fellow by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Lawlis is also the chief content adviser for the Dr. Phil Show.

Bibliographic information