Another great book is The Edison Factor by Lucy Jo Palladino ("Saving
the Spirit of Your Nonconforming Child"). This book covers a group of
kids which goes beyond clinical ADD; about 20% of the population. I
related to this book very, very much. There's The Dynamo, The Discover,
and The Dreamer. I'm a serious Dreamer/Discoverer.
I just ordered another book called ADD and Creativity by Lynn Weiss.
BTW, I reprinted a great paper by Dr. Bonnie Cramond called The
Coincidence of ADHD and Creativity, at
I've been chatting with Dr. Cramond the last week. She says she's taken
a fair amount of heat from psychologists because of her paper.
All the books can be ordered easily from http://www.amazon.com.
Robin Martin wrote:
> I've never read that particular book, but a resource that you might want to
> check out on the Internet (which I just happened upon a few days ago) is:
> Born to Explore: The Other Side of ADD - an excellent collection of
> thoughts & links which thoroughly explores positive and alternative views
> of ADD and ADHD. It's at:
> and I think it even includes a couple book reviews as well (though not sure
> about the book you referenced).
> :) Robin
> At 04:41 PM 3/25/98 EST, you wrote:
> >Hi everyone. This is Melissa from Liberty Valley School.
> >I've been thinking of ordering the book, "The Myth of the ADD Child" from
> >Associates (The Growing Without Schooling people). As a staff member at
> LVS I
> >get a lot of questions from parents with children diagnosed with ADD, and I
> >was wondering if this was a worthwhile read. Has anyone out there read
> >book, and if so, what did you think?