Item description for ADD: The 20-Hour Solution by Mark Steinberg & Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D....
If you're frustrated by Attention Deficit Disorder and you want a better, longer-lasting solution than drugs, this is the book for you! ADD: The 20-Hour Solution explains how EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) addresses the underlying problem and characteristics of ADD and ADHD, so that symptoms resolve and tangible improvement results. This book describes the method by which we can improve the brain's ability to pay attention and regulate its behavior. It explains the self-healing capacities of the human brain and how it can learn or re-learn the self-regulatory mechanisms that are basic to its normal design and function. In this book you will learn:
*What ADD really is and how the brain maintains self-regulation *How and why EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback) helps people with ADD *What parents can do to get their child on-track to healthy adjustment and development *How to talk to doctors, therapists, teachers, and others about ADD. *Good assessment procedures and how they contribute to effective treatment *How self-control, personal choice, and responsibility for one's behavior relate to scientific principles of brain functioning *How to find appropriate resources and get started with neurotherapy
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Publisher Robert D. Reed Publishers
ISBN 1931741379 ISBN13 9781931741378
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More About Mark Steinberg & Siegfried Othmer, Ph.D.
Mark D. Steinberg is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Russian and East European Center at the University of Illinois.
Reviews - What do customers think about ADD: The 20-Hour Solution?
ADD - the 20 hour solution Jan 1, 2008
This is an excellent book - it is more focussed on a lay-person's introduction to neurofeedback treatments for ADHD, great for parents. It is not really technical enough for a practitioner or someone wanting to learn more about the clinical application of neurofeedback.
A large section at the back of the book is dedicated to an index of worldwide practitioners who can treat ADHD with this drug-free approach
A Neurotherapist's Review Jul 12, 2007
As a neurofeedback clinician, I have given this book to parents when they are considering brain-training as an option for their child. I have to say that I'm not wild about the title, as it suggests that in less than a day, the ADD will be gone, instead of it being 40 sessions at a half-hour each. The book is a simple, quick read and does a good job of explaining ADD/ADHD and sympathizing with parents who are trying their best to cope with a child who exhibits some of the symptoms inherent in the disorder. It doesn't go into any detail on the development or mechanisms behind neurofeedback, however, and is kind of showy and overly-excitable (too many exclamation marks) about how great training is. Don't get me wrong - I know it's great and I know it works, but there's just something about the book that seems to be over-selling the technique in a hokey way - like their on the home shopping network or something. I find myself more often referring clients to read "A Symphony in the Brain" or one of Daniel Amen's books instead, or else forewarning them that this book is a bit over-the-top excited about neurofeedback.
There is hope Dec 19, 2006
Reviewed by Debra Gaynor for Reader Views (11/06)
If you've ever dealt with an ADD/HD child you know the frustration of a child fidgeting, disrupting others and needing constant supervision. If you are that frustrated, just imagine the frustration of the child. The authors have offered us a clear and concise look at ADD/HD. They have offered us an option that does not include medication.
Matthew's parents and teachers are at their wits end. They sincerely want to help Matthew but don't know how. "This book is about helping kids like Matthew: ADD/ADHD children who possess the potential to succeed, but who chronically function below their abilities because they cannot regulate themselves. `ADD: The 20-Hour Solution' describes and examines a revolutionary hi-tech methodology called EEG biofeedback (also called neurofeedback) that has unequivocally demonstrated its efficacy in helping chronically inattentive, distractible, impulsive, and hyperactive children regulate themselves."
"The pluses of EEG biofeedback training in treating ADD/ADHD children are extensive. This quick and painless treatment:
- Provides a viable alternative to psychotropic medication - Trains children to self-regulate naturally and safely - Trains children to adjust automatically to changing demands and conditions - Emancipates children from continually professional supervision - Creates a synergistic effect that can help other treatments work more effectively - Permits parents to become involved directly in the treatment process"
Steinberg and Othmer discuss ADD/ADHD in terms that a layman can understand. Parents and teachers will be wondering why this book wasn't written years ago. The authors propose that ADD should stand for Arousal Disregulation Disorder. They made an excellent case for their opinion. In detail they discuss Matthew, a child that has ADD/ADHD. I found myself sympathizing with Matthew; he cannot control his fidgets and distractions. He soon becomes labeled as trouble and that label follows him from year to year. "Matthew had trouble staying in his seat and keeping his hands to himself. Note that he was `verbally exuberant when others wanted him to be quiet, and ... withdrawn and often clueless when people demanded answers...' Matthew was simply lost in an eternal maze of jumbled, intense feelings, sporadic mood shifts, changes in energy level and focus, and incomplete thoughts. These are hallmark signs of disregulation."
This book is well written and documented. As I stated previously it is written in terms that laymen can understand. I highly recommend this book to teachers, parents, grandparents and all who deal with children with ADD/ADHD. I believe "ADD: The 20-Hour Solution" is the answer for many children.
Only a new, more effective way. Sep 23, 2005
I think that the person that wrote the last review does not know nothing about neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a self-regulation work. In other words, it does the same thing that a psychoterapic aproach does, but faster.Only this!!!
ADD The 20-Hour Solution Feb 11, 2005
I found this book, ADD The 20-Hour Solution, a clear and concise guide to understanding how the brain works and how EEG biofeedback can improve its behavior by self regulation. This book is written in a way that parents can understand not only what ADD is but how to approach it. Parents can learn from this book the questions they should ask and most importantly to take action themselves. I was amazed to find that ADD can be treated in your own home. As a mother and teacher, I wholly support self help solutions without drugs which are so often overlooked today. The case studies examined in this book give hope to any parent. I would do anything as a parent to help my child. If using a computer to train your brain works than that is what I would want for my child. This book is a must read for any parent that wants a solution to their frustration with an ADD child or for a parent that just wants more information about ADD. There is also a great Neurofeedback Practitioner Listing in the back of the book.