Portland, OR, October 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Any parent or teacher of a child with the ADD/ADHD label has certainly felt the mixed optimism and frustration of seeing eye-to-eye and feeling effective with helping these children learn. Any child in this boat also feels those same emotions toward you and the adult world that often fails to understand them.
In our academically demanding society, parents often feel desperate, and sometimes pressured, to keep their kids up to speed in the classroom. Many of them turn to their medical doctors, and frequently make their next stop at the pharmacy. Rather than go into a report on the many drugs being experimented on our children, the big business pharmaceutical industries, and the fears and dangers associated with our mainstream medical treatment paradigms, We decided to see what else can be done to help.
Dr. Jess Desbrow has a quaint and comfortable home office where she works with just this population. "I am hopefully going to share with you a few new and optimistic ideas", she begins. "These ideas are meant to be positive and proactive, rather than fretting and foreboding, which we hear far too much of". Dr. Desbrow explains that the most valuable place to begin a productive and compassionate life with your child is with point of view. What is it that makes them different?
"One prominent factor in how we each interact with the world comes from our dominance patterns and innate personality type. I help to determine these patterns in the student, as well as in the parents and siblings." Dr. Desbrow believes understanding how the challenged child lives in and interacts with the world is the first huge step toward being of any help.
According to Dr. Desbrow, we each have a sensory side of preference for vision, listening, touching, acting and thinking. We also have a rooted personality that drives our attitudes, behaviors and natural talents. "If my profile is just like yours", she states incredulously, "chances are I will learn well from you and you will easily understand me." But there are 32 different learning dominance profiles and at least nine core personality types. "So the odds are good that we may be intrinsically different."
Though it is ideal to work with someone who has been studying the brain and the nervous system for many years like Dr. Desbrow, she states "I’ve filtered the literature down to two great resources for you to start learning about yourself and your child." 1. The Dominance Factor by Carla Hannaford, and 2. The Enneagram Made Easy by Elizabeth Wagele. From here, she tells us the next step is to communicate with your child’s educators and advocate for their unique profile. "This is a great start and can make a world of difference", Dr. Desbrow nod confidently.
"Once you share a point of view, compassion and understanding for each other come naturally. Your child will be relieved that you can see and appreciate their differences as unique rather than faulty."