Gifted--Not Broken (ebook)


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Gifted-Not Broken: Dyslexia, ADHD and the Autism Spectrum is intended to give the reader a new perspective on Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Our primary goal is to provide education and resources to help children and adults in Understanding Dyslexia, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

The Neuro-Linguistic Learning Center has a variety of courses and publications for Dyslexic, ADHD and persons on the Autism Spectrum. Gifted--Not Broken includes excerpts from the following publications.

Finding Your FACE: A Brain-Based Guide to Personality and Neurodiversity is a break though in personality assessment and is an essential tool for anyone wishing to further understand the source of behavior in themselves and others.

Cracking the Dyslexia Code: a Parent’s Guide”, is a clear and simple 10-step program that directly addresses the sensory needs of the child to greatly improve reading, writing, and spelling while building confidence and self-esteem.

Waves—Not Spoons: 101 Strategies for Managing Our Physical, Emotional, and Social Energy is an exciting look at energy management that goes far beyond “Spoon Theory”.

OVERCOMING ANXIETY and DEPRESSION” is based on the more than ten years of experience and research at the Neuro-Linguistic Learning Center.

"The NLC Guide to Love and Relationships" picks up where Finding Your FACE leaves off. It contains a wealth of information and essential tools for anyone wishing to understand and improve their relationships.


The Table of Contents for Gifted--Not Broken 

Introduction: A Mother’s Experience 3
The Flow of Sensory Information 7
Dominant Feeling 10
Sympathetic Dominance 12
Parasympathetic Dominance 13
Dominant Access 15
Auditory Dominance 16
Visual Dominance 17
Dominant Consideration 21
Logical/Thinker Dominance 22
Emotional/Feeler Dominance 22
Dominant Excitement 23
Sensory-Seeker Dominance 24
Sensory-Avoider Dominance 25
Eight Sensory Profiles of ASD 26
Type-1: ADHD-Impulsive 31
Feeling (ANS): Reactive (Sympathetic Dominant) 31
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 31
Consideration: Logical/Thinker 31
Excitement: Sensory Seeker (Under-Stimulated) 31
Type-2: ADHD-Inattentive 33
Feeling (ANS): Reactive (Sympathetic Dominant) 33
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 33
Consideration: Emotional/Feeling 33
Excitement: Sensory-Seeker (Under-Stimulated) 33
Type-3: PDD-NOS (Reactive) 35
Feeling (ANS): Reactive (Sympathetic Dominant) 35
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 35
Consideration: Logical/Thinker 35
Excitement: Sensory-Avoider 35
Type-4: Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory-Avoider) 37
Feeling: Reactive (Sympathetic Dominant) 37
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 37
Consideration: Emotional/Feeling 37
Excitement: Sensory-Avoider 37
Type-5: PDD-NOS (Responsive) 39
Feeling: Responsive (Parasympathetic Dominant) 39
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 39
Consideration: Logical/Thinker 39
Excitement: Sensory-Seeker (Under-Stimulated) 39
Type-6: Sensory Processing Disorder (Sensory-Seeker) 40
Feeling: Responsive (Parasympathetic Dominant) 40
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 40
Consideration: Emotional/Feeling 40
Excitement: Sensory-Seeker (Under-Stimulated) 40
Type-7: Aspergers Syndrome 41
Feeling: Responsive (Parasympathetic Dominant) 41
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 41
Consideration: Logical/Thinker 41
Excitement: Sensory-Avoider (Over-Stimulated) 41
Type-8: Autism (classic) 45
Feeling: Responsive (Parasympathetic Dominant) 45
Access: Visual-Spatial (Intuitive) 45
Consideration: Emotional/Feeling 45
Excitement: Sensory-Avoider (Over-Stimulated) 45
Summary of Sensory Profiles 48
Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) 50
The Four Underlying Struggles 51
Focus and Attention: 51
Sensory Processing: 52
Visual or Dyseidetic dyslexia: 53
Auditory or Dysphonetic Dyslexia 53
Common ASD Struggles 56
Executive Dysfunction: 56
Long-term memory: 57
Time Management: 57
Focus and Attention: 57
Sensory Processing 58
Change and Transitions: 58
Planning and Organization: 59
Impulsivity: 59
Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors: 59
Procrastination: 60
Pervasive Demand Avoidance (PDA) 61
Oppositional Defiance (ODD) 61
Hyperactivity: 62
Social Skills: 63
Delayed Speech: 64
Frustration, Stress and Anxiety: 64
Difficulty reading and/or writing: 65
Difficulty with mathematics: 65
Masking: 66
Stims and Stimming 68
Every Behavior Has a Positive Intention 69
Stress is the Enemy 72
Overcoming Stress 76
• Sensory Hook up 77
• Sensory Walking 78
• Finger-Knitting 79
Early Warning Signs for At-Risk Children 80
A Word to Parents 84
Summary 85
The Animal School 86
Appendix A: More Success Stories 88
Daniel 88
Emily 89
Martin 90
Sarah 91
Appendix B: Additional Resources 94
About the Author 96
Bibliography 100

As our way of supporting the ADHD and Autistic communities, Gifted--Not Broken is offered at no charge. If you would like to support the Neuro-linguistic Learning Center with a $1.00 contribution to our Student Scholarship Fund click here now.

In addition to Gifted--Not Broken, you will receive the NLC Learning Specialist Guide to Stopping and Preventing Meltdowns and Shutdowns

Previously, this guide was only available as part of our Learning Specialist Training and Certification Program however, we are making it available in appreciation for your support.