Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?

A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD, and Autism
Narrated by: Anne Maxwell
Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (74 ratings)

Audible Premium Plus

$14.95 a month

1 audiobook of your choice.
Stream or download thousands of included titles.
$14.95 a month after 30 day trial. Cancel anytime.
Buy for $14.95

Buy for $14.95

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's Summary

Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?: A Different Take on Kids with ADD, ADHD, OCD and Autism provides us with a refreshing and new perspective on these children who are so different from their peers. Co-authored by three practitioners who have had remarkable success working with them, this audiobook is filled with practical tools, stories, observations, and life-changing questions that can be used by anyone who has one of these kids in their life and who is looking for something different.

These children are magical and you are sure to fall in love with many of them. There are many magical adults as well... those who are willing to step beyond what so many experts in the field advocate and into what they actually know to be effective with the children. Parents and siblings and relatives; teachers and therapists and administrators; peers and loved ones and friends... all will benefit from this groundbreaking audiobook.

©2014 Access Consciousness Publishing (P)2017 Anne Maxwell

More from the same

What listeners say about Would You Teach a Fish to Climb a Tree?

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    7
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    35
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    41
  • 4 Stars
    9
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    7

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Authors up for Nobel prize or they are quacks

I wanted this book to be good. I wanted to learn about handling kids with OCD, ADD and ADHD and Autism but as the book progressed into the territory of "consciousness about emotions of people in a 50mile, 100mile radius, etc." and theory of "sending the negative emotions back to the sender" who is unknown, they lost me.
All of the stories are anecdotal with hardly any substance and are bordering on "healing with crystals" or psychic connections between individuals.

I'm returning this.

14 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Reincarnation and Psychic Connections

I did not finish the book after it went into psychic connections with wolves and autistic children being reincarnations of their deceased ancestors. What a waste of my time and money.

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

A "must read" for parents and educators!

A different perspective on children and some great new tools for guiding children dealing with school and life.

4 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome information

The method the information in this book is amazing. Not only do I have insight on how to connect with my granddaughter who is on the spectrum, it has also given insight on me. Thank you.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

love the narrator.

she is so perfect for this book. great energy. learn about your kids and yourself

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

A bunch of psycho babble.

This book gives no real life practical advice for parents of ADD/ADHD/OCD/AUSTI C kids. It's filled with psychic nonsense.

5 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

very helpful

I have a son that has aspergers and grandkids that have ADHD it helped me understand how they think and process their thoughts. I can now relate to them better. thank you so much for this book..

3 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Ugh....interesting

Does have some good viewpoints. Towards the end it’s a bit.....left field. Not recommended for people looking for serious assistance with understanding but general curiosity it is interesting. The narrator is extremely dull. Almost too dull to even fall asleep too.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • JH
  • 01-16-20

Life changing for me.

I was meant to read this book. I wish I had heard it 12 years ago when my son was first diagnosed. I still have trouble with acceptance and this book has brought me peace and a sense of confidence that I am enough and I already have what my son needs. This book has changed my experience of every day in my own life.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Thankful

the night that I was led to this book I was having a particularly hard time with my oldest diagnosed with ADHD. I was brought to tears and describing characteristics I am my son's teacher had been struggling with for quite some time. frustrated yet again and feeling all other strategies had fallen short, I stumbled Upon This Book. I'm very thankful for the determination and compassion that took place in the hearts of these authors to seek understanding.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Pauline
  • Pauline
  • 06-07-18

This is not a helpful book.

Neither ny child or myself are telepathic. Nor i suspect is anyone involved in the creation of this work. Not helpful for any parent trying to help their children be the best version of themselves. Thank you audible for giving me tbe optionto return this and fine a more helpful and factual book.

2 people found this helpful

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Yael Clark
  • Yael Clark
  • 08-10-20

Pseudo science and woo

OCD is a debilitating mental Illness yet these authors group it in with ADHD and Autism. Yes ,all three share neural pathways, share symptoms, and frequently co-occur, but OCD cannot be explained by a social model of disability and to suggest otherwise is a serious disservice to those who suffer.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Anonymous User
  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-20

Left of centre

Very left of centre with some very informative, relative ideas. Begin with an open mind, keep going as it can draw out a little.