The website Born to Explore was started by Teresa Gallagher, a mother of an ADHD child. She attempts to approach ADHD from a different point of view. For instance, she argues that not everyone who meets the diagnostic criteria for ADHD has the actual disorder and that ADD is not necessarily a brain defect. In addition to “exploring” other possible sources of ADHD-like behaviors, the website explores alternative treatments and puts a positive spin on those traits now associated with ADHD.
What Can the Organization Do for You?
In addition to providing alternative ADHD Treatments and Theories, Gallagher gives helpful tips and recommends books that approach ADD positively. She also takes a skeptics stance in exploring accepted conclusions about the disorder. For instance, the website sets out an in-depth history of the disorder and points out ways in which the diagnosis is still vague and confusing.
First and foremost, Gallagher makes you think by exploring all the different theories, treatments and resources available.