"A recent book suggests that children with ADHD are often misdiagnosed and can thrive -- without medication... Have you spoken or worked with any of the experts who believe this notion?"
by Michele Novotni, Ph.D.
I am not familiar with this book. However, I don't buy into the idea expressed. My own son was in a Montessori school without success as are a number of my clients. The research also indicates that having AD/HD does not make you any brighter or more intelligent or that more bright people have AD/HD. Even when treated with respect and given options, the difficulties with inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity still continue.
Although it is never bad to encourage treating people with respect, giving options and using their gifts, this seems very much like a fringe idea which goes against the research in the field if it is presented in the manner indicated.