Understanding ADHD: Parent's Guide to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children
In his typically friendly and clear style, the ever-popular Dr Chris Green, with Dr Kit Chee, explains the causes and treatments of this distressing condition, which affects the learning, and behaviour of up to 1 in 10 children in this country.
Fully revised to take account of the latest developments in the treatment and diagnosis of ADHD, this book for parents, teachers and health professionals dispels the myths and gives a clear overview of ADHD: the causes, the behaviours and the treatments.
It is full of well-tried, practical strategies to help cope with common problems such as inattention, underachievement and impulsiveness.
Topics covered include:
1. The causes, how to help improve behaviour at home and at school.
2. Making the diagnosis, medication and alternative therapies.
3. Hints to help reading and writing and language.
4. Ways to boost self-esteem.
5. ADHD in adults.
6. The latest research and where to go for further help.
Understanding ADHD offers invaluable guidance to help parents work with teachers and health professionals to give their child the best possible chance of entering adulthood with self-confidence, life skills and secure family relationships.
Any Parent with a typical Child should read this book!
Forget ADHD for one moment - this book is a fantastic read for any parent with a child who can sometimes be difficult, high on life or just a handful! My son has two or three tendencies towards ADHD (my reason for purchasing) so is not classed as hyperactive - it doesn't, however, make him any easier to deal with!
The book gives excellent, common sense advice, to those who may be too close to the situation to be able to be to make rational decisions on how to deal with the latest blips in behaviour!
ADD parents and teachers: required reading
I am the mother of an ADD child, and first read this book about three years ago. It contains plenty of information on possible causes, symptoms, look-alike conditions, medication, suggestions for parents and teachers, diagnostic criteria and lots more.
While providing all the main facts it is also easy to read, and contains some amusing cartoon type drawings which help lighten the content while ably depicting the ADD child in action.
I would recommend this book to any parent who suspects their child may have ADD, and to teachers, who I feel need more information about the condition.