What does it mean to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ISBN: 9780431139227
Spilsbury, Louise
Published by Heinemann (What Does It Mean to Have/Be series), 2001
An upbeat explanation of ADHD with particular emphasis on the three main problems: inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) is mentioned too, and the difference explained. There are sections on the causes, how it is identified, medicines, and coping strategies for home and school. We meet three children with various degrees of ADHD and learn how they see themselves and how others see them. An index, a glossary and a list of useful books and organisations should prove helpful.
Age: 9+