Can I tell you about ADHD?: A guide for friends, family and professionals

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Jan 15, 2013 - Psychology - 64 pages
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Meet Ben - a young boy with ADHD. Ben invites readers to learn about ADHD from his perspective. He helps children understand what it means to have ADHD and describes what it is and how it feels. Ben explains how he was diagnosed and what he has learnt about ways to relieve his ADHD symptoms, and how friends and adults can help at home and school. This illustrated book is full of useful information and will be an ideal introduction for young people, aged 7 upwards, as well as parents, friends, teachers and professionals working with children with ADHD. It is also an excellent starting point for family and classroom discussions.
 

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Contents

Introducing Ben who has ADHD
10
What is it like to have ADHD?
12
Attention problems
14
Hyperactivity
16
Talking a lot
20
Rushing through chores and schoolwork
22
Being impatient and impulsive
24
Safety at the roadside
28
Forgetting things
34
Specialist help for people with ADHD
36
What is ADHD?
38
What causes ADHD?
40
More about ADHD
42
How friends can help
46
How teachers can help
52
Recommended reading organisations and websites
56

Anger outbursts
30
Daydreaming
32

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About the author (2013)

Susan Yarney is a Neurodevelopmental Paediatrician, specialising in ADHD, and works for the National Health Service. She provides strategic leadership for ADHD in her organization, which supports 1200 children with ADHD. She has sat on ADHD advisory groups and is a frequent speaker and writer on ADHD topics. She lives in Cambridgeshire, UK. Chris Martin is an experienced illustrator who has worked for newspapers, magazines and on advertising campaigns. He lives in London, UK.

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