'We are tired of being analysed - we just want help.' (From the parents of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder) Help is precisely what this reliable and comprehensive book offers - for all those with Attention Deficit Disorder and their families. ADD is now recognised as the commonest cause of learning and behavioural difficulties in school-aged children. It affects 5-10 per cent of children aged between five and eighteen. The symptoms are many and varied - they may include poor concentration, distractibility, forgetfulness, poor organization, impulsivity, restlessness, poor social skills, learning difficulties, low self-esteem, and defiant behaviour. Despite growing awareness of ADD among parents and health professionals, it is clear that ADD is still widely misunderstood. This book aims to help overcome such ignorance. Selikowitz concentrates on information that is of practical relevance to parents in understanding their children's difficulties and in helping them to overcome them. His advice is always cogent and compassionate.
All about ADD will also be of great value to professionals such as teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and doctors, wanting an authoritative and up-to-date review of this important topic.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 320 g
Dimensions: 215 x 134 x 13 mm