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ADHD Go-to Guide: Facts and strategies for parents and teachers
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common mental-health condition in children and is present in most countries around the world. Although there is an abundance of literature on ADHD with plenty of scientific information, this condition remains controversial and often under diagnosed.
Many books have been written for parents about ADHD but most of them are quite scientific. They can be difficult to navigate, especially if you are a parent with some symptoms of ADHD yourself.
This book is a go-to guide for parents and teachers, providing up-to-date knowledge in a simple, easy-to-read format. It is filled with information your doctor would like to provide but is often unable to do so in the limited appointment times available. This book also gives a framework and practical tips for how you can manage and advocate for your child in different settings, with or without medication. It summarises evidence to date for medication and alternative therapies, examines commonly held beliefs about ADHD and debunks myths.
This book has been written by a developmental paediatrician (Desiree Silva) and an ADHD coach (Michele Toner), both of whom are passionate about improving the lives of children with ADHD and their families. They both have over 20 years of experience in the field and recognise the need for this practical guide.
Allied health workers, general practitioners and others who have contact with these wonderful children will also benefit from the information in this guide.
Praise for ADHD Go-to Guide:
This excellent book for families experiencing ADHD is based on recent research by caring health professionals who want to share their extensive knowledge with those who need it most. It is a unique addition to the literature in this area and will be extremely helpful for parents and individuals with ADHD.PROFESSOR FIONA STANLEY, FORMER AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AND CHILD HEALTH ADVOCATE
Clear, compassionate and thoughtful. An essential, informative, practical guide for anyone who has or knows someone with ADHD.MICHAEL MOSLEY, BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND CO-CREATOR OF THE 5:2 FAST DIET
This book is not only for parents but has important information for physicians, therapists, to communicate important information about ADHD to their patients when they have limited time. This book is a valuable guide and resource that will be frequently used by any health care practitioner, ADHD coach, educator, advocate who has contact with children and their parents.DAVID GIWERC, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT OF ADD COACH ACADEMY
ADHD Go-to Guide is a superb book written by two foremost experts in field. Their wealth of clinical experience and academic rigour combine to yield an informative guide which is at once practical, rich, authoritative and scientifically sound. Notably, the book addresses many impairing and resilient aspects of ADHD beyond the core symptoms or related diagnostic categories: such as, difficulties with sleep, emotional regulation, self-monitoring, planning, prioritising, tasks initiation, motivation, frustration intolerance, self-esteem, transitions, sibling relationships, internet gaming addiction and so on. Understanding and managing these components can have real impacts in improving the quality of life for carers and children alike. There are also practical advice on ‘how can I teach my child’ - to pause, manage time, be punctual, be a friend etc. Many parents have lamented that ADHD children are not born with a ‘user’s manual’. Here is one. It is a well-written practical guide with chapters organised around pertinent questions which, in my clinical experience, all parents ask.PROF WAI CHEN, DIRECTOR OF THE COMPLEX ADHD CLINIC PERTH, WA
The authors have successfully created a fabulous easy to read resource that can help us all, and especially those living with ADHD to better manage our increasingly complex, complicated and challenging world. A timely resource that answers all those curly questions about ADHD that otherwise get left unanswered or unresolved.DR. JENNY BROCKIS, DIRECTOR OF BRAIN FIT AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF FUTURE BRAIN