Book review: Can I tell you about ADHD? A guide for friends, family and professionals
When asked to review this book on having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), aimed at friends, family and professionals, I was particularly interested in looking at the book from a child’s perspective. There are many resources on ADHD available to children, parents and professionals, but not many telling the story from the perspective of the child. Therefore, I sought the help of the children I work with who have a diagnosis of ADHD, along with their parents. Initially, I could not work out the intended age range target for the book, but the cover states from seven years and above. I read the book with an eight-year-old girl and a nine-year-old boy. As we began to read through the book together, the children’s main comments were about the lack of colour and pictures in the book, meaning it really didn’t hold much interest for them. This led to further remarks that the book was ‘boring’ and the children quickly lost interest.
ADHD in practice 2013; 5(3): 18–18
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