Author(s): Susan Yarney; Chris Martin (Illustrator)
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.
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.
Acknowledgements. Foreword. Introducing Ben who has ADHD. What does it feel like to have ADHD?. What is ADHD? (What the Paediatrician said). ADHD and other conditions. How the paediatrician helps me. How medication can help. Supporting people with ADHD. Help at home (how parents can help). Help at school (tips from the educational psychologist). How friends can help. Since receiving my diagnosis.