A RANGE OF LITERATURE TO HELP BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN
THE SPECIAL BRAIN
‘The Special Brain’ by Dr Susan Ozer fills a much needed gap in educational resource as it is a short story specifically aimed at helping younger children understand the science behind ADHD. Understanding how ADHD occurs is a big step in improving compliance to treatment and also helps improve the child’s self esteem after having a diagnosis. Getting children to understand how the brain works and how ADHD occurs can sometimes be challenging. Dr Ozer captures this really well through the simplicity of the language in the book and the very engaging story which will appeal to so many children. Professionals will also find this book a great resource when discussing ADHD diagnosis with children and their families.
Further to her two books, ‘Transition information for children and young people with ADHD/ADD’ and ‘ The Special Brain’, both published with educational grants and widely appreciated, Dr. Susan Yarney’s new book, ‘Rainbow’ is available to all those who need to know more about ADHD. There has always been a gap between medical care provided and psycho-education available to children and young people with ADHD and their families. Dr. Yarney continues to fill this gap through this book, which provides some useful insight into ADHD in girls and the importance of early detection and management. Furthermore, it gives a fuller understanding of the difficulties associated with ADHD in girls, and in doing so help improve self-esteem and confidence.
Following on from Dr Susan Ozer's previous books for young people with ADHD/ADD and their families comes ‘The Wide Awake Kidz Club and The Sleep Crushers’. This book helps young people to understand the importance of sleep. It is beautifully illustrated with great characters who capture the audience with their conversational narrative style, riddles and quizzes and short sections that are easy to use. The book can be used by the young person themselves or with parents, teachers and health care professionals.
Dr Susan Ozer is determined to offer young people with ADHD/ ADD and their families as much information as possible; she has a passion for psycho-education.
TRANSITION - INFORMATION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADHD
Teenage years can be challenging for most young people but may be even more so if you have ADHD. We would like to provide you and your parents/carers with as much information as possible to help you prepare for some of the challenges you might face as a teenager/young adult with ADHD/ADD. This book discuss the following: Driving; Drugs including smoking tobacco and marijuana; Drink (alcohol); Difficulties at school, college, work and competitive sports; Dating and relationships including family and peer relationships and Dealing with adult services.
The Can I tell you about... series offers simple introductions to a range of limiting conditions. Friendly characters invite readers to learn about their experiences of living with a particular condition and how they would like to be helped and supported. These books serve as excellent starting points for family and classroom discussions. 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.
Toby and his identical twin brother Booh were adopted when they were tiny babies. They look so alike that sometimes people can t tell them apart. But there is one very big difference between them. Booh is always getting into trouble: upsetting other children, fidgeting in class and losing his temper. And as he gets older his behaviour just seems to get worse. What is wrong with Booh?
This story about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder will be helpful for any child aged seven to 11 who finds it difficult to stay still or pay attention or whose behaviour frequently gets them into trouble.
I CAN'T SLEEP: Sleep difficulties in children with special needs and developmental difficulties
This story is aimed at children aged 4-8 years or older with disabilities or special needs who struggle to sleep at night. The story captures the difficulties some children experience with sleep and the importance of ensuring good sleep hygiene and consistent bed-time routines.
ADHD, Tics & Me!: A Story to Explain ADHD and Tic Disorders/Tourette Syndrome
Meet Jaimie, a young boy with ADHD and a tic disorder called Tourette Syndrome. He's not being fidgety or naughty - he really can't help it! Jaime explains how he was diagnosed and what having tics and ADHD is like for him. He also shares how he has learnt to relieve his ADHD symptoms, minimise his tics, and how friends and adults can help at home and school.