November 23, 2012
Putting on the Brakes: Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
by Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern
This book provides clear information about ADHD - what it is, how it's diagnosed, and how the ADHD brain works. The tone is straightforward and very reassuring. The authors do a good job of acknowledging the feelings of ADHD children, and provide helpful, supportive advice. The book also has a good chapter on the kinds of ADHD medications and how they work. The book ends with tips on time management and schoolwork.
Good for ages 8-13.