Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD BrainISBN: 978-1-957354-02-6
Change what you think you know about ADHD. In this two-part book, Andrew, a child with inattentive-type ADHD, and his mom, Kristin Wilcox, Ph.D., each tell their story about living with the inattentive subtype of ADHD.
How do you survive life and middle school with an ADHD elephant in your brain? Kids with ADHD will relate to Andrew’s reactions to everyday and school-related situations, like remembering to turn in homework, staying organized, and making friends. Using practical strategies Andrew learns to manage his ADHD even when his brain sometimes feels “like and overstuffed garbage can, the lid won’t stay on and garbage is falling out all over the floor”. He even realizes there is a positive side to having ADHD like creativity, fearlessness and hyperfocus.
Dr. Wilcox’s unique perspective as both a mother and a researcher allow her to discuss, parent to parent, the science behind ADHD from someone living in the trenches, learning to work with Andrew’s ADHD brain. Kristin discusses the significance of various aspects of ADHD and the theory and practices of the education and medical professions related to them, distinguishing inattentive-type ADHD from other subtypes. Two helpful appendices include a means for parents to “diagnose” the inattentive subtype of ADHD and a list of resources for parents and children with ADHD.
This book provides unique insights into ADHD behaviors and suggests highly pragmatic and successfully implemented strategies for children with the inattentive subtype of ADHD and their parents (with implications for educators and others who work with children with ADHD). A must read for kids with ADHD and their parents!
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- Best Indie Book Award for nonfiction/health
- Literary Titan Book Award Gold Medal
- Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention
If you believe ADHD is not a serious condition, this engaging book will change your mind. (Cynthia Hammer, MSW, Executive Director, Inattentive ADHD Coalition)
This swift and powerful read provided me a deeper understanding of my students, my son, and myself. I laughed, cried, and sighed with relief that we were not alone in our experiences with ADHD. (Robyn Ahlmquist, elementary school educator, mother of an ADHD son)
Andrew’s Awesome Adventures is awesome indeed! It is also unique, in that the book combines Andrew’s perspective as a child with his mom’s perspective both as a mother and as a scientist who’s expert on the latest findings on ADHD. Not only unique, this book is also entertaining, well-written, highly informative, and immensely helpful to anyone concerned about ADHD, especially as it occurs in boys who are not disruptive or hyperactive. A superb contribution to the field. — Edward Hallowell, M.D., co-author of Driven to Distraction and ADHD 2.0