Andrew’s Awesome Adventures with His ADHD Brain


A mother and son tell the story of living with ADHD.

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Consisting of two parts, the first told by Andrew, a child with Inattentive-type ADHD, and the second by his mother and education, Kristin Wilcox, Ph.D., this book provides unique insights into ADHD behaviors and suggests highly pragmatic and successfully implemented coping mechanisms for children with ADHD and their parents (with implications for educators and others who work with children with ADHD).

Andrew thoughtfully and in detail describes the “thinking” behind his behavior — his reactions to everyday and school-related situations and his interpretation of the words of the significant adults in his life. Kristin adds some facts from the literature on ADHD at the end of each of Andrew’s chapters.

Kristin, in her chapters, 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 forms. Two helpful appendices include a means for parents to “diagnose” ADHD and a list of resources for parents with children with ADHD.