Author: Kenny Handelman, M.D.
Foreword by: Edward Hallowell, M.D.
Parents of kids and teens with ADD or ADHD often struggle with the myths and stigma surrounding their child’s condition. This can often lead to parental guilt and shame. In Attention Difference Disorder, Dr. Handelman combines his clinical and scientific background with a positive, strength based approach to bring you 7 simple steps to succeed with ADD.
Dr. Handelman shares that there is not always a deficit in attention with ADD, rather there are differences. As he writes: ” One of the themes of this book is to take your child’s deficits and turn them into differences, and then turn those differences into strengths.”
In this concise, easy to read and thorough book, you’ll begin to see ADD in a completely different light. The science is combined with a practical and easy to implement approach, where the 7 steps help parents navigate the different treatments needed to help their children succeed. The 7 steps include strategies for home, school, medications as well as one of the most thorough reviews of the science behind the Alternative Treatments for ADD yet published.
Attention Difference Disorder helps parents to understand their “Parent’s ADD Journey”, and address whether ADD can be a gift and provides a 6 step plan to help you to unwrap the gifts in ADD.
This book helps parents to address ADD/ADHD in 7 simple steps. It’s easy to read, and synthesizes scientific and clinical research in a way which is accessible to parents of kids and teens. It dispels ADHD myths which make parents feel shame and guilt. It brings a strength based approach to a condition which has been generally been treated negatively.
The 7 simple steps to succeeding with ADHD include:
- Education about the condition
- Ensuring a proper diagnosis
- Parenting Strategies
- Educational Strategies
- Medication Treatments
- Alternative Treatments and
- Treatment Integration.
The book is also available at all book stores (and if it isn’t there, it can be ordered in for you).
- Barnes and Noble: Attention Difference Disorder
- Barnes and Noble: Nook Version of Attention Difference Disorder
- Chapters/Indigo in Canada: Attention Difference Disorder (also available on Kobo eReader)
- Caversham Booksellers in Toronto: Attention Difference Disorder
What Other People Are Saying:
If you are looking for an authoritative but also accesible and hopeful guid to the world of ADHD, this is the book for you.
Edward Hallowell, MD
Co-author of Driven to Distraction
Dr. Kenny Handelman’s approach to ADHD as a “difference” rather than as a “deficit” is a breakthrough concept, and one that every parent (and doctor) needs to learn and get on board with.
As an adult who has ADD and is also a parent of a young adult child with ADHD, I am thrilled to see that someone finally has the guts to take a stand for the people who are blessed with this “difference”.