I’m reviewing a very good book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – for children. This book was translated from French and was written by a Psychiatrist from Quebec who specializes in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dr. Annick Vincent.
My Brain Needs Glasses: Living with Hyperactivity is well-translated and very understandable. It is written so well that a child in Grade 1 could understand it while a youth in Grade 7 or 8 would not find it too juvenile. The information is up to date.
As well as information on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, the book has a few other features that I really like. For example, throughout the book, there are many tips and all of these are summarized on the last page on a handy tip sheet that can be cut out and carried with you. Another feature is a one-page summary of ADHD for parents or teachers or older youth. While this is based on the previous Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association, it is still a helpful tool to have included with the book. Finally, there are great lists of resources, references and other readings at the back of the book.
I like this book so well that I will recommend it to families with young children with ADHD. I will also recommend Dr. Vincent’s very good website. It has lots more helpful resources for families needing assistance for a child or youth with ADHD.