A.D.H.D, a better understanding

Help Me Understand A.D.H.D. by Ann Freeman


  The book looks at the difficulties experienced by a child 9yrs, his family, extended family and school.  He presented with features of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and he has subsequently been diagnosed with A.D.H.D.

The book could also be read by an older child (adolescent) to help them understand the condition.


The Aim

The book is designed to be an easy read for all ages and abilities. With an overview of the:

  • Diagnostic process.
  • The  impact of A.D.H.D. on the child, parents and other siblings within the family.
  • What is happening in the brain.
  • Medications.
  • Behavioural strategies at school and home.
  • Some suggestions to manage common behavioural problems, i.e. meal times, challenging behaviour, bed time etc.
  • Management strategies at home and at school.
  • School meetings (Primary & Secondary)
  • Talks briefly about diet and the influence on behaviour.
  • Games with the child/young person to stimulate attention and encourage interaction.
  • Answering common questions from parents and professionals

To provide those involved with the care and education of young people, the background knowledge of A.D.H.D.  Thus giving them a better understanding of the condition.

To encourage adults to provide a positive approach towards the child/ motivating and helping the child to achieve and learn how to change their life.

For the book to help members of the extended family understand A.D.H.D. and it's implications.

To provide some ideas and suggestions on how to manage the difficulties experienced by the child and adults; and to address some of the parents concerns, answering some parental questions. 


If you wish to purchase a copy of the book or wish a presentation, please send a message to me through the 'contact me' section of this website.

This book is only to be used to help understand the condition of A.D.H.D. and its implications. It is not a tool to diagnose A.D.H.D.