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ADHD - The Essential Guide: 1 (Need2know) Paperback – 1 Aug 2008

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  • Paperback: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Need2Know (1 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 186144060X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861440600
  • Product Dimensions: 19.5 x 0.8 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,549,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Diane Paul is an editorial consultant and writer. She tutors writing students on correspondence courses for the Open College of the Arts and Writers' News. Originally a PR consultant, she became a full-time journalist in the 1980s, eventually freelancing and editing a showbusiness magazine and a newspaper theatre page. She launched and wrote the women's pages for two weekly newspaper groups and contributed features to 'The Guardian', 'The Sunday Times', 'The Daily Telegraph' and dozens of other national publications. Diane has written three books, the second of which, 'The Left-hander's Handbook' (pub. Robinswood Press) has won two book awards from the British Medical Association. She helps writers to improve their manuscripts at her consultancy, Keyword Editorial ( and many writers she's tutored are now in print themselves. She studied for her Master's degree in scriptwriting at Salford University and tutors on a scriptwriting course. Diane's most recent play, 'A Bench in the Park' was showcased in London and produced for radio. Diane writes a popular book blog at

She also teaches people to play the piano, ( something she's been doing herself since she was 5. 'It was always a tossup between teaching piano and writing, so I decided to do both and I'm now working on possible workshops where I can combine the two,' she says.

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'As well as very sound advice, there are sections on setting up support groups, giving your child the best diet, what to expect from your child's school and many other helpful suggestions which should help to ease the burden of any parent or guardian who is unsure of the best way to help in this very distressing condition.' --Fidelity, the journal for the National Council of Psychotherapists

'This is a valuable book, an ideal first stop for parents and carers and I can see its use as a reference within the hard-pressed population of service providers in health, education and social services.' --Lea Hurst, IPSEA advisor, Independent Panel for Special Education Advice

'I would recommend this book as a good guide for any parent or carer who has a child with ADHD. It would also make interesting reading for anyone working with children and young people with ADHD.' --Melanie Exley, parent of a child with ADHD, Nasen Special Magazine

About the Author

Diane Paul is a journalist and author. After a spell in Paris with UNESCO, she gained extensive experience in PR and journalism before freelancing for national publications on a wide range of topics, including health and women's issues. She has run an educational publishing company with an emphasis on special needs and has workshopped with special needs children. She has an MA in scriptwriting from Salford University and a CACDP qualification to work with deaf people. Diane's books include Living Left-Handed, and The Left-hander's Handbook, which won two awards from the BMA. A Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation grant supported her research into left-handedness in Manchester schools and her guidelines have been adopted by the NFER in the UK and New Zealand. Diane lives in Manchester, where she runs an editorial consultancy. She is a member of the Society of Authors.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Young on 10 Aug. 2008
Format: Paperback
Just a quick message to say if you are wanting to initially investigate into your child's development where ADHD is concerned then this book is ideal.
I deliberately chose a book that was recently published as proffessionals research,thoughts and recommendations can change significantly over the years. This book was up-to-date, clear and concise on the subject and it did not ponder predominently on the hyperactive side (which is fine if this is the condition your child has however I was more interested in the attentive aspect) but all 3 variations of ADHD.
I also bought 20 questions to ask if your child has ADHD but I found this reviewed book more appropraite when you first want to introduce yourself to this condition, plus the 20 questions is an american book and this is UK so the recommendations it offers such as health professionals, school assessments, help groups etc are far better.
hope this review helps in your decision making as I know there are 100's of publications out there on this subject.
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By Parents in Touch TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 April 2011
Format: Paperback
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) can manifest itself in behaviour patterns that may just be normal childhood behaviour, or may be symptomatic of an underlying issue.This book helps parents to know the difference, obtain a diagnosis and find treatment and support. medication is discussed in a factual manner, leaving parents to make their own informed decisions. The parctical information given in the book is excellent for helping parents approach professionals without in any way taking over their role. The practical support available is outlined and the book concludes with an extensive list of resources
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