ADHD: How To Deal With Very Difficult Children


    Alan Train, Souvenir Press

    ISBN 0285633112, £9.99


    STAR RATING 5/5

    This book is a consolidation exercise for Train, who has already
    established himself as the authority on this subject in his
    previous edition. His message to parents is not to suffer in
    isolation, but to obtain support when ADHD is suspected, writes
    Trevor Carter. His approach is congruent with the general shift
    that has taken place in recent years in the perennial “nature
    versus nurture” debate; in that it puts emphasis on the former as a
    determinant of behaviour.

    The opening section offers hope to parents by showing that a living
    nightmare can be transformed into a state of relative normality. To
    achieve this Train puts emphasis on the medical, rather than the
    psychological or social perspective. He defines ADHD as a
    “dysfunction in the chemistry of the brain” and says it should be
    responded to as a disablement.

    Trevor Carter is an NVQ assessor for Caring for Children
    and Young People in Bristol

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