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ADHD and ME : What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table - Blake Taylor

ADHD and ME

What I Learned from Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table

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Published: 2nd February 2008
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Blake Taylor's mother first suspected he had ADHD when he, at only three years of age, tried to push his infant sister in her carrier off the kitchen table. As time went by, Blake developed a reputation for being hyperactive and impulsive. He launched rockets (accidentally) into neighbor's swimming pools and set off alarms in museums. Blake was diagnosed formally with ADHD when he was five years old. In ADHD and Me, he tells about the next twelve years as he learns to live with both the good and bad sides of life with ADHD.

Blake's memoir offers, for the first time, a young person's account of what it's like to live and grow up with this common condition. Join Blake as he foils bullies, confronts unfair teachers, struggles with distraction and disorganization on exams, and goes sailing out-of-bounds and ends up with a boatload of spiders. It will be an inspiration and companion to the thousands of others like him who must find a way to thrive with a different perspective than many of us. The book features an introduction by psychologist Lara Honos-Webb, author of The Gift of ADHD, and a leading advocate for kids with ADHD.

Taylor speaks to fellow teens and their families with an authority few experts can muster. --Publishers Weekly, 17 November 2007 Taylor offers readers an inside look at how he gets along on a daily basis as well as a guide for people in the same situation ... Students struggling with ADHD and their parents will benefit from the author's insights. --Library Journal, 15 November 2007 Blake Taylor's book, ADHD and Me, is stereotype-busting from the outset. How can a whirlwind of a boy, now young man, like Blake, write such a lucid, disclosing, revealing, and, above all, insightful book? The book blends extremely personal descriptions of situations, binds, conflicts, and realities, some humorous and some deadly serious, with extremely useful practical information on how to cope with and overcome the often-devastating symptoms and impairments related to ADHD. Most of all, the book serves to humanize a label and a condition that are too frequently viewed with skepticism and even derision. This is a must-read for people of all ages who are concerned with ADHD, mental illness, treatment, coping, and stigma. --Stephen P. Hinshaw, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley Taylor speaks to fellow teens and their families with an authority few experts can muster. Publishers Weekly, 17 November 2007" Taylor offers readers an inside look at how he gets along on a daily basis as well as a guide for people in the same situation Students struggling with ADHD and their parents will benefit from the author s insights. Library Journal, 15 November 2007" Blake Taylor's book, ADHD and Me, is stereotype-busting from the outset. How can a whirlwind of a boy, now young man, like Blake, write such a lucid, disclosing, revealing, and, above all, insightful book? The book blends extremely personal descriptions of situations, binds, conflicts, and realities, some humorous and some deadly serious, with extremely useful practical information on how to cope with and overcome the often-devastating symptoms and impairments related to ADHD. Most of all, the book serves to humanize a label and a condition that are too frequently viewed with skepticism and even derision. This is a must-read for people of all ages who are concerned with ADHD, mental illness, treatment, coping, and stigma. Stephen P. Hinshaw, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley" "Taylor speaks to fellow teens and their families with an authority few experts can muster. " "Publishers Weekly, "17 November 2007" "Taylor offers readers an inside look at how he gets along on a daily basis as well as a guide for people in the same situation Students struggling with ADHD and their parents will benefit from the author s insights." "Library Journal, "15 November 2007" Blake Taylor's book, "ADHD and Me," is stereotype-busting from the outset. How can a whirlwind of a boy, now young man, like Blake, write such a lucid, disclosing, revealing, and, above all, insightful book? The book blends extremely personal descriptions of situations, binds, conflicts, and realities, some humorous and some deadly serious, with extremely useful practical information on how to cope with and overcome the often-devastating symptoms and impairments related to ADHD. Most of all, the book serves to humanize a label and a condition that are too frequently viewed with skepticism and even derision. This is a must-read for people of all ages who are concerned with ADHD, mental illness, treatment, coping, and stigma. Stephen P. Hinshaw, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley" Blake Taylor's book, "ADHD and Me", is stereotype-busting from the outset. How can a whirlwind of a boy, now young man, like Blake, write such a lucid, disclosing, revealing, and, above all, insightful book? The book blends extremely personal descriptions of situations, binds, conflicts, and realities, some humorous and some deadly serious, with extremely useful practical information on how to cope with and overcome the often-devastating symptoms and impairments related to ADHD. Most of all, the book serves to humanize a label and a condition that are too frequently viewed with skepticism and even derision. This is a must-read for people of all ages who are concerned with ADHD, mental illness, treatment, coping, and stigma. --Stephen P. Hinshaw, professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley

Tied to the kitchen chair 2nd gradep. 1
Being distracted: the odyssey 10th gradep. 7
Being impulsive: lighting fires at the dinner table 9th gradep. 21
Being disorganized: the algebra final 10th gradep. 33
Being hyperactive: the T. rex preschoolp. 45
Having tics: the roman conquest of carthage 6th gradep. 55
Being unpopular: my best friend Aki 5th gradep. 65
Being bullied: the tape recorder 6th gradep. 79
Being isolated: the first dance 6th gradep. 93
Being misunderstood: calling in the experts preschoolp. 105
Being blamed: the wicked witch of Hurlbutt 1st gradep. 119
Being rigid: running the mile 7th gradep. 129
Being disobedient: spiders 12th gradep. 139
Being discriminated against: the private school interview 8th gradep. 153
Taking control: the revolution 10th gradep. 161
Being gifted: the Ferrari 3rd gradep. 167
Referencesp. 175
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ISBN: 9781572245228
ISBN-10: 1572245220
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 2nd February 2008
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.23