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No One to Play with: Social Side of Learning Disabilities
by Betty B Osman

This book acknowledges that even if learning difficulties are not paramount for a child with ADD that they do not experience more difficulties relating to their peers, family, teachers and other people they have contact with than other children. How this can have an isolating affect for those children and how this can bring further problems. The author acknowledges that professionals are only just beginning to recognise that the problems parents describe "just not fitting in" can actually be caused by ADD/ADHD and therefore are beginning to accept that these children do need extra help and support. Like learning difficulties ADD is not easy to grow out of in fact most don't, nor is it just a social problem. By being untreated can become entrenched.

The author tries to describe why it is so difficult for a child with ADD to "fit in" and suggests ways in which parents; carers and teachers can help on the social side as well as academically.

Through her ideas and practical suggestions as to how to help the child improve their social skills the author states "that it is hoped that the suffering of LD and ADD adults only recently recognised, can be minimised by their earlier attention to social issues."

What it challenging statement.

This is an excellent book and a useful addition to the shelves of all parents and educators who want to help children with ADD to become less isolated and more except part of their natural peer group.

Sarah-Jayne Bass (formerly Caroline Hensby) - adders.org


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