Book Review: The ADHD Affected Athlete
Practical coaching advice for coaches, as well as parents and teachers.
Do not make the mistake of considering The ADHD Affected Athlete (#CommissionsEarned) as useful only for your child’s sports coach. Parents and teachers will find the information helpful and accessible, as well. In fact, the first half of the book could well be titled “What everyone should know about ADHD.”
Stabeno replaces ADHD labels like “distractible,” “impulsive,” and “hyperactive” with “aware,” “spontaneous,” and “energetic” to illustrate how differences in the ADHD brain can become advantages.
His coaching advice clearly demonstrates his personal knowledge of ADHD — he and his two sons have the condition. For example, drawing plays in football or flashing signs in baseball can be more effective ways to communicate with an ADHD athlete than explaining the play verbally.
I’d love to see this book in the hands of every parent, teacher, and coach who is involved with a youngster with ADHD.
- The Misunderstood Child: Understanding and Coping with Your Child’s Learning Disabilities
- 20 Questions to Ask If Your Child Has ADHD
- Kids in the Syndrome Mix
- A Parent’s Guide to Developmental Delays
- The ADHD Book of Lists
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