Otto Learns About His Medicine: A Story About Medication for Children With ADHD, Third Edition

Pages: 32, Color
Size: 8" x 10"
Age Range: 4-8
Item #: 4417718
ISBN: 978-1-55798-771-6
List Price: $14.95
Copyright: 2001
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
Availability: In Stock
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Otto is a high-octane young car whose motor runs too fast. He also has trouble paying attention in school, is easily distracted, and says and does things without thinking. Otto and his parents visit a pit crew of special mechanics who prescribe a medicine to help slow down Otto's racing motor and help him find ways to be more focused and organized.

This new edition of a classic resource for young children and their families includes the latest advances in the understanding of ADHD. An expanded Note to Parents by the author discusses treatment approaches and current findings about medications, including their possible side effects.

About the Author
Matthew Galvin, MD, is a psychiatrist with an expertise in children and adolescents, as well as the author of several books on topics of special concern to young people. He also teaches, writes, and conducts research in the areas of conscience formation and professional ethics. Dr. Galvin lives with his family in Indiana.
About the Illustrator
Sandra Laramore Ferraro is both a special education teacher for children and an artist who concentrates mainly in oil painting and printmaking. She has collaborated with Matthew Galvin on several children's books, contributing her highly colorful and energetic illustrations. She lives in Indiana with her son and two daughters.
Reviews & Awards

Praise for previous editions

The real test was our son, who thought it was terrific, the best.
—member, CHADD (Children and Adults With ADD), New York City Chapter

Otto is an ideal vehicle for helping young children understand their difficulties.
—California Association of Resource Specialists