NICKI NICE the SUPER GIRL, The Fastest and Nicest Girl
Dr. White has written this book to assist children who exhibit hyperactivity (ADHD) and to help them understand why this happens to them, introducing clinical terms such as “Neuron” on their level of understanding. In addition, if medication is prescribed by the doctor, this intervention is described in an amusing format and understood by young children. In all of the three Nicki Nice books in the series, there is always a happy ending leaving each child with much knowledge, happiness and joy.
INTRODUCTION FOR CHILDREN
My name is Nicki Nice. No! It is not Mickey Mouse like that Disney mouse character!
I want to be your new, nice friend. I cannot wait to take you on many adventures in my stories. I will be sharing with you all my tales of friends and how to solve your problems with great, nice solutions.
This story is about learning how to slow down and bring home nice report cards and make friends. Yes, I will share with you how to be happy and nice. Thank you for being my new friend and reading my story with your family on these very colorful pages.
INTRODUCTION FOR PARENTS
This book is part of a series of NICKI NICE books that presents various children’s dilemmas and guides them on how to find solutions with the assistance of their families. Importantly, through their own resources, and their self confidence will increase and their willingness to except interventions will result in a happier child.
This third book in the series focuses on the condition NOT disability called ADHD. This condition hampers your child from being still, being attentive and achieving academically as well as making friends.
This book does describe to the child what it feels like to have this behavioral problem and how to cope with it.
This condition is one of the most common neurological disorders affecting children (8%) as well as adults (2% )and is more prevlent in boys than girls. There is no lab testing to diagnose this condition other than a medical consultation and observation along with check lists from school personnel.
Observable symptoms are high activity levels, difficulties remaining still for long periods of time and a limited attention span. Problematic behaviors occur within the classroom and difficulties maintaining peer relationships .
It is most urgent to diagnose this neurological condition at an early age in order to avoid long term emotional disturbances from reactions and judgement from peers and teachers.