A Day in the Life of a Boy with ADHD
About the Book
Speedy McFastpants is a boy who always runs around really fast. He has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and it affects everything in his life.
Speedy loves to run, jump, climb, and wrestle. He knows he isn’t supposed to climb on the furniture, but sometimes he forgets to think about the rules—and sometimes he remembers, but his body just climbs anyway! Although his mom sometimes gets frustrated with him, Speedy knows she loves him no matter what. At school, he has a hard time focusing and waiting for his turn; it’s a good thing that he can take a medicine that helps. After school, he tries things like swimming and tae kwon do, looking for an outlet for all his energy. Life with ADHD can be difficult sometimes, but Speedy McFastpants knows that he is unique and special, that his mom loves him, and that he can succeed.
This children’s story explores what life is like for a little boy with ADHD and for the people around him in his day-to-day life.
About the Author
Katie Kilburg is the mother of a rambunctious little boy who was diagnosed with ADHD at five years old. She has more than fifteen years of experience working with children, some with a variety of learning disabilities. She lives in Iowa with her family.
Illustrator Melissa Roorda is a lifelong lover of all things artistic. She is a mother of four and lives in Iowa with her family. She spends her free time drawing, painting, and creating works of art for her family and friends.