Marie-Claude Saiag, Stéphanie Bioulac, Manuel Bouvard

How to Help My Hyperactive Child Publication date : May 10, 2007

The hyperactive child is often a boy; he is agitated, inattentive and defiant. His behaviour harms family life and it disrupts his academic work.
As the child gets older, the situation worsens, and treatment becomes necessary to put a stop to the feelings of rejection that his behaviour provokes.
Based on Dr Russell A. Barkley’s internationally recognised method for treating ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), the treatment described here begins by analyzing children’s inappropriate behaviour and the context in which it occurs. This enables parents to adapt their responses and to reward children for appropriate behaviour.
The treatment associates medication with a ten-session programme focussing on precise goals to enable the child to control symptoms and adapt to his home and academic environment. The programme, which can be applied individually or in a group situation, will help parents deal with and manage their child’s behaviour.
The authors are the first to have developed the Barkley treatment in France, and they have used it with great success. This book will prove to be an indispensable tool to help hyperactive children and their families.

Manuel Bouvard, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, heads the department of child and adolescent psychiatry at Hôpital Charles Perrens, in Bordeaux.
Stéphanie Bioulac, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, is a hospital practitioner at Hôpital Charles Perrens, in Bordeaux.
Marie-Claude Saiag, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, works at Hôpital Robert Debré, in Paris.