First, I would like to thank Lucy for allowing me to post here.
I have written a new book called:
One Boy's Struggle: A Memoir - surviving life with Undiagnosed ADD
One Boy's Struggle is the story of my life growing up with ADD and not knowing it. I was a very confusing and often misunderstood child. The reason I have asked to post here is because I made it through to the 10th grade, in the U.S. educational system, while rarely ever having a passing grade. I went from grade to grade failing my classes and still I was passed through. However, I was held back in the first grade and then put into a special education class because I was having trouble learning how to read and write. I did very well in the SE class, so well that I was put right back into the regular class level. I never did that well again.
I was a quiet, well behaved child and I knew how to escape into the background and get lost from the rest of the class. Eventually I dropped out of school in the tenth grade.
It is my hope to get my story into the hands of the right people in the education system. Hopefully reading about my experiences will help teachers and other educators better identify children who need a little extra help. I was not diagnosed with ADD until the age of 37.
You can read more about my book on my blog [url="http://www.adderworld.com"]www.adderworld.com[/url] and if you visit Amazon you can also read some of the reviews which have started to come in.
Thanks again for the opportunity to post about my book here.
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