All photography in this blog post is by April Slocombe unless otherwise stated.
‘All Dogs Have ADHD’ (note: the book in the link has a different cover design from the one in the featured image) is a book that Kathy Hoopmann wrote. She wrote it to educate children and their families about ADHD through various stock images of dogs from Shutterstock.co.uk and explanations of ADHD traits. Hoopmann’s other book ‘All Cats Have Asperger Syndrome’ also uses stock images from Shutterstock.
The book begins with an introduction that explains what ADHD is. The introduction explains that children on the ADHD spectrum “can have problems in three main areas.” They are:
The introduction also explains that “everyone finds it hard to focus, or they are hyperactive or impulsive occasionally;” however; “the term ADHD is only used when a person has these traits so often that it disrupts their lives.” It also says that “not every child with ADHD has all the traits” that are mentioned throughout the book.
The book then suggests that ADHD “may be detected soon after a child is born.” This is similar to how Mack from Storybooth’s video about her living with ADHD claims to have had ADHD since birth.
‘All Dogs Have ADHD’ has several cute photographs of dogs throughout and easy to read descriptions of symptoms, traits and advantages of children with ADHD. Some cons of the book include a sole emphasis on children with ADHD (adults can have it too) as well as males who have it because the child with ADHD who is likened to the dogs throughout the book is referred to as “he,” which could show that ADHD is more common in boys than girls.