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Click and Read O’Malley’s ADHD and FASD

January 14, 2012

My hat’s off to Kieran O’Malley and Nova Science for  making ADHD and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders searchable on Google Books.

Here’s a scoop on Google Books. Most publishers will not put the entire text of a book online until some time after it goes out of print. But publishers recognize that readers who like a sample will often go on to buy the book. In books like O’Malley’s that are a compilation, a publisher can’t be certain which sample(s) to preview. So without advertising it, they make much of the text available: they want you to feel sure this book is for you no matter what you’re searching for.

So here’s a link to the Google Books preview of the third chapter in O’Malley’s book, Tracy Jirikowic’s outstanding article, Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing in FASD. Between Joy and Hope I’ve spent dozens of hours in OT with experienced, helpful therapists and have never put the all the pieces together the way Jirikowic does here.

If you open that link and scroll backwards, you will also be able to read the first two chapters of the book: O’Malley’s Overview of FASD, and his article on FASD in infants, toddlers, and young children. You’ll also find the Table of Contents.

I can’t link to more than that without potentially infringing on the publisher’s right to the content.

Don’t run out and buy the book quite yet because there is a serious editorial flaw: they some how omitted the last pages of Chapter 6, which in my copy ends abruptly in the middle of a sentence. The lack of copy editing is also inexplicable. It reads as if they sent an unedited draft to press instead of a final copy. Even so, some of the chapters are outstanding. More on those to come.

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  1. January 23, 2012 6:24 pm

    Just read the 2 chapters. So good! Many times hard for me to understand, but still I was able to be several pages of notes down. Thank you so much for putting this information out to help inform!

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