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ADHD Articles in SEN Magazine

Last year I was commissioned to write three articles on ADHD for SEN Magazine. You can read the articles by clicking in the images below. In the first article I talked about my experience of raising a child with ADHD. Click the image above to open up a PDF of the article, or read it […]

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You CAN Succeed with ADHD – These Guys Prove It!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurobiological condition affecting around 5% children, many of whom still experience difficulties as adults. ADHD is caused by a chemical imbalance in the management systems of the brain and experts now believe that this disorder has hereditary, psychological and biological factors. Dealing with ADHD can be very […]

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New SEN Code of Practice Launched

The new SEN Code of Practice was launched in July. The new reforms mean that instead of being assessed for a Statement of Educational Needs, every child with a disability can apply for an Educational Health and Care Plan. Following a co-ordinated single assessment process, the new EHC Plan sets out in one place all […]

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Crowdfunding Project for the ADHD Inspiration Day in Swindon

Later this year I am hosting an ADHD Inspiration Day in Swindon, Wiltshire. This is a not-for-profit event that offers parents advice, support, information, and the opportunity to meet other families. On the day there will be many fun and helpful activities, from interactive workshops and Q&A sessions to engaging speakers and a useful exhibition. […]

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7 Tips for Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

I originally wrote this article for the Primary Times website in 2013. Unfortunately the article is no longer live, but I’ve reproduced the text below. 7 Tips for Dealing with Challenging Behaviour In this article Alison Thompson, author of The Boy from Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD offers some strategies to help you […]

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How to Manage ADHD Naturally

In most cases ADHD is a long-term disorder. Approximately 60% of people who have childhood ADHD carry it into adult life, and many adults have ADHD but are undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, and untreated. Medication is often the most effective form of treatment but many people are not happy taking drugs, or giving them to their ADHD […]

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Exploring the Facts and Busting the ADHD Myths

Millions of children across the globe are affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the number of cases is growing continuously. It’s not just children who are affected, either – many adults have been diagnosed with ADHD in recent years. But despite it being such a common disability, there are still lots of ADHD myths, […]

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Guest Blog Post: 5 Ugly Lies About ADHD – Which May Be True

Over the years, a lot of rumors have been spread about ADHD, otherwise known as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Some of these rumors have been exaggerated and many of them have been widely contested, especially by supporters of natural treatments for ADHD. However, the question remains, is it true? Is it true, what you have heard […]

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ADHD Feature on BBC Radio Five Live, June 2013

Back in June 2013 a big chunk of Victoria Derbyshire’s programme on BBC Five Live was taken up with a feature on ADHD. It started with audio of Jenny and her son Ryan, who is ten and has the condition. Listening to what was apparently a “good” day took me right back to the days […]

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Guest Blog Post: Inattentive ADHD Treatment

Inattentive ADHD treatment should not be the same as the treatment for the other subtypes of ADHD. The symptoms of people with Inattentive ADHD (ADHD-PI) and Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT) are different and their response to stimulant medication is quite different. The treatment of ADHD-PI proves to be more difficult for some psychiatrist and psychologist […]

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