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Category Archives: About ADHD

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What is ADHD Parent Coaching?

You’ve probably heard of coaching – it seems every business owner has a coach, every sportsman has a coach, every aspiring entrepreneur has a coach. But what is ADHD parent coaching, and how can it benefit you? I don’t know about you, but when my ADHD son was younger I found it incredibly difficult to talk […]

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Cerebra Conference Review Part 1: Parents’ experiences of accessing services for challenging behaviour needs

Cerebra is an incredible charity that improves the lives of children with brain-related conditions, and their families, through research, education and support, and I was delighted to be invited to speak at their annual conference  in London last week. The conference was titled ‘Problem solving’: accessing decent services and support for children with complex needs and […]

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Time Management for ADHD Kids

Time management and organization is a struggle for many children with ADHD, as the deficit in working memory in particular can affect their understanding of how to sequence, organize, and prioritize. Setting up and maintaining routines can be quite difficult for them. So how can you help your ADHD child understand clocks and calendars and […]

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How to Explain ADHD to Your Child

How do you tell your child they have ADHD? Should you even let them know? It’s a tough question, and one that doesn’t really have a right or wrong answer. Some parents like to be really open with their kids, whereas others don’t like the idea that their child will feel different or “special”. However, […]

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The Seven Types of ADHD?

One of the difficulties in diagnosing ADHD is that it can present in so many different ways, and that can lead to people not recognising when a child or adult has the disorder. The diagnostic literature defines three types of ADHD: impulsive/hyperactive, where someone is “driven by a motor” and acts without thinking; inattentive, dreamy, […]

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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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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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