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ADHD is NOT about childhood immaturity

Last week the news websites have been full of headlines like “ADHD children may just be immature” and “ADHD is vastly overdiagnosed and many kids are just immature” and “Children diagnosed with ADHD may just be immature for their class”. This follows the release of some research from Taiwan that finds the rate of ADHD diagnosis […]

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Talking about ADHD on BBC Wiltshire

On Sunday 1st February I was invited into the BBC Wiltshire studios to be on their Sunday morning breakfast show, hosted by the lovely Graham Rogers. Despite not being a morning person it was a lovely chance to catch up with Graham, who I last spoke to before the first ADHD Inspiration Day, and to talk […]

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“The Boy From Hell” on the Radio

When my book first came out back in March 2013 I was invited onto a couple of local radio stations to do an interview. It wasn’t me they were really interested in though – it was the star of the book, the “boy from hell” himself …. my son Daniel! Daniel proved himself to be […]

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BBC Wiltshire Interview, 25th October 2014

Prior to the ADHD Inspiration Day in Swindon I was interviewed by Graham Rogers for the BBC Wiltshire Saturday breakfast show.   (OK I’ll admit it – we actually prerecorded the interview a couple of days earlier! I’d have been far too busy to actually stop to do an interview on the day!

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Cerebra Conference Review part 2: Children’s Rights

Last week I wrote the first part of a review of the Cerebra annual conference, held in London in October 2014. By far the best speaker at the event was Dr Maggie Atkinson, the Children’s Commissioner for England. The role of the Children’s Commissioner is to promote and protect the rights of children in England, and […]

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Exciting news for the founder of ADHD Kids

I got the shock of my life last week when I was announced as a semi finalist in the Nat West Venus Awards Oxfordshire “Inspirational Woman” category, sponsored by Jennings. I’d gone along to the event to film a one-minute video as I’d been selected as a quarter finalist in the Business Mother category – […]

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What links Coronation Street, Bella … and me?

If you’re a soap fan, you may be aware that Coronation Street is currently featuring ADHD in one of its story lines. I’m not a big fan of the programme but I understand that one of the characters, Kylie, has been worried about her son Max’s behaviour recently, and after seeing her doctor he has […]

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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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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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