Raising autistic/ADHD teens..? tighten your belts

Raising primary-aged autistic, ADHD children has its challenges. Some of these can be managed with a tailored mix of adaptations to strengthen your child’s skills and build self-esteem in a world which is often ignorant and unkind. But when your little one grows up, the challenges don’t go away, they morph into a tangled fisherman’s … Continue reading Raising autistic/ADHD teens..? tighten your belts

Change from the inside outside

Reading a short clip from my book, S.E.N.D. in the Clowns. “We don’t want our children and young people who fall out of the education system to become voiceless. We know their issues will invariably become everyone’s issue. But how do we diversify the talent pool of clinicians, therapists, teachers, psychologists, if children from particular … Continue reading Change from the inside outside

Managing Meltdowns (and shutdowns)

Before my son was diagnosed with ASD & ADHD, the meltdowns at school were pretty intense. He was always remorseful afterwards and wrote endless ‘sorry’ notes to various teachers and peer provocateurs, but still, of course, the meltdowns continued. One class teacher said in a meeting: ‘but they come out of nowhere and ‘poof’ he … Continue reading Managing Meltdowns (and shutdowns)

Suzy on The Different Angelz Show (New Style Radio).

Different Angelz is an innovative programme, devised by Charmaine Burton, a radio presenter who is passionate about politics and political issues as they impact the black community in the UK. The radio station is based in Birmingham, the UK’s ‘second city.’ Whatever your views, it’s a fascinating listen, and so important to have these conversations … Continue reading Suzy on The Different Angelz Show (New Style Radio).

S.E.N.D.in the Clowns Book Review

It’s always nerve-racking to get your first few reviews, I’m so happy to share this one with you 🙂 “I’m a Speech and Language Therapist working with families and in schools and found this book not only a joy to read, with it’s conversational style and bullet points for key areas, but so full of … Continue reading S.E.N.D.in the Clowns Book Review