S.E.N.D in the Clowns {VIDEO}

Autism is a ‘hidden disability’. This means that the features of the disability are not always obvious and can be misunderstood. For example severe anxiety and stress can look like rage or disobedience, especially in the classroom. I examine this in my new book S.E.N.D in the Clowns (due to be published in 2019).  The … Continue reading S.E.N.D in the Clowns {VIDEO}

ADHD: a truly complex condition

As you can see from the info-graphic, ADHD is a complicated condition with many presentations. It’s not something that your average teacher will either know in detail or understand. It is certainly not a subject that is covered in anywhere near this depth in current teacher training. So what are we left with – as … Continue reading ADHD: a truly complex condition

Penny for your thoughts…CBT on point

I think the expression ‘ penny for ’em?’ is a bit old now, but the sentiment behind the words still stands. Seeing someone vacantly staring into space, their mind clearly somewhere else, prompts the innocent question. The day dreamer will usually laugh it off when they’re asked what they’re thinking…. ‘wouldn’t you like to know?’ … Continue reading Penny for your thoughts…CBT on point