S.E.N.D in the Clowns – what sparked my passion?

Do you know any children or young people with autism/ADHD who have been excluded from school? If you are their parent, I feel your pain, as I was that mum. I feel as strongly about excluding children from school, as I much as I believe in well-behaved children. These two are not at opposite ends … Continue reading S.E.N.D in the Clowns – what sparked my passion?

Tips to build self-esteem in young people (with ADHD)

Give your self-esteem a boost Self-esteem can change in an instant, measure yours and your child’s constantly. Literally, on a scale from 1 – 5, where 1 =rubbish and 5 = on top of the world, how do you feel? If you feel yourself slipping, try out a couple of the relaxation or energizing techniques … Continue reading Tips to build self-esteem in young people (with ADHD)

Building self-esteem in young people

I’m looking forward to this week, even though it’s crazy busy and I have twenty tabs open on my screen and I can’t remember what I was going to do next, I am grateful be to working in an area that is making a difference. It’s a joy to see families and parents opening up … Continue reading Building self-esteem in young people

A dedication to my mother

My mother isn’t alive to know that her child is on the verge of publishing her second book. But I know that she knows. Another rainy Saturday afternoon and I’m spending half of it with my head bent over the laptop. But the end of book two is in sight and I hope that the … Continue reading A dedication to my mother

My book journey…S.E.N.D. in the Clowns

It’s been long, it’s been round the houses but at last it’s here! 2020 is the year I will birth an idea I had many years ago but wasn’t in a position to pursue.  S.E.N.D. in the Clowns is the name of this idea, which presents as a book but it is much more than … Continue reading My book journey…S.E.N.D. in the Clowns

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