Thoughts on the Blog

Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

Managing lockdown during a pandemic might be one of the most difficult things you ever need to do with your autistic or ADHD child. The key consideration when engaging children with additional needs, is to ensure their comfort and well-being, during play time. Lockdown is already a cause of anxiety for many kids with autism … Continue reading Managing lockdown with autistic/ADHD kids indoors

My book journey…

I started writing S.E.N.D. in the Clowns years ago; it started off as a collection of diary entries and was mainly cathartic – I would write through tears of injustice. Through increasingly detailed research, I could see there was a compelling story to tell. So here we are – my aim isn’t to tell a … Continue reading My book journey…

Zoom Zoom around the room

Really looking forward to talking to lots of autism and ADHD parents on Thursday.  I will also be doing a short book reading from S.E.N.D. in the Clowns, which is out in September. Looking for the perfect segment for you. Here’s the flyer with all of the information:     Meeting ID: 944 5140 9637 … Continue reading Zoom Zoom around the room

School Run: Home learning survival guide

Article published in The School Run: you can read the it here If your child has special educational needs, supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing and academic progress at home during the lockdown and school closures offers its own unique set of challenges.  Your success in supporting special educational needs children academically at home, is … Continue reading School Run: Home learning survival guide

Strengths-based Superpowers

“Focus on building your strengths rather than working so hard to overcome your perceived weaknesses.”   Susan Duffy Saw this quote on my Twitter feed and it inspired me to write this post: Your strengths are your superpower. Not sure what your strengths are? Ask your mum, your auntie, your cousin, your grandpa what you’re good … Continue reading Strengths-based Superpowers