#ADHD Act petition reaches 10k. @GovUK must now respond. Keep signing – 100k & the petition will be considered for debate in #Parliament

#ADHD Act petition reaches 10k. @GovUK must now respond. Keep signing – 100k & the petition will be considered for debate in #Parliament

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/202061

 

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Thank you to Oliver Crawford and @ADHDfoundation for sharing this poem about #ADHD

Thank you to Oliver Crawford and Tom Coates at ADHD Foundation for sharing this poem:

The Five Faces of ADHD (copyright: Oliver Crawford)

My first face was anger
My temper spiralling out of control
Sleep was impossible
An endless stream of thoughts running through my head
Like a never-ending nightmare my life went on, torturing my mind, seeping through as physical energy, taking it’s toll on all around me.

My second face was frustration
My mind playing tricks on me I didn’t understand
I felt cut off from the world, as if alienated from everyone else
School was a battle and more difficult than ever – I was in the classroom but my mind was elsewhere…

My third face was one of sadness
The guilt took over as I hurt those around me
I became an emotional mess that others and myself found difficult to like
My heart had left my body and was sinking deeper into the abyss.

My fourth was relief
Finally somebody understood
I was not alone
My questions were answered
My feelings were released, like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis
Sadness was replaced by relief.

My final face was hope
I was on the road back home
My mind was clearer, like a breath of fresh air
The parasite that had taken control of me was now removed by the power of medication
My jagged past, now smooth ahead.

14 signs your daughter may have #ADHD via @ConversationUK

14 signs your daughter may have #ADHD via @ConversationUK

Not only do symptoms of ADHD look different in boys but boys also have a tendency to be more hyperactive and impulsive than girls.

http://theconversation.com/fourteen-signs-your-daughter-may-have-adhd-86377

 

 

Video added to our website What’s ADHD tab shows The #ADHD brain: #Neuroscience via @Additudemag https://adhdrichmond.org/what-is-adhd/

Video added to our website What’s ADHD tab shows The #ADHD brain: #Neuroscience via @Additudemag https://adhdrichmond.org/what-is-adhd/

 

Addictions & #ADHD: The Risks Associated with Substance Abuse via @autismag

Addictions & #ADHD: The Risks Associated with Substance Abuse via @autismag

It is advisable to work with a psychiatrist or a therapist who has the required expertise in working with patients diagnosed with ADHD

https://www.dealwithautism.com/news/addictions-and-adhd-the-risks-associated-with-substance-abuse/

 

Shining a light on #ADHD: Concerned #Enniskillen mother speaks out via @impartialrep @AdultADHDNI

 

Shining a light on #ADHD: Concerned #Enniskillen mother speaks out via @impartialrep @AdultADHDNI

“Alex has lost all of his schooling but has been saved by his diagnosis.”

http://www.impartialreporter.com/news/15652107.My_son_lost_all_his_schooling_but_ADD_diagnosis_has_saved_him/

 

 

#Wirral mum knew instictively her son had #ADHD at 4. @ADHDfoundation #Liverpool

#Wirral mum knew instantly her son had #ADHD at 4. @ADHDfoundation #Liverpool

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/mum-reveals-key-signs-told-13891908

 

Video: #HuntersHillTechnologyCollege in #Bromsgrove on #TV for #ADHD #agricultural #schooling

Video: #HuntersHillTechnologyCollege in #Bromsgrove on #TV for #ADHD #agricultural #schooling

 

 

 

 

#Asia beatbox champ has #ADHD . Attend our ADHD=SUCCESS event for children & parents Dec 6 e: communications@adhdrichmond.org

#Asia beatbox champ has #ADHD . Attend our ADHD=SUCCESS event for children & parents Dec 6 e: communications@adhdrichmond.org

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/cnainsider/untameable-adhd-teenager-asia-beatbox-champ-ite-9398658

22 Nov: free eve talk for any parent/carer concerned about #ADHD and #Nutrition Deborah Colson from @thinkinutrition will discuss your queries on any dietary matter. Listed by @Eventbrite . Reserve your seat today, simply email: communications@adhdrichmond.org

22 Nov: free eve talk for any parent/carer concerned about #ADHD and #Nutrition Deborah Colson from @thinkinutrition  will discuss your queries on any dietary matter. Listed by @Eventbrite . Reserve your seat today, simply email: communications@adhdrichmond.org
Nov 22 evening talk - Deborah Colson

Why people with #ADHD can be successful in business via @KnowridgeSci @SyracuseU @UniofBath

Why people with #ADHD can be successful in business via @KnowridgeSci @SyracuseU @UniofBath

People with ADHD show us a different logic that is perhaps better suited to entrepreneursh

https://knowridge.com/2017/11/why-people-with-adhd-can-be-successful-in-business/

. @UKParliament debated “Make #mentalhealth #education compulsory in primary and secondary #schools” Watch the video

. @UKParliament debated “Make #mentalhealth #education compulsory in primary and secondary #schools” Watch the video

http://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/c7b16ac8-e642-49cb-99ad-a11319df4b4d

10 tips for parenting a child whose behaviour is challenging #ADHD via @SpcialNdsJungle

10 tips for parenting a child whose behaviour is challenging #ADHD via @SpcialNdsJungle

Difficult or challenging behaviour can be one of toughest things you can face as a parent of a child with ADHD

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/10-tips-parenting-child-whose-behaviour-challenging/

2 gr8 #ADHD talks from @LauraKerbey & Dr #HolanLiang to our Group today

 2 gr8 #ADHD talks from @LauraKerbey & Dr #Holan Liang to our Group today

Laura Kerbey

Laura Kerbey talked to us about Sibling Rivalry on 7 Nov. Here are her slides: Supporting Siblings ADHD  Here’s the video . This is Laura’s Facebook page and website

Dr Holan Liang

and Dr Holan Liang spoke about ADHD & Learning Difficulties. Here are her slides: Dr Holan Liang PP and here is her book called Inside Out Parenting

Here’s how to contact her at Effra Clinic

Could My Child Have #ADHD? Signs, Symptoms And Advice For Parents via @HuffPostUK

Could My Child Have #ADHD? Signs, Symptoms And Advice For Parents via @HuffPostUK

‘Ignoring ADHD is a potential time bomb for these children.’

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/adhd-diagnosis-in-children_uk_59fc593de4b01b474049b879

Creating a Good Home Atmosphere for #ADHD Children via @autismag

Creating a Good Home Atmosphere for #ADHD Children via @autismag

More often than not, children with ADHD need assistance in order to keep an organized bedroom as well as a clean environment

https://www.dealwithautism.com/news/creating-a-good-home-atmosphere-for-adhd-children/

 

What is #ADHD, its symptoms & types?

What is #ADHD, its symptoms & types?

You, your child and his school should be involved in the assessment. Doctors would diagnose ADHD in a child after the child showing six or more symptoms of hyperactivity or inattention regularly for six months

https://inminutes.com/what-adhd-children-symptoms-types/

 

Nov 22 #ADHD & Nutrition Talk w/ @thinkinutrition e: communications@adhdrichmond.org

Nov 22 #ADHD & Nutrition Talk w/ @thinkinutrition  e: communications@adhdrichmond.org

Book now to reserve your free seat …

Nov 22 evening talk - Deborah Colson

#UK #ADHD kids waiting longest in #Europe for diagnosis: GPs doubt condition’s real warns report via @heraldscotland

#UK #ADHD kids waiting longest in #Europe for diagnosis: GPs doubt condition’s real warns report via @heraldscotland

Despite major efforts to improve the stigma around mental health across the UK and decades of scientific and clinical research around ADHD, we are continuing to fail thousands of children who have one of the most common mental health disorders.

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15637441.UK_children_with_ADHD_waiting_the_longest_in_Europe_for_diagnosis/

Here’s the full #ADHD Report mentioned on #TV & #Radio today @ADHDfoundation @ADDNI1 @adhdnorfolk

Here’s the full #ADHD Report mentioned on #TV & #Radio today @ADHDfoundation @ADDNI1 @adhdnorfolk

We vehemently believe that in future years, we will not only destigmatise ADHD, but celebrate it as a route to creativity, passion and ingenuity. This won’t be easy, and will rely on the help and dedication of many people, but a few simple steps can set us off on the right path.

ADHD DIR report version 18 – no watermark

 

 

 

#ADHD expert calls for review of children’s mental health policies via @ITVnews

#ADHD expert calls for review of children’s mental health policies via @ITVnews

Long-term solutions must be put in place by the NHS to ensure no child falls through the gaps – this includes improving the patient journey to diagnosis and challenging the stigma prevalent throughout the healthcare community

http://www.itv.com/news/utv/2017-11-03/ni-adhd-expert-calls-for-review-of-childrens-mental-health-policies/

Children at risk from #ADHD diagnosis delays says @ADHDfoundation via @BBCnews

Children at risk from #ADHD diagnosis delays says @ADHDfoundation via @BBCnews

A recent study found British children spent on average 18 months from their first doctor visit to receiving a formal ADHD diagnosis

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41847026

 

 

Thanks @StarlightMcKenz for synoposis of #EHCP Conf. @RoehamptonUni

Thanks @StarlightMcKenz for synoposis of #EHCP Conf. @RoehamptonUni

The overarching message I received from the survey results, was that professionals felt the system was overly bureaucratic and time consuming offering very little improvement over the old system

https://starlightmckenzie.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/authentic-voice-and-ehcps/

 

Are Children With #ADHD Missing Nonverbal Cues From #Teachers ? via @US_14062207466

Are Children With #ADHD Missing Nonverbal Cues From #Teachers ? via @US_14062207466

Experts say it’s common, and that it may impede social and academic success. However, there are ways to help.

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-11-01/are-children-with-adhd-missing-nonverbal-cues-from-teachers

Would Renaming #ADHD Better Describe the Disorder? via @noellevivante @HealthyPlace

Would Renaming #ADHD Better Describe the Disorder? via @noellevivante  @HealthyPlace

If we were to create another name for ADHD, what would you choose? What do you think encapsulates the condition?

https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/livingwithadultadhd/2017/10/is-there-a-better-name-for-adhd/

 

#ADHD in Boys: What You Need to Know via @UnderstoodOrg

#ADHD in Boys: What You Need to Know via @UnderstoodOrg

Sometimes, boys with ADHD behave like the class clown to mask their challenges and be popular with other kids. That behavior can backfire, however. Their antics can be funny, but kids might also find them annoying.

https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/child-learning-disabilities/add-adhd/adhd-in-boys

 

Why #ADHD Kids Say I DON’T KNOW So Often via @ADHDFamilyCoach

Why #ADHD Kids Say I DON’T KNOW So Often via @ADHDFamilyCoach 

This is an Executive Function challenge. The pre-frontal cortex hasn’t developed enough to handle the demands being made

http://blockedtobrilliant.com/adhd-kids-say-i-dont-know/?utm_source=ReviveOldPost&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ReviveOldPost

 

How to Help Girls With #ADHD via @ChildMindDotOrg

How to Help Girls With #ADHD via @ChildMindDotOrg

As we near the end of ADHD Awareness Month, and the theme of Girls & Women with ADHD,  here’s what parents can do to support learning and self-esteem in girls

 

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-help-girls-with-adhd/?utm_content=bufferdf81c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

 

Preparing For A Child With #ADHD via @MadameNoire

Preparing For A Child With #ADHD via @MadameNoire

So you’ve received this diagnosis for your child: he has ADHD. You may have no idea what to expect …

Preparing For A Child With ADHD

4 Reasons You shouldn’t Wait for Treatment if Your Child Has ADHD via @newsgramDOTcom

4 Reasons You shouldn’t Wait for Treatment if Your Child Has ADHD via @newsgramDOTcom

Getting to know what these treatment options are is the best way to ensure that your child gets the care and proper health that they deserve.

https://www.newsgram.com/you-shouldnt-wait-for-treatment-if-your-child-suffers-from-adhd

 

 

Video: #ADHD event in #WestCumbria inc. @ADHDfoundation ‘s @tonylloyd50 via @ITVborder

Video: #ADHD event in #WestCumbria inc. @ADHDfoundation ‘s @tonylloyd50 via @ITVborder

There’s still a long way to go to improve the diagnosis and management of ADHD         

http://www.itv.com/ne ws/border/update/2017-10-24/adhd-awareness-event-held-in-maryport/

 

17 Things Your #ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could via @GUPSarahForbes

17 Things Your #ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could via @GUPSarahForbes

I have a real, actual medical condition in my brain

17 Things Your ADHD Child Would Tell You if He Could

The #SEND system is fractured, if not broken. 3 new reports prove it via @SpcialNdsJungle #ADHD

The #SEND system is fractured, if not broken. 3 new reports prove it via @SpcialNdsJungle #ADHD

Too many parents are settling for poor plans because the system is more complicated than ever and parents do not understand it (and indeed, why SHOULD they be SEND experts?

https://www.specialneedsjungle.com/the-send-system-is-fractured-if-not-broken-three-new-reports-prove-it/

 

How #ADHD affects the whole family by @firstpsychology via @pressjournal

How #ADHD affects the whole family by @firstpsychology via @pressjournal   

If you suspect your child may have ADHD, the first step is to make an appointment with your GP for the appropriate advice and support.

 

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/lifestyle-columnists/1345901/prof-ewan-gillon-adhd-affects-whole-family/

6 Strategies for Communicating with #Teachers About #ADHD via @FastBraiin

6 Strategies for Communicating with #Teachers About #ADHD via @FastBraiin

You need to work with your child’s teacher as much as possible to make your child’s school experience beneficial for their learning

https://fastbraiin.com/communicating-with-your-childs-teacher-about-adhd/

Your Teen’s #ADHD Brain & How to Unleash Its Superpowers via @ADDitudeMag

Your Teen’s #ADHD Brain & How to Unleash Its Superpowers via @ADDitudeMag

Adolescence is turbulent, even without ADHD. With it, your teen faces an extraordinary set of challenges that can push her (and you!) to the edge — if you let it. Here’s how to stay informed, supportive, and calm during your child’s metamorphosis into a self-sufficient, confident adult.

https://www.additudemag.com/parenting-a-teenager-with-adhd-support-encourage-guide/

. @itmustbemum offers @schoolrefusal Guide to those struggling going to #School

. @itmustbemum offers @schoolrefusal  Guide to those struggling going to #School

https://itmustbemum.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/a-guide-to-supporting-a-child-who-is-struggling-to-attend-school.pdf

 

Is There a Connection Between #ADHD and #Dyslexia ? via @US_14062207466

Is There a Connection Between #ADHD and #Dyslexia ? via @US_14062207466

While overlap does exist, it doesn’t mean one causes the other

https://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-10-20/is-there-a-connection-between-adhd-and-dyslexia

 

Our friends @KingsCollegeLon need your help in this #ADHD research

Our friends @KingsCollegeLon need your help in this #ADHD  research.

More details can be read @ PROUD recruitment Please get in touch with Anna directly on  020 7848 0585 or anna.rommel@kcl.ac.uk

https://coca-project.eu/coca-phase-iia-trial/study

 

. @NHSRichmondCCG survey asks if #parents want skills to support kids #CAMHS cuts #ADHD

. @NHSRichmondCCG survey asks if #parents want skills to support kids #CAMHS cuts #ADHD

In Richmond (and Kingston) the CCG’s are rethinking how to make best use of available funding. With resources getting scarcer, they believe it could be worth providing parents and carers will more skills to help them support themselves, their child or their young person.  Is this what you want? Or do you think CAMHS should be offering a full and proper service?

Let the CCG know by completing this very short survey @ http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/CAMHSparentsurvey/

Deadline is Oct 28th

Video: Girls & #ADHD – #ADHDawareness Month theme via @irishexaminer

Video: Girls & #ADHD – #ADHDawareness Month theme via @irishexaminer

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/healthandlife/time-to-get-beyond-themyths-about-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-461220.html

Did you know your #ADHD child’s Executive Functioning age is about 30% of their true age?

Did you know your #ADHD child’s Executive Functioning age is about 30% of their true age?
Understanding this will help yuu understand why their brain is working at a different level

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#Teacher slams @educationgovuk ‏ for failing #ADHD pupils via @Guardian #Education

#Teacher slams @educationgovuk ‏ for failing #ADHD pupils via @Guardian #Education

It’s frustrating to know that you have a tool that could calm a child who is a possible ADHD diagnosis and can’t use it.

https://www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/2017/oct/14/secret-teacher-i-dont-feel-im-making-a-difference-any-more?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

 

 

 

 

Video: #Australian mum writes novels for kids with #ADHD via @radioaustralia

Video: #Australian mum writes novels for kids with #ADHD via @radioaustralia

For author Ruth Devine, writing a series of adventure novels about a teen boy with ADHD was a deeply personal experience.

http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2017-10-18/meet-the-mum-writing-novels-for-her-kids-with-adhd/1709900

Added to our website What’s ADHD tab @acamh Guide to #ADHD

Added to our website What’s ADHD tab @acamh Guide to #ADHD

https://www.acamh.org/topics/adhd/

 

#ADHD not included in @AforChildren #SEND Threshold. Complete short survey Box 6

#ADHD not included in @AforChildren  #SEND Threshold. Complete survey box 6

We are outraged! Please help us to rectify this by adding “ADHD” in Box 6 of this very short survey:
http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/thresholdguidancereview/

Here’s the Guidance: SEN threshold guidance

Childhood #ADHD and Poor Self-Esteem via @Mrngglry @PsychToday

Childhood #ADHD and Poor Self-Esteem via @Mrngglry @PsychToday

When every day is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

 

 

#SEND criteria @AforC_info @AforChildren Read & answer survey #ADHD

#SEND criteria @AforC_info @AforChildren Read & answer survey #ADHD

 

Read this SEN threshold guidance final

and answer this:  http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/thresholdguidancereview/

How to Tell if Your Daughter Has #ADHD via @ChildMindDotOrg #ADHDAwareness Month

How to Tell if Your Daughter Has #ADHD via @ChildMindDotOrg #ADHDAwareness Month

With girls, look beyond the stereotype

https://childmind.org/article/how-to-tell-if-your-daughter-has-adhd/

 

Astronaut @StationCDRKelly “I was a lousy student who probably had #ADHD via @NYDailyNews

Astronaut @StationCDRKelly “I was a lousy student who probably had #ADHD via @NYDailyNews

Kelly’s inability to focus led him to apply to the wrong college, where he scraped by.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/scott-kelly-ventures-world-endurance-article-1.3562757

 

 

 

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