. @AfCLocal_Offer wants yr views on 14-19 yrs provision/services #ADHD #ASD #SEND

. @AfCLocal_Offer wants yr views on 14-19 yrs provision/services #ADHD #ASD #SEND

Achieving for Children want to hear your views on provision and services for 14-19 yr olds. Visit their website for their Opportunities Pack and let them know what you need for your child’s future. Email them: 14-19@achievingforchildren.org.uk

 

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Girls with #ADHD face increased risk of becoming smokers via @UMNews ‏ @PsyPost

Girls with #ADHD face increased risk of becoming smokers via @UMNews ‏ @PsyPost

One motivation for smoking may be to self-medicate attentional problems, because similar to medications used to treat ADHD, nicotine stimulates certain brain regions

http://www.psypost.org/2017/09/girls-adhd-face-increased-risk-becoming-smokers-study-finds-49709

#ADHD kids can be still, if they’re not straining their brains via @ScienceDaily

#ADHD kids can be still, if they’re not straining their brains via @ScienceDaily

Parents and teachers of children with ADHD should avoid labelling them as unmotivated slackers when they’re working on tasks that require working memory and cognitive processing

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/09/170918222249.htm

Is There a Connection Between #ADHD and Fatigue via @autismag

Is There a Connection Between #ADHD and Fatigue via @autismag

An individual fatigue level being associated with ADHD isn’t something abnormal as ADHD is basically associated with hyperactivity.

https://www.dealwithautism.com/news/is-there-a-connection-between-adhd-and-fatigue/

Back to #School and #ADHD: New Research via @HuffPost

Most importantly, parents can take a deep breath. ADHD symptoms are real. Parents are not responsible for this diagnosis

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/back-to-school-and-adhd-new-research_us_59b9dda2e4b02c642e4a13bb

Use Schedules to Improve Children’s @wisebehavior Attend our 20 Sept Talk

Use Schedules to Improve Children’s @wisebehavior Attend our 20 Sept Talk

Young children or children with autism, anxiety, or  ADHD could get anxious or frustrated, when they are directed to do something they were not expecting, or when they are abruptly told to stop a preferred activity.

Behaviour is the topic of our 20 Sept Talk. E: communications@adhdrichmond.org to reserve your seat

http://www.educationandbehavior.com/using-visual-schedules-2/

Our mid-September newsletter is now out; including details of our Sept 20 seminar and new NICE guidelines draft

Our mid-September newsletter is now out; including details of our Sept 20 seminar and new NICE guidelines draft

https://zc1.campaign-view.com/ua/viewinbrowser?od=11287eca5886b7&rd=11695c5816e33074&sd=11695c5816e33033&n=11699e4be514177&mrd=11695c5816e33025&m=1

. @HStartRichmond offer Resilient Child Workshop @SurbitonHigh Oct 10

.  @HStartRichmond offer Resilient Child Workshop @SurbitonHigh Oct 10

“Have you ever wondered what we need to be doing as parents and carers to ensure that our children grow up to be happy, resilient adults with a zest for life and learning? Dr Kathryn Weston has all the answers and looks forward to sharing her practical and straightforward tips, derived from the best research evidence.”

https://billetto.co.uk/en/e/how-to-raise-a-resilient-child-parenting-talk-tickets-212296

. @OrangeTreeThtr @FluteTheatre Show for #ADHD #autism YP Oct 16-28

. @OrangeTreeThtr @FluteTheatre Show for #ADHD #autism YP Oct 16-28orange tree

16 – 28 October  :  Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond presents a special co-production with Flute Theatre, of A Midsummer Night’s Dream  This participatory performance has been created specifically for young people, over 10 yrs, with communication and social interaction difficulties, including ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, PDA and other SEND. At each performance, up to 15 young people take part in sensory games, led by 6 actors. The games reveal the characters and themes of the play whilst helping participants with their communication skills. The participants families or carer sit just behind them to watch from the auditorium, whilst the actors and participants help to unravel Shakespeare’s story. Everyone is welcome to join the actors after the performance for tea and biscuits – a great chance a talk to other families and make new friends.  Mon – Fri 10.30am & 2.00pm Sat 10.30am All tickets £10 Booking is by phone only – call Izzy or Imogen at OT Take Part on 020 8940 0141

My Husband & 3 Kids Have #ADHD. We Couldn’t Survive Without #Medication via @itsmomtastic

@itsmomtastic
In the past I’ve tried to explain to friends and family what having ADHD really means. How it impacts all of our lives. How it defines relationships, their education, their careers, after school activities, and how we socialize. I’ve had to give up.

http://www.momtastic.com/health/710727-husband-3-kids-adhd-couldnt-survive-without-meds/

 

 

#ADHD #RichmondUponThames events for Oct Awareness Month

#ADHD #RichmondUponThames events for Oct Awareness Month

If you know of any other ADHD activities in the London area, please let us know.

Here’s our list of  ADHD Awareness Month events

Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to #ADHD #Autism. Research by @nyuniversity ‏

Brain White Matter May Hold Clues to #ADHD #Autism. Research by @nyuniversity

Researchers say there may be a connection between abnormalities in the brain’s white matter and the severity of symptoms in ADHD & autism.

http://www.healthline.com/health-news/white-matter-clues-to-autism-and-adhd#1

Exc. sum up by @StarlightMcKenz about @NHSRichmondCCG meeting on #CAMHS future diagnosis @SENDFamilyVoice @ExpressCIC @Autism (Richmond)

Exc. sum up by @StarlightMcKenz of @NHSRichmondCCG meeting on #CAMHS future diagnosis @SENDFamilyVoice @ExpressCIC @Autism (Richmond)

https://starlightmckenzie.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/the-key-to-the-door-of-the-labyrinth/

More thoughts by breakfast than others have all day: what it’s like to have #ADHD via @MetroUK

More thoughts by breakfast than others have all day: what it’s like to have #ADHD via @MetroUK

Audio of writer and student James Woods

More thoughts by breakfast than somebody else has all day: This is what it’s like to have ADHD

Video: updated intro to #ADHD #RichmondUponThames incl. our Talks

Video: updated intro to #ADHD #RichmondUponThames incl. our Talks

https://video.fmad3-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t43.1792-2/21429975_1643863962331141_2587363237699780608_n.mp4?efg=eyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9oZCJ9&oh=395b2f11ebdf420e6f769e08225f40a2&oe=59B71DB0

 

Social & Communication difficulties: study by @UniofBath @unisouthampton ‏#ADHD

Social & Communication difficulties: study by @UniofBath @unisouthampton #ADHD

It differs from more well-known behavioural conditions, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, although many children suffer from both.

http://www.skynews.com.au/news/world/europe/2017/09/08/antisocial-teens-can-t-read-faces–study.html

. @ZacGoldsmith mentions #ADHD #RichmondUponThames in his Newsletter

. @ZacGoldsmith mentions #ADHD #RichmondUponThames in his Newsletter

http://www.zacgoldsmith.com/zac-meets-adhd-in-richmond/

Funding and legal assistance from @EHRC for #education cases‏

Funding and legal assistance from @EHRC for #education cases‏

Funding and legal assistance from Equality & Human Rights Commission for cases concerning discrimination in education. Please read this EHRC education discrimination ATJ project – cover letter and these EHRC education discrimination ATJ project – FAQs

. @MercuryPrize @WhitgiftSchool1 @LoyleCarneron on #ADHD #education & heritage via @telegraph

. @MercuryPrize @WhitgiftSchool1 @LoyleCarner on on #ADHD #education & heritage  @telegraph

Carner says he has to keep himself busy – or else his ADHD will “consume” him. And he’s certainly doing that: aside from his music career, he’s recently been unveiled as a new face of Yves Saint Laurent, written the foreword to Margaret Rooke’s book Dyslexia is My Superpower (Most of the Time), begun work on a theatre script, and set up Chilli Con Carner, a series of cookery workshops for young people with ADHD.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/artists/loyle-carner-interview-therapper-dreams-shakespeare/

. @VinceCable addresses support needed by #ADHD children via @richmondtimes

. @VinceCable addresses support needed by #ADHD children via @richmondtimes

The leader of the Liberal Democrats says “ADHD Richmond are doing great work to help children and families that are living with the symptoms of ADHD”

#http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/news/richmondnews/15517831.Vince_Cable_wants_to_address_the_support_needed_by_ADHD_children_in_Richmond/

#ADHD comments on @NICEcomms update sought by Oct 18

#ADHD comments on @NICEcomms update sought by Oct 18

This document is the most important text relating to your child’s ADHD. It is the Holy Grail for Consultants, GPs, Practitioners. Give your views on the changes being made to the Guidelines: ADHDstandardUpdate@nice.org.uk

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/gid-cgwave0798/documents/short-version-of-draft-guideline

Thx @WhereCanWeGo for listing our Wed Eve 20 Sept seminar on #Behaviour + Services for YP

Thx @WhereCanWeGo for listing our Wed Eve 20 Sept seminar on #Behaviour + Services for YP.

Book your free seat now, email: communications@adhdrichmond.org

Sept 20 eve

#ADHD missed in girls because they’re not as ‘disruptive’ @NICEcomms warns via @Telegraph

#ADHD being missed in girls because they’re not as ‘disruptive’ @NICEcomms warns via @Telegraph

 The new advice says medication should be offered first, if “environmental modifications” – such as letting a child have breaks during lessons – have failed to have an impact.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/09/06/adhd-missed-girls-not-disruptive-nice-warns/

 

. @BozenaZoric needs stories from #ADHD parents + YP

. @BozenaZoric needs stories from #ADHD parents + YP

Our friend, Dr Zortich,  is writing her PhD at Birkbeck University, London on The Entangled Story of #ADHD. It is based on families’ experience of the various interventions available.

She would like to get some more anonymous stories from both parents and young people. She can send you some short questions or you can email your story about ADHD and how it affects you/your family. What do you think about medication, services, therapies etc …

For anonymity purposes you can send your short stories/experiences to our ADHD Richmond email address: communications@adhdrichmond.org

 

 

CBT advice, workshops & free books #ADHD

CBT advice, workshops & free books #ADHD

Dr Jade Smith talked to our Group this week about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and you can find lots of her resources and workshops at Psychology Services Ltd  Here’s a link to her new book on Adapting CBT for Children with ADHD

You may download this free ebook on Cognitive Behaviour Intervention  and this free Workbook from Pesky Gnats

or try this online payable course from Brave Online

This is what the Manager at CAMHS Richmond says “CBT is offered at T3 CAMHS and at T2 provided by the AFC Emotional Health Service, as part of the evidence-based practice care pathway. Referral to CAMHS is via the AFC website. We assess and discuss with families the interventions available, based on assessment and need. CBT is part of what is available.”

Find a therapist here … and our Friends at The Effra Clinic offer CBT

#ADHD and #Autism via @NewsMedical

#ADHD and #Autism via @NewsMedical

Treatment of ADHD in children is currently started with methylphenidate, which shows great effect among other agents. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) combined with methyphenidate is also equally effective.

https://www.news-medical.net/health/ADHD-and-Autism.aspx

#ADHD explained. What you need to know by #attentionuk

#ADHD explained. What you need to know by #attentionuk

A whopping 5% of people in the UK are estimated to have ADHD. But even though ADHD is the most common mental health disorder in young people in the UK, and on average has a more detrimental impact on a person’s quality of life than disorders like anxiety or depression

https://attentionuk.wordpress.com/about/what-you-need-to-know/

 

#ADHD Richmond met Sir @vincecable today. GR8 to have his support #Twickenham

#ADHD Richmond met Sir @vincecable today. GR8 to have his support #Twickenham

We have planned a number of actions for October’s ADHD Awareness Month. Also watch out for a new ADHD video involving our local MP for #Twickenham

Despatched to #Balmoral on #Diana ‘s honeymoon rtn

Despatched to #Balmoral on #Diana ‘s honeymoon rtn

As a young reporter for Grampian TV in Northern Scotland, I was sent to report on the return from honeymoon of HRH Prince Charles and Princess Diana. It was an organised photo shoot by the Palace in the hope that the Press would then leave the newly-married couple in peace. That, as we know now, didn’t have much success at all.

The questions we threw at the pair that day about how they had enjoyed their holiday were innocent and hopeful for the future; again, as we know now, they were futile because it was already a sham marriage. The young bride had a desperate time as she discovered her new husband was still in love with his old flame, Camilla. She found he had a photograph of Camilla with him and noticed the Prince was wearing a pair of gold cufflinks engraved with interwoven Cs.”

We all wanted their marriage to be perfect and for her to be our Queen one day. What a dreadful arranged marriage it turned out to be. Princes Diana worked hard to find a place in her life after the Royal rejection and her death leaves us still to wonder about it all. Today, we can only give our thoughts to Princes William and Harry and let Diana rest in peace

 

 

 

Does Your Child Have #ADHD or #Autism – or Both? via

Does Your Child Have ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder – or Both? via @US_14062207466

There can be overlap, but experts warn against rushing to determine a concrete diagnosis.

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/patient-advice/articles/2017-08-30/does-your-child-have-adhd-or-autism-spectrum-disorder-or-both

6 Strategies for Supporting Childhood #ADHD by @fearwhisperer @TheWellnessUniv

6 Strategies for Supporting Childhood #ADHD by @fearwhisperer  @TheWellnessUniv

The more we learn to act from a place of love and let go of our attachments to how we think life is supposed to be, the more we help them find their way. As we help them, they are helping to heal us and release us from our “ailing” thinking.

http://blog.thewellnessuniverse.com/6-strategies-supporting-childhood-adhd/

Our #ADHD Sept e-letter is out. New events & workshops http://bit.ly/2wP1YMH

Our #ADHD Sept e-letter is out. New events & workshops http://bit.ly/2wP1YMH

https://zc1.campaign-view.com/ua/viewinbrowser?od=11287eca5886b7&rd=11695c5816e278ea&sd=11695c5816e2789b&n=11699e4c32052dd&mrd=11695c5816e2788d&m=1

What are we laughing at? Children’s #literature and #ADHD via @HornBook

What are we laughing at? Children’s #literature and #ADHD via @HornBook

Sure, they may push the boundaries and get in trouble from time to time, but they are worth the trouble. We love them for who they are, but we wouldn’t want them any other way

http://www.hbook.com/2017/08/blogs/family-reading/whats-so-funny-childrens-literature-and-adhd/#_

 

Updated online version of our free #ADHD Handbook. Donations welcome

Updated online version of our free #ADHD Handbook. Donations welcome    
If you spot any errors; or if you have something you’d like to add please let us know.
You can also find it on our website (in the right-hand column)

#ADHD talk on #CognitiveTherapy #behaviour Sept 5 Win new book. Listed @britevents

#ADHD talk on #CognitiveTherapy #behaviour Sept 5 Win new book. Listed @britevents

Email to reserve a place: communications@adhdrichmond.org

http://www.britevents.com/whats-on/other/kingston/adhd-richmond-daytime-talk-on-cbt/795096/

#Finland #education #schools offer exc. system for all incl. #ADHD

#Finland #education #schools offer exc. system for all incl. #ADHD

 

 

Video added to our What’s #ADHD website tab & Youtube channel: Working Memory @AboutKidsHealth

Video added to our What’s #ADHD website tab & Youtube channel:  Working Memory @AboutKidsHealth

 

 

 

What I learned from having a child with #ADHD via @MetroUK

What I learned from having a child with #ADHD via @MetroUK

I never wanted to ‘label’ any of my children but I know what a lonely world it is out there for parents with children on the spectrum.

Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/24/what-i-learned-from-having-a-child-with-adhd-6860897/#ixzz4qk9fGEyH

What I learned from having a child with ADHD

#ADHD free Talk on #CBT by of @PsyServicesLtd Listed @AfCLocal_Offer

#ADHD free Talk on #CBT by @DrJadeSmith of @PsyServicesLtd Listed @AfCLocal_Offer

Win a copy of Jade’s new book on CBT by simply attending this seminar. Book your place now: communications@adhdrichmond.org

https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer/events/25005-adhd-richmond-talk-about-cbt?date=2017-09-05

. @imperialcollege #London offers #STEM workshop for exceptional students w/ #ADHD 20/21 Sept @AfCLocal_Offer #Dyslexia #Aspergers #autism

. @imperialcollege #London offers #STEM workshop for exceptional students w/ #ADHD  20/21 Sept @AfCLocal_Offer #Dyslexia #Aspergers #autism

Email: lydia.noa@imperial.ac.uk

https://www.afcinfo.org.uk/local_offer/events/25386-imperial-college-opportunity-for-gifted-students-with-learning-difficulties?date=2017-09-21

Student shows #ADHD doesn’t prevent place at #University with the correct help from #school and #teachers in #Chiswick

Student shows doesn’t prevent place at with correct help from and in

https://www.metro.news/exams-joy-after-78-detentions/713255/

5 Things to tell #Teachers About #ADHD from @The Mighty

Secrets of the #ADHD Brain from @ADDitudeMag

Secrets of the #ADHD Brain from @ADDitudeMag

Like everyone else, those with ADHD grow and mature over time.

https://www.additudemag.com/secrets-of-the-adhd-brain/

Added to our website #Education / #Teachers’ Info: How to spot #ADHD via @teachwire

Added to our website #Education / #Teachers’ Info: How to spot #ADHD via @teachwire

It is important to remain calm in your dealings with children with ADHD – be firm, but approachable. Remember to smile and show them that you care – it will make a huge difference.

See the article @ https://adhdrichmond.org/teachers-info/

Sept 8 #ADHD Richmond & @KingstonCarers partner for new Coffee & Chat #Surbiton

Sept 8 #ADHD Richmond@KingstonCarers partner for new Coffee & Chat

Our latest venture is to provide you with another opportunity to meet up with like-minded parents/carers. Just turn up for coffee & cake. Let’s make this a huge & successful partnership. Put all the dates in your calendar and we’ll see you there

Coffee mornings poster

Let’s put @ThePrinceADHD top of @officialcharts

Let’s put @ThePrinceADHD top of @officialcharts

 

Added to our YouTube list More Videos: What it’s like to have #ADHD

Added to our YouTube list More Videos: What it’s like to have #ADHD

 

 

 

 

#Asperger’s or #ADHD? Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments via @healthline

#Asperger’s or #ADHD? Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatments via @healthline

Remember that each child is different. Don’t gauge your child’s development by other children

http://www.healthline.com/health/adhd/aspergers#overview1

5 Stages You Go Through Upon Receiving An #ADHD #Autism Diagnosis via @ScaryMommy

5 Stages You Go Through Upon Receiving An #ADHD #Autism Diagnosis via @ScaryMommy

Dealing with a diagnosis for your child is hard, it is painful, and it may force you to lose all hope and faith in society

http://www.scarymommy.com/autism-adhd-diagnosis-stages/

#ADHD and Impulse Control advice from @thetruthadhd

#ADHD and Impulse Control advice from @thetruthadhd

Studies have indicated that socialisation skills need to be treated independently from other behavioural modification treatment, such as “parent training and classroom management and requires long-term therapeutic intervention, into adolescence and adulthood.

http://www.therealtruthaboutadhd.com/2017/02/26/adhd-and-impulse-control-does-your-adhd-provoke-you-to-interrupt-others-during-conversations/

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