About me

 

Retired School Nurse and A.D.H.D. Specialist Nurse.

 

Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom.

  • Setup a Specialist A.D.H.D Nurse led service in Maidstone, Kent.  Working autonomously and closely with Community Paediatric Services, Families and other professionals.
  • Organised and ran nurse led A.D.H.D. clinics offering advice, support to parents and schools, plus the monitoring of medication, and assisting with giving additional information to the Consultant Community Paediatricians  to achieve correct diagnosis. Such as through school observations and consultation with other professionals.
  • I continue to give presentations to various professional bodies, helping raise awareness and the understanding of A.D.H.D.and other Special Educational Needs.
  • Contributed to published articles relating to A.D.H.D. 2016 & 2017.for Inclusion Expert/Institute of Education (Daniel Sobel)
  • A School Nurse for many years, managed a caseload of primary and secondary schools within Maidstone and surrounding areas in Kent.
  • As a qualified School Nurse worked autonomously.
  • Maintained awareness of child protection and made appropriate referrals, along with an awareness of a child/young persons emotional & physical development. 
  • I  have done Health Education within schools; covering various appropriate subjects. .
Additional qualifications:
  • Common Assessment Framework, Lead Professional & Information Sharing Training, 2008. Children, Families and Education Joint Award, Kent County Council & N.H.S..
  • General Counselling Skills Diploma, 2002. College of Counselling, Glasgow.
  • Family Planning Nursing, 1992. English National Board for Nursing.
  • Previously qualified School and General Nurse
  • Rainbow Course, 1994. Using information in Managing the Nursing Resource.
  • I have contributed to articles for  "HeadTeacher" Update relating to issues around A.D.H.D. 

A trustee for charity that offers support and counselling for families who have a child demonstrating significant behavioural issues. The charity offers support for young people with a diagnosis of A.D.H.D. or Autism helping them and their families manage some of the behaviours associated with the conditions.