Lets discuss A.D.H.D. and Other Special Educational Needs.

Whilst working in the National Health Service within Community Health and since retiring I have given presentations to a variety of groups. 

I still feel passionate about children/adolescents with Special Educational Needs, Particularly being aware that there is still a high percentage that are undiagnosed..

  • Teachers, both primary and secondary
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Nursery school workers
  • Family Liaison Officers
  • Pupil Referral Units
  • Fire service
  • Foster carers
  • Residential Staff.
  •  Health professionals
  • Social services
  • Partnership with parents agencies
  • Kent Mediation Services
  • Youth clubs.
  • Integrated Youth Service Maidstone.
  • Parents.
  • Volunteer Counsellors.

Content of Presentation:

  • A.D.H.D. myths.
  • Predisposing factors.
  • Impact on the individual..
  • Effects of undiagnosed A.D.H.D.
  • N.I.C.E
  • Gathering Information.
  • What is A.D.H.D.? Signs/Symptoms
  • A.D.H.D. and the brain with a visual explanation.
  •  Chemicals in the brain related to A.D.H.D. 
  • Medication + some side effects.
  • Alternatives to medication
  • Conditions that can be confused with A.D.H.D. (Mimic)or run parallel to A.D.H.D.
  • Other Special Educational Needs such as, Autism, Asperger's, Sensory processing disorder, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, Auditory processing disorder,Emotional problems, some Mental Health Problems that could evolve, Absence attacks, Epilepsy.
  • Diagnosis
  • Adolescence
  • Two common coexisting conditions i.e. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder.
  • Sample Questions that are commonly asked
  • Some coping strategies can be discussed.

At the end of the presentation I give out some case studies, for group discussion.+ a copy of the presentation.

I am also happy to do one to one sessions, such as at home to support parent/parents to explain the condition. Some parent/parents can be anxious/concerned after being given a recent diagnosis of the condition.

If you wish to discuss how I could assist in more detail, please use the contact page of this website.