Special Needs or Additional Needs is like an umbrella sheltering and hiding a huge collection of diagnoses underneath.
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ADDICTION: From Ant McPartlin to Social Media – join the discussion on Eamonn Holmes talkRADIO Show at 6.30pm
Tonight on our Parenting Round Up we discuss: Ant McPartlin ‘drink drive’ crash. Will.i.am blames ‘pill pushing parents’ of kids with ADHD for killing creativity. Grammy award winning artist will.i.am is blaming ‘pill pushing’ parents of children with ADHD for “destroying potential”. The Voice judge and pop star suffered from the disorder as a child, […]
I read with fascination the blog by June Rousso Ph.D on the role of nutrition in treating ADD/ADHD as I taught many children on Ritalin when I was a Deputy Head. “Most treatments have focused upon medications, such as stimulant drugs. Millions of children are treated with medication and […]
I read with interest Sarah Vine’s parenting article in The Daily Mail today about ADHD. But is she right? “Fascinating stuff in yesterday’s Mail from paediatric neurologist Dr Richard Saul, who argues in a new book that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is wildly over-diagnosed and that thousands of children are being identified as victims and […]
Well I know I’ve said it with a smile to kids in my class when I was a teacher ” Oooh have you got ants in your pants today?” Frequently children get into trouble at home and in school because they move too much. They fidget, fall off chairs, or leave their seats when they are […]
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I enjoy exploring the world of Twitter and I discovered Among Friends which is a one stop portal into the world of people with special needs and the people who love them. You’ll hear from parents, siblings, volunteers, supporters, and even those with special needs themselves. Every Sunday, they select the week’s big special needs stories […]
I have a friend who has just written her first blog about her gorgeous, handsome, sweetest little boy who also has a very different side to him, as he rarely sleeps, scratches, punches and swears and obsesses about his socks. He is six and so far no one has been listening to his Mum who knows […]
The LIME Magazine as it is THE leading independent magazine produced for anyone caring for a child with special needs.
I am delighted to have been published in The LIME Magazine as it is THE leading independent magazine produced for anyone caring for a child with special needs. My article is called Unique and Special and gives practical advice for a parent discovering their child is different – please pass this wonderful resource and magazine […]
Here is a list of famous and highly creative people in the past or present that had or still have ADD or Dyslexia
Here is a list of famous and highly creative people in the past or present that had or still have ADD or Dyslexia. What you need to ask yourself as a parent is: “If it wasn’t for people such as these the world wouldn’t be the same without their dreams, hopes and creativity. How can […]
“Special Needs” is like an umbrella sheltering and hiding a huge collection of diagnoses underneath.
I have recently been coaching some wonderful parents who have a child with ADHD and as a former Deputy Head teacher of many children with unique and different needs, I have been exploring with them how to handle the painful and often overwhelming feelings associated with dealing with the diagnosis that their child is different. […]