Jannine’s Story – Adult ADHD

When I went to see my GP to ask for a referral for an ASD/ADHD assessment. He made one. He listened to me and said he didn’t think I had it, but I probably had more knowledge on the subject than him (I was a HLTA in a special school). “I didn’t know peace until […]

HOW I MANAGE MY ADHD AS A TEACHER

SET member Jannine Harris, 44, is a special needs teacher at Billing Brook School in Northamptonshire and a MSc Psychology student at the University of Liverpool. She describes the challenges she faced before being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADHD) and how she uses it to her advantage as a teacher. Read the whole article […]

‘People with ADHD can be incredibly valuable at work’

As an employee, I wasn’t very good because I was inconsistent,” says Jannine Harris, 44, from Northampton. “I’m brilliant, and then I’m rubbish. And that’s obviously frustrating for an employer to contend with because they don’t know which Jannine they are going to get.” Read the whole Guardian article Here…

Classroom tips…

Sit the child in a position of least distraction and where they have a clear visual line to you, this will encourage them to ask for help or use a “secret nod” when they need help. It is very important that any seating changes are NOT directed at the child to ensure they do not […]

From Daydream Believer to High Achiever

We’ve got a funky new video that explains a little bit about our talk! #ADHD: From Daydream believer to High Achiever Last two events of 2018! The next two Saturday mornings!!!!! #Leeds City Centre. 9.30 – 12.30 on Saturday 3rd November.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adhd-from-daydream-believer-… #Bexley, #Kent. 9.30 – 12.30 on Saturday 10th November.https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/adhd-from-daydream-believer-… Expect to laugh.Expect to cry.Expect to learn!

ASD/ADHD/SPD EYE CONTACT: WHY YOU SHOULDN’T INSIST ON IT

Today I heard a professional I respect praising a young person for improved eye contact. I was quite taken aback as it isn’t something I have ever felt we should be insisting upon. Being as she is quite an enlightened person, it occurs to me that many people do not know what I know about […]

ADHD AND NUTRITION

 I was diagnosed with ADHD last year after my 9 year old son was also diagnosed. We are both taking stimulant medication as this is the most effective way of controlling our ADHD symptoms. After realising we have ADHD I went on a journey of discovery of ways in which to help us.  All the […]

WHEN POSITIVE ADHD ROLE MODELS MAKE THEMSELVES KNOWN

A day in the life of a young offenders employee with ADHD I love helping people and I am passionate about people seeing the positives of ADHD and other co-occuring conditions. Personally, if there was a button I could press to get rid of it I would build a protective case around it. I would […]

Dear ADHD

Everything is going to be okay. We are going to have a good rest of our lives together. Thank you for being a part of me.

CTRL. ALT. DEL.

Barriers to learning… An example of an unintentional barrier to learning that simply doesn’t need to be there. Is there really a need to make Ctrl+Alt+Del part of the log in process? Where is the equity here? Access is given via a member of support staff to ensure #equality. Simplifying the log in process would result in #equity. […]