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Teens with ADHD.

Currently planning a webinar for #ADHD teenagers and their families.
We have two 17 year olds who despite their challenges, are doing well (both A-level students). They will be presenting this with us - because teens need to hear from other teens!

What topics or questions would you or your child like us to cover?

*edit if you can, please ask your teen what they would like us to cover.
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3 days ago

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Procrastination
Time blindness
Overwhelm
Interest based nervous system.
Imposter syndrome
Perfectionism
Variable attention
#ADHD
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4 days ago

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A year ago for her prom.
My Becca taking a moment to raise awareness for the #umbrellaproject run by ADHD Foundation. #Neurodiversity is something to celebrate. 🥰☂️
‘Discovering that I have #ADHD meant I began to work out how to make my life better!’
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1 week ago

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#ADHD #Coaching varies enormously.
Here is a snippet of a between sessions catch up with one of adult clients.

Very relatable wouldn’t you say?
But then they went on to have a very productive day.

It is so hard to get out in front and then stay there. Left unchecked, people with ADHD can spend their lives trying to put out fires or running away from their own chaos.

That’s surviving.
What we’re aiming for thriving.
It’s not easy, but it’s possible.
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2 weeks ago

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Dear school SENDCo.

Although my daughter is no longer at your school and is now studying for her A-levels at home, I wonder if I could trouble you to answer the following questions.

How was it that her work pace was never flagged as a concern?
Why was the fact that her hands hurt through hyper-mobility never brought to my attention?
Is there a reason why her time blindness went unnoticed and unsupported?
Can it really be that no one noticed how distracted she is or how hard she finds it to organise herself?

I look forward to you response.

Best wishes
Mum to a bright child with ADHD.

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Oh wait. I forgot.

😬I’m pathologising my child.
😬We shouldn’t go looking for ADHD any more than we should go looking for cancer.
😬Her difficulties are all just down to her periods.
😬She can’t have ADHD because she has never bitten anyone.
😬You understand ADHD better than I do as you have a family member with it.
😬She doesn’t need any support because she’s bright.

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I hate that you’re still in post but I’m glad my daughter is nowhere near you.

^^^edit. I am a SEND Specialist Teacher as well as a mum to 3 neurodiverse children. I’m a teacher trainer too. As such, I know many SENDCos / SENCos who are amazing. It’s just my daughter was not fortunate to have one of them.
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Working through the challenges...

Jannine Harris MA PCGE is an MSc Psychology student at the University of Liverpool. Jannine is brutally honest and open about her life with ADHD and is passionate about ‘Promoting Positive Outcomes‘.

ADHD can affect anyone. If you, your child, a family member, a child in your class, an employer, your partner have ADHD, or you suspect that they might, they have had it since birth, and will always have it. It cannot be ‘cured’ but it can be managed – and even developed as an advantage.

ADHD Wise UK has been set up by adults who are diagnosed with ADHD themselves and use it to good effect. We want to champion the possibilities, and ‘promote positive outcomes’ for those with ADHD. It’s a tough condition to live with because we don’t behave the way society expects ut to. It shouldn’t be forgotten though that we have incredible strengths and make good employees – once we find the right careers with the right employers.

ADHD is a controversial condition because difficulties experiences fall onto a spectrum. Everyone’s experiences inattentiveness, impulsiveness and hyperactivity at some point and to varying degrees. In the UK in particular, ‘a diagnosis must be useful’. Anyone with an ADHD diagnosis has been assessed by a psychologist as having significant and lifelong difficulties that prevent them from functioning within society as effectively as their peers. It’s great that most people can relate to these difficulties to some extent, but that does not mean that they comprehend what it would be like to be permanently battling with your attention span, your impulsiveness and your energy levels. ADHD is accepted as ‘real’ by professionals by and large. Denying its legitimacy is unhelpful, unkind and unwarranted.

Anything is possible. Many of us are capable of turning our hand to most things and being really good at it for as long as it remains interesting to us. What is not possible for us though, is ‘everything’. That is overwhelming! We think too much and too quickly, unless we are allowed to do one thing at a time, until completion – but even this (hyper-focus), we need to be taught. The other thing we won’t manage is boredom. We need life to keep us on our toes. If classrooms and workplaces have too much downtime, we will make our own entertainment, or not attend. We also need to know ‘why’ we are doing something, or we cannot find the motivation to do it -because we have lower dopamine levels than the average person.

There is a reason for everything and a host of potential solutions to every ADHD issue. ADHD Wise UK is entirely ‘solution focussed’ and will always endeavour to help you navigate the challenges ahead.

Jannine Harris

Jannine has featured in articles in The Guardian, Society for Education, Training (SET) and ADHD Action. She is a member of the Association of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH), and the Society for Education, Training (SET) and student membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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"My employer sent me on a days 'Inroduction to ADHD' course, and it was fine. But I learnt more from Jannine in an hour".

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"Clever and passionate lady who is on a mission to make a change for the better. No more shaming. I didn't know I was even doing it. 'It's okay. You're okay'. 'We're in this together - NO MATTER WHAT (bear/dog)'! Thank you Jannine".

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Embrace the crazy

"Ok. I get it now. If I want things to change for my [ADHD] child, I've got to learn to 'embrace the crazy'".

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Without running yourself into the ground

"If you want to know how to help your ADHD pupils without running yourself into the ground, Jannine can help".

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Walking Talking

"She is a walking talking ADHD lesson, and everyone needs to hear her".

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Force to be reckoned with

"Jannine delivers a unique perspective on ADHD that brings together theory and practice. Her passion and knowledge make her a force to be reckoned with. I went into the session as a sceptic and came out as a passionate believer".

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Daydream believer to high achiever

We laughed, We cried and We grew... Thank you Jannine for facilitating change and positive outcomes in my family.

Henry Watson Father

Wonderful course. My work life has gone from strength to strength. Brilliant techniques. Thank you!

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