“0n 17th November 2011 I attended the Conference for the SENCO’s in the Independent Sector. One key note speaker was Dr Rutterford from the Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre/University of East Anglia. He was describing neurofeedback training, something that I had not heard of before. I was both intrigued and captivated by his methods and
Tourette’s Syndrome Discussed on BBC Radio Four Today Show
On Thursday 19th April, Jess Thom, who has Tourette’s Syndrome, told James Naughtie, BBC reporter, how her involuntary tics play out in her day to day life. Jess has founded the website Touretteshero.com to celebrate the creativity and humour of those with the condition. To hear the interview, please click here.
Dr Kewley speaks on BBC Radio 4
On the 27th March, Dr Kewley spoke with Dr Mark Porter, BBC health reporter, to discuss the effect of ADHD on adults. Dr Kewley commented that there is a “cohort of adults who have gone through life untreated. In many areas of the country there is still a significant shortfall in provision for adults.” To
Lee Smith Running Reading Half Marathon In Aid of The Studio ADHD Centre
Lee Smith is running the Reading half marathon on the 1st April 2012. He is raising money for The Studio, a Centre in Capel, West Sussex, who help families with children with ADHD. Please support Lee by donating HERE to help this fantastic charity.
Tips for ADHD and Sleeip
Make sure the bedroom is conducive to sleep – quiet, dark, and a comfortable temperature. Check to see that the bed itself and pillows are comfortable, as well. Consider using a fan or white noise machine to aid in sleep. In the mornings the environment in the bedroom is just as important to aid in
Independent Doctors Federation Presentation
Dr Kewley and Dr Rutterford presented this week at the Independent Doctors Federation. The presentation was titles “ADHD – What Do We Know?” Comments from the organisers have since been received stating “We are really grateful that you gave your presentation ‘ADHD – What’s it all about?’ at our breakfast tutorial yesterday. We know
A coach or mentor needs to be a person who believes in the child with ADHD, has some understanding of the condition, and is able to meet either in person or by phone on a regular, at least weekly, basis, to encourage and to help with planning and progress generally. Because children with ADHD tend
Tips For Adults With ADHD
1. Money management. Adults with ADHD tend to impulsively buy things rather than thinking about their needs. Try to budget each month by writing how much money you will earn, what bills you will need to pay, some put aside for savings and how much money will be left for enjoyment. Ensure that this budget
ADHD In Adults
It is now widely accepted that ADHD is a neurodevelopmental condition that not only affects children but adults too. It has been shown that levels of ADHD are as high as 14% of the general population with at least 70% of these individuals continuing to show symptoms into adulthood (Vernon, Frick & Gruzelier, 2004). The
LANC E-Newsletter December Issue
The December E-Newsletter is now available. This month we look at “Surviving the 12 Days of Christmas” for parents with a child who has neurodevelopmental difficulties in addition to an article on the “Subtleties of ADHD.” If you would like to receive a copy of the newsletter, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Learning Assessment and Neurocare Centre are launching a E-Newsletter. We aim to keep you up-to-date with our services and issues surrounding ADHD and related conditions. Our November issue includes LANC’s new website and our collaboration with PeakMind. If you wish to subscribe, please provide us with your contact details on email@example.com.
ISC SEN Conference 2011
Our own Dr Neil Rutterford will be speaking at this year’s Independent Schools Council Conference on Thursday 17th November in Park Plaza, London. The conference will cover issues including the Disability Green Paper, neuroscience of learning, pupil self-concept, memory and Asperger’s. For more information, please click here.
“No one likes the idea of medicating children but studies say Ritalin is safe” Article by Dr Mark Porter in The Times, Tuesday 20th September 2011
Interesting article by Dr Mark Porter in today’s edition of The Times highlighting the need for a better understanding of ADHD and medication. The Times Article 20th September 2011 Dr Mark Porter.
Nutrition for Children with Autism and ADHD – Course in West Sussex
The West Sussex Adult and Community Learning Services are running a course that will examine the impact of nutrition on the energy, learning, mood and behaviour of children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) It is an introductory course and no previous knowledge of nutrition is required. The course has been
GCSE and A Level Results
We would like to congratulate all of those who have recently received their GCSE and A level results. “Dear Dr Kewley, I thought you may be interested to know that A did well in his GCSEs. He got six A grades and six B grades plus a C. He got the necessary grades to progress
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