16:15, Friday, 1st October 2021
ADHD Awareness Month
The month of October is ADHD Awareness Month.
We have lots of great tips, resources, tools and advice to share with you.
What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?
What does ADHD feel like to a child or young person?
What would an outsider notice?
What can we learn about ADHD to be more perceptive, understanding, and helpful to people with ADHD?
We’re kicking off the month with some tips shared with us by a local parent of a 16 year old with ADHD.
Lynette said: “These are what I use with my son.
“He’s 16, and 5ft 7”.
“Obviously me being 5ft2/3 he’s much taller than me. I’m fortunate as he’s never been aggressive with me ever (even when in meltdown).”
These tips show some practical, and easy to implement strategies that have helped Lynette and her son in everyday tasks.
Could a visual cue like a whiteboard or large timetable help your child to stick to their schedule?
You know what you want them to do, but do they?
Be specific and make lists of everything that needs to be accomplished for a task to be finished.
Do you have some ideas to share that have helped you, your child or your family?
You are the expert in your own lives and there are lots of parents and carers eager to try new techniques. To share your experience email the SEND Local Offer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This content was originally published on, NEL SEND Support, the Facebook group Lynette runs with two other parents.