This fascinating short article by Fintan O ‘Regan is powerful, moving and full of insight into the needs of students with ADHD.
These are the briefing sheets on the neurodiverse conditions – Complex Needs- the DfE funded CLDD Project, (directed by Professor Barry Carpenter), originally compiled.
These are available to download free of charge. There are three sheets in each set, for each Complex Need, (e.g. FASD, Attachment, Prematurity etc)
They are particularly valuable for Teaching Assistants, NQTs, and for Teachers encountering a particular type of Special Need for the first time. They contain essential information, some teaching ideas, and signposts for finding out further information.
These briefing sheets were originally hosted on an SSAT website which has recently been taken down, but teachers are still asking for the sheets, which is why they are being made available.
2. Attachment Disorder
3. Premature Birth
4. Rare Chromosome Disorder
6. Mental Health
7. Sensory Impairment
8. Fragile X
10. Effects of Drug Use & Smoking During Pregnancy
Speakers; Professor Barry Carpenter, Beverley Cockbill, and Alan Wood (from Evidence for Learning)
This event will take place between 9:30am and 3:30pm on 11th January 2019.
Venue : QEII Jubilee School, Kennet Road, London, W9 3LG
Booking page and info:
Caitlin Hire is a young woman with Autism, who through her teenage years has also experienced some issues with her Mental Health.
Through it all she has shown incredible inner strength and emotional resilience .
This is her story, in her own words, of her journey with Autism. She talks specifically about her struggles with the conventional school system, an experience common to many teenagers with AS.
Her story is full of insight , and will be a revelation to so many other young people, their families and professionals. Her account is poignant, and is told with great candour..”Masking is exhausting, but it’s what I need to do in this neurotypical world to survive.”
Caitlin has given permission for her story to be shared more widely, and ‘BarryCarpenterEducation’ is delighted to offer it as a free download below in .pdf format.
Click the cover image below to open & view Caitlin’s story.
Click to thumbnail image, or link above to download, and view in full
with Professor Barry Carpenter, January 13th, 2016.