It is primarily characterized by "the co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity, with each behaviour occurring infrequently alone" and symptoms starting before seven years of age.
The three primary characteristics of ADHD are:
A child with ADHD will demonstrate a number of these behaviours when they are not age-appropriate.
Further help and support can be obtained from:
A very interesting programme looking at different aspects of ADHD and different approaches.
Introductory Brain Highways video on the effects of poor sensory integration, particularly proprioception.
Taken from www.do2learn.com
Odeon Cinema in South Woodford/Stratford Cinema have Autism friendly screenings. Films will start on promptly with no adverts/trailers. Carers go free.
Ring for the next screening planned.
Net buddy is an award winning site for swapping tips and information for all aspects of supporting children with special needs.
There are 1000's of tips neatly organised on this site.
On the day I looked there was featured resources to help hairwashing/ hair cutting to be less stressful- some great ideas on the whole site.
This specialist outreach support and consultancy service provides support for individual pupils in mainstream primary schools.
The outreach service works with pupils who have a range of significant language, social and learning needs.
Some pupils may have a statement of special educational needs, while others will have significant needs and working at school action plus.
The centre is also known as Loxford Hall Child and Familiy Consultation Centre.
The centre is operated in partnership with London Borough of Redbridge Children and Families Service and North East London Mental Health NHS Trust.
Age range of pupils they support: -> 18 yrs
Students they support: A child/ young person under 18 with relatively severe or complex emotional, behavioural or mental health difficutlies, appropriately screened prior to referral.
How to refer:
Referrals are accepted from professionals in health, education and children's services.
The centre specialises in helping families with children and young people with emotional, behavioural or relationship difficulties.
In the case of referrals from educational service, consultation should have taken place before the referral is made with the appropriate person from that service eg
Address: Redbridge CAMHS, Loxford Hall, Loxford Lane, Ilford, Essex, IG12PL
Support can be provided for students with: