Pathological Demand Avoidance – from a young person’s perspective

“One part of you says you can and the other says you can’t”.

Such a complex issue for many children with autism.

Thank you to the courageous young person for sharing.

For more advice follow Ross Greene here:

Some helpful tools for children and adults with autism about school/work closures

A fabulous toolkit for parents/carers/ support workers to use with people with autism to help them manage school closure.

Free Home Based Craft Activities with an Easter theme

Make the most of this opportunity to access free high quality materials for creating Easter themed crafts here.

Completing craft activities together even via video grandparent to grandchild will support our wellbeing. Social Distancing does not have to mean Social Isolation.

Lots of High Quality Activities Currently Free on Twinkl

Update to Telehealth

Private Health Providers Supporting Telehealth

We can confirm that as of March 30 the following 24 health funds have approved telehealth appointments for psychology.

Documentary – Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

“Resilience‘ is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent toxic stress.

Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope

Ingredients for a happy marriage

Helen Fisher’s advice from a brain physiology perspective:

  • You can know every single ingredient in a piece of chocolate cake and still sit down and eat the cake and feel that joy. The same with love. There will always be magic to love.” 
  • “Express empathy, control your own emotions, and overlook the negatives in your partner and focus on the positives”.

Why We Love - The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

ADHD Guidelines updated

My Child Has ADHD

My Child Has ADHD

ADHD updated NICE guidance 13.3.2018 states that:

 The effect of environmental factors must be fully accounted for and appropriately adapted prior to a diagnosis of ADHD being made.
2. A behavioural baseline must be established.
3. Parents of under-5s must have completed a recognised and accredited parent training course before a diagnosis of ADHD is considered.
4. The advice of another qualified tertiary professional e.g. an Educational Psychologist, should be considered before a diagnosis of ADHD is made:

NICE Guidance 2018

See also:

Dramatic rise in ADHD diagnosis

And what Educational Psychologists think about this:

Educational Psychology perspective.

Quality timely feedback from teachers is vital for the wellbeing of students

Positive teacher-student relationships are key to both teacher and student wellbeing.

Positive teacher-student relationships are key to both teacher and student wellbeing.

This is an important evidence based website for all teachers who want to improve/ maximise their relationships with their students and increase their wellbeing and their students during the feedback process.