Month: February 2012

If you have an apple….

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“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas"

George Bernard Shaw

ADHD Alarming Statistics

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Some alarming statistics regarding ADD ADHD teenagers, as compiled by ADHD researcher Russell Barkley, PhD include...

  • 21% of ADD/ADHD teenagers repeatedly skip school
  • 30% of ADD/ADHD teenagers fail subjects and repeat a school year
  • 35% of ADD/ADHD teenagers get suspended from school
  • 35% of ADD/ADHD teenagers drop out of school.

Source: Child Development Guide

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There's more information on the Can Do blog.   Learners with ADHD prefer activity-based learning so have a look at some of the resources we've uploaded for you to use.

 

What does Half Term mean to you?

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What does half term mean to you?

Half term is a most welcome friend.  I find that usually I am nearing the end of my capacity to think straight and the ability of me and my children to spend quality time together.

If you’re a parent or a teacher (or both!) half term will bring about the same kinds of feelings in you.   For parents who have to work through half term, the initial emotion might be one of guilt because you once again have to place your children in either an expensive playscheme or with a childminder.  If your children are older though, you’ll probably be considering what they will be ‘getting up to’ while you’re at work.

I sometimes think it was easier when my teenagers were young because at least you could hand them over to someone who would keep an eye on them.  These days, if I need...

Improving Transition to College Part 2

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In part 1 I outlined the background to the summary of questions and answers, completed with the support of Surrey Colleges for the PRUs and ALPs in the area.

The attached questions covered concerns and enquiries about timetabling and free time.  The Year 10 and Year 11 pupils who asked these questions were already feeling anxious about the rules at college.  See the The second set of questions and answers which might give you an insight into the thoughts of a young person.

 

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