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CAMHS Cuts
Diagnosis

The Real Costs of CAMHS Cutbacks For Our Children

By On May 24, 2017

In my previous post I talked about embarking on a new journey to get our daughter diagnosed.  Girls with ADHD and / or Autism are under diagnosed.  Typically, girls on the spectrum… Read More

Newborn Faye
Back Story

The Journey Begins All Over Again

By On May 10, 2017

Just as we have finally got George fully diagnosed and breathe a sigh of relief that fighting for assessments is over we find ourselves starting the journey all over again.  This time… Read More

Fidget spinners
General

Hot Topic – Fidget Toys

By On May 8, 2017

I’m sure most of you will have heard about the country’s latest playground craze Fidget spinners / Hand spinners.  You may also be aware of the divide amongst the ADHD / Autism… Read More

Royalty-free concept clipart picture of four red, blue, green and yellow puzzle pieces connected together.
Diagnosis

Another Piece of the Puzzle

By On February 3, 2017

When we received George’s ADHD diagnosis back in August we were refered by our local CAMHS to a more specialist hospital for another ASD assessment. George was initially assessed for ASD via… Read More

Good news at last, new EHCP
General

Secondary School Looms Ever Closer

By On October 18, 2016

It doesn’t seem five minutes since I wrote a post about visiting secondary schools for the first time last September.  George was in year 5 then and it seemed so far away. … Read More

adhd
Co-Morbid Symptoms

Another Diagnosis, Another Label

By On August 19, 2016

The blog has been very quiet these past few months, partly as we were busy buying a house and undertaking renovating projects. Another reason is I was awaiting a firm update from… Read More

SEN labels
Co-Morbid Symptoms

Should We Be Labelling Children With SEN?

By On January 28, 2016

“Labelling” your child is a controversial subject with a lot of people feeling strongly about it.  We recently attended a talk on ADHD and the subject came up of why people feel… Read More

Sweet tin
Co-Morbid Symptoms

The Hardest Part, Dealing with Co-Morbid Symptoms of Tourette’s

By On January 15, 2016

Wow, this morning really drummed everything home once again.  It is so hard finding out your child has Tourette’s, at the time the tics and the uncertain future were a huge worry.… Read More

Fun at Harrod's Christmas Grotto
General

A Tourette Tales Christmas

By On January 8, 2016

We have had a very busy few months in the Tourette tales household.  Christmas is a big deal in our house with preparations starting early. This year, due to shortage of tickets… Read More

Mr Ploppy, George's giant fidget toy
General

Half Term in the Tourette Tales Household

By On November 10, 2015

Holidays can always be a worry, the lack of routine, different places to visit can be difficult.  This half term we had lots planned, we caught up with friends at the local… Read More