Fruit cake without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze #goodfood #thinkdifferently

As a born and bred Yorkshire lass, I have always eaten fruit cake with a slice of cheese, a totally delicious combination by the way, and thought nothing of it until I met the man who is now my husband. He scoffs at the idea, declaring it the weirdest thing he has ever heard and […]

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Poor working memory impacts social development too! #learning #ADHD #thinkdifferently

In previous posts, we have talked about some of the effects of Will’s poor working memory on his academic progress but it has impacted his social development too. Poor working memory can delay the development of higher order pragmatic language skills, empathy and understanding. Will’s inefficiencies in switching attention have lead him to appear immature, […]

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Understanding Will – part 4: Why is copying from the board so difficult? #learning #ADHD #thinkdifferently

This is the fourth in a series of blog posts, Understanding Will,  in which we share what we have learnt about Will and how in understanding him better we have helped him to use different learning strategies. Will finds copying text and diagrams from the whiteboard challenging. He never completes the copying task in the […]

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Understanding Will – Part 3: Developing concentration, reducing distraction #learning #ADHD #thinkdifferently

This is the third in a series of blog posts, Understanding Will,  in which we share what we have learnt about Will and how in understanding him better we have helped him to use different learning strategies. Will said: “I find it difficult to concentrate and am easily distracted, especially by noise and movement.” What […]

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