The latest thinking on dealing with Autism and ADHD in children and young people
An innovative seminar on Autism and ADHD in children and young people last week brought together leading experts, parents and those from the fields of social work, education and health.
The seminar, held at Falkland House School, attracted an audience of 80 people and was chaired by the Herald journalist Stephen Naysmith. Speakers at the event included writer and educational consultant Bill Colley and internationally renowned scientist Dr Alex Richardson, who discussed the effect of nutrition on behaviour, learning and mood in relation to ADHD, dyslexia, depression and schizophrenia.
Gillian Taylor, whose son was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 5 and currently attends Falkland House School, also spoke about the difficulties she faced when trying to find a school which supported her as well as her child.
Speaking after the event Stuart Jacob, Director of Falkland House School, said;
“I would like to thank everyone who attended the seminar, especially the event’s speakers. I’m delighted that the day proved so popular – I think we could have held three seminars with the level of interest we’ve received.
“The speakers were fantastic and provided real insight into Autism and ADHD, including the causes of these complex conditions and how to deal with the often resultant challenging behaviour.”
“We were thrilled to be able to hold the seminar at Falkland House School and we are now actively looking to organise more events in the future.”
Falkland House School specialises in the education of boys who require additional support. As the first independent school in Scotland to be awarded Autism Accreditation by the National Autistic Society, it provides special integrated education to boys with ASD, as well as those with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, ADHD and Tourette’s Syndrome.