Quick Links

Quick Links

Inspiring Futures Professional Development provides a variety of CPD for school staff across primary schools in Buckinghamshire and beyond.

Visit Site

Chepping View

ASD and ADHD

Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition and affects people in different ways. Children with autism have their own strengths and weaknesses. Below is a list of difficulties children with Autism may share. 

  • Social communication - interpreting both verbal and non-verbal language
  • Social interaction
  • Repetitive and restrictive behaviour
  • Sensory needs
  • Highly focused interests or hobbies
  • Anxiety
  • Dysregulation

Children with autism have significant strengths as well. 

 

 Sometimes children with autism need support regulating their emotions.

 

ADHD

ADHD has 3 core characteristics: inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity.

Children with ADHD and Autism can struggle with their executive functioning.

 

Referrals

In Buckinghamshire, children, over the age of 5, can be referred to the CAMHS neurodevelopmental team for an assessment. However, please note that the waiting list for this is between 2-3 years (this is subject to change).

Children under the age of 5 would be referred to the Community Paediatrics Team.

https://www.buckshealthcare.nhs.uk/cyp/community-paediatrics/community-paediatric-referrals/

If you would like more information regarding referrals, please email the SENDCo and class teacher via the academy office.

Resources to support your child at home

At Chepping View, we use a Now and Next board to show children what is coming up. This also helps complete tasks that the child may not like for example, now homework, next computing.

Helpful Information

Here is some handy guidance on ADHD.

https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ADHD_FOUND_Takeda_ParentBooklet_May22_2.pdf

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/adhd-morning-routine/

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/adhd-boredom/

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/adhd-worksheets-kids/

Some children with autism struggle with joint attention. Here is some guidance that we use in our academy.

https://www.ginadavies.org/

Here is some articles to help you understand autism further:

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/finding-out-child-autistic/

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/autism-calming-strategies/

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/autism-black-white-thinking/

https://www.theyarethefuture.co.uk/autism-strengths/

 

 

 

  •