School and Home Consultation on Strategies and Advice for supporting children and young persons with ADHD
|Being a parent has never been an easy role and, as they say – the job of raising a child does not come with instructions attached. However, when a child also has ADHD and/or other Neurodiversity traits possibly resulting in learning, behaviour and socialisation difficulties this can add to the task. Children and young person’s (pre and post lockdown) only spend 18% of the year in the school environment so in order to support families please find details of my parent consultation service. My experience in this area is not just limited to 35 plus years as a teacher, Head teacher and Behavioural and Learning Consultant but also as a parent myself. At the time of writing I am a father of a 23 year old daughter and twin 21 year old boys.
We would then have 60 minute phone call, Zoom or skype conversation to discuss school or home behaviour or learning issue particularly in regards to ADHD, ASD and/or ODD.
Recommendations and advice will be provided both verbally and with a short written report.
Specialist Family Neurodiversity Consultant: Victoria Markou
|Victoria Markou took a BSC degree in Psychology specialising in early years child development at Roehampton University in 2001. Before that she had an extensive career in advertising, working at Saatchi and Saatchi. She holds a post-grad in teaching (PGCE) and worked for three years as a primary school teacher in London in the early 2000s.
Victoria then trained with The Parent Practice and for seven years facilitated parenting classes, courses and workshops across London (in schools and homes), in addition to one-to-one consultations with parents. During this period, she helped 100s of parents make family life more enjoyable through the application of positive parenting skills and practical effective support.
Victoria has two sons of her own with their own neurodiverse challenges. She has also worked at as volunteer at the Parent Gym and within children’s hospitals (such as Great Ormond Street and Evelina Children’s Hospital). Victoria also sat as an Appeals Panel Member for Wandsworth Council for families appealing against decisions to exclude or refuse admission from school.
She currently holds a part time position in the Special Needs Department at an independent school in Surrey, working with the SENCo, screening and assessing children, running intervention groups, working one-to-one with children (those with a diagnosis) and she has trained as an ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) and works with several children to address their emotional needs.
She is particularly interested in Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia, ASC and ADHD.
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Phone 07946 854536