Fusion SEND Hub have produced short videos, resources and information to introduce you to various special educational disabilities and difficulties

Processing speed is the time it takes for us to take in information, make sense of it, and respond. We know that a slower processing speed can be associated with different types of SEND, including dyslexia. However, what many people have less awareness of, is that a slower processing speed can also be associated with ADHD. Some people find this surprising, given that children and young people with ADHD often speak and act rapidly.

Find out more about ADHD and processing speed, including how to support children and young people in class, here:

Additude is an American magazine focused on strategies and support for attention deficit and related conditions. You can find more information here:  

Resilience Begins with Responsibility: The Power of Service for Kids with ADHD

There is so much value in providing young people with responsibilities and allowing them to ‘give back’. Approaching the development of self-esteem, pride and self-identity in this way can be much more effective than completing worksheets! This is relevant for young people with ADHD but we feel it is applicable to many others, including those with a profile of social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs.

Examples of responsibilities include: plant care/gardening, collecting recycling, caring for animals (e.g., school chickens), school maintenance (e.g., assisting maintenance staff), reading to/supporting younger children, playground buddies and monitoring classroom resources.

Here is a useful article on this topic, written by  Robert Brooks, Ph.D. in Additude Magazine: