Welcome to EngageKids: a Learning and Wellbeing blog.
I have two children, both with Autism Spectrum Disorder, one of them also has ADHD. Daily I deal with their anxiety, sensory, emotional regulation and executive function issues. This blog started out after searching for information in an effort to help them. Since their diagnoses I have become a mine of information, strategies and techniques. In my work in a primary school I have discovered that these issues can be common to many young children as these skills and abilities develop throughout childhood, and that other parents and teachers may benefit from the information I have accumulated, so I have decided to share what I have learned.
I write on many subjects including executive function, attention, learning, working memory and emotional regulation, as well as subjects relating to ASD and ADHD, such as social, communication, sensory issues and alertness.
Thank you for visiting.