Neurologically Challenged

Life and Creativity of a Person living with Multiple Neurological Disorders

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The solitary school cell

  Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy It’s Monday morning registration, Mrs Smales hadn’t started the register before Mrs Julene the head of year walks in, this woman hates me with a passion. She is stood… Continue Reading →

My Brain and Me, sensory issues at an appointment

I made this video  with the students at my local Uni they used my experiences to put this clip together. Also i provided the heavy breathing in the background which produced much hilarity. Please click the link below. My Brain… Continue Reading →

The leotarded footballer

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy PE is always a guessing game; we never know what we will be doing until we are through the changing room doors even then all we know is if it’s… Continue Reading →

Who would have thought the worst kid in school would be doing what I am doing right now.

Being undiagnosed and in denial I have had to learn to navigate through life using many techniques. School was extremely difficult, but I managed to leave with 7 GCSE’s and a bad reputation. I attempted the military which ended after… Continue Reading →

Slapped face and broken panes

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The bell rings to signal end of registration, the class jumps into action and heads for the door. Its best to hang back and let them all get out first… Continue Reading →

School Trip Trouble

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy The best school trips are the ones you spend the journey there and back with your mates singing and having a laugh on the coach, much better than being in… Continue Reading →

Express yourself and leave

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Music exam, brilliant, I love music. Miss McQueen is a great music teacher, she is often fun and frequently funny, I don’t get along with most teachers and most teachers… Continue Reading →

‘Of mice and men’ ‘Daydreams and Tics’

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy English and I’m at the front of the class, this is a nightmare! I can feel eyes burning the back of my head causing it to flick back and forth… Continue Reading →

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy

https://neurologically-challenged.co.uk/the-soggy-teacher/

The soggy teacher

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Biology and no sign of Mrs Humes in the lab, the girls take the lead and we all go in. Everyone is taking their places like good little pupils. why… Continue Reading →

My Wife and I on the BBC talking about my Tourette’s Diagnosis in 2013

Well worth a listen as my wife didn’t really notice for 6 years that i had tourette syndrome but thought something was really wrong. Click the link below. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p017tfp1

No filters or efficient communication ? ADHD,Tourette’s and me.

Living with ADHD, Tourette’s, ASD and all the other things that tag along, communicating with Neurotypical’s can often end with misunderstanding and offence. This is usually because I have no filters, I do not see the offence in things and… Continue Reading →

My article on living with Tourette Syndrome in 2015

https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/living-with-tourettes-syndrome-tips-9543516

Noise Cancelling headphones a lifechanger living with Sensory Overload

I have lived with ADHD, Tourette’s, ASD and a bunch of other related conditions my entire life. One of my biggest challenges has been dealing with sensory overload, sound being the worst. There are many noises that affect me such… Continue Reading →

Even numbers and multiples of 5

Among the many issues I deal with daily one of the many that drives my wife crazy and adds to my anxiety is the obsession for things to be even numbers or multiples of 5. I will try to explain… Continue Reading →

A switch for ADHD and Tourette’s? I wish!

Too often people accuse us of using ADHD and Tourette’s as an excuse. They think we can switch on and off our conditions. I ask them do they switch on and off their ignorance.  

BROKEN COGS

For 38 years I was a cog in society’s machine. Over time some of my cogs broke and I didn’t fit the machine anymore. I found myself removed and put aside, broken and useless, a spare part that didn’t fit…. Continue Reading →

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