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Bullied by all: The school trip I’ll never forget

The Dukes house Wood Hexham trip lasted Monday to Friday and promised activities of kayaking, rock climbing and walking with a visit to Hexham village where we could spend our pocket money. It does not include bullying and humiliation in… Continue Reading →

Learning disability or a flawed education system

I don’t struggle with learning a subject that I have a keen interest in and when the learning is done my way and my pace which can be extremely fast but can also cease at the drop of a hat… Continue Reading →

Hiding Neurodiversity in plain sight: A lifetime of Masking, Suppressing and Acting.

Growing up in a violent home, being unnoticed was important, from a very early age I learned the art of masking and suppressing the conditions I didn’t even know I had. The skills that I mastered as a child and… Continue Reading →

My Neurologically Challenged Journey

I was asked to write a brief narrative of my life in the context of my neurological disorders and mental health to be used as a part of an educational book. I needed to fit in everything from the abuse… Continue Reading →

Fight or Flight needs a freeze

From personal experiences, observing friends, family and acquaintances I have concluded that the term fight or flight, a term I use often to describe many situations should have a third addition and that is ‘freeze’. Personally, while under a sensory… Continue Reading →

The Bunsen burnt bench

Something doesn’t feel right today as I walk to school, when i pass through the gates and approach the entrance my whole body feels a bit weird. Opening the double doors they creak loudly, the sound is very irritating and… Continue Reading →

The angry art teacher

I like Art, It’s a good lesson and I feel less twitchy when I’m busy painting and drawing. Mr Mizer our art teacher looks a bit like a farmer and the word around the school is he actually lives on… Continue Reading →

Is bullying cleansing schools of LD children?

Are some schools allowing bullying to lower the number of children with additional needs? I am aware of more and more cases where children with additional needs are being bullied, the bullying is not being dealt with appropriately, the victims… Continue Reading →

Pics, tics and blood on chips. Just another day of a photographer with Tourette’s.

Joe and I both have Tourette Syndrome and have spent most of the day wandering York on a street photography trip. Our tic’s have been bouncing off each other, but among the busy street we don’t stand out too much… Continue Reading →

Sensory processing a superpower or an affliction?

I would like to share my personal view on my sensory processing issues linked to my ADHD, Tourette Syndrome, Autism and PTSD. When we think of superpowers we think of superhero’s, people who can fly, have amazing strength or other… Continue Reading →

Corridors for classrooms

Its Biology with Mr Montego, we have only had him a few times before, he’s a nice teacher; his only downfall is he dresses like Michael Jackson, also he rides a motorbike to school which sounds like a hairdryer. Other… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 article on living with Tourette Syndrome in 2015

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

Battery acid and shiny bog paper

Another entry in the diary of an 80’s neurodiverse schoolboy Chemistry, as we walk in Mr Fleming has a car battery already set up on his desk at the front of the lab. Gathered around him as instructed he begins… Continue Reading →

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