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Overcoming Barriers to Co- Production, A Parent Carer Perspective

I love co- production because it is a way of working where everyone around the table has an equal voice. When I talk about co-production, I mean it from a viewpoint of complete equity which includes removing barriers to maximize participation and paying and crediting people for their work. As a carer my most valuable … Continue reading “Overcoming Barriers to Co- Production, A Parent Carer Perspective”

Guidelines for recruitment and conducting co-production with neurodivergent children and adults

Blog 4 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician audiences. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. Following … Continue reading “Guidelines for recruitment and conducting co-production with neurodivergent children and adults”

Co-production of research with those with lived experience: an example from an ADHD study

We have been posting about co-production in research over the last few weeks in a series of posts aimed at a researcher audience (‘Insights from Researchers on Co-Production’). We will also shortly have a parallel series of posts from the perspective of a parent of a child with a disability. In our post today, which … Continue reading “Co-production of research with those with lived experience: an example from an ADHD study”

Thinking skills and learning maths in children with ADHD

Successful maths learning is linked to a range of skills involving processing of numbers. When a child finds learning maths tricky these number skills are often focused on as the source of the difficulty. Learning maths also relies on having good thinking skills such as efficient memory. Much less focus though has been given to … Continue reading “Thinking skills and learning maths in children with ADHD”

Science Communication and Public Engagement for Research about Neurodiversity and Disabilities

Blog 3 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician audiences. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. Following … Continue reading “Science Communication and Public Engagement for Research about Neurodiversity and Disabilities”

Better not do it at all, than do co-production badly: Trust, Expectations & Payment

Blog 2 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician audiences. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. … Continue reading “Better not do it at all, than do co-production badly: Trust, Expectations & Payment”

ADHD in the news: media reporting in 2022

The Neurodevelopmental condition Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has historically received negative attention in the media in comparison to similar conditions such as Autism, Dyspraxia or Dyslexia. What is the current state of play? It is clear there are improvements in reporting in comparison to common media reporting from the time I first started carrying … Continue reading “ADHD in the news: media reporting in 2022”

Evaluation of co-production 

Blog 1 of 4 in the Insights From Researchers on Co-production blog series EPIC blogs usually focus on parent, teacher and clinician readers. This series of blogs are the findings from a workshop for researchers entitled Overcoming barriers to co-production with children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities which took place during the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Annual Seminar 2022 held in Edinburgh. Following … Continue reading “Evaluation of co-production “

How does stimulant medication actually work on thinking skills?

We have previously posted about ‘myths around ADHD’ covering issues such as the lifespan nature of ADHD symptoms, common beliefs that ADHD is seen typically on its own and that those with ADHD are similar to each other. Another myth is that ADHD mainly affects behaviour. Our research, however, and that of many other groups … Continue reading “How does stimulant medication actually work on thinking skills?”

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