Category Archives: AD(H)D

Positive Assessment goes International

At Genius Within we’ve always ensured that our diagnostic assessments highlight strengths, as well as weaknesses.  This is really important, because you cannot be diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition without strengths.

What?  YES.

You cannot be diagnosed with a neurodiverse condition without strengths.

ALL neurodiverse conditions have strengths [see our infographic for more info].

When making a diagnosis, we plot all the different test results on a graphic and look for specific difficulties.  We can’t see difficulties, if there are no strengths!  The […]

What’s working well in coaching: gaining control over the things that make you stressed

I thought I would take a short pause from encouraging you to make the most of your technology, to talk about Stress Management.

Stress can impact on everyone and can be something that can use up a lot of your concentration, especially if you are also gifted with Neuro Diversity i.e. dyslexia or dyspraxia.

The festive season can be a source of stress for people. There’s a lot to do and organise, between social events and Christmas parties and present buying, you […]

What’s working well in coaching: Using your iPad for flexible working

This series is going to be about getting the most out of portable devices. I am going to start with focusing on getting more from your iPad or iPhone.

A good way to make sure you have the latest copy of your documents on all of your devices is to use a cloud storage solution.

Cloud storage means that your documents are securely stored on a remote computer and can be synchronised to any device you connect to your account.  You can […]

Results from the Memory Genius Pilot so far….

Introduction

In 2014, Genius Within CIC were commissioned to deliver two pilot courses addressing the needs of prisoners with working memory difficulties.  Working memory is a fundamental intellectual process, which is affected by dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, head injury substance misuse and more.  Your working memory usually allows you to remember between 5 and 9 things at any one time – for example if someone tells you a telephone number or a series of directions you will notice how many you can […]

What was that?

It has been found that those who have dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD find it harder to filter out irrelevant information from their environment. Other people may be able to block out noise, movement and other things going on around them; however, people with dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD may pay just as much attention to them as they would to say the conversation they are having. This means that they have less attention available to focus on the task in hand.
Not […]

AD(H)D and Evolution

Evolutionary Psychology is a branch that seeks out the evolutionary advantage of behaviour and neurology.  Since up to 5% of people have AD(H)D, from an evolutionary perspective, we have to assume it has a purpose.  So what is that purpose?

Firstly, we have to remember that we are living in a culture.  We are bound by rules and expectations that we assume to be true, because it’s the agreed norm.  However it isn’t true.  It isn’t true that in order to […]