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ADHD Awareness Month 2020

October is ADHD Awareness Month

Attention-deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder which is experienced by children and adults all over the world.

 

The aim of ADHD Awareness Month is to raise awareness of the condition as well as removing stereotypes and stigmas attached to ADHD. There is a wealth of resources and support available for anyone who has been diagnosed with ADHD and those who have yet to be diagnosed.

 

ADHD Europe work tirelessly to support people with ADHD as well as raising awareness and conducting research into the condition. They believe that people with ADHD have equal rights to access appropriate support and treatment for condition. They also collaborate with other organisations when conducting research.

 

During childhood, the symptoms of ADHD are ‘well defined’ according to the official NHS website. The symptoms are generally apparent before the age of 6. The broad symptoms of ADHD include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and acting impulsively. You can find out more about the symptoms of ADHD on the NHS website.

At Jaques of London, we are passionate about children having equal opportunities to succeed regardless of medical conditions, personal background and any other factors. ADHD Awareness Month is the perfect time to show our children that people with differences enjoy great achievements.

Famous People with ADHD:

Adam Levine

Justin Timberlake

Paris Hilton

Michael Phelps

Solange Knowles

Richard Bacon

Rory Bremner

Louis Smith

 

We are working to develop toys and games packed full of benefits for all children. Two of our newest products are fantastic for your little ones who may have ADHD or SEN.

Sensory Board

Sensory toys are ideal for children with special educational needs. There are a range of ADHD and autism toys available. But sensory boards have proven success particularly for children with special educational needs. The aim of sensory toys is to introduce kids to new experiences gently and calm them down in stressful situations. 

Discovery Blocks

Our Let’s Learn Discovery Blocks are designed to stimulate the senses. The included blocks develop sight, sound and touch. The sounds created by the blocks are soothing. When used together, the blocks can calm and sooth children as well as stimulating their senses.

You can view our full range of educational toys as well as outdoor games and puzzles which may be of benefit for your kids.

 

Kate Luke
Head Of Content
After graduating with a 2.1 Music degree, Kate pursued a career in the Music Industry, becoming a professional West End vocalist and a fully qualified Music Teacher, School Choir Leader and Songwriter. As one of Jaques of London’s Creative Editors, her specialism surrounds building confidence and expression through music & play—drawing upon her qualifications in Music Psychology & Child Development. As well as this, she is an accomplished blog writer and published journalist who enjoys promoting the importance of Montessori learning for all ages.
Ben Williamson
Creative Writer
Ben is passionate about Montessori learning for children and has written for many parenting publications to bring the magic of real play to families in the UK. After graduating in 2009, his career has enabled him to work in areas such as Child Development and Psychology. As a great believer that learning starts at home, he combines his experience with his own parenting style to help bring other families together.
Faith Scanlon
Social Media Executive
A-Level graduate, Faith, developed a passion for Creative Marketing and developed these skills to complete a Level 3 Diploma in Social Media Marketing. Her interest in child education came through as a professional kid’s entertainer, combining the best parts of play and learning together as a celebration. She is currently using her expertise to share our brand with the social community. In her spare time, Faith enjoys writing and managing her own personal blog site, adding yet another feather to her creative cap.
Mark James
Creative Content Editor
After graduating with a 2:1 in Media, Mark set about establishing a highly respected online reputation as an extremely accomplished freelance copywriter and SEO expert. Having assisted with the launch of many successful start-ups, Mark has developed a strong knowledge in formulating and further developing brand identities across a disparate array of industries. In doing so, he has played key roles in the ongoing success of marketing campaigns, SEO strategies and online content management, for hundreds of different clients. As father to an adorable little boy, Mark discovered a passion for child education. Having found vocational vigour in offering free music lessons to children, he now hopes to lend his creative flair to Jaques of London, helping to promote the importance of early-learning through discovery and play.

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