Parenting Programme

At Diverse Diagnostics, we understand that raising a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder can present unique challenges and rewards. Our 6-week parenting programme is designed to provide parents and caregivers with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to navigate the journey of parenting a child with neurodevelopmental differences.

Our parenting programme is led by Clinical Nurse Specialist, Emma Wallace. It is centred around empowering parents to become effective advocates for their children while fostering a supportive and nurturing home environment. We believe that strong parental support positively impacts a child's development and well-being.

1-1 Sessions

Programme Highlights

1. Understanding Neurodevelopmental Disorders: This will focus on “what is ADHD and ASD”, and discussing intellectual disability, tics, etcetera to raise awareness of comorbidities. We will discuss also about the ESSENCE (Early Symptomatic Syndromes Eliciting Neurodevelopmental Clinical Examinations) theory of neurodevelopment.

2. Understanding behaviour and regulating emotions: Looking at defining behaviours and emotions regulation and why these can be challenging for those with ASD/ADHD. We will also compare the presentation within girls vs boys.

3. Emotional Wellbeing in Neurodiversity: Exploring co-morbid mental health and self- esteem challenges.

4. From reactive to responsive parenting: Considering the parenting approach, encouraging a move from “reactive” parenting to pro-active parenting.

5. Communication: Considering the need for adapted communication styles, how information is provided, how young people are encouraged to develop ways to organise themselves. We will discuss how we as parents communicate with professionals to have our young person’s needs met.

6. Strategies for Living: Exploring day to day ways to manage symptoms, such as “treatment plans”, sleep, nutrition, medication, timetables, diaries, planners, friendship development, etc.

Supportive Community

Throughout the programme, you will have the opportunity to connect with other parents facing similar challenges. Our group sessions foster a supportive community where parents can share experiences, exchange advice, and celebrate successes together.

Enrol in the Programme

Taking part in our 6-week parenting programme can be a transformative experience for both you and your child. It's an opportunity to gain valuable insights, acquire practical skills, and connect with other parents who understand your journey. Our programme costs £199, payable in full prior to the beginning of the course. Please note spaces are limited and it is best to book early to avoid disappointment.

To enrol or learn more about our parenting programme, please get in touch with our team today. We are here to answer any questions you may have and look forward to supporting you and your family on this meaningful and rewarding parenting journey.

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