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ADHD Awareness Month - October 2020

October is ADHD Awareness Month and in 2020 the theme is ‘Common Questions, Reliable Answers’. Although most people have heard of ADHD, there is still little real understanding of the condition among people in general. This is why it is so important to spread awareness, particularly in this month dedicated to ADHD. So how much do YOU know about ADHD? Let’s have a look at some common questions. Is there a difference between ADHD in males and females? Although boys are more likely to be diagnoses with ADHD – there are 2-3 as many boys with a diagnosis than girls – it is still a condition that affects both genders. The reason behind the discrepancy in the number is because ADHD affects boys dif

OCTOBER - It's Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It is important to raise awareness of Dyslexia. Did you know that 10% of the population of Ireland (around 450,00 people), 10% of the UK (7.3 million people) and 5%-15% of people in the USA (that’s 14.5 to 43.5 million people) are diagnosed with dyslexia? That means that around three children in every classroom could be struggling with learning because they have dyslexic tendencies. These numbers are staggering. But what does it mean? Dyslexia is a learning disability. It means that people with a dyslexia diagnosis have trouble with reading, comprehension, spelling and writing. It has nothing to do with intelligence. Over the last 30 years, research in Dy

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