The knowledge of an experienced expert is needed when starting to develop services, change attitudes and increase understanding of neuropsychiatric challenges. The more neurobiological specificities are talked about, the easier it is to accept differences.
I have personal experience with neuropsychiatric challenges in everyday life. and parenting for 10 years.
I am a parent of children with autism spectrum and ADHD diagnoses. I also have experience with Fragile X Syndrome (Frax), a mild developmental disorder and selective eating (ARFID).
The tasks of an experienced expert are, for example:
- Instructor in a support group.
- Experienced trainer in training events or seminars/webinars.
- Support work.
- Media influencer (giving interviews to different media).
- A social media influencer.
- Visiting speaker for schools, kindergartens, and family cafes.
- Visitor (public events open to all).
- In the design and evaluation of the service.
- Interview for a school assignment, for example. thesis.
- Member of the panel discussion.
Experiential perspective examples:
- What means Neuropsychiatric disorder?
- My story (a parent of Nepsy children).
- Neuropsychiatric disorders everyday experiences.
- Support for a child's everyday life at home.
- Child support measures at school.
- Child support measures at daycare.
- Neuropsychiatric disorder and studying.
- ADHD and relationship (wife's perspective).
- Sensory sensitivities.
- Monidiagnosis Family.
- Siblings of a neuropsychiatric child.
- Child caregiver.
Information for children and young people about the difference
Neuropsychiatric differences are not talked about much, I think it would be good to get information for children and young people as well. Nepsy children and young people are common today, every school has Nepsy children and young people.
School friends would certainly understand much more if they got used to the idea of being different. When you first hear about special needs, you get used to the idea and finally, different people are accepted.
No one is too young to hear that we are very different people on Earth and some of our special features can be superpowers. I believe that especially schools with small groups of classes (special classes) would benefit from this visit.
End of my visit there is always time for questions and answers. Children and young people can ask questions that bother them. The questions can be as simple as e.g. What is autism? What about ADHD?
Broadly speaking, this could even affect discrimination, name-calling, using the diagnosis like a swear word, and school bullying.
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I still remember the day I walked out of the pediatric neurologist’s clinic. In 15 minutes my whole life had changed and I had no idea what to do next.
I remember thinking, “Why isn't there anyone to tell me what I need to do next?”
I left the clinic with almost no direction - a lot of different papers in my hands, a new doctor and therapy times. My head was spinning, that 4-year-old son was the same boy as before the diagnosis.
Only the diagnosis tried to change the mother.
Krista, mom of two neuropsychiatric disorder kids.
From this, I got the idea that I want to help all those parents whose child has been diagnosed with a neuropsychiatric disorder.
My best advice for parents whose child has just been diagnosed - take as much time as you need! Don’t rush into support, therapy and other things. Yes, you will have time, you will learn and you will figure this out!
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