You can find a selection of feedback from past speaking events below.
“Thank you so much for the informative session this morning. I know you have such a wealth of knowledge and personal experience to share that it must be quite a challenge to reduce it to 1 1/2 hours.
I think we all had several light bulb / connect the dots moments during your presentation and although you had a very ‘converted’ audience, we still need the theory and knowledge to back up our good intentions.
I felt at the end that in the future we could do with a follow up session focusing on practical strategies that help meet the needs of a ADHD learner and the chance to discuss in smaller groups what we’re seeing in our ADHD students and the chance to share with each other which strategies are working and where the challenges are. This is something I’ll plan for later in the year.
However, my biggest takeaway from the session – which is no surprise really – is that there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. We need to remain non judgemental, curious and open minded. All things we’re pretty good at, as a team, but it was great to be reminded of the reasons behind some of the behaviours we have to manage and react to on a daily basis.
Thank you for being so candid about your own experiences and perceptions as that really brought the session alive for me.
Many thanks again
“I just wanted to say how much we all enjoyed the session – people are still coming up to me to say how inspirational it was and how much they learned. This can so often be a rarity!! Thank you so, so much.
Also, I wondered if you did training / information sessions for parents at all? I know the ADHD training for parents has recently restarted through our local CAMHs, but I just felt listening to you, that our parents (especially those who can be a bit disengaged with external services) would really appreciate getting the information from and having the opportunity to talk to someone who truly understands what they are going through as families.
“Thank you for organising such an inspiring event last night, Laura – it was truly engaging – and such important awareness to raise.
I wonder whether any of it was filmed and might be available to share – at this stage with a friend of mine whose son has just been diagnosed with ADHD, but possibly latterly with other teachers?”
“I hope you don’t mind that I have suggested you as speaker at one of next year’s Business Meetings to our schools ASL Leader. I attended your ‘Celebrating Neurodiversity’ last week and found it truly inspiring. I think the message you gave needs to be shared with others. I found your session so uplifting… it totally did what it said on the tin, ‘celebrating neurodiversity’.”