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Tipping Points

Without any doubt the concept of tipping points dovetails very effectively into the arguments put forward as key contact opportunities.  It has been quite an experience to deliver presentations to parents of children with ADHD, pointing out during the event how tipping points can be recognised and how important it is at that point and no later, to intervene immediately and to good effect to prevent negative outcomes.  The realisation that opportunities were missed and that they may have contributed to the situation being experienced, usually a negative outcome, has been harsh for some and I imagine will continue to be so.  But exactly where in the continuum of a young person’s life would we expect to find tipping points?

Tipping points are those times in a young person’s life where if an appropriate and timely intervention is not made, the person concerned has a higher than average chance of going forward into a life that has negative and harmful outcomes.  Any interventions should be informed, made with a clear set of objectives and mindful of the particular circumstances appertaining to the young person concerned.

These are explained in much greater detail in Phil Anderton’s book The Tipping Points published by ADDISS.

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