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May 12 11

Tinsley House Clinic now on Facebook

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The Tinsley House Clinic is grasping hold of the Social Media revolution and exposing the great work we do on Facebook.

Over the next few months, we will be updating our Facebook page with links to case studies, information about our new campaign (Dyslexia Really?) and top dietary tips and recipes for your children.

If you like what we do at the Tinsley House Clinic then please “Like” us.

Apr 14 11

Tinsley Easter Egg Hunt

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Answer the following 3 questions to form the code that will unlock a picture on the website. Find the Easter Egg and then send me an email telling me where the egg can be found together with your name and postal address. The first 10 children to find the egg will receive a chocolate gift in the post. Good luck!

Q1. In the famous nursery rhyme how many mice could not see?
Q2. How many colours are there in a rainbow?
Q3. If you have 3 brothers and 3 sisters, how many children are there in the family?

Once you have answered the above questions, follow this link, enter your code and hunt for the Tinsley Egg.

Apr 14 11

Protected: Find the Tinsley Egg

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Mar 28 11

Brilliant work

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I was recently sent a short story (300 words) that Master William Starkey had submitted to a literacy competition. To say it was brilliant would be an understatement. If your child has written something amazing, won an award, got a medal or gone up a belt in karate, please let me know and I wiull post it on the website. Here is William”s short story –

Chan and the Dragon

By William Starkey

Chan lives with his parents in a flat in Toyko but would prefer to live in a mansion in the countryside.

He spends his days sword fighting with his friends. He dreams of being a warrior. He has read many stories of the warriors and how brave they were. He has trained in karate and so far has reached his white belt.

At the weekend, Chan always went to visit his grandmother in the countryside. She did not live in a mansion but a small cottage by a stream. Chan likes visiting his grandmother because of her special treats, mainly chocolate muffins.

One Saturday, Chan was splashing about in the stream, trying to spear fish with his sword. He heard a strange roar above him and saw a flock of mysterious birds.

They had oddly shaped heads with large ears and deathly shaped fangs. Quite scary.

As Chan watched they seemed to hover in the air and the birds seemed to join up into a big red ball of flames. Chan was terrified and was frozen in fear. Flames exploded from the ball, Chan dived for cover behind a tree.

He found a little courage from within himself and he peeped out from behind the tree. As he watched, an evil looking black dragon appeared from the flames.

The dragon swooped down toward the small cottage, Chan screamed at the top of his voice “Grandma Get out”.

The dragon stopped in mid air and turned slowly to face Chan, he opened his mouth and let fire shoot at Chan’s face. Chan quickly dodged it and the tree he was hiding behind got burned.  The dragon then came down to face Chan directly. The dragon opened its mouth but Chan was prepared and charged into the Dragon`s throat. Chan then started to walk through the Dragon`s neck. Chan eventually got to the dragons heart and threw his sword at it. Blood oozed out. Chan pulled his sword out of the heart and cut a hole big enough to step though and walked out.

His grandmother was standing in front of him and was clapping and said “well done Chan well done”.

Then they sold the dragon as meat and got heaps of money and Chan got his wishes.

Mar 4 11

Why Skype

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Why Skype the Tinsley Clinic?

For parents and children based in the UK it is often necessary to make the long journey to the clinic in order that the hearing, eye and neurological tests can be carried out. Once all the testing has been done, progress has been monitored by retesting and the all important relationship has been established with the child, it is possible via Skype and online monitoring to continue with the treatment without spending hours in traffic jams.

When requests for help are received via the website, a Skype consultation provides an opportunity to carry out the initial consultation, to provide advice and to monitor progress. Skype is a free download and video calls do not involve telephone charges.

Helen, a single mother living in Athens, contacted me using the form on the Contact Us page on the website. She was at her wits end and was seriously considering giving into the pressure to put her son Simon on medication. Helen jumped at the offer of a Skype consultation and booked an appointment before rushing out to buy a webcam.

Simon’s developmental history was just so typical, as were the problems he was suffering and the mayhem he was causing in school and at home. Once Helen had gone through a typical day’s food intake for Simon, it became very clear that his brain, that was not only struggling to develop, was being bombarded with a daily cocktail of chemicals and a high carbohydrate diet.

Once the dietary advice was in place, advice on supplementation given and some simple exercises suggested, it was just a matter of providing support via emails while waiting for the more holistic approach to ADHD to kick-in.

Within 6 weeks Simon was calmer, more reasonable and the pressure to medicate him was off. Once the basics were in place – diet, supplements, exercises – it was possible to provide Helen with computer generated treatment programmes designed to stimulate specific areas of Simon’s brain and bring on their development. The human brain continues to grow, develop and change until late into the teens and therefore Helen may require further advice when puberty kicks in or when Simon becomes a moody teenager but for now she is in control and both she and Simon are very happy.


(Names changed to provide anonymity)

Nov 30 10

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Nov 16 10

Why can’t I give my child treats?

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A treat should be exactly that – a treat – something that happens on odd occasions and not on a regular daily basis. Apart from the fact that sweets, etc. are not essential nutrients, they are also likely to contain excessive amounts of sugar, artificial sweeteners and bad e-numbers.

For further information on healthy eating visit our Diet page.

Nov 16 10

Protected: Christmas Bear Hunt

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Nov 16 10

We’re going on a bear hunt, we’re going to…

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Tinsley BearWe’re going on a bear hunt!

Watch out for the December newsletter and your chance to enter our Christmas Bear Hunt.

For the month of December and to celebrate Christmas, we will be hiding a Tinsley Bear somewhere within our website. Within the December newsletter will be a set of clues to hunt down the bear.

The first 10 entrants to email the clinic with his location will win a Tinsley Bear.

If you are not on our mailing list then sign up now, it’s quick and simple, just enter your email address and name within the sign up box opposite!

Nov 16 10

Winter PC Soup

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Tinsley Winter PC SoupTasty Winter soup to keep your tummy full and brain stimulated.

4 Large parsnips

2 Medium sized carrots

2 Medium onions

1 Medium potato to thicken

2  Knorr chiken stock pot capsules

Chop the onions and sweat in a little butter and olive oil until soft without colouring. Add chopped parsnips, potato and carrots to onions and cook for about 10minutes. Add about 1 3/4 pints of boiling water and then add the 2 stock pot capsules. Cover and simmer for about 40 minutes until all vegetables are soft, then use a blender to achieved the required consistency. Add extra seasoning if required or use a few drops of Worcestershire sauce.