Dr Hutchinson’s fascination with the human brain spans back to his childhood. He was aware that his own brain seemed to work a little differently to that of others around him, albeit he recalls being without the ability to fully understand it, or express it in a way that made sense. Jake’s interest in the brain continued to grow, along with his passion to help people navigate life in the face of neuropsychological difficulty.
This unwavering interest in the brain led Jake to pursue formal doctoral training in the National Health Service; where he has been privileged to work over the last ten years. Much of Jake’s clinical work has occurred within neurological services, and at present his work involves undertaking and overseeing a range of neurodevelopmental assessments in a local neurological pathway. Jake passionately draws upon his doctoral training and honed skillset of neurodevelopment, in order to help people understand what may be making life difficult. Jake also provides consultancy to a range of professionals and services, all of which is predominantly around his special interests of: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia and Dyslexia.
Jake is extremely passionate about advocating for people with neurodevelopmental differences across all settings, and he is also enthusiastic about helping people to fully understand their holistic profile of neuropsychological strength and difficulty. He feels that this is imperative so as to truly help people find ways beyond that of what is keeping them stuck. The ultimate goal is not only to provide an understanding that is meaningful to the person he is working with, but to also help them become empowered to embark on their own fulfilling journey.