About attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which can have a very significant impact on pupils’ ability to benefit from the school environment and to make progress that reflects their potential.
There are two main characteristics or types which may exist separately or together:
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- Where a lack of focus and attention are the primary symptoms. A difficulty in sustaining attention in tasks or other activities, leading to mistakes, organisational difficulties, and failure to complete tasks.
Hyperactivity and impulsivity
- Mainly characterised by hyperactive behaviour and lack of impulse control Overactive and unable to settle to tasks and activities.
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Who is the course for?
Our Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) course is perfect for those who work in schools with children and young people, such as teachers, teaching assistants, SENCO’s and school leaders. However, all practitioners can benefit, including CAMHS staff.
The target age range is compulsory education (4-18 years) but the course may also be useful in early years settings. We will also be publishing a short course for parents of children with ADHD who are looking for more support and information.
Why join the course?
Participants’ pre and post-course evaluations demonstrate significantly increased confidence in identifying, assessing and supporting learners with special educational needs.
Ability to implement effective strategies to support pupils with special educational needs
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As of August 2019
This course looks at the impact ADHD can have on a learner’s life and shows how you can make your classroom and practice more inclusive for these learners. You will learn how to further understand the needs of learners with ADHD and develop a range of strategies to improve learning outcomes.
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This course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with children and young people with ADHD to support inclusive practice.
Learn about ADHD, including its distinguishing characteristics, its prevalence, and other behaviours that may arise from ADHD. Explore the possible causes of ADHD.
Assessment for Learning
Understand the need for teachers to assess, and the range of informal assessments that can be carried out in schools. Learn how to assess individual needs arising from ADHD, assess environmental triggers and create your own three SMART goals specific to your learner.
Explore a range of interventions to meet the needs of pupils with ADHD, including managing difficult behaviour, transitions and social skills. Discover the seven ground rules for successful intervention, and devise your own interventions.
View real examples that illustrate both the pupil voice, and how experienced teachers may manage ADHD in the classroom.
What you will learn
On successful completion of the course, participants will:
- know the definition of ADHD and its main characteristics and types
- be aware of the prevalence of ADHD in the population
- have some understanding of what causes these difficulties
- understand the relationship between ADHD and cognition
- know the comorbidities which might accompany ADHD
- be aware of some of the current debates surrounding ADHD
- have a positive perspective on ADHD
- know what screening tools are relevant in assisting in identification
- have an understanding of the principles of assessment
- know how to carry out a behavioural assessment
- have identified three SMART goals for a pupil
- have an awareness and understanding of a range of strategies to maximise pupil engagement
- know how to use cues and prompts, rewards and sanctions
- know how to communicate effectively with pupils with ADHD, and how to develop their social skills
- have an understanding of the value of working collaboratively
- plan and implement a successful intervention strategy to meet the SMART goals they have identified