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Can’t learn, won’t learn, don’t care

SEND Expert Webinar on Challenging Behaviours
with Fintan O'Regan, a leading UK expert on ADHD

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3 weeks, every Monday at 7pm

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1-1.5 hours per session, entirely online

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Live transmission, mini-task and Q&A

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Certification for 5 hours CPD

Expert Speaker

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Fintan O'Regan

An international author, consultant and leading expert in Behaviour and Learning. Formerly, headteacher of the Centre Academy (1996 -2002), the first specialist school in the United Kingdom (UK) to specialise in supporting SEND issues such as ADHD, ASD and ODD for students aged 7-19. O’Regan is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and the former Vice Chairman of the UK ADHD Network and of the European ADHD Alliance.

Currently, O’Regan works as trainer and consultant for schools and school support systems including Social Services, Health, the Police and Foster carers. He specialises in providing behaviour management strategies for children and families struggling with SEND and/or behaviour issues, and has authored several books and scholarly articles about ADHD, ODD and a range of learning, behaviour and socialisation issues.

This online short course is for you if

  • You are a classroom teacher interested in improving your classroom management
  • You are a specialist teacher looking for strategies to strengthen the SEND provision in your schools
  • You are a teaching assistant working closely with pupils who exhibit challenging behaviours
  • You are a senior leader interested in inclusive strategies to improve your school and reduce the number of permanent or fixed period exclusions

You’ll walk away with...

A deeper understanding of the conditions associated with persistent disruptive behaviour
Essential knowledge of conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and the overlap with other SEND needs
A toolkit of strategies for building resilience, transforming mood, and overcoming challenging behaviours in your classroom or school
Comprehend how to help your students care about their education outcomes, achieve long-term success and make a valuable contribution to their school and society at large
Gain OLT certification for your CPD portfolio evidencing 5 hours learning with an behaviour expert

Course outline

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During this 3-part webinar series, you will:

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Session one

An introductory session aims to demystify the characteristics of challenging behaviour of some pupils in school.

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Topics and mini-task

  • Comprehend the characteristics and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD)
  • Explore the overlap between these conditions and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)
  • Introduction to the SF4R approach for pupil management
  • Consolidate learning through a 15-minute practical assignment for discussion post-event and in sessions two and three
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Session two

Strategies to support challenging behaviours, part one.

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Topics and Q&A

  • Investigate the SF4R model of support
  • Transforming mood and fostering motivation
  • Dealing with anger and aggression
  • Building rapport and fostering effective communication
  • 30-minute Q&A
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Session three

Strategies to support challenging behaviours, part two.

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Topics and Q&A

  • How to develop positive relationships and deal with the spectrum of bullying behaviours
  • Role models and the power of ‘the village’ when raising a child/young person
  • The 7Cs to developing resilience and stickability
  • 30-minute Q&A

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