Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Course Length

Workshop - 2 Hours 

Course Content

This short course aims to increase understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is suitable for those working with children and young people. Learning explains the difference between ADHD and ADD and helps you to spot the signs and symptoms of ADHD, understand the causes, and provide children, young people, and their families with accurate information and guidance.

Learning outcomes

• You will have a comprehensive understanding of ADHD and how it can affect children and young people throughout their lives.
• You will be able to recognise, and respond to, a child or young person showing signs of ADHD.
• You will know where to go for help and support, and who to turn to for advice on managing symptoms.

Advantages of this course

• It is thought that around 2-5% of school-aged children may have ADHD and symptoms often present in the early years, this course will help practitioners working with young children and school-aged children and young people to spot the signs and symptoms and understand how to support the individual, and their family, with the condition.
• You will explore the importance of diagnosing ADHD when symptoms first present, and the course will outline some of the challenges faced by people with ADHD who were not diagnosed at this stage.
• You will grasp the positive characteristics of people with ADHD and the positive aspects of the condition.
• Additional activities encourage you to reflect your learning.
• There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge.

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