ADHD Training

Duration 3 hours

Last audited 10th February 2023

CPD Approved
ADHD Awareness
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  • 100% online training

  • Start when you like

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

  • Instant assessment and result

  • 1 learner per course

  • Train teams of all sizes

  • Bulk discounts starting at 10% off 10 courses

  • Learn on any device (desktop, mobile or tablet)

£30 +VAT

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Includes a 10% discount for 10+ courses

Around 5-7% of children worldwide have ADHD. There are three different presentations of ADHD, and each can cause real difficulties in a child's daily life.

This ADHD awareness training course can help anyone who works closely with a child who has ADHD. Appraised by ADHD and neurodiversity expert, Fintan J O’Regan, this course aims to raise your understanding of what ADHD is, what might cause it, and most importantly: how to support children with ADHD achieve personal, occupational, educational, and social success. 

100% online training

Access anywhere

Same day digital certificate

Printed certificate posted next working day

Full audio voiceover

Unlimited assessment attempts

Developed in collaboration with industry experts

Accredited by CPD

What you'll learn

By completing this course, you will:

  • Develop a detailed understanding of what ADHD is.
  • Develop an awareness of the common traits of ADHD in children.
  • Know how ADHD is diagnosed in children.
  • Understand the common treatments and methods of managing ADHD, including medication and therapies.
  • Know how to manage and support children with ADHD in the classroom.
  • Have an understanding of how parents and carers can successfully manage and support children with ADHD at home.

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Module 1: An Introduction to ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), ADHD and twins, ADHD and gender, understanding comorbidity, ADHD and genetics, brain function and structure, ADHD risk factors, common ADHD myths, the Equality Act 2010, the Children and Families Act 2014, and special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Module 2: Signs of ADHD and Diagnoses

Inattentive presentation, hyperactive/impulsive presentation, combined presentation, learners with a higher prevalence of ADHD, other common comorbidities, diagnosing ADHD, gaining a diagnosis, diagnosing adults.

Module 3: Supporting Children with ADHD

How it feels to have ADHD, creating an inclusive classroom, practical ways to support students with ADHD, a SENCo's responsibilities, supporting a child with suspected ADHD, and Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCPs).

Module 4: ADHD Treatments and Therapies

NICE recommendations, medications, parent training, social skills training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, behaviour therapies, and dietary changes.

Module 5: Managing ADHD at Home

Recognising good behaviour, managing difficult behaviour, managing frustration, creating routines, not sweating the small stuff, being specific, exercising, being positive, embracing neurodiversity, ADHD and siblings, and further resources.

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically, so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need - at no extra charge.

This ADHD Awareness course has been designed for people who work with children, such as teachers, teaching assistants, childminders, school support staff, and other childcare professionals.

Written by experts

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Fintan O’Regan

ADHD and Neurodiversity Expert

Fintan O’Regan (MA Education Management, PGCE, BSc Hons) is one of the leading Behaviour and Learning specialists in the UK. He is currently an ADHD, Neurodiversity and Behaviour Consultant for a number of schools and organisations as well as an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, The Helen Arkell Charity and the Institute of Education.

He is the former Vice Chairman of UKAP and the European ADHD Alliance. He has been the chairperson of the European ADHD Taskforce and is a current member of the Special Education Consortium, the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, a full council member of the Council of Registered Schools for the Teaching of Dyslexia and the London Child and Development Centre.

Fintan was the Headmaster of an Academy that was regarded as the first specialist school within the UK for children with ADHD/ODD. He is an internationally acclaimed presenter and trainer in behaviour, learning and motivation working both within the Education and Health sectors. As well as providing his expertise to audiences within the UK, he has presented over 500 seminars throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

He has published over 10 books including the; the T.E.S. award winning book Educating Children with ADHD (2001), How to teach and Manage Children with ADHD(2002), Surviving and Succeeding in SEN(2005).

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