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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.
- Developed by professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 3 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who should take this course?
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.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
The certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.
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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!
|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).
|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.
|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).
|4||ADHD Treatments and Therapies|| |
NICE recommendations, medications, parent training, social skills training, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, behaviour therapies, and dietary changes.
|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.
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Aims of the course
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.
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.