The course primarily focuses on children and ADHD and has been designed for people who work around or look after young children, such as parents, carers, teachers, teaching assistants, childminders, school support staff, and other childcare professionals.
||What is ADHD?
||Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, age of diagnosis, gender, ADHD and twins, comorbidity, and autism and ADHD.
||What Causes ADHD?
||Genetics, brain function and structure, lead exposure, alcohol consumption in pregnancy, smoking during pregnancy, low birth weight and premature birth, and common myths.
||Signs of ADHD
||Predominantly inattentive, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive, combined, differences in neurocognitive functioning, sluggish cognitive tempo, and other common comorbidities.
||Seeing a GP, watchful waiting, assessment, and diagnostic process in adults.
||NICE recommendations, medications, atomoxetine, dexamfetamine, guanfacine, lisdexamfetamine, methylphenidate, behaviour therapies, psychoeducation, parent training, social skills training, cognitive behavioural therapy, and other treatments.
||ADHD and the Law
||Equality Act 2010, disability definition, reasonable accommodations, Children and Families Act 2014, SENCO, SEN support, education, health, and care plan, and creating an EHC plan.
||ADHD and the Classroom
||Establishing strong working relationships, common challenges, classroom accommodations, teaching techniques, interventions for hyperactive-impulsive type, interventions for inattentive type, homework, rewarding appropriate behaviour, and avoiding isolation and exclusion.
||Managing ADHD at Home
||Defining good and bad behaviour, creating routines, managing aggression, let the little things go, be specific, exercise, be positive, embrace neurodiversity, ADHD and siblings, ADHD and outsiders, 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 with
no extra charge.