This ADHD awareness training course can help anyone who works closely with a child who has ADHD. The course aims to raise your understanding of what ADHD is, what might cause it, and most importantly how to support children and families so that children are able to get the best outcomes for occupational, educational, and social success.
ADHD is thought to affect approximately 3-7% of school-age children. There are three different types, and each type of ADHD causes real difficulties in a child's daily life.
- 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?
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.
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.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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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!
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The course is divided into eight accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
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- 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.
- Diagnosing ADHD seeing a GP, watchful waiting, assessment, and diagnostic process in adults.
- Managing ADHD 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.
Aims of the Course
By completing this course, you will:
- Develop a detailed understanding of what ADHD is.
- Develop an awareness of common signs of ADHD in children.
- Know how ADHD is diagnosed in children.
- Understand the common treatments and methods of managing ADHD, including both medication and behavioural therapies.
- Know how to manage and support children with ADHD in the classroom.
- Have an understanding of how to manage and support children with ADHD at home.
- Understand how ADHD can impact a child’s relationships with siblings, parents, and outsiders.
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.
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