Course Cost:

Non Members: £195 (excluding VAT)

Members: £175.50 (excluding VAT)

Course Length: 1 day

Venue address:
Heath House Training & Conference Centre, Cheadle Rd, Uttoxeter, Staffs, ST14 7BY

Course Date
 

24 November 2017

 

19 January 2018

 

20 April 2018

Course Time
 

09:30 to 15:45

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Understanding, engaging & supporting

ADHD in children is becoming more prevalent. It is often considered only negatively, yet many with ADHD have qualities that are often overlooked due to some of the negative issues that may take precedence. Those attending this training will learn to appreciate the positive, as well as learning to understand the more challenging aspects of this condition.

This training aims to work alongside staff to help them to understand the impact ADHD has on a learner and those around them, and how an understanding of the condition may help the learner to achieve greater academic success.

In-School Training

This course is available as in-school training.

Aimed at

Primary and secondary school teachers; FE tutors; learning support assistants and SENCOs.

Full course description

ADHD in children is becoming more familiar. It is often considered only negatively, yet many with ADHD have qualities that are often overlooked due to some of the negative issues that may take precedence. If ADHD is not managed successfully whilst people are young, there is the possibility that some pupils could develop a disruptive adult life.

This one-day course aims to work alongside staff to help them to understand the impact ADHD has on a learner and on those around them so that academic performance can be improved within the classroom. It explores the theory behind ADHD and considers the struggles that pupils with ADHD experience and how this condition might be managed in the classroom. Those attending the training will also learn to appreciate the positive aspects of the condition.

Furthermore, participants will explore medication and its effects, discuss teaching styles and consider what else pupils may have if it is not ADHD.

Course objectives

By the end of the course participants will:

  • 1. have a better understanding of the nature of ADHD;
  • 2. have developed some strategies to support learners;
  • 3. know where to go for additional support.;
  • 4. have shared experiences.

Session timetable

Session 1 9:30-10:45

  • Introductions.
  • What ADHD appears to be, and what it is not.
  • Impact of ADHD in the classroom.
  • Overlap with other conditions.
Session 2 11:00-12:15
  • Medication and food.
  • Managing anger.
Session 3 1:00-2:15
  • Exploring teaching and support styles.
  • Sharing experiences.
Session 4 2:30-3:45
  • Strategies to support those with ADHD and how to improve the classroom environment.
  • Feedback.

Tutor Information and Related Courses

Tutor information The tutor is a creative, practical trainer, who has a history of supporting people with learning differences, those who may have mental health issues and those who lack confidence in learning. She also supports, in whatever way required, those who teach, work or live with children or adults with these particular needs. Her Ed.D was based on understanding if and how developing confidence and motivation in the classroom made a difference to academic improvement and brought a change in people’s lives.

A highly experienced tutor, she teaches those with complex emotional and academic needs in a children’s home, is a mentor at Bangor University and supports both children and adults on a one to one basis who need confidence with learning. She is incredibly passionate about her work and believes that any ability, when sensitively and appropriately channelled, can be developed to realise potential.

Furthermore, she has worked as an educational consultant in a hospital for young people and adults with acquired brain injuries and/or autism; has been a trustee and trainer for ParentLink, an organisation that supports families of children with special needs; and she was a board member at Bournemouth University.

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