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ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which can have a very significant impact on a child’s ability to self-regulate and/or sustain attention or focus. There are two main characteristic types, which may exist separately or together. These are the ‘inattentive type’ or ‘hyperactivity and impulsivity’. ADHD is a specific learning difficulty that doesn’t usually affect intelligence. Therefore, these spontaneous, innovative and creative children and young people can go on to lead extremely successful and fulfilled lives.
This short course aims to support parents and carers that have a child with an ADHD diagnosis or suspect their child has ADHD. Co-developed with the help of Parents for ADHD Advocacy Australia (PAAA), this course is packed full of useful information, often shared from the parent’s perspective, about how to best support your child’s developmental needs.
This self-paced and self-directed short course takes approximately 5 hours to complete and is grouped into chapters so you can begin your learning journey at a point that best responds to your information needs. At the end of the course, you can purchase a certificate of achievement once you gain 70% or more in our end of course quiz.
This course is also ideal for teachers and support staff that are new to their role and want to understand more about ADHD. This course can also support the information needs of the ‘community’ or ‘team around the child’ and will be useful to school governors, parents and carers, or those individuals working in the voluntary, community or faith sectors.
This is an introductory course, which doesn’t include content on targeted assessment techniques or intervention strategies. These areas are covered in more detail on our Attention Deficit, Hyperactivity Disorder course. We encourage you to progress onto this course by offering a 10% discount on one course place. So, why not invest in your skills and continue your learning with OLT?
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
- define ADHD and its characteristics
- comment on the prevalence of ADHD, its possible causes, and diagnosis
- facilitate support at home and in the school
- monitor the use of medication and its impact on a child/young person
- identify the strengths of people with ADHD
This course is structured into one section. Click on the section heading to reveal page titles.
Learn about ADHD, including its distinguishing characteristics, its prevalence, and behaviours.
- Course objectives
- What is ‘Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder’ (ADHD)?
- The characteristics of ADHD
- Executive function
- Prevalence of ADHD in the UK
- Causes of ADHD
- Identification and diagnosis
- Risks of unsupported ADHD
- Comorbidities: Other disorders co-occurring with ADHD
- Sleep and nutrition
- Support at home
- Support at school
- Strengths of individuals with ADHD
- Famous people with ADHD
- Message to teachers
- End of course quiz
- Course summary
5 hours, 1-2 hrs per week
Flexible start date
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