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1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a complex condition which effects how a person processes information leading to challenges with focus, holding attention, making choices and regulating behaviour.

Each person with a diagnosis of ADHD will be affected in different ways and will need individual approaches. However, there are key ways of providing support.

This training course describes what ADHD is, considers potential links between ADHD and associated conditions (including autism spectrum conditions), describes the three different types of ADHD and considers how these can affect each person in different ways.

This training course explains characteristics associated with ADHD including those linked to information overload, challenges filtering information and difficulty with multi-tasking.

This training course explain cognitive theory in relation to ADHD and how this can be presented through reactions and behaviours including challenges and support needs with key ‘self-regulatory skills’ and ‘Executive Function’ theory.

This training course will consider how distractions can be a key challenge for people with a diagnosis of ADHD from a cognitive, sensory and human perspective and the impact of sensory overload.

This training course explains ways of providing support to a person with a diagnosis whilst ensuring an individual and person centred approach. This is a Level 3 Accredited Course

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what ADHD is
  • 1.1Describe what ADHD is
  • 1.2Identify potential links between ADHD and associated conditions (including autism spectrum conditions)
  • 1.3Describe the three different types of ADHD
  • 1.4 Explain the initial impact associated with the three different types of ADHD
  • 1.5Confirm requirements for pursuing a diagnosis of ADHD
2Understand characteristics of ADHD
  • 2.1Explain different characteristics associated with ADHD
  • 2.2Evaluate how each person with a diagnosis of ADHD are impacted in different ways
  • 2.3Describe the impact of ADHD medication, types of medication and key considerations in the safe administration and review of medication
  • 2.4Evaluate potential societal misperceptions associated with ADHD
3Understand cognitive and sensory challenges
  • 3.1Explain the meaning of and characteristics associated with; Information Overload, Filtering (Ignoring) and Multi-Tasking
  • 3.2Explain the theory of cognitive theory in relation to ADHD and how this can be presented through reactions and behaviours
  • 3.3Describe the meaning of cognitive theories relating to; Central Coherence, Flexibility of Thought and Executive Function
  • 3.4Explain the meaning of self-regulatory skills including; Self-Organisation, Self-Evaluation and Self-Regulation
  • 3.5Identify characteristics associated with challenges with self-regulatory skills
  • 3.6Describe how distractions can be a key challenge for people with a diagnosis of ADHD
  • 3.7Explain characteristics associated with distractions in relation to; Cognitive Distractions, Sensory Distractions and Human Distractions
  • 3.8Consider how sensory overload can impact a person with a diagnosis of ADHD
4Understand ways of providing support
  • 4.1Explain ways of providing support to a person with a diagnosis of ADHD
  • 4.2Explain the importance of recognising potential causes of behavours and reactions rather than only focusing on the behaviour as a support need

Accreditation

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

Certification

Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Training Course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This ADHD training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers. This course is also suitable for professionals supporting adults.

QCF Units

This ADHD training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce.

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