Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
This invaluable on-demand workshop has been developed to support SEND teachers as part of a graduated approach to teaching young learners with diverse neurological needs.
About this course
An engaging online workshop designed to help SENDCos to support the complex learning needs of children with ADHD, including those who are also Deaf.
This workshop is essential viewing for SENDCos and school leaders who have children with special learning needs in their care. It’s been created to help you spot the signs of ADHD in learners, understand the barriers to learning they may face and put key interventions in place to ensure a completely inclusive learning space.
What does this 'Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)' course cover?
This course focusses on the understanding that learners with these conditions may communicate/present differently to neurotypical learners but can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions. It touches upon several areas including:
- An overview of how the impairments affecting Deaf learners with ADHD/ADD.
- Understanding how to meet the educational needs of the learner with ADHD including some simple and effective strategies designed to meet a range of needs based on the impairments.
- Strategies and interventions for adapting the sensory environment to meet the behavioral needs of learners with ADHD/ADD.
- Strategies and interventions for including and integrating the learner with ADHD.
- How to extend the attention span of a learner with ADHD by using special interests.
- The difference between an attention seeking and an attention needing behaviour and how teaching professionals can effectively intervene.
- Effective strategies for assisting learners with ADHD in completing tasks.
- Assisting with difficulties such as short-term memory and organisational challenges.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
Completing this course will help you to:
During this workshop you'll develop a greater understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and will learn to:
- Think differently about strategies and interventions.
- Be confident in creating strategies and interventions for learners with ADHD.
- Use a range of simple skills, tools and strategies to aid social and emotional understanding and inclusion.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for teachers, SENDCos and school leaders.
Who will you learn with?
Andrew Whitehouse MSpEd, CPSE, (PGCert) BAHons QTS, People First Education.
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- Gain a clear understanding of what Dyspraxia is and how it can affect the development of age-appropriate skills.
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