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ADHD Specialist Programme - Understanding and Working with ADHD

Event/course Code SFVSS 17/418
Event/course type Training course
Event Introduction Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ‘is thought to affect 3–9% of school-age children and young people in the UK’ (NICE 2013). It is essential that these individuals have a positive experience of care and support. For this to be achieved staff need a good understanding of ADHD and how to work effectively with the difficulties in their role.

Children with ADHD often need particular support and this session will provide practitioners will key hints and tips on how they can best support young people who have a diagnosis of ADHD. In addition practitioners ought to be supporting parents of children with ADHD in understanding their child’s behaviour and how they can develop strategies to manage it.

This comprehensive training and development programme is designed to follow on from ADHD level 1 and ADHD level 2. It will be delivered by professionals and practitioners who have a strong understanding of ADHD. The course facilitators will equip staff with the knowledge, skills and techniques that can be applied in a variety of settings and which are relevant to children, young people and their families with a range of needs.
Event Content ‘Many toddlers and young children are restless and excitable. This is normal, as they have lots of energy and are constantly learning about the world and moving from one experience to the next’ (Young Minds, 2016). Children who have been diagnosed with ADHD may not grow out of these kinds of behaviours and therefore need additional support; they may be experiencing problems with their concentration, organisational skills and ability to follow instructions. Making it challenging for them to manage and make sense of their world, particularly their time at school.

The training will be delivered through multimedia; PowerPoint, DVD clips and experiential exercises including case studies and small group work. The content will include:

Day 1 Understanding & supporting ADHD
November 2 2017 at the Twickenham Training Centre
This day provides a review and more in depth coverage of level 1 and 2.

Day 2 Behavioural Interventions (Part 1)
November 23 2017 at the King Charles Centre
The day explores behaviour in relation to ADHD. The impact of ADHD on behaviour will be considered and we will look at how to design and implement appropriate interventions.

Day 3 Understanding ADHD in education and understanding the role of medication in ADHD
December 7 2017 at the Twickenham Training Centre
In the morning we will explore the impact of ADHD in educational settings and how and when to access additional support. In the afternoon the role of medication in treating ADHD will be the focus.

Day 4 Supporting parents and the family
January 4 2018 at the King Charles Centre
This day will consider the significant impact of living with a child with ADHD on parents, siblings and other family members.

Day 5 Adolescence and adulthood
January 18 2018 at Twickenham Training Centre
This day will specifically address the challenges of ADHD in adolescence and adulthood.

Day 6 ADHD and ASC
February 8 2018 at the King Charles Centre
This day will focus on ADHD and ASC

The facilitators for this training session are;

Dr Amrita Basu is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with several years of experience working in the field of child and adolescent mental health including Tier 2 and Tier 3
CAMHS. Amrita has worked with a number of young people who have also had a diagnosis of ADHD and has worked within a multidisciplinary settings to support young people and their families with some of the challenges that come with having ADHD.

Paula Robinson is a mental health worker with several years of experience working in child and adolescent mental health services. Fiona is currently working in the Emotional Health Service at Achieving for Children.

Delegates must have completed Introduction to ADHD -
Level 1 and Working with ADHD - Level 2 before attending this programme.
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the programme, delegates will:

• Demonstrate an increased understanding of ADHD and the evidence base for various interventions.
• Analyse strategies to support behaviour difficulties in the context of ADHD and feel more confident in delivering them
• Evaluate ways in supporting family members through their own work or through appropriate onward referral with increased confidence.
• Describe confidently how to identify and make changes to their own practice to positively support children and young people with ADHD
Trainers Amrita Basu / King Charles Centre
Course categories SEND, Inclusion and Behaviour
Age Ranges
0 - 5 yrs No 5 - 7 yrs No 7 - 11 yrs No 11 - 19 yrs No 19 yrs No 
Event/course administrator Becky Webb (training@achievingforchildren.org.uk)
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Thursday 2 November 201709:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 2Thursday 23 November 201709:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Session 3Thursday 7 December 201709:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 4Thursday 4 January 201809:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap
Session 5Thursday 18 January 201809:30 - 16:30Twickenham Training Centre, 53 Grimwood Road, TW1 1BYMap
Session 6Thursday 8 February 201809:30 - 16:30King Charles Centre Surbiton, Hollyfield Road, KT5 9ALMap