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Introduction to ADHD – Level 1

Event/course Code SFVSS 20/222
Event/course type Workshop
Event Introduction This course will enable practitioners working with children and young people and/or their families to increase their understanding of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The course will provide an overview of what ADHD is and the impact it has upon school and home life. By the end of the day practitioners will have the essential skills and knowledge to better support children and their families locally.

ADHD is thought to affect 2–5% of school-age children and young people in the UK (NICE, 2018).

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.

No prior knowledge of ADHD is required; this is an introductory level course and is open to all practitioners working with children and young people.

This session will take place virtually, joining instructions will be emailed 24 hours before the course
Event Content This course is a brilliant introduction to ADHD and the impact the condition has on the lives of children, young people and their families. The course is facilitated by local practitioners who have valued experience working within the field. The training will be delivered using a multimedia approach; PowerPoint, DVD clips and experiential exercises including case studies and small group work.

The day will provide detailed information on what ADHD is, how it is diagnosed and explore the role practitioners play in the process of diagnosis at a local level. There will also be an opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of diagnosis. In addition time will be spent exploring the impact of ADHD on young people, families and professionals. When possible the facilitators will include a presentation from a young person with ADHD and their parent to allow delegates the opportunity to hear the voice of the young person. This course is designed to be an introduction to ADHD, so no previous experience is required before attending.

The course will be led by members of Achieving for Children’s Emotional Health Service.

The course is an excellent example of integrated working with local services which will enable participants to ask questions of practicing practitioners who will be aware of the local context.

Delegates who have previously attended this training provided the following feedback:

‘It will definitely make me more confident working with young people having ADHD. I will be able to be more precise about giving reasoning behind their certain behaviour’

‘I think this course has given me more of an understanding of ADHD and how children/young people with ADHD are all different and not everything they do or the way the feel is the same’
Event Learning Outcomes By the end of the course delegates will:

• Be able to describe their understanding of ADHD.
• Have an understanding of the evidence base for various interventions for ADHD.
• Be able to outline how ADHD is diagnosed in the local area and have an awareness of their role in this process.
• Have an increased level of confidence in supporting children and young people with ADHD and their families.
Trainers Claire Berry / Jo Steer
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 
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SessionSession DateSession TimeSession VenueMap
Session 1Wednesday 5 May 202110:00 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A
Session 2Thursday 6 May 202110:00 - 13:00Home Study, N/A, N/A, N/A