Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects people and children of all ages. It is a common disorder and can have an impact on a child’s ability to function in both the home and school environments. Parents, teachers, and healthcare professionals often aren’t equipped with the tools to identify or support children with ADHD. The aim of this course is to provide learners with a theoretical understanding of ADHD and the practical application of this knowledge to effectively support children with ADHD. This online course is comprised of the most up-to-date information in the field and makes use of a range of interesting case studies, as well as a comprehensive strategy toolkit which can be applied in real life situations.
This course is a self-study course. When you are registered you will receive: a full colour text book and toolkit, a
portfolio guide, access to expert online tutoring, certificate on successful course completion.
This course has 7 modules. Each module is aimed at ensuring the learner achieves understanding of a specific area within the field of ADHD. Assignments which include case studies are interspersed throughout the modules. Each module and its outcomes are listed below:
Module 1 – The key components of ADHD
• Understanding the concepts of attention, concentration, hyperactivity and impulsivity. • Normal levels of attention and concentration.
Module 2 – Defining ADHD
• A brief background and history of ADHD. • Statistics of children affected by ADHD. • Definitions of ADHD. • Myths and misunderstandings of ADHD. • Theories and causes of ADHD. • Sub-types of ADHD.
Module 3 – Recognising characteristics of ADHD
• Identifying characteristics and symptoms of ADHD. • Emotional and social characteristics of ADHD. • Development of a child with ADHD. • Characteristics in adolescence. • Characteristics in adulthood. • Strengths of children with ADHD.
Module 4 – ADHD and related conditions
• Learning difficulties and ADHD. • Anxiety and ADHD. • Sleep problems and ADHD. • Substance abuse and ADHD. • Mood disorders and ADHD. • Conduct disorders and ADHD. • Speech difficulties and ADHD.
Module 5 – Educational assessment for ADHD
• Identifying signs and symptoms of ADHD. • Communicating with relevant stakeholders. • Referring for a professional and medical opinion. • The process of educational assessment. • Profiles of children with ADHD.
Module 6 – Treatment options for ADHD
• Pharmacological or medical treatment of ADHD. • Therapeutic interventions. • Diet-related interventions. • Biofeedback.
Module 7 – Strategies and techniques to support a child with ADHD
• Accommodation in the classroom. • Strategies and techniques for the classroom. • Parenting children with ADHD. • Emotional and social support. • Behavioural management techniques.