Understanding ADHD & ADD – Level 2

  • Duration: 2 hours

Synopsis of Understanding ADHD

ADHD is an umbrella term which includes Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) without hyperactivity.

ADHD is a term which in recent years has become very prevalent among those who work with children and young people. It is also a condition which many parents and extended family members will be learning about and trying to understand through either having concerns about a child or by receiving a diagnosis that their child has ADHD or ADD.

This course provides an overarching explanation of what ADHD is and gives learners who may work with or parent children and young people with the condition. The course also provides an understanding of the issues they may face, how to support someone with the condition. You will also, learn how to provide an environment that helps to nurture and promote positivity.

This course is aimed at parents, supervisors, senior staff or those who have an interest in this subject.

By the end of the course, learners will understand:

  • What ADHD and ADD are
  • Common signs and symptoms to look for
  • The path to gaining a diagnosis
  • ADHD and related conditions
  • Behaviour management strategies
  • Treatment, medications and medical research
  • Future outcomes and outlooks
  • Managing ADHD at home
  • ADHD and mental health
  • Adults with ADHD

Course Contents

Module 1: Introduction to ADHD

  • What is ADHD?
  • ADHD Symptoms
  • Symptoms when Diagnosing ADHD
  • ADD

Module 2: Cause and Diagnosis

  • Causes of ADHD
  • Hereditary Factors
  • Biological Factors
  • Psycho-social Factors
  • Dietary Factors
  • Diagnosing ADHD in children
  • How can parents help with the diagnosis
  • How will a child’s school be involved
  • How will others who care for the child be involved
  • ADHD in adults

Module 3: Treating ADHD

  • Treatment
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Types of Behaviour Therapy
  • Medication for ADHD
  • Methylphenidate
  • Lisdexamfetamine
  • Dexamfetamine
  • Atomoxetine
  • Guanfacine
  • Natural Remedies

Module 4: Managing Behaviours

  • Managing ADHD
  • Behaviour Strategies
  • Clear Verbal Instructions
  • Regular, Predictable Routines
  • Social Skills
  • Praise for Positive Behaviour
  • Supporting Children at School

Understanding ADHD – Case Study


www.nhs.uk/conditions accessed October 2018

www.adhdfoundation.org.uk accessed October 2018

www.addiss.co.uk accessed October 2018

www.healthline.com/health/adhd accessed October 2018

There is no review for this course

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