The combination of evidence and research in the presentation made the information credible and relatable.

Cerys Williams, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) effects approximately 6% -8% of children.  ADHD can have a huge impact on learning as children with this condition find it hard to focus and retain information. ADHD is also covered by the Equalities Act of 2010 so it essential that schools and colleges are making reasonable adjustments for learners with this condition.  

How do you tell if a child has ADHD?

Many children go through phases where they’re restless or inattentive. This is often completely normal and does not necessarily mean they have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder . A child may be have this condition if you think their behaviour may be different from most children their age. The key to improving outcomes for these children is early identification of the characteristics and the need to implement strategies to support their successful integration into classroom-based learning. Often the symptoms are misunderstood as behavioural difficulties which has a further negative impact on the child. 

What are the teacher’s and schools responsibilities?

Teachers must know how to tell the difference between ADHD type behaviours and inappropriate chosen behaviours so as to reduce learner anxiety in children with neurodisabilities such as this. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is not an excuse for poor behaviour – not for the child, the parent or the teacher – however the curriculum must be differentiated to address their needs to reduce instances of flight or flight behaviours.

Why book this INSET?

This course will help attendees improve their understanding of ADHD and will provide them with a toolkit of strategies to help ensure all their learners with this condition can meet their full potential in the learning environment.    

You might also be interested in our INSET: Supporting learners with Autism

INSET Outline

Learning Outcome 1 – Understand what Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is

1.1. Recognise the key characteristics of ADHD

1.2. Recognise the difference between ADHD and ADD

1.3 Dispel myths about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Learning Outcome 2. Be able to identify the impact that ADHD has on an individual

2.1. Identify the impact that ADHD has on an individual in a range of settings

2.2 Identify the impact of the sensory environment for learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Learning Outcome 3. Be able to reduce the impact that ADHD has on learning.

3.1. Identify the impact that Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has on learning

3.2. Identity reasonable adjustments to use when working with learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Learning Outcome 4. Be able to identify key principles of supporting learners with ADHD on behaviour.

4.1. Use the iceberg theory of behaviour to describe the impact Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can have on learners.

4.2. Identify ways to support learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder with their behaviour in the learning environment.


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