ADHD is one of the most important issues relating to behaviour and learning difficulties with a worldwide prevalence of 5.3% of the child population. Furthermore, up to 65% of children with ADHD will carry the symptoms into adulthood. The impact of ADHD on learning, behavioural and socialisation issues in both schools and society is immense. ADHD is considered one of the main causes of school exclusion and is a major factor affecting individuals within the criminal justice system. However, it should also be noted that many people with ADHD lead extremely successful lives. ADHD often produces highly energetic and creative individuals who thrive on change and problem solving situations. The key to providing successful outcomes for individuals with ADHD is understanding and acceptance of the condition, early intervention and proactive treatment and management.
I can provide a range of services in the areas of ADHD and the above stated related disorders. Listed here are the primary characteristics associated with; ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder , Conduct Disorder, Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
Teaching and managing children and young people with ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a term used to describe a spectrum of learning and behaviour differences. This course will outline how to best unlock the potential of learners who are lateral thinkers but have a low level of boredom and require stimulating teaching and learning experiences. One teacher recently said with regards to a student with ADHD that “he is like a computer without a printer attached, he knows exactly what the answer is in his brain but he cannot give me the hard copy i.e. the answer on paper”. This presentation will consider a range of systems and strategies in order to address successful learning, behaviour and socialisation outcomes for children on the ADHD spectrum. Agenda
The Curious case of ADHD and ASD
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome are terms used to describe specific symptoms that are associated with a range of learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. In truth individuals affected by ADHD and AS often have a number of overlapping issues. Understanding the range of symptoms, early intervention and proactive management systems are the key elements in supporting individuals concerned in school, with peers and families. Agenda
ADHD & ASD: Best Practice for Parents and Carers for children and young persons with ADHD, ASD and other challenging behaviours
Bringing up children and young people is never easy. However, if they have an additional learning and or behavioural difficulty it can be extremely challenging. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is an internationally validated medical condition of brain dysfunction in which individuals have difficulties in controlling impulses, inhibiting appropriate behaviour and sustaining attention. Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a condition that has core features that can affect communication imagination and interaction. Agenda
ADHD friendly schools
This is a programme for local area school networks to become equipped with the teaching and management of children with ADHD and related conditions. I will assist the school SEMH audit to prepare for Ofstead inspection. Contact Fintan
Working with Schools and Families dealing with ADHD
This programme is specifically for Health professionals to help them to successfully deliver a more complete care package to children and young people with ADHD. Contact Fintan
Direction and assistance is provided in the production and development of ADHD programmes, booklets and resources. Contact Fintan