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Ensure your knowledge of ADHD is up to date by exploring the latest research

What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? What are the symptoms of ADHD? How is ADHD diagnosed? Get answers with this course that features fundamental information about ADHD, as well as the latest ADHD research.

Through the course you will learn about ADHD as a developmental disorder, considering controversies related to the condition. You will learn about the diagnosis and best practice treatment of ADHD as you build your empathy towards people with ADHD. You will also learn practical strategies to help the educational and personal development of people with ADHD.

Week 1

Getting started

Introducing ADHD

What do we mean by ‘symptoms’ and ‘presentations’?

Wrap up

Week 2

ADHD and the family

Working with those affected by ADHD

ADHD and me

Voices of those with ADHD – living with ADHD

Week 3

Welcome to week 3

Risk factors for ADHD

The brain and ADHD

Week 4

                              Diagnosis

Voices of those with ADHD – the process of diagnosis

Wrap up

This course is for people with ADHD and anyone working with children and adults with ADHD. This includes parents and close family members, teachers, and educational (learning disability) assessors in schools and higher education and occupational therapists..

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Discuss the prevalence and impact of ADHD in children, adolescents and adults.
  • Discuss ADHD as a disorder and how it differs from normal behaviour.
  • Be able to critically assess key factors in the conceptualisation and understanding of the disorder.
  • Discuss the core challenges faced by those with ADHD, their families and relevant professionals.
  • Discuss wider issues related to ADHD, such as labelling and stigma from multiple perspectives.
  • Demonstrate an empathic understanding of the experiences of people living with ADHD.
  • Describe core principles, tools and techniques used in the screening and diagnosis of ADHD, and the factors that may impact on the accuracy of a diagnosis.
  • Explain how ADHD is distinguished from, and relates to, other common neurodevelopmental, behavioural and mental health problems.
  • Reflect upon and discuss current evidence for the genetic and environmental vulnerability for ADHD, and associated neurological mechanisms for ADHD.
  • Critically discuss the current evidence base for both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions for ADHD.
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