Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This short course aims to increase understanding of Attention Decit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is suitable for those working with children and young people. This course explains the difference between ADHD and ADD and helps you to spot the signs and symptoms of ADHD, understand the causes, and provide children, young people, and their families with accurate information and guidance.

Learning outcomes:

The learner will have a comprehensive understanding of ADHD and how it can affect children and young people throughout their lives

The learner will be able to recognise, and respond to, a child or young person showing signs of ADHD

The learner will know where to go for help and support, and who to turn to for advice on managing symptoms

Advantages of this course:

It is thought that around 2-5% of school-aged children may have ADHD and symptoms often present in the early years, this course will help practitioners working with young children and school-aged children and young people to spot the signs and symptoms and understand how to support the individual, and their family, with the condition

The importance of diagnosing ADHD when symptoms first present will be stressed to learners, and the course will outline some of the challenges faced by people with ADHD who were not diagnosed at this stage The positive characteristics of people with ADHD and the positive aspects of the condition will be highlighted to learners Websites and video resources are utilised to explore the condition further

Additional activities encourage the learner to reflect on the learning There is also suggested extra reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge


Our CPD short courses are written by occupationally competent professionals and each lesson combines filmed tutorials, reading activities, quizzes and good practice examples for an engaging learning experience.


Many of our courses are endorsed learning programmes (ELPs) by awarding body, CACHE


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