Managing Learning & Teaching for Pupils with ADHD | Lighthouse Professional Development

Managing Learning & Teaching for Pupils with ADHD

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ADHD is a diagnosis characterised by symptoms of extreme inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsivity. It is estimated to effect between 3-5% of school age pupils in the United Kingdom. 

ADHD is associated with a range of learning, socio-emotional and maturation issues and often results in difficult and disruptive behaviours in both classroom and social situations.

The aim of this course is for delegates to be able to understand and identify the issues of ADHD within the SEN agenda and its occasional interaction/overlap with related learning difficulties such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder and consider the options for inclusive practice. Management options including behaviour modification and the role of medication and the issues of diet and other alternative options will be clearly outlined.

We will also consider the inter-relationship with teachers, parents and carers of students with ADHD and how to help to advise on management strategies to produce greater communication systems between the school and home.

Aims of the course are to:

• Explain the background, history and diagnosis of ADHD and consideration of current polices in relation to ADHD within the UK

• Provide a range of Behaviour Modification and multi-agency options for management of pupils with ADHD.

• Consider the choice of medical options for the management of ADHD, as well as diet and alternative treatment options

• Provide practical advice on supporting supervisors with specific students.


9:30Arrival, registration and coffee13:00Restaurant Lunch
Identification and Impact of ADHD
• History and origins of ADHD
• Classification of ADHD
• Diagnosis and co-morbidity
• Impact on the community
Multi Modal Management Part 2
• Medical Management
• Role of alternative options
• Partnership with parents
 Summary and questions
11:15Coffee15:45Evaluation and close of course
Multi Modal Management Part 1
• The Multi Modal Management Model
• Educational Intervention
Behaviour Modification
Counselling and Mentoring


Fin is a former secondary science teacher and was the Head Teacher of Centre Academy School regarded as the first specialist school within the UK for children with ADHD/ODD.

He is currently a Behaviour and Learning Consultant for a number of organisations and lectures for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education and is the honorary Education Director of ADDISS.

He has written a number of published articles on the subject of Behaviour and Learning and is the author of the T.E.S. award winning book Educating Children with ADHD. Other publications include. How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD, Surviving and Succeeding in SEN and ADHD Impact and Intervention, Trouble Shooting Challenging Behaviour, a Pocketbook of Challenging Behaviours and the Small Change to Big Difference series Hyperactivity, Inattention and Disorganised.

Suitable for: 
Preparatory/Primary, Senior/Secondary, Special Schools, Post 16/FE Colleges
Scheduled Events, In-school Training

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