What is ADHD?

and why we should be aware of it?

ADHD is defined as the most common neurodevelopmental disorder. It is characterised by symptoms of inattention, impulsivity, and in some cases excessive levels of hyperactivity. ADHD can have lifelong impacts on individuals, their families and society, although with early diagnosis and quality treatment can improve individual outcomes substantially. Caring for those who learn and think differently can take time, energy and additional resources.

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as ADD is a complex, lifelong neurodevelopmental condition, which again, can be successfully managed with an individual treatment plan. Studies demonstrate that ADHD can have negative impacts on virtually every aspect of daily life, social, emotional, academic and work functioning. A person with ADHD may have their life significantly impacted including education, family, social situations, friendships and in the workplace. ADHD is persistent throughout the lifespan although some patterns may change.

As a counsellor, having an understanding of ADHD is important as clients can often present with this and other neurodiverse conditions so having an understanding of this condition will benefit your work and your client.

This course accounts for 4 CPD hours

Course Curriculum

Click each module to see the contents.

    1. Special Course Terms.

    2. Module 1 - Printable slides

    3. Module 1.1 - Introduction

    4. Handout 1.1 - ADHD Symptoms

    5. Module 1.2 - Possible Causes & Factors Part 1

    6. Mod 1.3 - Possible Causes & Factors Part 2

    1. Module 2 - Printable Slides

    2. Module 2 - Diagnosing ADHD

    3. Handout - Diagnosing ADHD Criteria DSM5

    4. Handout - Conners Questionnaire

    1. Module 3 - Printable Slides

    2. Module 3.1 - ADHD & the Law

    3. Module 3.2 - Support Plans

    1. Module 4 - Printable Slides

    2. Module 4.1 - Inclusion part 1

    3. Module 4.2 - Inclusion part 2

    1. Module 5 - Printable Slides

    2. Module 5.1 - ADHD in Schools part 1

    3. Module 5.2 - ADHD in Schools part 2

    4. Module 5.3 - Classroom Strategies & Reasonable Adjustments

    5. Module 5.4 - Classroom Strategies & Reasonable Adjustments - Part 2

    6. Handout - Learning Styles

    7. Handout - Organisation ideas

    1. Module 6 - Printable slides

    2. Module 6.1 - Treating ADHD

    3. Module 6.2 - ADHD Training & Parenting Strategies

    4. Handout 6.1 - Medication Comparison Table

    5. Handout 6.2 - Parenting Strategies

About this course

  • £50.00
  • 35 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content
  • Interactive

    A fully interactive online CPD, watch on any device, watch & listen on your way to work. Watch in your own time at your own pace.

  • Easy Payment

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  • I want to get going now, when does it start?

    The course is now live!

  • Is this a weekly course or can I do it at my own pace?

    The course will be available in full so you can complete it in one go or you can spread your learning out at your own pace.

  • Is this a 'Live' real time course?

    No, all learning material is in way of Powerpoint presentation, video, handouts, quizzes etc so you can complete the course at your own pace.

  • Do I get a Completion Certificate?

    Yes, there is a Completion Certificate at the end of the course once you have completed 100% of it.

  • How long will it take me to complete? How long do I have access to it?

    You have access to the full course for life so it's entirely led by you.

  • Is the CPD Accredited?

    No - a CPD does not need to be accredited by anyone, it is Continual Professional Development therefore reading a book comes under CPD hrs for membership bodies. All tutors on our platform are qualified Counsellors and already teach CPD's.

Reviews of this course.

5 star rating

Excellent and useful overview

John Goddard

This accessible and informative course is really helpful when thinking aobut clients who may have ADHD.

This accessible and informative course is really helpful when thinking aobut clients who may have ADHD.

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The Counselling Academy Director Esjai Mason.

Sj is a Relate trained & Qualified Counsellor. She completed her 240hr voluntary work placement in East London & Kent. She has over 25 years in Counselling and the Voluntary Sector working with charities helping young vulnerable adults to Age concern. She is passionate about helping others heal their relationship wounds. She pulls in a vast array of theoretical modalities alongside years of Life Coaching and life experiences to work with her couple clients. She focuses on solution rather than problem based therapy, which works really well in triadic work. Sj is also a qualified EMDR & Rewind therapist and works with PTSD & Complex PTSD.

Key Words For ADHD

Impulsivity, Hyperactivity, Neurodevelopment, Awareness, Attention Deficit, Mental Health, Autism, Safe Guarding, Attention Deficit, Short Attention Span, Hyper activeness, Friendships, Social, Education, Impulsivity, Inattention, ADD, Family, Relationships, School, Disability, Support, Neurodiverse, Employment.