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Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly Social Care Workforce Development

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children and Young People

Duration : 1 days
Prerequisites : None
Target Audience : Social Workers and Support Workers in Children's Services.

Learning Outcomes

Know what ADHD is including symptoms experienced by children and young people. To be able to describe common characteristics of children and young people with ADHD. To recognize the conditions that most commonly co-exist with ADHD

Be aware of diagnosis process and local support networks and describe several treatment options available for ADHD

Appreciate the impact of ADHD can have on children and young people. To be able to explain how the symptoms of ADHD differ between boys and girls. Explain different perspectives on ADHD-type behaviours

Living with ADHD identify ways to support children and young people who have ADHD. Identify techniques for helping children and young people with ADHD learn and explain how to support the development of self-esteem and social skills in children and young people with ADHD. To be able to identify causes of and solutions to manage behaviours.

Explain how to communicate successfully with parents of children with ADHD


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