ADHD, Autism & Dyspraxia
This is a bespoke in-house face to face training course on ADHD, Autism and Dyspraxia.
Please note each of these topics can be presented as a stand-alone course which obviously allows for deeper analysis of the themes or all three together as below.
ADHD affect around 3-9 % of children and young people in the UK. There are approximately 1% of children and young people on the Autism Spectrum. Dyspraxia or Developmental Coordination Disorder affects about 1.8% of children and young people.
This means that in an average secondary school there could be 30-90 children with ADHD, at least 10 children on the Autism Spectrum and around 18 children with DCD.
These figures are based on the general population, but some experts believe that the figures for looked after children are higher.
The majority of these young people experience poor health, educational and social outcomes after they have left the care system. They are also more likely to get into trouble with the police and have difficulties with employment.
The course looks at how you might recognise characteristics of these conditions and the process and importance of diagnosis. The course also looks at management of these conditions and where to access support.
The training session is bespoke and therefore designed to meet your needs. The session takes into account the different learning styles of participants and has aspects that are auditory, visual and kinaesthetic. The course can contain a combination of slides, videos, interactive exercises and case studies. Participants are encouraged to make use of the training pack to help with their learning.
By the end of the course Participants should be able to:
- Explain the signs and symptoms of the different disorders
- Understand the process of and importance of diagnosis
- Assess how the young people can best be supported and identify strategies to achieve this
- Know where to access support