Attention Deficit Disorders

There are no open events scheduled for this topic. It may be run as an open event again in the future. Alternatively, we can run it as a bespoke internal event for your organisation.


Limited attention span, hyperactivity and impulsivity are common behaviours of those with “attention deficit hyperactivity disorder” (ADHD) or “attention deficit disorder” (ADD).

A general lack of awareness of the condition often means many students with ADHD or ADD progress through their education undiagnosed and with their individual learning styles and needs poorly met.  These issues and behaviours are compounded by poorly differentiated teaching methods which frequently lead to a lack of motivation, drop-out or exclusion and certainly unfulfilled potential.  Since ADHD and ADD often occur alongside other common learning and/or behavioural difficulties, what is often perceived as bad behaviour may actually be the result of differences in the brain which need to be accommodated to enable learning – and achievement.

This one-day workshop explains the common symptoms of ADD and ADHD and explores routes and options for formal diagnosis before providing guidance on how teachers and trainers can adjust their teaching or workplace mentoring to meet some of the most common needs. It also covers tried and tested strategies for rage and anger behaviour - which are not just restricted to those with these conditions.

This workshop is designed for teachers, trainers and learning support personnel who work with, or may in the future work with, students who:-

For Whom

The workshop is for all teachers, trainers and learning support teams and is also suitable for those involved in lesson planning, student behaviour management and/or improving the quality of learning including observation of teaching, training and learning.  It also has high relevance for admissions tutors who need to understand the impact of the lack of diagnosis and/or concessions which have led to severe prior underachievement.

Delegate Feedback

'Passionate speaker, informative & useful with practical strategies.'
Class Teacher, Springfield House School

'Very useful — I liked the fact it involved lots of discussion.'
Education Coordinator, The Parks Trust

Aims and Objectives

This one-day workshop provides advice and guidance on


The workshop is broken down into 5 distinct but related sections:

1. The AD/H/D Spectrum:

2. What are the features of the diagnoses and what does that mean in reality?

3. The main impact of AD/H/D if it is unidentified or not catered for:

4. Strategies that work in and out of the class or training room or workplace:

5. The Rage Cycle and how to avoid it

Internal Staff Training and Development

This training workshop, along with most of our other best practice training workshops, can be delivered as an internal training course at your premises. Even with groups as small as 6-8 delegates, the course fees per person for internal training workshops can be lower than for open events. The potential savings are even greater, if the travel time and the travel costs of the delegates are included.

Running training workshops internally is very convenient and it allows the participants to explore how key issues will impact on them and their organization. Then as a team they can begin to agree upon a development action plan, with priorities. This approach is favoured by many of our clients as it combines a high quality service with excellent value for money and is a highly effective route for staff development.

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Certificates of Professional Development.

This course is recognised for CPD purposes by most professional institutes and associations including the Law Society, the CIM, the CMI, the ICAEW, the Institute of Learning and the CIPD. Formal Certificates of Professional Development will be issued by email to participants who successfully complete this course. These certificates will enable participants to evidence the update of their CPD records. The workshop will consider how to best apply the knowledge gained by the delegates upon their return to the workplace. This element of the programme is designed to maximise the benefits of attending and enable participants to make valued judgments when recording CPD activities