This course is sure to give you all the information you need to be able to live or work with someone who has ADHD
Do you know someone with ADHD? Or are you about to start working with someone that does? This course will help you learn and prepare through a series of in-depth modules. By the end of this course you will have learnt everything there is to know, from defining and controlling the condition to success stories.
What is ADHD?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) affects children and teens and can continue into adulthood. ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed mental disorder of children. Children with ADHD may be hyperactive and unable control their impulses. Or they may have trouble paying attention.
By taking this informative course you will have no problem when it comes to dealing with this. You will know exactly what to expect and know ways to help with the condition.
What the course will teach you:
- An introduction and history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
- ADHD and the family structure.
- How ADHD is diagnosed.
- How ADHD affects children, adolescents, teens, and adults.
- The different treatment methods and therapies for ADHD.
- Much more
Course Length: 12 Hours
Module 1: Introduction to ADHD
The basic definition of ADHD.
Who discovered it and created the term.
How understanding has changed over the years.
How to start to take control of the issues.
Module 2 : The Family Picture of ADHD
How a child with ADHD can act within a family.
A look at how the parents can initially deal with such a condition.
How siblings can deal with, or be helped, in this situation.
The future for the family when a child has ADHD.
Module 3 : The Diagnosis of ADHD and its First Treatments
The initial symptoms to look out for
How to get that all-important diagnosis
The first treatments that could be an option
How to know if those treatments are making a difference
Module 4 : The Picture of ADHD and how it affects the Child
What is going on in the child with ADHD?
How it bursts out and affects them.
Dealing with those initial outbursts.
Preventing things from getting worse.
Module 5 : Moving into Adolescence with ADHD
The problems of a later diagnosis.
Signs in adolescence that all is not well.
How it affects their ability to evolve into an adult.
How to move forward in this situation.
Module 6 : Moving into Adulthood with ADHD
The latest research on ADHD in adults.
How it progresses into this stage of life.
How to still get treatment.
How to help the individual.
Module 7 : Recognised Approaches to ADHD
The key medications that are used for the treatment of ADHD.
Potential side effects associated with these medications.
Therapies that are available, that can also help.
What to do if you feel that the treatment is not helping.
Module 8 : Treatment with the Holistic Approach
What we actually mean by the holistic approach.
The key treatments associated with this approach.
How effective are they going to be?
Combining both options, to improve the quality of life.
Module 9 : Patterns of Behaviour for Parents to be Aware of
What we mean by patterns of behaviour.
The key patterns to look out for.
How to react when you spot this behaviour.
Is there anything to worry about - and how do you proceed?
Module 10 : How Parents Can Cope with a Child That Has ADHD
The basic steps when handling a child with ADHD.
The key mistakes you must avoid making.
Important strategies to put into place to help you.
How to seek help and not struggle all on your own.
Module 11 : Everyday Issues to Be Overcome By Everybody Involved
Common everyday issues for people with ADHD.
Common everyday issues for those that help people with ADHD.
How a person with ADHD can overcome them.
How a person without ADHD can overcome their issues.
Module 12 : The Future for an Individual with This Diagnosis
Why a diagnosis does not have to ruin their future.
The picture of the future, according to those that do not understand it.
The actual future that can be out there.
How to make sure that you can have the future that you want with ADHD.
Module 13 : Common Misconceptions Regarding ADHD
The most common misconceptions linked to the condition.
What the reality is for those with the condition.
How these misconceptions hurt those that have the condition.
What to do in order to rectify the situation.
Module 14 : Giving Hope to Those That Suffer
Examples of success stories of those with ADHD.
The key lessons to take from these success stories.
How to take those lessons - and put them into action.
A step by step breakdown on how to improve the life of the sufferer, due to these lessons.
Module 15 : Key Points to Consider Regarding ADHD
The absolute key points on how ADHD affects the individual.
The key points on how to help those individuals.
How to improve your ability to deal with the condition.
Where to get further help.
Minimum specifications for the computer are:
Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)
Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)
Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.