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The curious case of ADHD and ODD


24/11/2020 09:30







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About this event

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a term used to describe a number of traits including hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a term given to describe when a child displays a certain pattern of behaviours that includes losing their temper frequently, defying adults, being easily annoyed and deliberately annoying others.

This seminar will outline how best to support learners with traits of ADHD who may also be difficult, demanding and defiant, and will consider a range of systems and strategies in order to address successful learning, behaviour and socialisation outcomes.

Key learning:

  • Demystifying the traits of ADHD and ODD
  • Demystifying the traits of ADHD and ODD
  • Systems and strategies for classroom management
  • Mood and motivation
  • Rules, routines and rituals
  • Dealing with distractibility and improving concentration, organisation and homework
  • Rapport and effective communication including de-escalation techniques
  • Dealing with anger and aggression
  • Relationship-building with peers
  • Working with parents and peers.

Facilitator bio

This training will be facilitated by Fintan O’Regan.

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