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20TRA617 Effective and practical strategies and interventions for supporting learners with ADHD within the school setting

20TRA617 Effective and practical strategies and interventions for supporting learners with ADHD within the school setting





Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Understanding ADHD, the three areas of diversity, their effect on learning and behaviour.  A practical approach to supporting young people with ADHD

What teachers will learn: 

  • A brief introduction to the three areas of diversity in ADHD: inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity and how they interact with each other. 
  • Common causes of challenging behaviour, difficulties in learning. 
  • Challenging behaviour and ADHD – identifying when it is within the control of the learner and when it is not. 
  • Developmental processes in ADHD and what to expect in different age phases, including barriers to progressions and age/progression hotspots.
  • ADHD, it’s links to other conditions and the ramifications of this. 
  • The effects of ADHD on Social Emotional and Mental Health, wellbeing and self – esteem. 
  • How to approximately calculate the attention span of a child with ADHD and related conditions. 
  • An overview of some of the resources available for helping with physical hyperactivity and evaluation of their effectiveness. 
  • ‘In through the eyes and out through the mouth’.  Some effective interventions for learners with ADHD who may have a tendency to call out, interrupt and intrude (linked to short term memory difficulties). 
  • Using reward systems and special interests to help learners with ADHD with waiting times.  


Andrew Whitehouse

TEDx Speaker Andrew Whitehouse is a specialist in neurological diversity and provides interventions for professionals, parents and young people with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and related conditions.  Andrew has a number of roles including training, strategies and therapies for education professionals in schools and colleges, observing learners in the learning environment and providing practical solutions to help them achieve their potential.  Andrew provides short courses for Bishop Grosseteste University and the University of Lincoln and holds a number of UK and overseas contracts. Andrew has delivered three TEDx Talks including “From Disability to Superpowers” and has an extensive conference profile.  Andrew is also a Forensic SEND Consultant and acts as an expert witness in SEND related court cases.   

During the Covid 19 crisis, Andrew is continuing to carry on his work by creating the online, social media project #GetInvolved collating and publishing bespoke blog posts by a range of high profile SEND professionals.  He has also delivered a wide range of free SEND workshops on Instagram and has interviewed a number of other professionals online.  Andrew has written and produced 37 digital modular courses and delivered at a number of online conferences Including two fringe TEDx events, The Online PDA Summit, the Dyslexia Show and has provided several online workshops for Deaf Minds Education.  Closer to home, Andrew is providing a free lifeline telephone service for families of children with additional needs.

Andrew has also been actively involved with the development, production and provision of 3d printed respiratory masks in association with Pi-Top, Maker Mask and Isaac Thomson-Whitehouse. 

See Andrew’s TEDx here:

See Andrew at work here:

Connect with Andrew:

Twitter @AndrewWSEN

Instagram @AndrewWSEN


Course Properties

Course date 11-11-2020 7:00 pm
Course End Date 11-11-2020 8:15 pm
Registration Start Date 08-10-2020
Cut off date 11-11-2020 6:00 pm
Individual Price €9.99
Speaker Andrew Whitehouse
Number Hours 1 hour 15 mins
Location Online

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