Teachers and SNAs with our training you can expand your understanding & support of ADHD students.
Everyone needs to feel safe, understood, and connected, but neurodivergent pupils/ students especially need to feel a sense of elasticity. We offer a range of training for teachers and SNA every year to encourage educators in understanding and fostering acceptance in the classroom and school.The updated teacher and SNA training dates for primary and secondary schools are listed below.
“Literacy and ADHD in School”
Primary & Secondary School
25th of September 2023 / Time 5:00 – 7:00pm
Primary & Secondary School Teacher & SNA
Teacher & SNA Training “Literacy and ADHD in School” / delivered by Colin Foley who is the training director of the ADHD Foundation UK – Click HERE to register
For many children and young people, literacy-based activities in schools can be challenging- from engaging with reading, reading comprehension, reading for meaning, handwriting and structuring written responses. In this webinar, we will explore the reasons for this and offer a range of strategies for educators to support children and young people with their reading and writing.
ADHD and the Principal Educational Strategies
3rd of October 2023 / Time: 4:30-6:30pm Secondary School Teacher & SNA/ delivered by Colin Foley who is the training director of the ADHD Foundation UK – Click HERE to register
Primary School Teacher & SNA
10th of October 2023 / Time 3:15-5:15pm / delivered by Arron Hutchinson who is the Education Training Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at the ADHD Foundation UK – Click HERE to register
The aim of this course is to educate Secondary school teachers and SNAs on ADHD and give them the strategies and methods to help, support and get the best from an ADHD child in your classroom.
The skills explored will increase classroom productivity and attendance, so improving confidence and peer to peer relationships in pupils with ADHD and engagement of Educators, improving understanding and awareness of ADHD nationwide. This programme will motivate teachers to become ADHD champions in their school, enabling them to take appropriate individual and collective action within their schools towards a positive classroom experience for all.
Our ADHD course for educators is structured in three sections:
1) What ADHD is and isn’t, including up to date research, key features, diagnostic criteria comorbidities, executive functioning impairments, emotional disregulation and the different presentations of ADHD, including gender.
2) The learner’s experience of ADHD, including working with parents.
3) Strategies that work in the classroom- including support for executive functioning, literacy, anxiety, movement and activity and therapeutic approaches.
The course is structured around the 6 key strategies for achieving good outcomes in education for learners with ADHD of all ages.
“Strategies that I can use immediately in the classroom to help my student with ADHD” – Secondary School Teacher – Dublin
“I can say that I have a better understanding of my student’s needs and have the tools to support them better than prior to the training, thanks” – Primary School Teacher – Cavan
“It’s been only 2 days since completing the course and knowing what to do has had such a positive impact on myself and my ADHD students!” – Secondary School Teacher – Cork
ADHD Ireland | 28th of August 2023