Are you interested in a course which explores how to understand and support your child with ADHD?
We are delighted to have teamed up with Education Elephant who bring you a series of comprehensive online courses to help you manage your child’s ADHD.
The courses are divided into three – or you can book into a bundle of all three of them, depending on your preference:
- Understanding ADHD in Children and Young Persons
- Managing Anxiety in Children with ADHD – a Parent Guide
- Self Regulation and Behaviour Support Strategies for ADHD Children at Home and School (6 – 13 years)
- Bundle – all three courses
We are delighted to offer you an exclusive discount code for all courses with a 20% discount off the three individual courses or a 33% discount off the bundle. Full details are outlined below.
All courses are online and can be accessed at your own leisure, complete a self-paced online course which you can decide when to start and finish. You will have access to the course content – videos lessons and downloadable resources – for life. You can access them again and again as often as you wish.
The courses are run by Dr Kieran Merriman, PhD and the team at Education Elephant.
Understanding ADHD in Children and Young Persons, €79 (or €63.20 with discount code ADHDIreland20)
Knowledge is Power. Understanding what ADHD is and how it effects the brain and behaviour of the ADHD child is the first step to supporting them. This course, written by psychologists, presents the most current research and thinking around what ADHD is and both the positive and negative effects the diagnosis can have on the child and their family. The course will show you how the brain of a person with ADHD functions differently to that of a typical person and show you how much of the child with ADHD does is out of their awareness and control. The course will give an overview of the different supports that are available for the ADHD child and discuss the most effective interventions. The course is suitable for anyone working with ADHD children including parents and teachers.
Total course length: 48 minutes approx.
To register for Understanding ADHD course, click here
Managing Anxiety in Children with ADHD – a Parent Guide, €39 (or €31.20 with discount code ADHDIreland20)
A large number of people with ADHD suffer from anxiety and even depression. Sometimes anxiety can be hard to spot in children because they don’t tell you, or don’t know how to tell you, that they are feeling anxious. Anxiety in young children is very upsetting not just for the child but for their parents and family too. This course will show you how to identify anxiety and how to help children identify their feelings. The course will present a number of simple techniques that can be used at home to help reduce anxiety in children with ADHD.
Total course length: 17 minutes approx.
To register for Managing Anxiety course, click here
Self Regulation and Behaviour Support Strategies for ADHD Children at Home and School (6 – 13 years), €79 (or €63.20 with code ADHDIreland20)
The best support for a child with ADHD comes when both home and school work together. Understanding the key challenges both face as well as how to manage them is the first step towards planning effective support. This course will demonstrate how self regulation and executive function can make home and school life for a child with ADHD and will show both parents and teachers what they can do to help. Self Regulation is a key area of support in ADHD. Self regulation refers to our ability to manage our own internal world, our emotions, our impulses and our behaviour. Through no fault of their own many children with ADHD have difficulties with self regulation and these difficulties can get them in trouble and lead to poor self esteem. Interestingly, it’s not just the child’s regulation skills that can cause problems but also the parent and teachers regulation skills that can also cause problems! This course will teach how self regulation is effected in the ADHD brain and show you the role that you will play in supporting them. The course will present a number of different regulation strategies and techniques which can be used at home and in school to support the ADHD child.
Total course length: 78 minutes approx.
To register for Behavioural Support Strategies course, click here
Bundle – all three courses, €149 (or €99 with code ADHDIreland99)
This course is part of a 3 course package which includes:
Course 1: Understanding ADHD (48 mins 29 secs)
Course 2: Managing Anxiety in Children With ADHD (17 mins 38 secs)
Course 3: Behavioural Support Strategies for Children with ADHD (77 mins 54 secs)
Total course length: 2 hours 49 minutes
To register for the Bundle of all three courses, click here
Course Tutor Biography: Dr. Kieran Merriman
Dr. Merriman holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University College Dublin and was awarded a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Merriman recently received the Therese Brady Award from University College Dublin in 2019 for his work in the area of families and children with additional needs. Dr. Merriman has specialised in several areas of psychological therapy and research including Autism, parents of children with additional needs and is an accredited Early Start Denver Model Practitioner.
Dr. Merriman has also conducted published research on Autism with a special interest in group based interventions for parents of children with additional needs and has ample experience delivering interventions to children, families and parents struggling with behavioural, emotional and adaptive difficulties. Dr. Merriman works for several public and private bodies and with client groups of all ages experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and disabilities.
For further information or to register for any of the courses outlined above, click here