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ADHD and specific developmental difficulties with learning and motor coordination: Hidden disabilities?

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Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is working in partnership with the British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) to offer this course.

Audience: Doctors, specialist nurses, education staff and any other health professionals supporting children and young people with ADHD and their families
Cost: £450 / £400 BACD members

Course content

This course is developed from the Paediatric Neurodisability Diploma and provides in-depth training in how to assess and support children with ADHD and their families.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the pathology and pathophysiology relating to various developmental differences and synthesise this into clinical practice.
  • Assess and manage children with developmental differences.
  • Contribute to service development.
  • Make informed judgements within this area of Neurodisability, knowing when to ask for help and when to refer on.
  • Provide effective advice to education.
  • Critically evaluate local health services.

How you will study

You can apply and start the course any time throughout the year.

The course is self-paced. As a guide, a minimum of four hours study time per week should help you to complete the course in approximately four months. We are flexible with the timeframe as there is no deadline for completion.

Online study days

You will be required to join an online study day via Microsoft Teams. This is a full day of teaching and focuses on:

  • The role of the ADHD Specialist Nurse
  • Attachment disorder
  • What’s in a diagnosis?
  • Current ADHD service issues
  • Practical clinical tips

Scheduled study dates are:

  • Friday 12 July 2024 and Friday 8 November 2024.

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