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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is classified as a psychiatric disorder. It is characterised by problems paying attention, fidgeting and/or impulsive behaviours. This medical condition can cause serious disruption to a pupil. Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD) is a childhood disorder defined by defiant and hostile behaviours towards adults and those in authority. The challenges of both ADHD and ODD spread, not only through the classroom, but to all others associated with the pupil.

This workshop looks at the key features, manifestations and relationship of ADHD and ODD. It considers strategies to help manage the behaviour within the school environment.


The learning outcomes are:

  • Learn the key features of inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive presentation of ADHD
  • Understand the impact of ADHD and ODD on executive functioning
  • Explore brain chemistry
  • Understand the diagnosis of both ADHD and ODD
  • Investigate cognitive, social and emotional factors
  • Identify implications for learning
  • Consider strategies and ODD no no’s
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