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Seminar: Teaching Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

From time to time, most students will have trouble sitting still, paying attention, or controlling their impulses – as part of normal development. Whilst most students gradually grow out of such behaviours, students with ADHD do not. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a type of neurodevelopmental disorder, which means there is atypical growth and development of the brain or central nervous system resulting in their abnormal functioning.

ADHD is defined by a pattern of behaviour involving inattention, disorganization and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. A student can have symptoms in one or both categories of inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity to receive the diagnosis of ADHD. The diagnosis is generally made by the age of 12 and continue into adulthood. This workshop will provide a range of practical classroom strategies for teaching students with developmental disabilities (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy) and ADHD.

Dates:15 Mar 2022 (Tue)
Time:09.00am - 05.00pm (Singapore Standard Time GMT+0800)
Venue:Live Online Training
Speaker: Dolly Bhargava

Dolly Bhargava is a Speech Pathologist with a Masters in Special Education. She has 21 years of experience in providing positive, realistic and productive solutions to individuals with a range of disabilities in early childhood, school, family homes, prisons, accommodation and community settings. She has authored and developed a number of insightful books and apps, based on the practical wisdom she has gathered from working with individuals with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders, their families, educators and professionals. The resources aim to equip people with the knowledge, skills and tools to help your child learn positive ways of behaving and managing their emotions.

Course Objectives
  1. Describe the differences in presentation and needs of students with ADHD and how they differ from other conditions
  2. Understand the impact of ADHD in the everyday functioning at school
  3. Discuss a range of practical, research-based strategies for teachers to use in the classroom with students with ADHD and other developmental disabilities
  4. Identify approaches to maximise success for students with ADHD and other developmental disabilities to help maximise success in all aspects of school life, including social interaction and academic functioning
Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Developmental Disabilities
  2. Overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    1. Definition
    2. Causes
    3. Symptoms and signs
    4. Diagnosis
    5. Prognosis
  3. Academic skills of students with ADHD and other developmental disabilities
    1. Instructional modifications
    2. Activity modifications
    3. Environmental modifications
  4. Executive functioning skills of students with ADHD and other developmental disabilities
    1. Teaching organisation skills
    2. Teaching planning skills
    3. Teaching sequencing skills
    4. Teaching self regulation skills
    5. Discrimination training techniques
  5. Behavioural challenges exhibited by students with ADHD and other developmental disabilities
    1. Functional behaviour analysis
    2. Behaviour management strategies
    3. Behaviour prevention strategies
Who Can Benefit?

Educator and special needs educators in childcare centres, primary, secondary schools), parents/carers, support staff, behavior analysts, program administrators, and supervisors

Course Fees & Closing Dates
Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
31 Dec 2021 300
Normal Till Full 350