Understanding and identifying ADHD in school children

A Pearson Academy India Workshop for School Professionals

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How can you create greater psychological well-being for professionals in your school?

Attention is a fundamental cognitive capacity and a pre-requisite for classroom behavior related to listening and understanding instructions, completing assignments and taking exams. ADHD involves inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity in children, which may lead to disruptive behavior in the classroom.

ADHD the most commonly diagnosed childhood psychiatric disorder which affects 3 to 5% of school aged children. Boys are 4 to 9 times more likely to be diagnosed than girls and 1/4 to 1/3 of children with ADHD also have learning disabilities. Students with ADHD are at a higher risk for unintentional injuries, delinquency, and anti-social behavior.

Schools and school professionals play an important role in preventing and identifying ADHD issues of their students due to the amount of time a student spends in school daily and over a number of years. School professionals are in a position to observe behavioral changes in students from a lower to a higher class that may indicate underlying ADHD issues. Awareness of these issues combined with appropriate support will ensure schools are helping remove barriers to student learning, and creating the right context for academic success for all students. Schools can create a progressive learning environment where academic success is not only linked to effective methods of learning but to positive mental health as well. As a school professional, you can play an important role in sensitizing your school towards needs of all students that often go unnoticed and unaddressed.

What does this workshop focus on?

Participants will learn from Pearson-trained experts, important aspects of ADHD related problems in school children and ways to address them with objective assessment and support. Participants will learn to use the following:

Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales (Brown ADD Scales)

Obtain a consistent measure of ADD across the life span with the Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales® for Children and Adolescents and the Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales for Adolescents and Adults. Based on Thomas Brown’s cutting-edge model of cognitive impairment in ADD, the Brown ADD Scales explore the executive cognitive functioning aspects of cognition associated with AD/HD (ADD).

With the new Brown ADD Scales for Children that include a primary/preschool scale (ages 3–7) and a school-age scale (ages 8–12), in addition to the adolescent and adult scales already available, the Brown ADD Scales allow you to comprehensively assess ADD in individuals of all ages.

Cogmed Coach Training

A strong working memory is essential for learning. Poor working memory can be the cause of a significant impairment for students. This is why working memory capacity is a very good predictor for academic success – and why working memory capacity is strongly correlated with students’ performance, particularly in reading and math.

Cogmed training is an evidence-based, online training program that can be effectively implemented in schools to strengthen students’ learning abilities and improve academic performance.

Cogmed Coach training and certification is mandatory for professionals such as teachers, special educators and other school staff, who would like to offer Cogmed Working Memory Training to school students and other individuals.

Who can attend this workshop?

 School Teacher

Special Educators

School Counselors

School Psychologists

Any professional involved in the well-being of school children

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