REACH presents our 4th Research to Practice Conference:
Teaching and Supporting Students with ADHD
with internationally renowned speaker
MA, PGCE, BSc Hons
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a term used to describe a spectrum of learning and behavioural and socialization differences. The negative impact of ADHD within schools, families and on our society can be highly significant unless proactive systems and strategies for effective teaching and management are introduced and adapted for specific individuals.
This full day course will enlighten delegates on the causes and prevalence of attention difficulties, as well as prepare all with hands-on, practical and research-based tools to support and deliver a range of options for inclusive education and to meet the needs of children and young persons with ADHD and co-existing conditions.
This conference is suitable for educators and parents!
The content of the course will include:
- Consideration of symptoms, causes, prevalence, impact and diagnosis
- Girls and Boys with ADHD and co-existing difficulties and differences including Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) , Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Introduce the SF3R model of management: Structure, Flexibility, Rapport, Relationships and Resilience to meet Educational, Behavioural and Socialization goals
- Setting rules, rituals and routines, accessing the curriculum, seating and goal setting, organisation, study skills, homework and rewarding positive outcomes
- Dealing with mood, motivation, distractibility, disruption and defiance
- How best to manage with peer interaction during class and non-classroom time, including the issues of bullying behaviour
- Looking at how best to engage multi-agency intervention and the role of medication
- Home school collaboration and communication and preparing the child and family for transitions
- Developing a series of case studies and sharing expertise and experiences from delegates of teaching and managing children and young persons with ADHD and co-existing conditions
- 8:15am to 9:00am > Registration
- 9:00am to 9:10am > Opening remarks
- 9:10am to 10:30am > Session 1. Demystifying ADHD and co-existing conditions
- 10:30am to 11:00am > Nutrition break: coffee & tea (provided) and networking
- 11:00am to 12:30pm > Session 2. SF3R management model: Outlining how Structure, Flexibility, Rapport, Relationships and Resilience are the key approaches to meet the Learning, Behavioural and Socialization needs of children with ADHD and co-existing conditions
- 12:30pm to 1:30pm > Break: Lunch (on your own)
- 1:30pm to 2:50pm > Session 3. Strategies and Stories: Problem solving a range of issues including distractibility, disruption and defiance. Consideration of a series of case studies and sharing the experience and expertise from delegates present
- 2:50pm to 3:00pm > Questions
About Fintan O'Regan:
Fintan (Fin) O’Regan is one of the leading behaviour and learning specialists in the UK and is an internationally recognized author and speaker in the field of education. With his extensive background in schools, universities and support services, REACH is thrilled to have him join us in Vancouver this winter to offer his insight on ADHD, behaviour support and interventions. The SF3R behaviour and learning model, developed by Fin O’Regan, forms the principles of his approach regarding proactive short term and long term solutions to behaviour and learning success.
Fintan trained as a secondary science and PE teacher after studying Zoology and Genetics at Sheffield University and remains fascinated by the impact of nurture and nature on human development. He was the Headmaster of the Centre Academy School, regarded as the first specialist school within the UK for children with ADHD/ODD. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Head Teacher, the Head of the Science Department and a Science/PE teacher in London, Newcastle and Washington DC. These experiences helped to develop a balanced perspective of the issues facing schools, teachers and families regarding behaviour and learning differences.
The SF3R behaviour and learning model developed by Fin forms the principles of his approach regarding proactive short term and long term solutions to behaviour and learning success. He states, “Although it is true that no two children are the same, structured and flexible systems and strategies will yield similar successful outcomes.”
Fintan is an internationally acclaimed presenter and consultant in behaviour, learning and motivation working both within the Education and Health sectors. As well as providing his expertise to audiences within the UK, he has presented throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. His publications include the T.E.S. award winning book Educating Children with ADHD as well as How to Teach and Manage Children with ADHD, Surviving and Succeeding in SEN and ADHD, Impact and Intervention, Troubleshooting Challenging Behaviour, Challenging Behaviours, Small Change: Big Difference series; Inattention, Hyperactive and Disorganised and the recently published Successfully Managing ADHD.