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Understanding ADHD

  • Online
  • 04 Mar 2021 (13:00 - 14:30)

This topic, suitable for all staff, will provide a comprehensive overview of current research and understanding around ADHD. The perspective of young people with ADHD will help to bring real-world context to this understanding. The course will empower delegates to provide even better support for pupils with this specific need as well as providing a broader insight into how this support can benefit all pupils.

What will this course cover? 

  • Current research around ADHD as well as considering social constructions of (dis)ability 
  • The impact that the learning environment can play in enabling or disabling students 
  • What types of adjustments and support can be of most benefit to students 

What are the potential benefits to you and the children or young people you work with? 

  • Greater knowledge and understanding of ADHD 
  • Better support for students with ADHD who you work with 
  • Greater sense of belonging and engagement for your students 

Suitable for: Newly Qualified Teacher, Senior Leader, Support staff, Teacher, Teaching Assistant

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Dr James Galpin

Meet your trainer

Dr James Galpin

Jamie is an Education Officer at nasen and leads on the development and delivery of the organisations CPDL programme. He is also a chartered Developmental Psychologist who specialises in universal difficulties that children and young people experience. He has been working with children and young people with SEN for the past 18 years. Whilst working both as an SEN teaching assistant and then as an SEN teacher, he completed his Master’s degree in Child Development. His interest in the practical applications of research then led him to complete a Master’s in Research in Education. Jamie went on to complete his PhD in Developmental Psychology where his focus was on emotion in children’s drawings and the relationship between language and drawing. Jamie continues to work in developing practice-based evidence and putting theory into practice in education. 

Jamie has delivered CPDL to a range of education professionals including teachers, supports staff, SENCOs and other senior leaders on a range of SEND related topics

Photograph of Scarlet Clark on a beach during sunset

Meet your trainer

Scarlet Clark

Scarlet is a passionate ambassador for neurodiverse individuals in educational settings. Having struggled in mainstream education with undiagnosed ADHD and ASD, she then navigated two English degrees at Goldsmiths University of London, and is planning to embark upon a PhD. Currently, Scarlet works as both a specialist English Tutor for students outside of mainstream school, and as an Education Assistant at Portfield School- a special school for children who hold an autism diagnosis. She has also belonged to the charity Autistica’s Insight Group for autism research for the past four years, and is an alumni mentor for students with disabilities at Goldsmiths University. Outside of work, Scarlet remains fascinated with the representation of neurodiversity in modern literature, and has recently given talks on William Faulkner and autism. She also enjoys taking her assistance dog Peppa for very long walks.