"Happiness is not something you postpone for the future. It's something you design for the present."
-- Jim Rohn
What is ADDapt Ability?
ADDapt Ability is a non-profit social enterprise developed to bring Rebecca Champ's work and research on ADHD and motivation, empowerment and self-determination to individuals, families and professionals. Offerings include courses, workshops, talks, and community meetups developed for anyone who is ready to learn the ADHD elements for successful meaningful living.
Current Courses Available:
Understanding and Working With ADHD Students
Duration: 6 Hours
4-8 Attendees - £700
8-14 Attendees - £1000
This day-long workshop for Learning Support Tutors or Mentors in an ADHD Student Support Service aims to improve service delivery, provide practical classroom techniques and develop helpful training delivery interventions to increase successful engagement for students with ADHD. A CPD Certificate will be provided with the course.
- Presentation of the ADHD student, including:
o Common ADHD-related learning and behavioral challenges
o ADHD neurobiological differences and coping responses
o Significance of ADHD emotional response, thinking style and perception of time
o Interactions and intersections of ADHD and other learning disabilities and mental health conditions
o Influence of stigma and misunderstanding of ADHD on self-concept
o Variations in individual needs and expression
- Support Worker Awareness and Assessment:
o When to consider screening for ADHD and screening tools
o The Diagnostic Interview for ADHD (DIVA)
o Taking a detailed developmental history
- ADHD supportive strategies:
o Interventions to help improve motivation and increase engagement
o Systems approach to time and information management
o Organizational strategies to address typical behavioral needs
o Techniques for problem solving, studying, and attendance issues
o Practical tools, habits and tricks for students to practice
The session aims to enable your staff to:
- Gain a new perspective on students with ADHD
- Understand the link between neurobiology and the unique thought processes in the brain that lead to behaviour and choices identified with ADHD
- Utilise the knowledge from the session to think creatively when working with individuals with ADHD