International ADHD Online Conference

International ADHD Online Conference taking place mid-June 2020

The International ADHD Online Conference is set to feature talks from three leading experts in the field of ADHD. 

Hosted by ADHD Ireland, organisers will be delivering a full-day conference exploring the topic “ADHD explained”. 

Bringing you three expert speakers covering ADHD throughout all years, from early years from 0-7 years and then exploring school years from 8 – 18 years, and finally exploring ADHD in adulthood and throughout a lifespan.

Here are details of the speakers and topics:

ADHD Early Years: Emma Weaver, BA, PG Dip IAPT, Director of Early Years Services ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity

11 am – 12.30 pm, 13th June 2020

Optimising knowledge and skills for families and professionals working with children with ADHD, Autism and attachment difficulties, Emma will explore the factors involved in identifying and supporting children and families including how knowledge and skills training in early years can improve attachment, learning, child development and transition into education.

ADHD School Years: Colin Foley, BA PGCE MA, National Training Director at ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity

2.30pm – 4pm, 13th June 2020

Teaching and learning strategies in educational settings.

Colin will explain how to identify neurodiverse children and young people in an educational context, teaching and learning strategies such as how to scaffold learning to improve academic progress and attainment and how parents can work collaboratively with schools to ensure their child’s needs are understood and addressed. Emphasising a strength based approach to learning, Colin will also explore how the overlap of characteristics and co-occurrence of other learning impairments such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia needs to be understood and supported in the home and school.

ADHD in Adults: Dr Tony Lloyd CEO, ADHD Foundation, Neurodiversity Charity

6pm – 7.30pm, 13th June 2020

Understanding ADHD, how it impacts on physical and mental health across the lifespan. Tony will talk about the causes of ADHD and how the environment in home and school impact on how the brain develops throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Tony will also explain how to ensure healthy lifestyle choices and why access to early assessment, diagnosis and treatment can improve life chances in education, physical and mental health across the lifespan.

Booking onto the individual talks will cost €10. Accessing all of the talks comes to a reduced cost of €23. Click this link to buy tickets to the talks via Eventbrite.   

For more information on ADHD Ireland, ADHD Foundation or the online conference, visit their website or visit ADHD Ireland’s Facebook page.