Understanding Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

Understanding Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD)

Workshop Details

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder which can affect a person’s lifespan from childhood to adulthood. The level of severity ranges between individuals and covers a spectrum of inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. This lesson will cover the types of ADHD, clinical treatment, as well as the strategies and support for home and school.

Learn more about these children today!

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

ADHD is a neurobiological condition that affects one’s academic learning and social behavioural development in varying degrees of severity. About 5 to 8 per cent of children and young people, and 2 to 3 per cent of adults have it, said Associate Professor John Wong, the head and senior consultant of NUH’s department of psychological medicine.

Read more: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/health/i-am-not-naughty-i-have


Target Audience:

  • Early Childhood Educators
  • Young Parents
  • Individuals keen on learning more about understanding children with special needs

Lesson content:

  • Definition of ADHD

  • Characteristics of ADHD

  • Types of ADHD

  • DSM-5 Criteria

  • Diagnosis

  • Causes

  • Resembling Conditions

  • Medication

  • Newer Hypotheses

  • Strategies and Support


  • To be able to understand the different types of learning disabilities and identify ways to support children with special needs

Course Features:

  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes


Irene holds a Master’s Degree in Education, specialising in Special Education from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

She has 9 years of experience working as a special education teacher with children ages ranging from 5 to 18, with global developmental delays, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, intellectual and learning disabilities, and autism. She worked in different settings, including voluntary welfare organizations schools, international school, and individualised home-based sessions. She collaborated with parents and therapists for optimal education and non-education success of the children.

As a special education teacher, she emphasizes on the holistic growth of a child including learning in natural environments, multi-sensory approaches, utilising a child’s strength to help them reach their optimal zone of development. Irene is a full-time lecturer at ACC, teaching Specialist Diploma in Teaching and Supporting Children with Special Needs.

Training Fees:

Fees and Charges  
Early Bird Fees$51.36 (wGST)
ACC Students Fees$48.15 (wGST)
Public Fees$72.76 (wGST)

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Course Information

Upcoming Workshop:

Duration: 3 hours (0.5 day)
Venue: ACC, 51 Cuppage Road, #03-03, Singapore 229469

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