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Fintan O'Regan Courses on ASC, ADHD, ODD and PDA

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The Curious Case of ADHD and ASC

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ODD and PDA - Get out of my face, I don't care and you don't understand me at all

 

The Curious Case of ADHD and ASC

Friday 11 March 2022, 1.30 pm to 4 pm at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, Frensham GU10 3BL

Overlap between ASC (Autism Spectrum Condition) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is the norm and not the exception and in this presentation we will consider a range of techniques and strategies to help children and young persons to support learning, behaviour and socialisation issues.

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ODD and PDA - Get out of my face, I don't care and you don't understand me at all

Friday 6 May 2022, 1.30 to 4 pm at Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre, Frensham GU10 3BL

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) is a term given to describe when a child displays a certain pattern of behaviours that includes losing their temper frequently, defying adults, being easily annoyed and deliberately annoying others.

Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) is characterised by an extreme avoidance of everyday demands. The difference is that it is an anxiety-driven behavioural need to be in control.

Areas to be addressed include:

Demystifying the ODD and PDA message

Discussion of the overlap with ADHD and ASC

Supporting mood not behaviour, through effective communication and de-escalation techniques 

Dealing with a range of Difficult, Defiant, Demanding and Disruptive situations

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About Fintan O'Regan BSc, PGCE, MA

From 1996 to 2002, Fintan was the headteacher of the Centre Academy, the first UK school specialisising in issues related to ADHD, ASC, ODD and PDA.

He is an associate lecturer for various organisations, including the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity.

He has written a number of books and published articles and works as trainer and consultant to support schools, children and families with SEND and behaviour issues.

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