Portfolio of Evidence
Unit Learning Outcomes
Know what is meant by ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)’.
Define the term ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)’.
Describe the key features of ADHD.
Know about the causes of and treatments for ADHD.
Outline the causes of ADHD, according to the main causation theories.
Outline medications used to treat ADHD and the common side effects.
Outline behavioural therapies used to treat ADHD.
Know how ADHD is assessed.
Identify the assessment methods most commonly used for ADHD.
Know how ADHD can affect individuals.
Describe the possible physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects of ADHD on an individual.
Describe ways in which ADHD affects an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday activities and to engage in learning.
Know about ways to support the learning of individuals with ADHD.
Describe ways in which
·teaching and learning resources
·the learning environment
can be adapted to support the learning of individuals with ADHD.
Describe effective ways to encourage positive learning behaviour for individuals with ADHD.
Know about sources of information for individuals with ADHD and those supporting them.
Outline key sources of information, advice and guidance, giving examples of the types of support on offer.