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Overview

Framework:
RQF
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
H/506/9573
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
24 hours

Assessment Guidance

Portfolio of Evidence

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand what is meant by ‘attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)’.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Explain what is meant by ‘attention deficit disorder (ADHD)’ and how it is distinguished from other behavioural disorders.

  • 1.2

    Explain the characteristic features of ADHD and the common co-occurring difficulties that can be experienced by individuals with ADHD.


2

Understand the causes of and treatments for ADHD.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Explain the different theories relating to the causes of ADHD.

  • 2.2

    Explain how behavioural therapy and medication can be used to treat ADHD.

  • 2.3

    Describe the common side effects of medication used to treat ADHD.


3

Understand how ADHD is assessed.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Evaluate the different methods used to assess ADHD, outlining key differences between them.


4

Understand how ADHD can affect individuals.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Analyse the possible physical, social, emotional and behavioural effects of ADHD on an individual.

  • 4.2

    Evaluate the impact of ADHD on an individual’s ability to participate and function in everyday activities and to engage in learning.


5

Understand ways to support the learning of individuals with ADHD.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1

    Evaluate different learning support strategies which can be used to motivate individuals with ADHD, including ways to adapt teaching and learning resources and the learning environment.

  • 5.2

    Explain different approaches to encouraging positive learning behaviour in individuals with ADHD.

  • 5.3

    State why it is important to select and apply different strategies for different individuals.


6

Know about sources of information for individuals with ADHD and those supporting them.

Assessment Criteria

  • 6.1

    Summarise the different sources and types of support available to individuals with ADHD, their families and those supporting their learning.


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