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A Roadmap for Assessment and Support of Children and Young People with ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder reported in Australian children. ADHD can impact many aspects of a person's life so it's important to identify and put the right strategies in place to support them.

This course provides psychologists with detailed information about how to assess for ADHD and the most effective evidence-based therapies to help manage the symptoms of ADHD.

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About the course

There is a lot of information available about how to diagnose ADHD and which therapies may help. This course consolidates all of this information into one place to provide psychologists with a comprehensive understanding of ADHD.  

When you complete this course, you will feel more confident in diagnosing ADHD in children and young people, making decisions about the most appropriate therapies for your clients and providing additional support recommendations to parents, teachers and other professionals.  

Why you should join the course

Greater public awareness and the release of the national Clinical Practice Guidelines for ADHD has led to an increased demand for assessment and support. It is important for psychologists to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to provide the most accurate evaluation of symptoms and practical recommendations to support their clients.  

Learning Links has more than 50 years of experience providing support to children and adolescents with learning difficulties including ADHD. We want to share our broad knowledge and experience with other psychologists to ensure every client gets the best support for their needs.     

What you’ll learn

This course brings together the latest evidence, diagnostic criteria and clinical practice guidelines to provide psychologists with a comprehensive guide to supporting clients with ADHD. We examine best practice assessment and therapy approaches for psychologists to offer support throughout the lifecycle of a client with ADHD.  

The course content will cover: 

  • The characteristics and risk factors associated with ADHD  
  • The DSM-5-TR diagnostic criteria for ADHD 
  • How ADHD can impact the lives of children and young people  
  • What to include in assessments for ADHD and the most common diagnostic tools you can use  
  • Which differential diagnoses to consider as part of your assessment of ADHD  
  • What to do when a diagnosis of ADHD can’t be made 
  • Evidence-based pharmacological treatments to help children and young people manage the symptoms of ADHD 
  • Evidence-based supports and strategies for children and young people with ADHD including CBT, family training and coaching 
  • Behaviour strategies including goal setting, rewards and consequences, choices and corrective feedback 
  • How to support parents of children with ADHD  
  • Recommendations to provide teachers and other professionals who are supporting children and young people with ADHD 

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Our Attention on ADHD course provides all the information and strategies you need to start supporting children and young people with ADHD.

  • 9+ hours of video training: enhance your knowledge of ADHD across 6 online learning modules
  • Comprehensive workbook: support your learning with references, deidentified examples and reflection prompts 
  • Bonus videos with paediatricians: learn about the role of sleep health and medication in the diagnosis and management of ADHD symptoms 
  • Unlimited access*: revisit the lessons as many times as you need and benefit from course updates when new evidence, diagnostic criteria and practice guidelines become available
  • Bi-monthly Live Q&As: get the opportunity to ask our experienced psychologists questions and discuss specific case examples

*For the duration that Learning Links offers this course 

Who should attend

This course is suitable for:  

  • Psychologists looking to expand their scope of practice to start diagnosing and supporting children and adolescents with ADHD 
  • Psychologists who want to improve their understanding of ADHD to better support their clients 
  • Provisional and early career psychologists who are looking to diagnose and support children and adolescents with ADHD  

This course is not suitable for counsellors and psychologists who are experienced with diagnosing and supporting children and adolescents with ADHD. 

New course for teachers and allied health professionals coming in 2024. 

Meet the Presenters

Michelle Button

Michelle Button

Michelle is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist with more than 18 years of experience.

She is Executive Manager of Psychology at Learning Links and is currently Chair of the NSW Committee of the Australian Psychological Society College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists.

Michelle has worked in a range of settings and is passionate about ensuring children can access the support they need.

Portrait of Learning Links' Registered Psychologist, Lucy Tchepak

Lucy Tchepak

Lucy is a Registered Psychologist and Psychology Supervisor at Learning Links with 12 years of experience in supporting children and adolescents with a range of developmental and learning difficultes including ADHD, Autism and anxiety.

She has a personal diagnosis of ADHD and is passionate about providing tailored, neurodiversity-affirming support to meet the individual needs of her clients.


Dr Samantha Hornery

Dr Samantha Hornery

Samantha is a primary and special education teacher with over 20 years of experience. She is Executive Manager of Product Innovation and Education at Learning Links and has a PhD in Dyslexia interventions.

Sam has extensive experience in developing professional development programs and is a sought-after speaker. She has presented at several conferences on topics such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and ADHD and appeared in the ABC documentary, Kids on Speed?, supporting children with ADHD.

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