ADHD: Introduction to Understanding ADHD in Children and Young People

Learn what ADHD is, how it effects the child, how its diagnosed and the different kinds of intervention available

What you'll learn

  • Symptoms of ADHD
  • When a Child is just being a child
  • How the ADHD brain works
  • Why the ADHD child struggles with their behaviour
  • The best type of supports available for ADHD
  • The effects of ADHD on home and school life
  • The challenges faced by parents, teachers and the child with ADHD
  • How to support a child with ADHD

Course Duration

= 48 mins 29 secs

What's included?

Video lessons

Downloadable Resources

Access on a tablet or phone

Certificate of Completion

Course Description

Knowledge is Power. Understanding what ADHD is and how it effects the brain and behaviour of the ADHD child is the first step to supporting them. This course, written by psychologists, presents the most current research and thinking around what ADHD is and both the positive and negative effects the diagnosis can have on the child and their family. The course, will show you how the brain of a person with ADHD functions differently to that of a typical person and show you how what much of the child with ADHD does is out of their awareness and control. The course will give an overview of the different supports that are available for the ADHD child and discuss the most effective interventions. The course is suitable for anyone working with ADHD children including parents and teachers.


Your Instructor


Dr. Kieron Merriman PhD
Dr. Kieron Merriman PhD

Dr. Merriman holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from University College Dublin and was awarded a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Merriman recently received the Therese Brady Award from University College Dublin in 2019 for his work in the area of families and children with additional needs. Dr. Merriman has specialised in several areas of psychological therapy and research including Autism, parents of children with additional needs and is an accredited Early Start Denver Model Practitioner.

Dr. Merriman has also conducted published research on Autism with a special interest in group based interventions for parents of children with additional needs and has ample experience delivering interventions to children, families and parents struggling with behavioural, emotional and adaptive difficulties. Dr. Merriman works for several public and private bodies and with client groups of all ages experiencing a range of mental health difficulties and disabilities.


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course is completely self-paced online course. Once purchased you can start immediately and you have access to the content for 12 months, so you can work your way through at your own pace.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How is the course content presented?
All of the lessons on this course are videos which you can watch, listen and follow along with. We know life is busy, so all of our videos are designed to be short and easy to follow - making it simple for you dip in and out of the course in your own time. There are plenty of materials for you download and take away too.
Is this course approved?
This course has been designed and written by chartered psychologists. The course has been verified and approved by the ADHD society of Ireland.

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