Issues in the Education of Pupils with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

The module will begin with a needs assessment to provide you with a profile of engagement with the course content and provide a ‘base line’ from which to show professional development.

The following units will cover the problematic nature of identification and assessment of ADHD; ADHD from the perspective of a Child Psychiatrist; An Educational Psychologist and a perspective from the classroom.

You will be given a working knowledge of child psychological and psychiatric aspects of ADHD; the roles and responsibilities of Child and Adolescent mental health services, intervention strategies and their likely outcomes; school-based issues related to the achievement of pupils with ADHD; aspects of pupil and parental involvement in assessment and provision; aspects of adult behaviours both verbal and non-verbal affect. ADHD; the controversy surrounding medication in relation to ADHD.

The module will give you 20 credits at Postgraduate Masters Level/Level 7.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Provide an educational contribution to the identification and assessment of ADHD
  • Work effectively with educational colleagues to establish and sustain interest in strategies that promote pupil progress
  • Develop and implement appropriate behaviour policies.


You will be assessed through a range of work, enabling you to demonstrate your knowledge, skills and understanding of the theory and practical application of the module material.

You will have one specific formative assessment (where you receive informal feedback, but it does not count towards your module grade) and two components of summative assessment (which are each graded).