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ADHD Parenting Programme, Saturday 14 April 2018

Oxford ADHD Centre HeadingtonWe are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place on Saturday 14th April 2018.

Our ADHD Parenting Programme is led by Sarah Hamilton, a Registered Mental Health Nurse who holds a Masters degree in Advanced Nurse Practice. Her specialist area is in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and she has worked extensively with families and young people diagnosed with ASD and ADHD. Sarah has worked in CAMHS for over 15 years, before working independently as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and ADHD nurse specialist. Her experience includes working as a lead nurse in ADHD and ASD diagnostic clinic, family therapy clinics and ADHD medication clinics. Her therapeutic work includes working on an individual basis, with families and group work utilising cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy and mindfulness techniques to help and support young people and their families pre and post diagnosis.

This course will take place over 6 hours and topics covered include:

  • ADHD – common themes
  • A clinical view: classification, assessment and diagnosis
  • ADHD core symptoms
  • ADHD co-morbidities
  • Gender differences
  • Advantages of ADHD
  • Managing desirable and undesirable behaviours
  • Parenting jobs
  • Communication and strengthening relationships
  • Self-care and well being
  • Building resilience
  • Managing stress
  • Solution focused examples
  • Mindfulness techniques

For further information, please click on the link below:

ADHD Parental Programme April 2018

The cost of the programme is £240 per person (with discounts available for couples).

For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

 

Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme, April-May 2018

We are delighted to announce that our next Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme is taking place on Saturday 21 April and 5 May 2018.

Our ASD workshops are led by Elizabeth Winks, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in autism spectrum disorders, and also works for CAMHS, Aylesbury. Her role there includes running all of the parent workshops and she consistently receives excellent feedback.

The programme includes the following topics:

  • Feelings regarding diagnosis
  • How do ASD children view the world?
  • Theory of mind
  • Planning
  • Speech development
  • Imagination
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Time perception
  • Principles of behaviour management
  • Understanding behaviour and exploring strategies
  • Anxiety – what is anxiety?
  • CBT model, Stress model in ASD according to Lazarus.
  • Helpful techniques
  • Anger – linked to behaviour and what are the differences between people with and without ASD
  • Rage cycle explained

For further information, please click on the link below:

ASD Parent Programme April-May 2018

The cost of the two week parenting programme is £295 per person (with discount available for couples). For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme, February 2018

We are delighted to announce that our next Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme is taking place on Saturday 3rd and 24th February 2018.

Our ASD workshops are led by Elizabeth Winks, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in autism
spectrum disorders, and also works for CAMHS, Aylesbury. Her role there includes running all
of the parent workshops and she consistently receives excellent feedback.

The programme includes the following topics:

  • Feelings regarding diagnosis
  • How do ASD children view the world?
  • Theory of mind
  • Planning
  • Speech development
  • Imagination
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Time perception
  • Principles of behaviour management
  • Understanding behaviour and exploring strategies
  • Anxiety – what is anxiety?
  • CBT model, Stress model in ASD according to Lazarus.
  • Helpful techniques
  • Anger – linked to behaviour and what are the differences between people with and without ASD
  • Rage cycle explained

For further information, please click on the link below:

ASD Parental Programme February 2018

The cost of the two week parenting programme is £295 per person (with discount available for couples). For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme November 2017

We are delighted to announce that our next Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme is taking place on 4th and 11th November 2017.

Our ASD workshops are led by Elizabeth Winks, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in autism
spectrum disorders, and also works for CAMHS, Aylesbury. Her role there includes running all
of the parent workshops and she consistently receives excellent feedback.

The programme includes the following topics:

  • Feelings regarding diagnosis
  • How do ASD children view the world?
  • Theory of mind
  • Planning
  • Speech development
  • Imagination
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Time perception
  • Principles of behaviour management
  • Understanding behaviour and exploring strategies
  • Anxiety – what is anxiety?
  • CBT model, Stress model in ASD according to Lazarus.
  • Helpful techniques
  • Anger – linked to behaviour and what are the differences between people with and without ASD
  • Rage cycle explained

For further information, please click on the link below:

ASD Workshop November 2017

The cost of the two week parenting programme is £295 per person (with discount available for couples). For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

ADHD Parenting Programme September-October 2017

Oxford ADHD Centre HeadingtonWe are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place in September-October 2017, over three consecutive Thursdays, commencing 28 September 2017.

The ADHD Parenting Programme is led by Lyn Oualah, a qualified teacher with almost 30 years of classroom experience.  She is accredited in 6 Positive Parenting Programmes (PPP) and has been the lead facilitator for the Level 4 programme in her current role for the past 6 years.  As a Solution Focused “Champion” (2010), Lyn is keen to promote ways of finding and creating solutions that keep all parties engaged and commited to achieving the agreed targets on the intervention plan.

This course will consist of three x 2 hour weekly sessions and topics covered include:

  • Preconceived Ideas
  • A Clinical Perspective of ADHD
  • The 3 Core Symptoms according to the DSM V
  • Executive Functions & Associated Difficulties
  • Co‐morbidities
  • Developmental Course
  • Gender
  • Advantages of ADHD!
  • Managing Challenging Behviours
  • Basic Parenting Philosophy
  • Structure/Boundaries vs Nuture
  • Parenting Jobs
  • Managing undesirable behaviours (STOP x 3)
  • Encouraging desirable behaviours (START x 7)
  • Strengthening you relationship with child
  • Self‐care and Wellbeing
  • Building Resilience & achieving greater Wellbeing
  • Stress ‐ What is it and the body’s response?
  • Stress ‐ responses in children/the stress of parenting stressed children
  • Stress ‐ when “time‐out” is needed / using
  • Solution Focused responses
  • Stress ‐ tackling it in stages!
  • Perspective ‐ how it can define our outlook
  • Resilience ‐ definition, domains and building blocks of resilience
  • Resilience ‐ developing a practical toolkit
  • Mindfulness ‐ definition, relaxation imagery and “Sparkly Moments”!
  • For further information, please click on the link below:

ADHD 3 Week Programme September 2017

The cost of the three week programme is £240 per person (with discounts available for couples).

For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

ADHD Parenting Programme July 2017

Oxford ADHD Centre HeadingtonWe are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place in July 2017, over three consecutive Mondays, commencing 3rd July 2017.

The ADHD Parenting Programme is led by Lyn Oualah, a qualified teacher with almost 30 years of classroom experience.  She is accredited in 6 Positive Parenting Programmes (PPP) and has been the lead facilitator for the Level 4 programme in her current role for the past 6 years.  As a Solution Focused “Champion” (2010), Lyn is keen to promote ways of finding and creating solutions that keep all parties engaged and commited to achieving the agreed targets on the intervention plan.

This course will consist of three x 2 hour weekly sessions and topics covered include:

  • Preconceived Ideas
  • A Clinical Perspective of ADHD
  • The 3 Core Symptoms according to the DSM V
  • Executive Functions & Associated Difficulties
  • Co‐morbidities
  • Developmental Course
  • Gender
  • Advantages of ADHD!
  • Managing Challenging Behviours
  • Basic Parenting Philosophy
  • Structure/Boundaries vs Nuture
  • Parenting Jobs
  • Managing undesirable behaviours (STOP x 3)
  • Encouraging desirable behaviours (START x 7)
  • Strengthening you relationship with child
  • Self‐care and Wellbeing
  • Building Resilience & achieving greater Wellbeing
  • Stress ‐ What is it and the body’s response?
  • Stress ‐ responses in children/the stress of parenting stressed children
  • Stress ‐ when “time‐out” is needed / using
  • Solution Focused responses
  • Stress ‐ tackling it in stages!
  • Perspective ‐ how it can define our outlook
  • Resilience ‐ definition, domains and building blocks of resilience
  • Resilience ‐ developing a practical toolkit
  • Mindfulness ‐ definition, relaxation imagery and “Sparkly Moments”!
  • For further information, please click on the link below:

ADHD 3 Week Parenting Programme July 2017

The cost of the five week programme is £240 per person (with discounts available for couples).

For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

 

Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme July 2017

iStock_000053266710_FullWe are delighted to announce that our next Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme is taking place on 1st and 15th July 2017.

Our ASD workshops are led by Elizabeth Winks, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in autism
spectrum disorders, and also works for CAMHS, Aylesbury. Her role there includes running all
of the parent workshops and she consistently receives excellent feedback.

The programme includes the following topics:

  • Feelings regarding diagnosis
  • How do ASD children view the world?
  • Theory of mind
  • Planning
  • Speech development
  • Imagination
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Time perception
  • Principles of behaviour management
  • Understanding behaviour and exploring strategies
  • Anxiety – what is anxiety?
  • CBT model, Stress model in ASD according to Lazarus.
  • Helpful techniques
  • Anger – linked to behaviour and what are the differences between people with and without ASD
  • Rage cycle explained

For further information, please click on the link below:

ASD Autism Parenting Programme July 2017

The cost of the two week parenting programme is £295 per person (with discount available for couples). For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

Oxford ADHD Centre – ADHD Parenting Programme June 2017

This course is now full.

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We are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place in June-July 2017, over five consecutive Thursdays, commencing 15th June 2017.

The ADHD Parenting Programme is led by Lyn Oualah, a qualified teacher with almost 30 years of classroom experience.  She is accredited in 6 Positive Parenting Programmes (PPP) and has been the lead facilitator for the Level 4 programme in her current role for the past 6 years.  As a Solution Focused “Champion” (2010), Lyn is keen to promote ways of finding and creating solutions that keep all parties engaged and commited to achieving the agreed targets on the intervention plan.

Topics addressed over the five week programme include:

  • Preconceived Ideas
  • Current Concerns & Worries vs. Wants & Expectations from the Course
  • How the ADHD Brain works
  • Responding to ADHD – The Choices we face
  • A Clinical Perspective of ADHD – The 3 Core Symptoms
  • How Mindset affects Behaviour
  • Behaviour Management x 3 (Routines, Consistent Rules, Giving Clear Instructions)
  • Ideas for managing Hyperactive Behaviours
  • Role of Exercise vs. Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Sanctions & Rewards
  • Concept of “Fit for Purpose”
  • Routines & Consistent Rules – Sorting out what is/isn’t essential!
  • The Anger Cycle
  • Managing constant Demands and Anger
  • The Power of Language
  • Responding to Incidents at Home/3rd Party Involvement
  • Triangle of Roles – Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer
  • Ideas for managing Impulsive/Inattentive Behaviours
  • Ideas for Behaviour Management at School
  • Treatment Options for ADHD – A Multi-Modal Approach
  • Coping Strategies for Parents – Advocacy/Agency support

For further information, please click on the link below:

ADHD Parenting Programme June 2017

For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

The cost of the five week programme is £275 pp (with discounts available for couples).
An ADHD book and refreshments will be provided.

Autism (ASD) Workshops – May 2017

We are delighted to announce that our next Autism (ASD) Workshops are taking place on 6th and 20th May 2017.

Our ASD workshops are led by Elizabeth Winks, who is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in autism

spectrum disorders, and also works for CAMHS, Aylesbury. Her role there includes running all

of the parent workshops and she consistently receives excellent feedback.

For further information, please click on the link below:

Oxford ADHD Centre ASD Workshop Programme May 2017

For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

ADHD Parenting Programme March 2017

adhd diagnosis in oxfordshireWe are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place in March 2017, over five consecutive Thursdays, commencing 2nd March 2017.

The ADHD Parenting Programme is led by Lyn Oualah, a qualified teacher with almost 30 years of classroom experience.  She is accredited in 6 Positive Parenting Programmes (PPP) and has been the lead facilitator for the Level 4 programme in her current role for the past 6 years.  As a Solution Focused “Champion” (2010), Lyn is keen to promote ways of finding and creating solutions that keep all parties engaged and commited to achieving the agreed targets on the intervention plan.

Topics addressed over the five week programme include:

  • Preconceived Ideas
  • Current Concerns & Worries vs. Wants & Expectations from the Course
  • How the ADHD Brain works
  • Responding to ADHD – The Choices we face
  • A Clinical Perspective of ADHD – The 3 Core Symptoms
  • How Mindset affects Behaviour
  • Behaviour Management x 3 (Routines, Consistent Rules, Giving Clear Instructions)
  • Ideas for managing Hyperactive Behaviours
  • Role of Exercise vs. Meditation & Mindfulness
  • Sanctions & Rewards
  • Concept of “Fit for Purpose”
  • Routines & Consistent Rules – Sorting out what is/isn’t essential!
  • The Anger Cycle
  • Managing constant Demands and Anger
  • The Power of Language
  • Responding to Incidents at Home/3rd Party Involvement
  • Triangle of Roles – Persecutor, Victim, Rescuer
  • Ideas for managing Impulsive/Inattentive Behaviours
  • Ideas for Behaviour Management at School
  • Treatment Options for ADHD – A Multi-Modal Approach
  • Coping Strategies for Parents – Advocacy/Agency support

For further information, please click on the link below:

ADHD Parenting Programme March 2017

For all bookings and enquiries, please get in touch with Susan via email at Oxford ADHD Centre.

The cost of the five week programme is £275 pp (with discounts available for couples).
An ADHD book and refreshments will be provided.

ADHD Parenting Programme, Saturday 14 April 2018

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Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme, February 2018

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