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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.

Autism (ASD) Workshops – January 2017

We are delighted to announce that our next Autism (ASD) Workshops are taking place on 14th and 28th January 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 ASD Workshops January 2017

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

ADHD Parenting Workshops

We are offering three separate workshops for parents of children with ADHD on consecutive Thursday evenings from 6.30 – 8.30pm. Details are as follows:

3rd November at 6.30 – 8.30pm: Parenting Styles & Strategies Supporting Pro-social Outcomes
• Well-being and “sparkly moments”
• ‘Good enough’ parenting
• Parenting styles
• Being an ‘authoritative’ parent – benefits, intentions & perceptions
• The 4 roles supporting ‘authoritative’ practice
BREAK
Strategies:
A) When Rules are Broken
B) Coaching your Teen
C) The World of Consequences
D) A ‘Prevention is better than Cure’ Approach
E) ‘Solution Focused’ Language

10th November 2016 at 6.30 – 8.30pm: An Introduction to Assertive Management Strategies (1 – 12 years)
• Well-being & “Sparkly Moments”
• Basic Parenting Philosophy
• Automatic vs. Deliberate Parenting
• 3 Parenting Jobs
A) Controlling “obnoxious” behaviour (x3)
B) Encouraging good behaviour (x7)
C) Strengthening relationship with child (x5)
• Learning to be Independent
• Practice makes Perfect!
17th November at 6.30 – 8.30pm: Acknowledging STRESS, building Resilience & ACHIEVING greater well-being
• Me!
• Stress
• What it is/What it is linked to/Other causes
• The Body’s Response, Mindset & Behaviour, The Vicious Circle
• Recognising when “Time-out” is needed/Using SF Responses
• Exercise – breaking things down, tackling things in stages
• The Good news – introducing the notions of Perspective & Resilience
• Resilience
• Definition, Domains
• Toolkit (Attitudes, Skillset, Lifestyle)
• Well-being
• Well-being and ‘Sparkly Moments’
• “Practical Tips
• Mindfulness, Relaxation Imagery
• Lovely logics & A final thought

Please email polly@oxfordadhdcentre.co.uk if you would like more information or to book a place on one or all of our workshops!

Autism workshops

We are now planning our next Autism workshops. These are aimed at parents with a child who has recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, but are open to everybody. They will run on two Saturdays, 24th September and 8th October.

Please contact polly@oxfordadhdcentre.co.uk for more details.

QBCheck has arrived!

We are very excited to announce that we have QBCheck at the Centre. This is a computerised assessment lasting 15-20 minutes and can be carried out on children as well as adults. The patient is asked to respond as quickly and accurately as possible to certain shapes appearing on a computer screen by pressing the spacebar on the computer keyboard. A webcam tracks the patient’s movement during the assessment.

The assessment is able to record movement, rating levels of hyperactivity, as well as readings which give an indication of the degree of inattention and impulsivity. It has been shown to be a very accurate assessment for ADHD when used in addition to the clinical interview and can also be used to assess response to treatment.

We are the first Centre/clinic in Oxfordshire to have the QBCheck and have already started using it as part of our assessments.

UKAAN Conference

Dr Branney attended the UKAAN (UK Adult ADHD Network) annual conference last week. The latest research and guidance was presented by experts in Adult ADHD from all over Europe. The conference lasted two days and covered topics such as diagnosis in adulthood, depression and ADHD, symptoms following head injuries, other conditions that commonly occur with ADHD, psychological treatments and ADHD in the workplace and at University.

A very informative and enjoyable two days!

ADHD Parenting Programme July 2017

We are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place in July 2017, over three consecutive Mondays, …

Autism (ASD) Parenting Programme July 2017

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

Oxford ADHD Centre – ADHD Parenting Programme June 2017

This course is now full. We are delighted to announce that our next ADHD Parenting Programme takes place in June-July 2017, …