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  Course Details
Using the ADHD Child Evaluation (ACE), to identify ADHD in Children
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 4 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

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  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 257808
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
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Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 05/07/2022 - 05/07/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 198.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15951-050722-OL
   Audience Restriction
Early bird discount £198 until 21st June, thereafter the price increases to £298. This is in line with Psychological Services Ltd.’s pricing.
   Course Summary
This training is led by Professor Susan Young, an internationally recognised expert in the field and author of the ADHD Child Evaluation (ACE) and ACE+ for adults; this event provides a four hour training session in using the ACE assessment tool. (The training does not include training in the ACE+ assessment for adults).
   Course Detail

Introduction

The ADHD Child Evaluation (ACE) is a structured diagnostic interview, which contains each of the 18 DSM items both currently and retrospectively, that can constitute the characteristics of ADHD. The SASC guidance strongly recommends that this diagnostic interview data is collected alongside an assessment report to make an onward referral to a clinical expert

Course Description

Increasingly, specialist teachers who assess for dyslexia, and SENCOs, are being asked to identify ADHD in children. The primary sources of data to diagnose ADHD are based on interviews, observations, and by establishing a history of difficulties. ACE is a semi-structured clinical diagnostic interview that aims to help identify ADHD. The ACE interview assesses the core symptoms of ADHD in childhood and the extent to which they impair functioning. Additionally, the interview prompts the assessor to consider the presence of alternative and/or co-existing conditions.  The ACE interview includes algorithms for the practitioner to select either DSM-5 or ICD-10 criteria. The training has an interactive focus and will include an introduction to ACE, an overview of the content, a video presentation of the clinical interviews (to be rated by participants), discussion of ratings, completion and interpretation of the diagnostic algorithm.

In the course delegates will consider in detail:

  • Identifying ADHD – both in the hyperactive child and in the inattentive child
  • Recognising that comorbidities may exist in addition to ADHD
  • Recognising that other factors may be the reason for the child's hyperactive or inattentive behaviour
  • Using the ACE interview as part of a diagnostic picture to inform a clinical decision
   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Support
   Pre-requisites
  • Training will be in the English version and delegates should attend with one copy of ACE in English, which is free to download in the resources section at www.psychology-services.com
  • All specialist assessors who have an APC are recommended to review the SASC guidance before attending this course, available as a free download from the SASC website. It is recommended that all participants read this document.
   Learning Outcomes
  • Identifying ADHD – both in the hyperactive child and in the inattentive child
  • Recognising that comorbidities may exist in addition to ADHD
  • Recognising that other factors may be the reason for the child’s hyperactive or inattentive behaviour
  • Using the ACE interview as part of a diagnostic picture to inform a clinical decision