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ADHD in the workplace

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Duration: 00:20 hour
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Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-developmental disorder which starts in early childhood and often remains a life-long condition. Research shows that the global rate of ADHD is aprox. 5% in children – 3% in adulthood. Adults with ADHD may have issues in the workplace such as lack of time-management and priority setting, etc which can be managed by workplace accommodations. In this short video course a brief overview will be discussed, some suggestions for accommodations made and more resources offered including video links and support group contacts. This video is offered to raise awareness and understanding about ADHD, look at some of its positive features as well as give constructive advice to human resource management, colleagues and others in the workforce ideas on how to support and bring out the best in the adults with ADHD in the workforce. This information is provided by Mrs. Carola Stivala on behalf of ADHD Malta, the national support group in Malta and founding partner of ADHD-Europe.

ADHD Malta aims to support, educate, and embrace children & adults with ADHD and their families. We also offer information and guidance to educators, other professionals, and the general public. ADHD Malta offers various services for their members: online support, monthly (online) meetings, parental skills courses, kids' social smarts courses, adult ADHD coaching, counselling, specialised ADHD library, school CoPE sessions and more. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a neuro-developmental disorder which starts in early childhood and often remains a life-long condition. Research shows that the global rate of ADHD is aprox. 5% in children – 3% in adulthood. Adults with ADHD may have issues in the workplace such as lack of time-management and priority setting, etc which can be managed by workplace accommodations. In this short video course a brief overview will be discussed, some suggestions for accommodations made and more resources offered including video links and support group contacts. This video is offered to raise awareness and understanding about ADHD, look at some of its positive features as well as give constructive advice to human resource management, colleagues and others in the workforce ideas on how to support and bring out the best in the adults with ADHD in the workforce. This information is provided by Mrs. Carola Stivala on behalf of ADHD Malta, the national support group in Malta and founding partner of ADHD-Europe.

ADHD Malta aims to support, educate, and embrace children & adults with ADHD and their families. We also offer information and guidance to educators, other professionals, and the general public. ADHD Malta offers various services for their members: online support, monthly (online) meetings, parental skills courses, kids' social smarts courses, adult ADHD coaching, counselling, specialised ADHD library, school CoPE sessions and more.

Get more info and join: www.adhdmalta.org.mt or email: adhdmalta@gmail.com

Aims:

  • What is ADHD?

  • How does ADHD affect children and adults?

  • ADHD characteristics at work 

  • Workplace accommodations

  • Videos and further information sources about ADHD

      Learning Outcomes:
      Understand what the disorder ADHD means
      Be able to explain ADHD, its causes and how it affects people
      Recognise adult ADHD characteristics in the workplace
      Know about adult ADHD work accommodation options
      Know sources for further information about ADHD

      After the course you will be able to:
      Know what the ADHD disorder is 
      Know how ADHD affects people
      Recognise adult ADHD characteristics in the workplace
      Know some adult ADHD work accommodations
      Know further sources of information about ADHD

      Curriculum 
      ADHD in the workplace (transcript of course text available)

        • ADHD in the Workplace
          00:20 hour(s)
      Carola Stivala
      Carola Stivala

      Carola Stivala, (maiden name Falzon), was born in Malta however raised and educated in the Netherlands. She completed her Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam in 1999. Her specialisation was in “sustainable economic development and non-governmental organisations” in Latin-America. Her publication “Veldwerk in uitvoering” (IBSN: 90-5260-007-4) was published in 2001, and used in 6 Dutch universities for the last 10 years during the preparation for research study module.

      Carola is married and has two teenage children, a Labrador dog, two cats and a bird.

      In 2013, whilst living in Malta, Carola became involved with the local voluntary organisation, ADHD Malta, when she found that her son and other family members were diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia. To raise awareness and combat stigma about ADHD, Carola became active as honorary secretary of the group: writing funding proposals and executing projects, organising educational seminars for educators and parental skills courses for parents, introducing the national accredited course:  “the ‘ADHD adult coaching approach’ in 2017, updating the website and publications and organising the monthly meetings for the group members, together with the committee.

      Carola Stivala has joined the board of ADHD-Europe to help combat stigma and improve treatment options for any individual with ADHD within the EU, irrespective of age and their country of origin.