For over 18 years I have run this course as a Small Group (8-12 people) course in people's houses. The course has never been completed within 12 weeks. This is simply because life happens. Children get sick, they go away on tours, parents have work issues, school holidays; life happens to all of us. The longest it took was just over 8 months!

One of the most beneficial parts of the course is the first 30 minutes to 60 minutes. This is where each delegate spends time relating what has happened to them during the last week.

It was only after about 5 courses did it become apparent the enormous value of the feedback sessions for everyone. The biggest benefit is that everyone soon realised that they and their child suffered from pretty much the same ADHD problems, just in a different way. This took away the terror of feeling alone and isolated, and that lifts a massive amount of stress and burns away the fog of dealing with a bewildering condition!

Today, the modules are online, so an absentee can catch up on the theory online, but they are missing the feedback sessions.

So what I have done is set assignments to take the place of those feedback sessions. This assignment is vitally important as it provides essential perspective and context for the rest of the course.

Bear in mind that as your knowledge increases, so the answers in this assignment would change from what you write now. It is this change that is so valuable. It is one of the few times when looking back is helpful because it helps you to set appropriate goals and keeps you in the right direction.

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This Familiarization Module does not get marked or graded, it is purely here for you to try out and see how the format works and how much you can learn in just one module. Bear in mind there are twelve modules in the course.