ADHD and SEND Training for Schools and Parents

Here's a bit about me and what I offer.

My name is Claire Ryan and I've worked for the NHS in speech and language therapy for 16 years, a role which I thoroughly enjoy. The diverse nature of my job has enabled me to develop effective methods of supporting:

  • school staff from a wide range of settings
  • parents/carers
  • children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

I am a parent to a young person with SEND and I have a diagnosis of ADHD and the combination of work and lived experience brings a unique, authentic perspective to my training.

I believe in reflecting on what we 'know' about SEND and am certain that success is achieved through enabling adults, children and young people to develop a better understanding of what needs and skills mean to each individual, which in turn leads to more effective support. 

Recent training events

  • Nasen Live, Nasen - Sensory Processing and attention and listening
  • Collaboration to Support Student Attainment, Optimus Education - Parent Partnership
  • ITT, SEND, Oxford Brookes University - ADHD workshops
  • Celebrating Education, Lambeth, NEU - Challenging Behaviour #flipthenarrative
  • Children's Therapy Team, NHS - ADHD workshop. Emotional Regulation workshop
  • Reimagining SEND, BrewEd Hawarden - Challenging what we 'know' about ADHD
  • SENDhelp, Durham - ADHD workshop - Sensory Processing workshop 
  • Relationships in Inclusive Education, BrewEd Reading (TBC)


Schools and professionals

I'm a firm believer in training being accessible, therefore please do get in touch for a chat to discuss affordable fees and how training can be individualised to your requirements.

Parents, carers and young people

I offer free workshops for parent support groups and groups for children and young people with ADHD. Travel expenses will depend on location/distance. Please contact me for more info.

Conferences and events

Please get in touch for a chat about your event.