Fintan O’Regan is a familiar face here at SENDcast HQ. He joins Dale in his latest episode, so let’s find out more about Fintan….
Fintan O’Regan MA, PGCE BSc, Behaviour and SEN Consultant
Fintan was the Head teacher of the Centre Academy from 1996 -2002, which was the first specialist school in the UK for students between the ages of 7-19 specialising in issues related to ADHD, ASD and ODD.
He is an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, the Institute of Education, the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre and the former Vice Chairman of the UK ADHD Network and of the European ADHD Alliance.
Fintan now works as trainer and consultant for schools and school support systems including, Social Services, Health, the Police and Foster carers. Providing behaviour management strategies for children and families struggling with SEND and behaviour issues.
Website – www.fintanoregan.com
Twitter – @fintanoregan
Recent and upcoming:
Whole new set of training and interactive webinars both live and virtual.
Current E books from www.fintanoregan.com:
- O’Regan F (2020) 100 top tips for Supporting Parents with Children and young persons with ADHD
- O’Regan F (2018) Supporting children with ADHD: Learning Behaviour
Fintan has recorded 14 episodes of The SENDcast over the past couple of years!listen to fintan's episodes
Upcoming SENDcast episodes:
Medication for Supporting children with ADHD
Mental Health and Behaviour or Nuture Risk and Resilience
Venn diagrams and Icebergs How to negotiate the A to Z of SENDListen Now
training for education
Fintan has also provided more fantastic content on Training for Education. He has presented the below sessions at some of our Virtual SEND Conferences:
Fintan outlines the different rhythms of those that can’t learn but want to (Attention Deficit Disorder), those that push you away (Oppositional Defiant Disorder) and those with a different agenda (Conduct Disorder). He explains how Structure, Flexibility, Rapport, Relationships and Resilience can help those that can’t to can, those that won’t to want to, and those that don’t to do.
Fintan focuses on understanding and celebrating differences and not deficits within neurodiversity. He demystifies the terms ASD, ADHD, BD, CD, Dyslexia, DCD and ODD. Concentrating on traits and not labels, he explains how to support and nurture the differences that non traditional learners present within learning behaviour and socialisation.
Fintan outlines how to effectively support children and young people who display traits of Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD). In this presentation he provides practical strategies and techniques for dealing with disruption and defiance.
Fintan considers how to effectively support pupils with ADHD and overlapping behaviour issues within classroom settings. By examining the core symptoms of Impulsivity, Inattention and Hyperactivity, this session outlines a range of options to meet Learning, Behaviour and Socialisation objectives.
training for education
Fintan’s training course
Fintan also has an online training course available ‘Managing Behaviour and Reducing the Risk of Exclusion‘.
Is Persistent Disruptive Behaviour (PDB) causing problems for staff and pupils at your school? Fintan has a proven strategy to manage PDB in the classroom. His online course explains this strategy and how to implement it at your school.
This course is CPD certified. It includes 4 videos specifically tailored for:
– Senior Leadership Teams
– Teachers and support staff
– Parents and Carers
– School Governors