Fintan J O’Regan
MA (Management), PGCE, BSc Hons
Fin is one of the leading behaviour and learning specialists in the UK. He is currently an SEN and Behaviour Consultant for the Schools Network and an associate lecturer for Leicester University, the National Association of Special Needs, Tribal Education and the Institute of Education.
He is currently the Vice Chairman of UKAP and a member of the European ADHD Alliance. He has been the chairperson of the European ADHD Taskforce, and is a current member of the Special Education Consortium and the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.
Fintan trained as a secondary science and PE teacher after studying Zoology and Genetics at Sheffield University and remains fascinated by the impact of nurture and nature on human development. He was the Headmaster of the Centre Academy School, regarded as the first specialist school within the UK for children with ADHD/ODD from 1996 -2002. Prior to that, he was a Deputy Head Teacher, the Head of the Science Department and a Science/PE teacher in London, Newcastle and Washington DC. Throughout this period he worked with a range of students and parents. This experience helped to develop a balanced perspective of the issues facing schools, teachers and families regarding behaviour and learning differences.
The SF3R behaviour and learning model developed by Fin forms the principles of his approach regarding proactive short term and long term solutions to behaviour and learning success. He states, “Although it is true that no two children are the same, structured and flexible systems and strategies will yield similar successful outcomes.”
Fintan is an internationally acclaimed presenter and consultant in behaviour, learning and motivation working both within the Education and Health sectors. As well as providing his expertise to audiences within the UK, he has presented throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.
His publications include the; the T.E.S. award winning book Educating Children with ADHD as well as How to teach and Manage Children with ADHD, Surviving and Succeeding in SEN and ADHD, Impact and Intervention, Troubleshooting Challenging behaviour , Challenging Behaviours, The Small Change: Big Difference series; Inattention, Hyperactive and Disorganised and the recently published Successfully Managing ADHD.
My parents inspiring the next generation, shown through example,
that it is never too late to put one foot in front of the other.