Course DescriptionThis course teaches the techniques, strategies and interventions to help students with ADHD succeed in the classroom. You will review the characteristics of students with ADHD and how a diagnosis is made. You will also look at medications and treatments for students who are diagnosed. Lastly, you will review concrete steps you can take as an educator to support these students in your classroom.
Lesson 1: Key Information for Understanding and Managing ADHD
After this lesson, you will better understand ADHD and how it can be managed. You will learn about common treatments and medications. You will also begin to explore do's and don'ts for teachers.
Lesson 2: Managing the Challenge of ADHD Disorders
This lesson looks at planning to manage ADHD behaviors. You will explore classroom strategies to manage and regulate student behavior at both the classroom and individual level.
Lesson 3: Instructional and Academic Strategies and Support
This lesson goes beyond behavior to focus on the academics of students with ADHD. Differentiation methods, learning strategies and study skills are just a few of the areas that will be addressed.
Lesson 4: Personal Stories and Case Studies
This lesson provides the opportunity to review personal stories of students with ADHD. You can learn from their experiences, seeing things from the student and parent points of view.
Lesson 5: Collaborative Efforts and School Responsibilities in Helping Children with ADHD
Working with ADHD students should not be a one-on-one venture. This lesson explores how you can work with others in the school to help students with ADHD. You will review laws associated with ADHD students and learn ways to work collaboratively in their best interest.
Lesson 6: Additional Support and Strategies
Students with ADHD often feel stress other students do not. This lesson will review some support and strategies, such as music and relaxation techniques, that can help students focus on what is important while remaining calm and happy.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Review what it means for a student to be diagnosed with ADHD.
- Understand how students with ADHD are treated for their disorders.
- Implement techniques, strategies and methods to support ADHD students in the classroom.
Participants will have 180 days to complete this online, self-paced course.
Internet Connectivity Requirements:
Cable/DSL internet connection recommended for best experience
CPU: 1 GHz or higher
RAM: 2 GB or higher
Resolution: 1280x720 or higher
Microphone (webinar/live online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
Mac OSX 10 or higher
Latest Chrome OS
Latest Linux distributions
NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses.
Web Browser Requirements:
Latest Google Chrome recommended for best experience
Latest Mozilla Firefox
Latest Microsoft Edge
Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements:
Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice or LibreOffice)
PDF reader program (Adobe Reader or FoxIt)
Courses may require other software (denoted in course outline above)