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Course Description

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) affects millions of children and adults all over the world. Although it is considered a mental health issue by some medical practitioners, ADHD is actually a complex neurobiological disorder, thus, it cannot be treated by therapy alone. There are many excellent new drugs which are effective and non-addicting which are proven to help those who suffer with this disorder. Additionally, there are homeopathic options available today that were not available in the past. ADHD is not caused by bad parenting, psychological trauma or drug addiction. Although, ADHD is not purely a mental health disorder, psychological counseling (combined with medication) can assist by teaching behavior modification techniques. Having ADHD is not anything to be ashamed of, in fact, many creative, intelligent, successful, productive people have been diagnosed with this disorder. This course will cover many aspects of ADHD and will help clear up myth from fact.

 

There are ten comprehensive lessons written in an easy to follow, informative manner. The end of each lesson will provide you with multiple summary review questions and exercises so that you may effectively test your new found knowledge. Use these self-test questions and exercises to determine whether you are ready to move on or if you should review portions of the preceding lesson before taking the next step. Do not rush yourself. Take the time to read all portions of the lessons and complete the exercises and self-tests. This course is appropriate for those who want to learn more about attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Course Requirements

There are no educational requirements other than a high school reading and writing level.

Course Topics

Lesson 1 : Definition ADHD

Lesson 2 : Characteristics of Students with ADHD

Lesson 3 : Prevalence and Sub-Types of ADHD

Lesson 4 : What Causes and What Does not Cause ADHD

Lesson 5 : Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with ADHD

Lesson 6 : Medication Interventions and Treatment for Students with ADHD

Lesson 7 : Behavioral Interventions and Treatments for Students with ADHD

Lesson 8 : Educational Placement Options for Students with ADHD

Lesson 9 : Family, School and Societal Issues of Students with ADHD

Course Materials

All course materials will be online and no outside purchases will be required.

Grading Policy

The course is divided into 10 lessons. At the end of each lesson will be brief quiz and assignment based on the lesson material. A percentage grade will be given based on point accumulation.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the characteristics of students with AD/HD.
  • Identify the prevalence and types of AD/HD.
  • Describe the causes of AD/HD.
  • Describe assessment and diagnosis processes for students with AD/HD.
  • Identify educational placements options for students with AD/HD.
  • Describe behavioral interventions for students with AD/HD.
  • Describe medication interventions for students with AD/HD.
  • Identify family issues of students with AD/HD, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction1
Lesson 1 Assignment2
Lesson 1 : Definition ADHD6
Lesson 2 Assignment2
Lesson 2 : Characteristics of Students with ADHD10
Lesson 3 : Prevalence and Sub-Types of ADHD10
Lesson 4 : What Causes and What Does not Cause ADHD10
Lesson 5 Assignment2
Lesson 5 : Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with ADHD10
Lesson 6 : Medication Interventions and Treatment for Students with ADHD9
Lesson 7 Assignment2
Lesson 7 : Behavioral Interventions and Treatments for Students with ADHD10
Lesson 8 : Educational Placement Options for Students with ADHD10
Lesson 9 Assignment2
Lesson 9 : Family, School and Societal Issues of Students with ADHD9
A Final Exam44
Total Points:139

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