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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.

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1. Definition of ADHD, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis that is made for children and adults who display certain behaviors over an extended period of time.
  • Lesson 2. Characteristics of Students with ADHD

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) involves the basic processes related to orienting, focusing, and maintaining attention, and these result in inadequate attention to tasks, both academic and social.
  • Lesson 3. Prevalence and Sub-Types of ADHD

    In the United States, ADHD affects from 3-7 percent of the population. Although, some estimates place the rate higher, between 5-9 percent for children and 4 percent for adults.
  • Lesson 4. What Causes and What Does not Cause ADHD

    The specific cause of ADHD is unknown at this time. In this lesson we will explore some of the probable causes of ADHD and discuss some things that have been proven to not cause ADHD.
  • Lesson 5. Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with ADHD

    Experts differ in opinion as to whether ADHD is over or under diagnosed, depending on a variety of factors.
  • Lesson 6. Medication Interventions and Treatment for Students with ADHD

    Psychostimulants are the primary drugs used to treat ADHD; they are effective for both children and adults with moderate to severe ADHD.
  • Lesson 7. Behavioral Interventions and Treatments for Students with ADHD

    While medications are very helpful in controlling the symptoms of ADHD, behavioral therapy and interventions can also help tremendously.
  • Lesson 8. Educational Placement Options for Students with ADHD

    Because many children with ADHD experience significant academic difficulties, it is very important for parents to be aware of the special educational services that public schools are required to provide.
  • Lesson 9. Family, School, and Societal Issues of Students with ADHD

    Someone's ADHD not only effects the person who has the disorder, but also effects the student's family, friends, and, in the bigger picture, society as a whole.
  • Lesson 10. Course Conclusion

    ADHD is a lifelong brain chemistry imbalance disorder the exact cause of which is not currently known.
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Course Title: Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD
Course Number: 8900145
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $60.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $85.00

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.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 : Definition ADHDExam10
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 : Characteristics of Students with ADHDExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 : Prevalence and Sub-Types of ADHDExam10
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 : What Causes and What Does not Cause ADHDExam10
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 : Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with ADHDExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 : Medication Interventions and Treatment for Students with ADHDExam9
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 : Behavioral Interventions and Treatments for Students with ADHDExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 : Educational Placement Options for Students with ADHDExam10
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 : Family, School and Societal Issues of Students with ADHDExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
A Final ExamExam44
Total Points:387

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