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  • 10
    Lessons
  • 16
    Exams &
    Assignments
  • 7
    Hours
    average time
  • 0.7
    CEUs
  • 1,266
    Students
    have taken this course
 
 
 
 
 

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. This course is appropriate for those who want to learn more about attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
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Course Lessons

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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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: ADHD; ADHD Information
  • Take Poll: ADHD Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 : Definition ADHD

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. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Symptoms of ADD and ADHD; Signs and Symptoms of ADD/ADHD
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : Characteristics of Students with ADHD

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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: ADHD Statistics; Types of ADHD
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 : Prevalence and Sub-Types of ADHD

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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Causes of ADHD; ADHD Causes
  • Take Poll: Causes of ADHD
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 : What Causes and What Does 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. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Diagnosis
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : Assessment and Diagnosis of Students with ADHD

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. 9 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Treatment Guidelines; Medications to Treat ADHD
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 : Medication Interventions and Treatment for Students with 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. 12 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Behavioral Treatments for ADHD
  • Take Poll: Treatments
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 : Behavioral Interventions and Treatments for Students with ADHD

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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: ADHD and the Classroom; Strategies for Teachers
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : Educational Placement Options for Students with ADHD

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. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Family Challenges; Teens and ADHD
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 : Family, School and Societal Issues of Students with ADHD

Lesson 10. Course Conclusion

ADHD is a lifelong brain chemistry imbalance disorder the exact cause of which is not currently known. 44 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: National Resource Center on ADHD; CHADD
  • Take Poll: What is your opinion of this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: A Final Exam
140
Total Course Points
 

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.
 

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Course Title: Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD
Course Number: 8900145
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: General Education (Self-Paced, Online Class)
CEU Value: 0.7 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
Instructor: Dr. Deirdre Mithaug
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $60.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $85.00

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