Date: September 15 – October 15, 2021
Course #: LR 288:710
Credit Hours: 1
Registration Deadline: September 15 @ 5:00 p.m.
The number of children who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has grown in recent years. Much of this growth has occurred because of appropriate identification. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, “Surveys show 2.4% (388,000) of children aged 2 to 5 years old, and 9.6% (2.4 million) of children aged 6 to 11 years old have been diagnosed with ADHD. The median age of diagnosis for severe ADHD is 4 years old.”
This class will explore what ADHD is and isn’t. It will also explore what signs and symptoms to look for and how to distinguish ADHD from Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT). SCT will be examined and its role in the pattern of pathology. Videos highlighting people who deal with ADHD from the “inside” will provide the learner with information on how debilitating this condition can be. The work of Dr. Russell Barkley will be presented. Dr. Barkley is one of the leading experts on ADHD. The participants will read articles and watch videos by Dr. Barkley as he explores exactly what to watch for and how to deal with ADHD. Executive functioning skills will be examined, what they are and how they are impacted by ADHD.
Strategies, approaches, techniques and interventions will be discussed on how to remediate and support students with ADHD within the classroom setting and the home setting.
Exploring: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a 1 credit hour, Iowa license renewal course. It is self-study and self-paced to be completed within a 4 week window. Students will work independently engaging in lessons, reading articles, accessing videos and completing quizzes. An instructor will always be on hand to ask questions of, to confer with, or offer technical support.
By the end of the course, participants will…
1. Understand the prevalence and impact of childhood ADHD;
2. Be able to identify signs & symptoms of ADHD in students;
3. Know & be able to implement classroom strategies that support students with ADHD;
4. Understand Sluggish Cognitive Tempo and how it mimics and differs from ADHD;
5. Understand Executive Functioning and how ADHD impacts executive functioning skills; and
6. Become acquainted with the work of 2 pioneers in the field of ADHD: Dr. Russell Barkley and Jessica McCabe.
How Does This Course Support The Iowa Core?
Students should have a good understanding of their health (health literacy) both mental and physical. These essential skills, needed to maintain mental and physical well-being, provide the 21st century citizen with the tools necessary to live a happy, healthy and productive life.
*Prevalence, Types, & Characteristics of ADHD
*Sluggish Cognitive Tempo
*Executive Functioning & ADHD
*ADHD & Life Expectancy
*Comorbidity & Multimorbidity
*ADHD & Learning Disabilities
*Tips & Strategies for Teachers & Parents
*Perspectives from a Person with ADHD
This is a 1 credit hour Iowa license renewal only course. Grading is Pass/Fail. Students are required to pass all tests/quizzes with scores of 80% or better to receive Pass grade and receive credit.
All materials are provided online.
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