ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students (Coursera)

ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students (Coursera)
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ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students (Coursera)
This course will provide an overview of ADHD diagnosis and treatment. Course participants can expect to learn about ADHD as a developmental disorder that begins early in childhood, and participants will also learn about evidence-based approaches for diagnosing ADHD. Following that, two evidence-based treatment approaches (the Daily Report Card and Parenting Strategies) will be introduced. (Note these course activities are informational and are not intended to replace working with a licensed/trained professional).

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Learning Objectives: Students will be able to identify the behaviors characteristic of ADHD, the components of a diagnosis, and evidence-based treatment procedures that can be used in the school or home.

1. Identify the key areas of functional impairment, symptom presentation, and diagnostic decision-making for youth with ADHD.

2. Develop a behavioral intervention suitable for treating ADHD in the school setting.

3. Apply effective parenting and teaching strategies for supporting youth with ADHD in the home, classroom, and neighborhood.


Syllabus


WEEK 1

What is ADHD?

This module introduces the history, course, prevalence, and associated issues important for understanding attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.


WEEK 2

Methods of assessment for screening

In this module course participants will learn about the components of an evidence-based assessment approach for diagnosing ADHD and planning treatment.


WEEK 3

School-based treatment approaches and the Daily Report Card (DRC)

This module explores the uses of an effective school-based treatment, the Daily Report Card


WEEK 4

Parenting strategies

This module presents a number of parenting strategies that are best practice for supporting youth with ADHD



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