Managing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the School Environment

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This is a SACE accredited course for 15 PD Points.

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common childhood disorder which can continue throughout adolescence as well as adulthood. The main symptoms include difficulty staying focused during tasks requiring concentration, hyperactive behaviour and impulsive behaviour.

This course is aimed at educators working in the daycare and school environment (with 0-10-year-old children) where they have to provide support for children experiencing symptoms of ADHD within an inclusive education system.

This activity provides the participant with the knowledge and practical skills to aid children experiencing ADHD symptoms to develop and learn to their full potential.

This course comprise 8 Powerpoint Presentations with audio, followed by an online assessment.

Course Content
ADHD topics Description
1 Introduction Managing ADHD needs a good strategy that is realistic and coherent.  Aims, Opportunities, and Capabilities
2 What is ADHD? Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterized by a persistent pattern of attention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development; Neurobiological Disorder. ADHD symptoms; Three types of ADHD
3 ADHD – Making the Diagnosis Team effort under supervision of a medical professional; Number of symptoms; Present for at least 6 months; Age of onset; At least two settings; Need for clinically significant impairment; Four easy steps
4 What causes ADHD? Genetic vulnerability; Brain function and structure; and Social environmental factors
5 ADHD Therapy: Facts and Myths Medical condition; Medication changes personality; Try harder; Able to focus; Everyone is hyperactive; Only boys; Learning disability; Outgrow; Bad parenting; Intelligence; Treatable
6 Managing ADHD in the classroom Working with children with ADHD; Teaching strategies for learners with ADHD; The positives about ADHD
7 Conclusion ADHD / Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
8 References Reading list

Course Features

  • Lectures 9
  • Quizzes 1
  • Duration 15 hours / 15 SACE PD Course
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 5
  • Certificate Yes
  • Assessments Self
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