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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).
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.
What is ADHD?
-This module introduces the history, course, prevalence, and associated issues important for understanding attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
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.
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
-This module presents a number of parenting strategies that are best practice for supporting youth with ADHD