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Course Report

150+ Online Classes Can Help You Become A Better Parent

Courses on subjects ranging from nutrition during pregnancy to teaching your child to read to health care and first aid.

Mother on a bench with her children.

You probably know that there are plenty of online courses to teach you data analysis or computer programming, but did you know that there are also many online classes that can teach you to be a better parent?

At Class Central, we scoured the catalog to find courses on subjects ranging from nutrition during pregnancy to child development, teaching your child to read and draw, plus health care, special needs, and first aid. As with so many other topics, it turns out that if there’s a parenting topic that interests you, it’s likely that there’s a course for it. Here are all the free and paid parenting courses Class Central was able to uncover.

While some of these courses are primarily designed for teachers or health professionals, parents may also be interested.

Have you taken one of these courses? Be sure to leave a review that can help other parents and parents-to-be decide which courses to take.


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General Parenting

The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development
SDG Academy via edX
Children are our future – so how do we give them the best beginning for a happy and healthy life?

Positive Behavior Support for Young Children
University of Washington via edX
Learn the evidence-based models to promote social-emotional development for young children.
★★★★☆ (5 ratings)

The Science of Parenting
University of California, San Diego via edX
Move beyond the chatter and opinion surrounding parenting and learn about the scientific findings and data that can help you make sensible, informed parenting decisions.
★★★★☆ (2 ratings)

Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing
Yale University via Coursera
Everyday Parenting gives you access to a toolkit of behavior-change techniques that will make your typical day in the home easier as you develop the behaviors you would like to see in your child.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Exploring Play: The Importance of Play in Everyday Life
The University of Sheffield via FutureLearn
Understanding the nature and value of play through the course of our lives, across cultures and communities.
★★★★★ (136 ratings)

Children and Climate Change
United Nations via Independent
This course presents how children and youth can be impacted by climate change, how their resilience to climate change can be strengthened, and how they can act on climate change.

Capturing Authentic Children Portraits
via CreativeLive
Capturing Authentic Children Portraits with Tamara Lackey

Children and Family Photography
via CreativeLive
Children and Family Photography with Tamara Lackey

PSHE Education: Helping Children Navigate a Complex World
PSHE Association via FutureLearn
Discover how to plan your own PSHE lesson and upskill in the basic good practice of PSHE education pedagogy.

Capturing Authentic Photos of Children & Families
via CreativeLive
Capturing Authentic Photos of Children & Families with Chris Orwig

Parenting Skills to Raise Responsible, Mature Children
via Udemy
Positive Parenting Course–Learn Parenting Skills and Strategies to Create a Loving and Nurturing Home.

The top 20 questions and answers to become a better parent
via Udemy
Emotionally intelligent solutions to your everyday parenting questions – the resource for successful parenting.

Advanced Parenting Skills – BEST Parenting Class Ever!
via Udemy
Positive Parenting: Parenting Skills & Secrets They NEVER Taught You In School Or Life! (Tips, Tools & Skills)

Teaching Your Kids About Finance
via LinkedIn Learning
Raise financially fit kids. Get practical tips for teaching kids the basics of how money is earned and spent, how to create saving goals, how to stick to a budget, and more.

Neuroscience for parents: How to raise amazing kids
via Udemy
Parenting to help your children develop a healthy brain, self esteem and trust. nurture their talents and bond with them

Parenting By Teaching Business And Entrepreneurship For Kids
via Udemy
Teach business to your children or teenagers. Parenting course to help kids gain career and life skills while bonding

Kids Photography: Newborns
via LinkedIn Learning
Get started in kids photography. Learn techniques for capturing beautiful, expressive portraits of brand-new babies with these newborn photography tips.

Positive Parenting
via YouTube
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Beyond common sense: A scientific positive parenting course
via Udemy
The essential course for parents and professionals who want science-based knowledge and skills on positive parenting

Childhood in the digital age
The Open University via OpenLearn
This free course, Childhood in the digital age, delves into the lives of children and discuss the potential benefits and limitations of technology in their lives.

How to get your kids to cooperate-even if they don’t want to
via Udemy
Avoid the shouting, threats, and bribes with these Emotionally Intelligent skills and boundaries – (toddler to teen).

Understanding children: babies being heard
The Open University via OpenLearn
In this free course, Understanding children: babies being heard, you will find out some of the things that very young babies can do. You will also discover how babies can contribute to family life …

Children and young people’s participation
The Open University via OpenLearn
Listening to children is a first step in the participation agenda, which is reasonably well established. By contrast, enabling children to share in decision making lags some way behind. This free …

Children’s experiences with digital technologies
The Open University via OpenLearn
This free course, Children’s experiences with digital technologies, is an introduction to how children use digital technologies, such as mobile applications, digital games and computers, and what …

Children’s perspectives on play
The Open University via OpenLearn
In this free course, Children’s perspectives on play, you are asked to put yourself in the place of young children and to think about their view of play and their reasons for playing. When children…

Attachment in the early years
The Open University via OpenLearn
This free course, Attachment in the early years, covers theory and research in the area of attachment in early childhood. In the 1950s, John Bowlby was the first person to develop a theory about …

Learn Ways to Teach Your Children How To Be Financially Wise
via Udemy
Set your kids on the path to financial freedom by teaching them the foundational principles of sound money management.

Pedagogía Prenatal para todos: educando antes del nacimiento
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid via edX
Aprende cómo la educación comienza desde antes de la concepción.

الذكاء العاطفي للوالدين في التعامل مع الأطفال
via Udemy
كيفية التعامل مع الأطفال بذكاء عاطفي والتعبير عن الحب بلغات الحب الخمس والتعامل مع مشكلات الاطفال الشائعة

Developmental Psychology: A Journey of Growth Within Relationships
Campus – the Israeli National Project for Digital Learning via edX
To what extent are we truly aware of the decisive influence of our relationships with our parents in early childhood, upon the entire course of our adult lives? Here’s an opportunity to ‘open your eyes’ to what every person should know.

Alternatives to saying “No! Don’t, Stop!” without giving in
via Udemy
Moving from surviving to thriving by putting in place any type of boundary, in any place at any time, with all ages.

Human and Educational Psychology
via Udemy
Applied and social psychology, child development, motivation, parenting, trauma, mindfulness, and cogitative psychology

The Creative Newborn Photography Studio
via CreativeLive
The Creative Newborn Photography Studio with Julia Kelleher

Children’s Rights and Technology in the Digital Age
Global Campus of Human Rights via Independent
More often than not, children are seldom considered as target users when the latest and greatest technologies are developed, but in many cases they become target subjects. Digital technologies have already shifted the dynamic of many homes, classrooms, and multimedia platforms, but is the child’s best interest central to these experiences?

Dialogues with a Little Thinker
via Udemy
Talking with children about metaphysical problems of reality

Kids Photography: At Home
via LinkedIn Learning
Learn techniques for taking intimate, natural portraits of kids in their home with these family photography tips.

Get Started with Lifestyle Family Photography
via CreativeLive
Get Started with Lifestyle Family Photography with Elena S Blair

Children’s Portrait Photography
via CreativeLive
Children’s Portrait Photography with Tamara Lackey

Master the secrets of effective communication with your kids
via Udemy
The ultimate guide on how to talk to your kids to make them listen and engage while feeling loved and understood

Child Development

Supporting Physical Development in Early Childhood
Public Health England via FutureLearn
Learn how to ensure young children do enough physical activity and how it improves child mental and physical health development.

Child Development & Pedagogy
via YouTube
In this course, you will learn about Child Development and Pedagogy. You will learn about growth and development, heredity and environment, principles of development, teaching methods, socialisation, and much more.

Child development
via Swayam
The course gives insight into the growth and development from conception to adolescence. It covers physical, emotional, language, cognitive, moral and social development from infancy to adolescence. The course also deals with children with special needs. The different development challenges in children like visual, hearing, intellectual disabilities, symptoms and causes.
★★★★☆ (1 rating)

BES-121: Childhood and Growing Up
IGNOU via Swayam
The Course offers an introduction to the study of childhood, child development and adolescence. It aims to make you think effectively about the developmental process of the child and the interplay of poverty, class and gender in child development.

Supporting children’s development
The Open University via OpenLearn
Supporting children’s development is an introductory course for anyone who is interested in children’s development, especially support staff in schools, such as teaching assistants. It builds on …


English in Early Childhood: Language Learning and Development
British Council via FutureLearn
Discover how very young children learn English as an additional language and how you can help them progress.
★★★★★ (1381 ratings)

Early Childhood Care and Education
CEC via Swayam
The course is targeted for people who intend to start a new preschool/playschool/day-care, or upgrade an existing preschool, or to take up a career as a teacher in preschool, or to improve admission counseling skills or to be trained on the various elements of ECCE.
★★★★★ (621 ratings)

Teaching Phonics in Early Childhood
Queensland University of Technology via FutureLearn
Learn what phonics is and how to teach it in the early years
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Growth Mindset: How to Help Your Child Learn, Grow, Thrive (K-12)
via Canvas Network
If you think praising your child by telling them, “You’re so smart” will help build their confidence and ensure their future success, think again. This course will open your eyes to what it really takes to help your child grow and thrive.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Children Acquiring Literacy Naturally
University of California, Santa Cruz via Coursera
In this short course you will explore the possibility that children might acquire written language in a way that is similar to how they acquire spoken language—without instruction.

Effective Parental Engagement for Student Learning
School Education Gateway – Teacher Academy via Independent
The course aims to support school practitioners in reaching out and working effectively with parents to ensure students’ success at school, and later in life.

Bullying in Schools: How Should Teachers Respond?
Queensland University of Technology via FutureLearn
Learn practical strategies you can use to support children and minimise bullying in your school and classroom.

Healthy Practices: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Community and Family Participation
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this course you will find a comprehensive overlook of healthy practices in public schools in the USA, including: physical activity and nutrition in the school setting.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

School Health for Children and Adolescents
University of Colorado System via Coursera
The courses of this specialization are designed to equip learners to manage common health conditions including asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. Next they will learn to manage common behavior conditions such as ADHD and autism as well as learning disabilities and concussion.

Pictures of Youth: An Introduction to Children’s Visual Culture
University of York via FutureLearn
Explore visual culture for children and young people including, picturebooks, comics, film, television and drama

Communicating Effectively with Vulnerable Children and Young People
University of Kent via FutureLearn
Discover tools and techniques to engage effectively with vulnerable children and young people.

Harnessing the Power of the Team: Teacher, Child, and Parent in Beginning Piano Study (from The Beginner Course)
Frances Clark Center via Kadenze
Harnessing the Power of the Team: Teacher, Child, and Parent in Beginning Piano Study offers teachers practical pedagogy for the teaching of beginning piano students, specifically the roles of teacher, parent, and child.

Fire Up Creativity in Your Child
via Udemy
Increase Your Child’s Creative Quotient to 10X

Help your child to read and write – Part 2
via Udemy
Sounds-Write Phonics Program, Initial Code, Units 8 to 11.

Learn french very easily as a child-french language course 2
via Udemy
learn french- french language course – french for Intermediate -francais – 3 minute french

English in Early Childhood: How Happy Children Learn
British Council via FutureLearn
Understand how to create enabling environments to nurture children’s wellbeing and support their language development.

Learn French Naturally For Children and the Young At Heart 2
via Udemy
Have fun learning how to understand and use basic French through stories and conversation.

My German Adventure: German Language Course for Children
via Udemy
Join Lehrerin Ulrike on a German Adventure for kids as you learn to speak German.

Supporting Successful Learning in Primary School
University of Reading via FutureLearn
Build your understanding of learning and teaching to gain confidence in supporting children in school as a teaching assistant.
★★★★★ (75 ratings)

Teaching Programming to 5- to 11-year-olds
Raspberry Pi Foundation via FutureLearn
Increase your programming knowledge and develop effective lessons to teach programming to primary school pupils (aged 5-11 years).

A Better Start to Reading
University of Canterbury via edX
Learn how to prevent reading problems in children and how to use the shared book reading context in the most effective way to support children’s early reading development.

Drawing for Kids: Learn How to Draw 25 Cartoons Step-by-Step
via Udemy
Cartoon Drawing Lessons: An Inspiring Art Experience for Young Artists. Follow Me as I Teach Beginners How to Draw!

English in Early Childhood: Learning Language Through Play
British Council via FutureLearn
Explore how children learn and the importance of play in early childhood and the role of play in language development.

English in Early Childhood: Context and Communication
British Council via FutureLearn
Study the importance of developing language in context and providing meaningful learning experiences that motivate young children.

Art for Kids & Beginners: Drawing and Watercolor Painting
via Udemy
Learn How to Draw & Paint with Watercolors: 11 Simple Art Lessons Designed Especially for Beginners of All Ages.

Get Ready For Kindergarten- Phonics and Letter Recognition
via Udemy
Letter Aa- Free Trial Week

Hello! Programming with Python for Kids and Beginners
via Udemy
Beginner, Basics, Foundation, Code, Coding, Graphics, Game, Data, Computer Science, Scratch, Kids, Teens, K12, Children

How to Draw Step by Step for Kids and Beginners
via Udemy
50 Fun and Interactive How to Draw Tutorials

Drawing for Kids and Beginners: Learn How to Draw 24 Cute Cartoons Step-by-Step
via Skillshare
Designed with beginners in mind, this drawing course is perfect for ages 5-10 years old.

Teach Your Kids to Code: Learn Python Programming at Any Age
via Udemy
Short, colorful apps and games you can use to teach and learn programming at any age! Chromebook, PC, Mac and Linux!

Machine Learning for Kids and Beginners
via Udemy
Learn Machine Learning to create powerful AI for Real-World applications! For Kids and Beginners, Parents and Teachers!

Python for Beginners – Anyone Can Code (even kids)
via Udemy
Beginners can learn Python programming by coding fun programs. Learn Python 3 basics, 2D graphics, and create a game.

Learning How To Learn for Youth
Arizona State University via Coursera
Based on the most popular open online course in the world, this course gives you easy access to the learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, math, science, sports, and many other disciplines.
★★★★★ (879 ratings)

Parenting By Teaching Business And Entrepreneurship For Kids
via Udemy
Teach business to your children or teenagers. Parenting course to help kids gain career and life skills while bonding

Kids with Cancer Still Need School: The Providers Role
Johns Hopkins University via Coursera
This course will help you understand and address the challenges parents and families face regarding schooling after a cancer diagnosis.

Supporting Your Kids’ Learning at Home
via LinkedIn Learning
Keep your kids engaged and on track as they learn from home. Learn how to guide students and keep them up to speed with their educational goals and requirements.

Cognitive Development in Social Context: Experiments and App
via Udemy
A guide to understanding of how children learn and how we can help them to become more independent and creative people

Teaching and learning tricky topics
The Open University via OpenLearn
This free course is designed to provide a background and understanding of tricky topics, the practical application of threshold concepts, and their connection with learning design, digital …

Art for Beginners & Kids: 8 Drawing & Mixed-Media Projects
via Udemy
The Perfect Class to Learn Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Pastel and Mixed Media Art Skills for Kids & Beginners.

How To Draw BASICS For Kids
via Skillshare
This course is designed to take young and new learners through some of the basics of drawing. We start of talking about equipment, but quickly move into drawing. The units start of easy focus on basic skills, shapes, patterns, and warm ups, and then slowly progress into more in-depth topics.

How To Draw FACES for Kids
via Skillshare
This course is designed to take young and new learners through some of the basics of drawing all while helping them learn to copy, and then create, cool looking faces.

Introductory High Speed Vedic Math Course – Learn the World’s Fastest Mental Math System
via Skillshare
Are you or your child struggling with Math? Would you like to have fun with Math? If yes then this course is for you!

Art for Kids: Drawing & Painting 6 Animal Portraits with Acrylic Paint
via Skillshare
Are you looking for a quality Art Course for your child? Would you like an experienced art teacher guiding your child through the creative process? The Painting Animal Art Portraits course may be just what you are looking for!

Doodling for Kids: 25 Step-By-Step Drawing Lessons to Boost Confidence in Young Children
via Skillshare
Designed with beginners in mind, this drawing course is perfect for ages 5+. The teaching process used is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing action!

Kids Beginner Ukulele Class
via Skillshare
Step by step beginner ukulele video course for your child aged 5+ to follow along to. They’ll just need to grab their ukulele and jump right in. This course includes downloadable material to use while following along to the videos.

Crafts for Kids
via YouTube
★★★★★ (1 rating)


Child Nutrition and Cooking
Stanford University via Coursera
Eating patterns that begin in childhood affect health and well-being across the lifespan. This course examines contemporary child nutrition and the impact of the individual decisions made by each family.
★★★★☆ (31 ratings)

Stanford’s Short Course on Breastfeeding
Stanford University via Coursera
Stanford’s Short Course on Breastfeeding was designed for new mothers and the people who support them.
★★★★★ (3 ratings)

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München via Coursera
Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy offers an overview of the latest research findings and international recommendations on a variety of nutrition-related aspects and outcomes of pregnancy.
★★★★☆ (4 ratings)

Infant Nutrition: from Breastfeeding to Baby’s First Solids
Deakin University via FutureLearn
It’s well known that good early nutrition is vital to the development, health and wellbeing of children, but what does this mean?
★★★★☆ (4 ratings)

Food as Medicine: Fertility and Pregnancy
Monash University via FutureLearn
Help your patients use foods and nutrition to assist in conceiving and achieving good pregnancy outcomes.

Preventing Childhood Obesity: an Early Start to Healthy Living
University of Wollongong via FutureLearn
Prevent childhood obesity by learning about healthy eating, physical activity, screen time and sleep for children under five.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Children and young people: food and food marketing
The Open University via OpenLearn
The following video explores the concepts covered in this course.

Breastfeeding: Public Health Perspectives
University of Michigan via Coursera
Engaging in this course will provide you with the opportunity to think about breastfeeding and its public health implications.

Physical and Mental Health

Young People and Mental Health
University of Cambridge via FutureLearn
What are the most common mental health problems, what can you do about them and how do you improve your mental health?
★★★★★ (78 ratings)

Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: from Evidence to Action
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn
Consider the latest data, priorities and debates about the health of mothers, children and adolescents in this free online course.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Newborn Baby Care
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this specialization learners will acquire the skills necessary for newborn baby care to optimize their health in the hours, days and weeks after they are born.

Preventative Healthcare for the Newborn Baby
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this course, you will learn some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

The Newborn Assessment
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In your previous course, you learned some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born. In this course, you will learn what some additional skills that medical providers do to keep babies healthy.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Guidance to Keep Newborn Babies Safe and Healthy
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In your previous 2 courses, you learned some medical interventions and skills to keep newborns healthy in the days and weeks after they have been born.  In this course, you will learn some key things that parents will need to do to keep their babies safe and healthy.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Supporting Parents of a Newborn Baby
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this course, you will learn some core components in supporting parents of newborn babies.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Newborn Capstone
University of Colorado System via Coursera
Now we arrive at a crucial part of your learning –the Newborn Baby Care Capstone- Case Studies, which is your opportunity to take what you have learned and synthesize, integrate, and apply what you know to a series of case studies.

Emergency Care: Pregnancy, Infants, and Children
University of Colorado System via Coursera
Welcome to the final course of lectures in your quest to master EMT basics. In this course, we will cover some of the highest-stress patient populations: pregnant patients and kids, also known as pediatrics.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Injury Prevention for Children & Teens
University of Michigan via edX
Injuries are the #1 cause of death among children and teens. This course lays a foundation for the prevention of child and teen injuries.

Human Growth and Development
Modern States via Independent
It covers the fundamentals generally taught in a one-semester introductory course in developmental psychology or human development, including the infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging.

Maternity Care: Building Relationships Really Does Save Lives
Griffith University via FutureLearn
Learn how quality relationships between mothers, midwives and other health professionals transform maternity care and save lives.

Understanding child development: from synapse to society
Utrecht University via Coursera
In this course, we dive into the topic of child development.

MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Wellbeing
Anglia Ruskin University via FutureLearn
Advance your career in mental health and build practical skills to support the wellbeing of young people with ARU’s master’s in child mental wellbeing.

Protecting Children during COVID-19 and other Infectious Disease Outbreaks
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action via FutureLearn
Learn how to adapt child protection programming to support the wellbeing and development of vulnerable children during COVID-19.

Child Psychology (Advanced Level) – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE
via Udemy
Childhood development and behaviour, psychology theories of cognition, learning, and memorising, milestones and stages

Introduction to Child Psychology – ACCREDITED CERTIFICATE
via Udemy
Learn about child behaviour, parenting styles, relationships and socialising, cognitive development, counselling & more!

Protección de la infancia durante la COVID-19 y otros brotes de enfermedades infecciosas
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action via FutureLearn
Cómo adaptar los programas de protección de la infancia para apoyar el bienestar y el desarrollo de los niños y niñas vulnerables

Philosophy for Children and P.E.A.C.E.
University of Naples Federico II via EMMA
This course aims to demonstrate how important philosophy is to the development of critical and creative thinking.

Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People
Public Health England via FutureLearn
Get Psychological First Aid training to support children and young people’s mental health during emergencies and crisis situations

Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19
University of East Anglia via FutureLearn
Learn about anxiety and discover helpful strategies to support young people struggling with anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Youth Mental Health: Supporting Young People Using a Trauma Informed Practice
Mental Health Foundation via FutureLearn
Learn supportive skills from counsellors, youth workers, and mental health professionals to aid young people’s mental wellbeing.

Anti Bullying Training Course & Bullying Prevention Training
via Udemy
Giving Teachers, Parents and Students Tools to Stop Bullying – Online and Offline Bullying Prevention Training

First Aid, and Children’s Health: Your Complete Guide
via Udemy
Taught by a Doctor: Mandatory first aid course covering all of the common injuries and illnesses especially of children

Supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing
The Open University via OpenLearn
Do you have a professional or personal interest in the mental health issues affecting young children? Are you working with children or are you a parent or carer? This free course, Supporting …

Introduction to adolescent mental health
The Open University via OpenLearn
This free course provides an introduction to adolescent mental health. The course is designed to encourage a greater understanding of mental health issues as well as to explore the variety of …

How to Understand Child Psychology
via YouTube
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Introduction to child psychology
The Open University via OpenLearn
Childhood is a time of rapid growth and development, and studying these changes is endlessly stimulating. In this free course, Introduction to child psychology, you will be introduced to the …

The Science of Training Young Athletes
University of Florida via Coursera
This course is packed full of practical sports science information that provide youth coaches and parents with the practical pediatric sports science insights to successfully retain young athletes and develop their sport potential while avoiding injury and overtraining.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Handling Children In A Healthcare Setting
National University of Singapore via edX
Learn the fundamentals and skills required to manage children in a healthcare setting.

Supporting Families and Caregivers
Stanford University via Coursera
This course takes a deep dive into the challenges families and friends of a patient with serious illness face and how you can care for and support them as a provider, social worker or family friend.

Supporting young people’s mental wellbeing post-COVID
University of Glasgow via FutureLearn
Reflect on how the COVID pandemic may have impacted young people’s mental wellbeing and explore ways to support them

Special Needs

ADHD: Everyday Strategies for Elementary Students
State University of New York via Coursera
This course will provide an overview of ADHD diagnosis and treatment.
★★★★★ (4 ratings)

Educating Deaf Children: Becoming an Empowered Teacher
University of Cape Town via Coursera
This course provides you with invaluable knowledge and skills about teaching Deaf children.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Teaching Children with Visual Impairment: Creating Empowering Classrooms
University of Cape Town via Coursera
In the education of children with visual impairment, there is at present a global movement away from segregated special schooling, and towards inclusive neighbourhood schools.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Severe to Profound Intellectual Disability: Circles of Care and Education
University of Cape Town via Coursera
This course is about caring for and educating children (and youth) with severe to profound intellectual disability.
★★★★★ (22 ratings)

Identifying and Responding to Developmental Delay in Young Children
Stanford University via edX
This course will provide the knowledge and tools for the primary care clinician to identify children at risk for developmental delays, and to refer them for appropriate therapeutic and diagnostic services.

Integrated Healthcare for Children with Developmental Disabilities
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine via FutureLearn
Discover how to improve the health and wellbeing of children with developmental disabilities.

Hearing Loss in Children
University of Michigan via Coursera
This course addresses gaps currently existing in the health education curriculum for pediatric hearing loss and gives learners the foundational knowledge that can be applied immediately in a broad range of health, educational, and home settings.

Education for All: Disability, Diversity and Inclusion
University of Cape Town via FutureLearn
On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them.
★★★★★ (100 ratings)

Managing ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Concussion in School
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this course, you will about the most common developmental and behavioral disorders affecting children such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning disorders, and concussions.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Understanding autism
The Open University via OpenLearn
Learn about autism, one of the most challenging long-term conditions of the century. This free course, Understanding autism, introduces the autism spectrum, how it is experienced by individuals and…

Good Practice in Autism Education
University of Bath via FutureLearn
Autism is a highly varied condition and can be associated with exceptional academic ability through to intellectual disability.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Understanding Autism
University of Kent via FutureLearn
Understand more about autism, including diagnosis, the autistic spectrum and life with autism, with this online course.
★★★★☆ (2 ratings)

Attention and Autism
University of Birmingham via FutureLearn
Develop your insight and skills to better understand how attention works in autistic people.

Autism and Neurodiversity: Building Your Child’s Strengths
Curtin University via edX
Learn to recognise concerning behaviours, understand the diagnosis process, create a plan, build on strengths, and successfully advocate for your child.

Troubles du spectre de l’autisme : diagnostic
University of Geneva via Coursera
Qu’est-ce que l’autisme ? Comment reconnaître l’autisme ? Peut-on observer des signes d’autisme chez les bébés ? Ces questions vous interpellent ? C’est pourquoi nous avons créé ce MOOC qui réunit des experts du Trouble du Spectre de l’Autisme (TSA) et se base sur des faits scientifiquement prouvés.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
University of Tasmania via Independent
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), offering university-quality education about TBI covering the spectrum from mild concussion through to severe injury.
★★★★★ (782 ratings)

Troubles du spectre de l’autisme : biologie et neurosciences
University of Geneva via Coursera
Suite à un premier MOOC sur le diagnostic des Troubles du Spectre de l’Autisme (TSA), nous vous proposons un deuxième volet axé sur la biologie et les neurosciences du TSA. Différents sujets seront ainsi discutés par des experts dans les domaines scientifiques qui ont connu une formidable avancée au cours de ces dernières années et ont amené un nouveau regard sur l’autisme.

Troubles du spectre de l’autisme : interventions
University of Geneva via Coursera
Pour ce troisième MOOC de l’Université de Genève sur les Troubles du Spectre de l’Autisme (TSA), nous vous proposons un volet axé sur l’intervention, l’accompagnement et le traitement dans le domaine des TSA.

Autism Awareness Course for Parents – Autism Training
via Udemy
Training Helps Parents Reduce Challenging Autism Behavior Learn to Understand & Manage Autism and Autistic Children

Managing Asthma, Allergies, Diabetes, and Seizures in School
University of Colorado System via Coursera
In this course, you will learn about these common medical issues students face and how to best support students who suffer from them. We will also take a holistic look at how we can best support overall student health.
★★★★★ (1 rating)

Health Across the Gender Spectrum
Stanford University via Coursera
This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum.
★★★★★ (5 ratings)

Health Across the Gender Spectrum
Stanford University via edX
This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum.
★★★★★ (2 ratings)

Understanding Inclusive Education: Children’s Individuality
The Open University via FutureLearn
Explore inclusive education from a unique child’s viewpoint to realise the benefits of a child-centric approach.

Oral Health Care for Autistic Children
The University of Hong Kong via edX
Make a difference in the oral health care of autistic children and bring a happy smile with positive behavioural management and minimally clinical intervention.

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  1. Livelearningzone

    These online classes will really help parents to upgrade themselves. The content of the page is informative.

  2. Kasha

    I would like to Excel as a parent and take all parenting classes nutrition classes etc. that could be available to me!


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