Course Description

 Course Description

Welcome to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), an interactive distance learning course designed to help you achieve a better understanding of ADHD and provide intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder provides information on the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various treatment methods that are currently being used to treat the disorder. This course also lists resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADHD.            

This computer-based instruction course is a self-supporting program that provides instruction, structured practice, and evaluation all on your home or school computer. Technical support information can be found in the Help section of your course.

The course Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder has been divided into four chapters. This course provides information on such issues as definition, history, treatment and even some additional sources that may be accessed. The subject areas are sequential and, although it is not required, they should be completed in the order in which they are presented in the program. After completing these four sections you should have the basic framework for understanding possible causes of the disorder and effective interventions. This may also help you understand why students with ADHD have behavior problems in the classroom and other school settings and how to respond.

 Learning Objectives

As a result of this course, participants will demonstrate their ability to:

  • Define the characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder for better understanding of the disorder
  • Provide a history of the disorder to increase knowledge and understanding
  • Increase ability to identify and assess students possibly having the disorder
  • Increase the number of intervention strategies available to remediate academic problems and distracting or self-defeating behaviors
  • Provide information on various treatment methods used in the treatment of this disorder
  • Increase knowledge of the referral process for parents and/or professionals in education
  • Provide resources for teachers and parents to help them and the students with whom they work

There are no prerequisites.


As a student you will be expected to:

  • Complete all four information sections showing a competent understanding of the material presented in each section.
  • Complete all four section examinations, showing a competent understanding of the material presented.  You must obtain an overall score of 70% or higher, with no individual exam score below 50%, to pass this course.
  • Complete a review of any section on which your examination score was below 50%.  *Please note: Minimum exam score requirements may vary by college or university; therefore, you should refer to your course addendum to determine what your minimum exam score requirements are.
  • Retake any examination, after completing an information review, to increase that examination score to a minimum of 50%, making sure to also be achieving an overall exam score of a minimum 70% (maximum of three attempts). *Please note: Minimum exam score requirements may vary by college or university; therefore, you should refer to your course addendum to determine what your minimum exam score requirements are.
  • Complete a course evaluation form at the end of the course.
 Estimated Time of Completion

40 Hours

 Access Time

365 Days

 CEU / PDU Outcomes

4.0 CEUs


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Section Title
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching
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Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $485.00
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