ADHD: Focusing, Learning, Teaching
Prepare to gain a deeper understanding of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), including diagnosis and specific behavioral interventions. Research based, applicable methods for increasing appropriate behaviors and removing inappropriate behaviors will be addressed at length. This course also provides relaxation and stress management techniques for you, the educator. Appropriate for all grade levels.
As a result of this participation in this course, students should:
1. Gain a deeper understanding of ADHD characteristics at various developmental levels
2. Explore research-based management strategies for the ADHD student
3. Improve instructional strategies for a direct impact on the classroom and students
4. Design a low distraction classroom environment
5. Develop a behavior intervention process for school/grade level
6. Craft an intervention plan to incorporate reinforcers for positive actions, and infuse behavioral strategies for removing inappropriate behaviors
The required reading is found in the following text:
Flick, Grad. (2010). Managing ADHD in the K-8 Classroom. Thousand Oaks, CA Corwin Press.
Brown, Thomas. Educational Leadership, ASCD. Feb 2007. A New Approach to Attention Deficit Disorder.