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Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching

EDUC 600




Instructor: Mick Jackson

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Internet-Asynchronous (Online Class)

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $235

Class Offered Through Virtual Education Software, inc.

Course Description:

This course will help you achieve a better understanding of ADD and intervention strategies to facilitate positive student change. Taught by Mick R. Jackson MS/ED, this course covers the history of the disorder, accepted methods to assess and identify students with the disorder, and various methods, medications, and strategies that currently used to treat the disorder. And for situations where a student needs services beyond what you can provide in the classroom, you will learn about the referral process for getting help for the student. Reference materials include a list of resources for both teachers and parents who would like more help or information about ADD or 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.


1.  To define the characteristics of attention deficit for better understanding of the disorder

2.  To provide a history of the disorder to increase knowledge and understanding

3.  To increase ability to identify and assess students possibly having the disorder

4.  To increase the number of intervention strategies available to remediate academic problems and distracting or self-defeating behaviors

5.  To provide information on various treatment methods used in the treatment of this disorder

6.  To increase knowledge of the referral process for parents and/or professionals in education

7.  To provide resources for teachers and parents to help them and the students with whom they work


Title: Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching  

Author: Nancy Marchand-Martella, Ph.D., Ronald C. Martella, Ph.D., Charalambos Cleanhous, Ph.D.

About The Instructor

Mick Jackson
Mick Jackson MS/ED is an Intervention Specialist with a Master's Degree in Special Education, Behavioral Theory. Mr. Jackson has 15 years of combined experience in self-contained special education classrooms, resource rooms, and hospital day treatment in K-12 settings. He has developed and overseen mental health and intervention programs and directed staff in four states. Mr. Jackson has worked as a higher education adjunct faculty teaching distance courses in behavioral theory, Attention Deficit Disorder and reading remediation for the past 14 years. Currently his courses are being offered through distance education programs with over 70 colleges and universities nationwide.

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