School of Education
Addressing ADD & ADHD
Gain more confidence as you learn the strategies that will equip you to assist a child who has been diagnosed with ADHD.
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Overview

The intended goal of every parent and educator is to see their child or student learn and thrive. But, to those with learning and behavior needs, a lack of a plan for both the teaching and learning process becomes like a long road trip minus a map. It does not take long before one or two wrong turns can mean the difference between arrival at your destination and an unintended off-road experience. When seeking to reach students of all behavior and learning levels, student achievement and improvement should be an intentional rather than incidental or accidental practice.

This course therefore aims to equip parents, educators, and volunteer workers with essential knowledge and skills so that they can care for the children with ADHD needs in their homes,schools, and social settings.

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the definition and criteria for determining ADHD
  2. Describe the characteristics of students who have ADHD and their prevalence in the school-aged population
  3. Explain how the identification of ADHD is determined and the parent and teacher's role in this identification process
  4. Illustrate possible techniques you could incorporate into your teaching to benefit students with learning disabilities
  5. Design specific strategies that you can apply to help students with ADHD successfully navigate home and social settings

This course is part of the Conversations on Special Needs series. The other course available in this series is: 

1. Addressing Autism Spectrum Disorders

What You Earn
Topics
Instructor
Dr. Dennis Eastman
School of Education

About the Course Author

Dr. Dennis Eastman spent 15 years serving in multiple roles in the field of education (Social Studies teacher, coach, Athletic Director and Director of Faculty Induction) before becoming the principal of Nova Academy Early College High School, in Santa Ana, California. During his tenure as principal, U.S. News and World Report recognized Nova Academy with a Bronze Medal ranking as one of the most improved schools in California.
Dr. Eastman is currently serving Biola University as the Director of Secondary Education where he is able to combine his faith, expertise and enthusiasm for teaching and coaching into preparing the next generation of high quality educators.
Over the past ten years, he has also travelled extensively internationally with the goal of working alongside administrators and faculty in local schools to create inclusive, active, and effective learning strategies for all students. Dr. Eastman's research agenda has focused on equipping teachers in student motivation, program design, creating an environment of attempt for all learners and preparing teachers in international settings.

About Biola University's School of Education 

The School of Education exists to train up those who desire to make an impact as educators in classrooms, administration buildings, homeschools, the mission field and beyond. Our wide selection of rigorous, biblically centered academic offerings — ranging from undergraduate and graduate programs to teaching credentials and certificates, as well as K–12 as well as homeschool education through our Eight-Week Clinic Courses for grades 1 through 6 — makes the School of Education the premier institution for advancing your knowledge in the field of education.

Whether you’re an aspiring teacher, an experienced educator or current teacher looking to advance in your career, our unique blend of academic excellence and thoughtful mentorship will be sure to guide you to your goals. Throughout your studies, you’ll benefit from engaging with our fully doctored, full-time faculty and different learning opportunities available to you through our strong relationships in the field, making your journey at the School of Education one full of meaning, growth and impact.

Learn more about Biola University's School of Education!

Syllabus

The brain is a vastly complex organ with...
Overview
The Brain, Learning, and ADHD
Video
The Brain, Learning, and ADHD - Part 2 of 3
Video
The Brain, Learning, and ADHD - Part 3 of 3
Video
Focus Questions
Reflection
Additional Resources
Misc
ADHD is among the most commonly diagnosed...
Overview
Defining and Diagnosing ADHD
Video
Defining and Diagnosing ADHD - Part 2 of 2
Video
Defining and Diagnosing ADHD Reflection
Reflection
Additional Resources
Misc
In this lesson we will explore how ADHD might...
Overview
ADHD at Home - A Daily Experience
Video
ADHD at Home - A Daily Experience - Part 2 of 3
Video
ADHD at Home - A Daily Experience - Part 3 of 3
Video
ADHD at Home Focus Questions
Reflection
Additional Resources
Misc
ADHD does not just occur at home, nor does it...
Overview
ADHD at School
Video
ADHD at School - Part 2 of 4
Video
ADHD at School - Part 3 of 4
Video
ADHD at School - Part 4 of 4
Video
ADHD in the Classroom Reflection
Reflection
Case Study: Meet Anthony
Reflection
Additional Resources
Misc
Stop interrupting! Wait your turn! Pay...
Overview
ADHD in Social Settings
Video
ADHD in Social Settings - Part 2 of 4
Video
ADHD in Social Settings - Part 3 of 4
Video
ADHD in Social Settings - Part 4 of 4
Video
Case Studies
Reflection
Additional Resources
Misc
Many studies have shown that effective...
Overview
One Size Does Not Fit All
Video
Support Options for ADHD Reflection
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 2-4 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the assignments. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete it. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you’re free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topics.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.