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ADHD: Teaching and Learning Strategies

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

Course participants will gain a deep understanding of the impact attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has on the performance of students in the classroom. Research-based instructional strategies and behavior management strategies will be explored, along with methods to improve executive function skills. The implementation of appropriate accommodations, modifications, and interventions will also be highlighted. This course engages participants with meaningful, applicable, and practical activities with a focus on success for students with ADHD.

Global Goals of the Course

To deepen and/or apply the content and skills of the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by meeting the following global goals of the course:

  1. Identify characteristics of ADHD at various developmental levels.
  2. Design teaching strategies and lessons which include support for students with ADHD to improve learning in the classroom.
  3. Implement accommodations, modifications, and supports in the classroom.
  4. Implement behavioral management strategies to promote positive behaviors and effective classroom management.
  5. Examine research-based treatments and interventions for ADHD to increase student engagement.


By Amy Abdnor
Reviewed 3 years ago
Jill is amazing. I will be taking another course of hers come January. She was positive, encouraging, and SO knowledgeable when it came to the material. She even emailed me personally to see if she could help in any way. She was also very timely when it came to feedback and grading. Thank you, Jill!

By Erin McBride
Reviewed 3 years ago
Great instructor. Always great feedback.

By Shannon Quale
Reviewed 3 years ago
My instructor was very helpful and always answered my questions. She was very positive and provided positive feedback which was awesome.

By Kathleen Phelps
Reviewed 3 years ago
I thought my instructor was great. She was supportive and gave good feedback. She offered suggestions and answered questions in a timely manner.

By Elizabeth Sinclair
Reviewed 2 years ago
Thank you- this was a very nicely done online course

By Allison Hoops
Reviewed 1 year ago
The course was very helpful, well planned out and easy to follow. The instructor was very prompt with her grading and helpful responses.

By Oliver Smith
Reviewed 1 year ago
I believe Jill is very knowledgeable, thoughtful, helpful and caring about the educational growth opportunities she instructs to help teachers/counselors help students in the classrooms. The research she initiates for reading opportunities are very helpful for educators.

By Lori Fischer
Reviewed 1 year ago
Shelly is very positive and encouraging. She gives great feedback as well!

By Peter King
Reviewed 1 year ago
I really liked the projects for the course. Everything covered was something I can use right away in my class.

By Michelle Neuberg
Reviewed 1 year ago
She is a great professor and gives quick feedback. I enjoyed her class!

By Stephen Schwytzer
Reviewed 1 year ago
The course is easy to navigate using the forum and modules. It made the experience much more enjoyable. The instructions for each module were very clear.

By Kendra De Paz
Reviewed 1 year ago
I appreciate the discussion that is encouraged in our class.

By Amanda VanHoey
Reviewed 3 years ago
Jill was encouraging and offered excellent advice and resources. She was prompt in responding to questions and assignments.

By Sarah Parcels
Reviewed 1 year ago
Jill Rockwell is a great instructor. She provides valuable feedback to students in a timely manner. I have taken multiple courses with her and will be back for more!

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