Instructor: Dr. Patricia McDaid
Throughout this inquiry-based study, educators will use current research to understand the characteristics and needs of learners with ADD/ADHD. Course participants will apply their learning to help students with ADD/ADHD to become successful, self-reliant, life-long learners and citizens within the classroom, home, and community. Topics examined will include differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, and brain-research. Educators will participate in a professional learning cohort as they pursue this inquiry. The ultimate goal of this course is to help pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students, with ADD/ADHD, to acquire the skills needed for living and working successfully in a global society.
Upon successful completion of this course, educators will demonstrate an understanding of theory and best practices for teaching students with ADD/ADHD. Participants will:
- Understand, interpret, and respond appropriately to the characteristics and needs of learners with ADD/ADHD in K-12 classrooms
- Differentiate instruction to accommodate students’ diverse learning styles
- Understand the role of executive dysfunction in ADD/ADHD
- Prevent and manage behavioral problems in the classroom
- Understand and apply 21st century thinking skills to teach learners with ADD/ADHD
- Apply researched-based “best practices” to teaching
Rief, Sandra F. How to Reach and Teach Children with ADD/ADHD: Practical Techniques, Strategies and Interventions. 3rd Ed., San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2016.