Instructor: Dr. Patricia McDaid
In this class educators will come to understand the learning and behavioral characteristics and needs of learners with ADD/ADHD. Course participants will apply their learning to support students with ADD/ADHD to maximize their innate potential and acquire the 21st century skills needed for living and working in a global society. Educators will participate in a professional learning cohort as they pursue this inquiry into the combination of evidence-based practices and empathy required to effectively educate students with brain-based learning differences.
Upon successful completion of this course, educators will demonstrate an understanding of theory and best practices for teaching students with ADD/ADHD. Participants will:
- * Increase knowledge needed to understand, interpret, and respond appropriately to the characteristics and needs of learners with ADD/ADHD in K-12 classrooms.
- * Understand the role of executive dysfunction in ADD/ADHD.
- * Provide appropriate accommodations that match individual student needs.
- * Differentiate instruction to accommodate students’ diverse learning needs.
- * Understand prevent, and manage challenging behavior in the classroom.