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10 Clock Hours / 1.0 CEU


ADHD Course Description:

This course applies to preschool and school-age children. 

This course discusses the definition of ADD and ADHD, the characteristics of children that cause them to be identified as ADD or ADHD, and different ways to look at ADD and ADHD. Explore factors that can contribute to the challenging behaviors that are typically labeled ADD or ADHD and learn ways to interact in a helpful manner with children whose behaviors are challenging. The course also identifies and describes a number of strategies and therapies that are available for helping overactive, impulsive, inattentive children. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing ADHD you will be able to describe common characteristics of children with ADHD; explain how the symptoms of ADHD differ between boys and girls; and explain different perspectives on ADHD-type behaviors. Read More.

[Please note: The material in this course also appears as Lesson 5 and Lesson 6 in our 30-clock-hour course Active or Hyperactive?. If you are interested in a longer course with more in-depth treatment of the subject, you may wish to take this 30-hour course.]

Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursIACET CEUsQuantityTuition 
ADH-13N9 CourseBook English101.0 $48.00
ADH-23N9 Online Course English101.0 $48.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Attention Massachusetts Students: This course is a diverse learner course.

Topics Covered in ADHD:

  • Common characteristics of ADHD children 
  • Dangers of labeling children 
  • Different ways of understanding or explaining ADHD-type behaviors 
  • Some possible triggers for ADHD behaviors 
  • Strategies for interacting successfully with ADHD children 
  • Ways to build self-esteem in ADHD children 
  • Effective skill-building techniques for use with ADHD children 
  • Ways to minimize the stress level of ADHD children 
  • Ways to help ADHD children cope 
  • Treatments that are effective for ADHD children

Prerequisites:  Must be able to fluently read and write English.

Instructional methodology: Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written assignments.

Comments on ADHD:

I just wanted your company to know that your courses are so convenient. I am taking a 10 hour class and would have to go out about 5 times to two hour seminars which may or may not be offered near my home.  Also, letting us have the option of online or a book really helps us "older" students. I am not tied to the computer. I have completed the first half of the ADHD class at my leisure.  I plan to finish the rest over my Christmas break. - Plymouth, Massachusetts

I very much enjoyed taking the course on ADHD. It is such a relief to have found a place where I can simply spend professional development hours learning about topics that will increase my knowledge of education. I plan to continue to use your services and inform other colleagues of your site to complete Act 48 credits for PA. Thanks again! - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

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Care Courses currently offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official online certificate of completion. The free CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must adhere to and sign our honor code, follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

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