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Learning Outcomes for Active or Hyperactive?

Lesson 1: Common Traits of Active Alert Children

After completing Lesson 1, you will be able to

  • explain what is meant by the term “active alert” and how it differs from the terms “hyperactive” and “ADHD”;
  • list the eleven basic traits that are typical of active alert children;
  • identify the gifts and challenges of the active alert temperament;
  • distinguish between affirming and damaging modes of interaction with active alert children.

Lesson 2: Strategies for Adult Interactions with Active Alert Children

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to

  • identify effective strategies for supporting and interacting with active alert children;
  • describe the four family systems;
  • describe the four roles individuals assume in families or groups;
  • explain the parts the four family systems and four individual roles play in active alert children’s development.

Lesson 3: Land Mines and Learning Styles

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to

  • distinguish between effective and ineffective ways of responding to active alert children’s difficult behaviors;
  • explain how to help active alert children build skills and self-esteem;
  • identify the characteristics of the three major learning styles;
  • describe an ideal learning environment for active alert children.

Lesson 4: More Insights and Strategies

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to

  • describe the characteristics and needs of active alert adolescents;
  • explain how active alert traits can be both assets and challenges for active alert adults;
  • explain how active alerts’ experiences in childhood affect them throughout their lives;
  • identify some additional strategies for working with active alert children.

Lesson 5: What Is ADHD?

After completing Lesson 5, you will be able to

  • describe common characteristics of children with ADHD;
  • explain how the symptoms of ADHD differ between boys and girls;
  • explain different perspectives on ADHD-type behaviors;
  • recognize the conditions that most commonly co-exist with ADHD;
  • describe several treatment options available for ADHD.

Lesson 6: Helping ADHD Children

After completing Lesson 6, you will be able to

  • identify techniques for helping children with ADHD learn;
  • explain how to support the development of self-esteem and social skills in children with ADHD;
  • identify causes of and solutions to children’s behavior problems;
  • choose strategies for helping “Explorer” children cope in a “Farmer’s” world;
  • explain how to communicate successfully with parents of children with ADHD.

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