Helping Adolescents with ADHD & Learning Disabilities

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Description

This course will provide understanding and assistance to teachers working with Attention Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Learn Disabilities (LD) students. Educators will be able to define and diagnose students with commonly used assessment instruments. Understandings of the legal requirements are presented along with developing IEP's and Section 504 plans. Student self-management and behavior interventions are explained. Teachers will understand the role of medication and addressing gifted ADHD or LD students. Teachers will write chapter and video reviews and develop a project/activity showing how the information in the book can be utilized in schools and classrooms.

Course Objectives

1. Educators will have a working knowledge about the specific definitions and spectrum of problems that students with ADHD and Learning Disabilities may have.

2. Participants will be able to understand the legal requirements and main laws dealing with student disabilities and the underlying premises of IDEA and section 504 plans.

3. Participants will explore the resources, role models, discipline and support systems.

4. Educators will research the culture of poverty issue regarding alternative theories and conclusions presented in the book, as well as present a variety of solutions.

5. Educators will view a video, write an essay or develop lesson or unit plans utilizing the information in the book for classroom and school applications.

Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Helping Adolescents with ADHD & Learning Disabilities


3 Credits

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