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by Steven Evans, Ph.D.

by Julie Sarno Owens, Ph.D.

44 min


ADHD Overview

U.S. National

44 min


When considering interventions for students with ADHD, it’s helpful to fully understand the disorder.

This course provides an excellent overview. You’ll begin by learning the history of ADHD and other fascinating facts. There’s also discussion about the controversy of whether ADHD is over-diagnosed. Next, the course lays out the many academic and social issues for learners with ADHD. Medical and behavioral aspects are also explored, along with discussion of how ADHD is diagnosed. Other key topics include executive function, working memory, emotional regulation, and medications. There’s also an intriguing review of the law as it relates to ADHD. The course concludes with Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and the Life Course Model.





Course Author


Steven Evans, Ph.D.

Co-Director Center for Intervention Research in Schools; Professor, Ohio University

Julie Sarno Owens, Ph.D.

Co-Director Center for Intervention Research in Schools; Associate Professor, Ohio University

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