ADHD Overview

ADHD Overview

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 Authors
Julie Sarno Owens, Ph.D.
Dr. Julie Owens is an Associate Professor at Ohio University and Co-Director of the Center for Intervention Research in Schools. Her research focuses on the development and evaluation of school-based interventions for elementary school-aged youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and disruptive behavior problems. Dr. Owens is also the Director of the Youth Experiencing Success in School (Y.E.S.S.) Program, a school-based mental health program that integrates empirically-supported interventions for youth with ADHD into the school setting.


Steven Evans, Ph.D.
Dr. Steven Evans is a clinical psychologist and a professor of Psychology at Ohio University. His work has focused on the development of effective school mental health and academic interventions for adolescents with ADHD and related problems. A former special education teacher and director of various school mental health projects, Dr. Evans has served as the editor for two school mental health books, published over 50 articles and book chapters and is the editor of School Mental Health.


50 minutes