ADD/ADHD Strategies and Interventions for the Classroom

Students with ADD and ADHD possess many behavioral characteristics that can be challenging for themselves, their teachers, and their family.  However, with the right tools and support, even the most affected student can succeed inside and outside the classroom. Therefore, it is critical for educators to recognize and understand the signs of ADD/ADHD, what an ADD/ADHD diagnosis can mean for an individual, and how to support these students with effective evidence-based strategies.

Course Name: ADD/ADHD Strategies and Interventions for the Classroom

Course Number: EDUC 715G

Semester Credits: 3

Course Description

ADD/ADHD Strategies and Interventions for the Classroom is designed for teachers, school professionals, clinicians, and support staff interested in learning practical techniques and strategies to improve students' academic, behavioral, and social performance. This course includes the most current research-based information about ADHD, and this course outlines effective interventions. Additionally, this course offers examples of real-life case studies, interviews, and student intervention plans. The primary text has information about IDEA 2004, best teaching practices, and countless strategies for enhancing classroom performance for all types of students. This course also includes an autobiography of a man who writes about his life and experiences with ADHD. 


  • Discuss common assumptions of the ADD/ADHD paradigm
  • Learn best teaching practices and strategies
  • Learn how to engage student’s attention and receive active participation from your students
  • Learn how to keep students on-task and productive
  • Learn how to prevent/manage behavioral problems in the classroom
  • Learn how to differentiate instruction and address students’ diverse learning styles
  • Learn how to build a partnership with parents
  • Learn about the challenges of growing up and living with ADHD

Course Contents

  • Key Information for Understanding and Managing ADHD
  • Meeting the Challenge of ADHD Behaviors
  • Instructional, Learning, and Executive Function Strategies
  • Strategies and Supports for Reading, Writing, and Math
  • Personal Stories and Case Studies
  • Collaborative Efforts and School Responsibilities in Helping Students with ADHD
  • Additional Sources and Resources

Evidence of Learning Outcomes

Upon completing the course ADD/ADHD Strategies and Interventions for the Classroom, the student will have demonstrated knowledge about ADD/ADHD and learned practical techniques, strategies, and interventions for improving students' academic, behavioral, and social performance. 

How to Register

Registration for classes is fast and straightforward and can be done online or over the phone. Courses are offered on a rolling basis during three semesters, and you may begin as soon as you are ready!  

The Semester dates are: 

Fall: September 1 – January 31

Spring: February 1 – May 31

Summer: June 1 – August 31

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