"This course is an excellent overview of extremely complex student issues faced by all of us in the teaching profession today."
Welcome to this dual course aimed to help you understand more about supporting special needs in the classroom. This dual course consists of the following 5 hour courses:
- Recognition of Early-onset Mental Health Disorders in Children & Adolescents
- Understanding ADHD
Through this dual online PD course, explore classroom modifications and adaptations to maintain order, discover methods for communicating more clearly with special educators and parents about their children, and gain confidence in successfully teaching students who are energetic, hyperactive or have difficulty paying attention.
As educators and parents, we are often, by default, among the first people to notice that a child may be experiencing problems. To equip teachers for such scenarios, the first section, presents a basic understanding of warning signs of early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents which is useful to professional teaching and learning as it strengthens teacher-parent communications.
Topics covered in this course include an overview of mental illness, parent and teacher responsibilities, as well as a range of specific disorders like Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Anxiety and Schizophrenia. The information in this section provides an understanding of each disorder as well as key warning signs for early-onset mental illness in children and adolescents.
The second section, the focus is on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder
or ADHD which is seen commonly in today’s classroom. Children with this condition are restless, find it difficult to sit, are very impulsive and have a very short attention span. On the other hand, they are also very intelligent and creative. These energetic students can often disrupt a classroom, if misunderstood. Thus, it becomes crucial for teachers to understand what this condition is and learn strategies to teach a child with ADHD. This section provides teachers with a variety of tips, adaptations and strategies to use while working in the classroom.
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