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Course Description

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an increasingly common neurodevelopmental disorder of childhood. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. Children with ADHD have trouble paying attention, focusing, controlling impulsive behaviors, or they may be overly active.


The outcome of this course is to provide the learner with an overview of ADHD including the extent of ADHD in the United States, the signs and symptoms of the disorder, potential causes and risk factors, diagnostic issues to consider, and traditional as well as integrative treatment options for ADHD.

Course Objectives - Upon completion you will be able to do the following:

  1. Describe the extent of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the United States.
  2. Discuss the signs and symptoms of ADHD.
  3. Identify the potential causes and risk factors for ADHD.
  4. Explain the issues related to diagnosing ADHD.
  5. Describe the treatment options for ADHD, including pharmacological, psychotherapy, and education.
  6. Discuss integrative therapies for ADHD.

Course Content

Target Audience

Nurses, health care professionals, and interested individuals

Criteria for Successful Completion

Complete the course post exam (CE Test) with a score of 80% or greater. Complete all fields of the course Evaluation Form.

Certificate of Completion is provided for individual courses once the course post exam is passed per criteria above.

Certificate of Completion is provided for certificate programs once all of the courses within the certificate program have been successfully completed per criteria above.

Practice Level (For Occupational Therapy Only):  Intermediate

Content Focus (For Occupational Therapy Only):  Domain of OT

Commercial Support No commercial support has been received for this activity.

Advance Practice

Behavioral Health

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Women's Health



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Occupational Therapy


Physical Therapy


Social Work

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