10563 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 1

Credits: 6 advanced credits in Education

Prerequisites: 36 credits, including Fundamental Issues in Special Education; and one of the following: Educational Psychology, Introduction to Psychology; as well as Participation in Psychological and Educational Research. Students must also fulfill all English requirements and take bibliographic instruction in the Library.

Recommended: Introduction to Statistics for Students of Social Sciences I, Research Methods in Social Sciences

Author: Tali Heiman

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the common disorders in childhood. The course examines the development of definitions of the disorder and the various research approaches to it, emphasizing up-to-date theories and studies. In addition, the course deals with the adverse effects of ADHD on academic performance, vocational success, and social-emotional development, and how the family deals with them. Various approaches to diagnosis and treatment are reviewed. A separate section deals with adults with ADHD.

Topics: Definitions of the disorder, characteristics and etiology; The influence on life cycles: the educational social and family frameworks; Associated disorders; Diagnostic methods; Treatment; Hyperactivity and attention deficit in adults.

1Students may write a seminar paper in this course, although it is not required.