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Approx. 5 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

In the next few lessons, you will learn broadly about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, commonly referred to as ADHD. We will gain a deeper understanding of ADHD and common diagnoses. You will be introduced to the types of ADHD that exist and common symptoms for each. Next, you’ll explore the specific criteria for the diagnosis of ADHD. Finally, you will review at a high-level treatment therapy and intervention programs – both inside and outside school, as well as medications.

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5 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
What is ADHD?4m
Symptoms of ADHD3m
Diagnosing ADHD5m
Management of ADHD4m
5 readings
About Us: School Health for Children and Adolescents Specialization at CU Anschutz10m
What is ADHD?20m
Symptoms of ADHD20m
Diagnosing ADHD25m
Management of ADHD15m
1 practice exercise
ADHD Assessment30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Autism

Next up is learning about autism spectrum disorder, the effects it has on children’s social communication skills, and the percent of the population that carry a diagnosis of it. You’ll experience an interview and answer dialogue with Dr. Abigail Angulo, a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician at the University of Colorado. You will be introduced to the deficits in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Next, you’ll explore symptoms and diagnosis of ASD. Finally, you’ll review the cause and management of autism.

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4 videos (Total 25 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Deficits in Children with ASD6m
Symptoms and Diagnosis of ASD6m
Managing Children with ASD7m
2 readings
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?30m
Managing Children with ASD1h
1 practice exercise
Autism Assessment30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Learning Disabilities

In the next few lessons, you’ll learn about learning disorders and disabilities among children. You’ll experience an interview and answer dialogue with Dr. Caitlin Walsh, a Psychologist at the University of Colorado. You will be introduced to diagnostic criteria for learning disorders and disabilities. Next, you’ll learn how a diagnosis is made and by whom. Next, you’ll explore specific types of learning disorders in children.

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5 videos (Total 21 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Diagnostic Criteria for Learning Disorders4m
How To Make A Diagnosis?4m
Specific Type of Learning Disorders - Part 15m
Specific Type of Learning Disorders - Part 23m
2 readings
What Are Learning Disorders?30m
Specific Type of Learning Disorders1h
1 practice exercise
Learning Disorders Assessment30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Concussions

Next up is a learning about concussions and the symptoms children experience. We’ll gain a deeper understanding of the negative impacts of concussions and how they affect a child’s physical, mental, and emotional health. You will be introduced to common symptoms of a concussion and how to identify one. Next, you’ll learn what to do when a child has a head injury or fall while at school. Finally, you’ll explore what happens to Matthew, a child who suffered a concussion during a football game, and how you can help in the management of a concussion.

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4 videos (Total 19 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Symptoms of Concussion4m
What Happen When A Child Fall?4m
Management of a Concussion6m
2 readings
What are Concussions?20m
Management of a Concussion1h
1 practice exercise
Concussion Assessment30m
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Top reviews from Managing ADHD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Concussion in School

By TGFeb 26th 2019

It is very useful for people like me because you learn and you also got a chance to refresh your knowledge and help yourself to improve better.

By RAJan 25th 2019

Extremely good overview, should be required for every teacher!

Instructors

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Eve Kutchman

Strategist, Exercise Psychologist
Child Health Advocacy Institute and Lifestyle Medicine
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Lauren Welch

Pediatric Resident Physician
Department of Pediatrics
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Karen Hecker

Nurse Consultant, Clinical Nurse III
School Health and Child Health Advocacy Institute
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Daniel Nicklas

Assistant Professor, Director of Primary Care Education for the Pediatrics Residency, Co-medical Director for the Pediatric Call Center
Department of Pediatrics

About University of Colorado System

The University of Colorado is a recognized leader in higher education on the national and global stage. We collaborate to meet the diverse needs of our students and communities. We promote innovation, encourage discovery and support the extension of knowledge in ways unique to the state of Colorado and beyond....

About the School Health for Children and Adolescents Specialization

Children and adolescents spend so much of their time in school regardless of where they live in the world. Health and learning are closely connected in the school setting, where good health and healthy practices create the optimal conditions for students’ academic success. And the contrary is also true: poor heath and unhealthy practices build tall barriers to student learning. The courses of this specialization are designed to equip learners to manage common health conditions including asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures. Next they will learn to manage common behavior conditions such as ADHD and autism as well as learning disabilities and concussion. Upon completion of the specialization, learners will be ready to apply newly acquired skills in the provision of social, emotional, behavioral, and special education services. Importantly, they will also be ready to promote healthy practices such as nutrition, physical activity, and community and family participation in their own school community. In pediatric healthcare we do everything possible to ensure the health of children and adolescents but there can be no greater impact on a child’s health than receiving optimal health condition management and healthy practices in school....
School Health for Children and Adolescents

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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