Proper assessment of a condition is very essential, assessing the condition promotes more understanding of the challenges, and since once assessment is final the next step will be utilising different approaches and strategies to address the issues. However the process of assessment in itself present challenges including differentiating symptoms from normal development and differential diagnosis. Goals of the assessment should be clearly established right from the beginning to prevent inefficiency, wasting of time, money and effort.
At the end of this course, students shall learn how to: (1) understand ADHD; (2) comprehend what the DSM-5 says about ADHD; (3) gain knowledge about ADHD assessment for children and adolescents; (4) be familiar with the components of ADHD assessment and (5) use and utilise all knowledge learned about ADHD.
To achieve these goals, this course shall make use of interactive materials to present the concepts of the topics to be discussed. Assessments shall be done after the entire course to check for knowledge retention and understanding.
With expert guidance from a skilful and professional clinician parents can be guided and confusion can be clarified. Building trust is also challenging as well helping parents cope with the challenges upon assessment and confirmed diagnosis. Treatments may involve medical and educational and behavioral interventions.
For Certification: To achieve a Certificate of Training, trainees must pass an online test that we will provide. This online exam may be taken any time, at the trainees’ convenience.
All assessments and exams shall be provided via online.
The Course Units:
-Introduction To ADHD
-Historical overview and definition of ADHD
-ADHD as it manifests today
-Causes and core features of ADHD
-What The DSM-5 Says About ADHD
-The origins, uses, and definition of DSM
-General principles and components of DSM-5
-Tools and mechanisms used for ADHD diagnoses
-ADHD Assessment for Children and Adolescents
-Two main goals of ADHD diagnosis
-Identifying symptoms of ADHD
-Factors affecting the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD
-Components Of ADHD Assessment
-Sequence of evaluation concepts in ADHD
-Conducting interviews in ADHD diagnosis and treatment
-Using cognitive testing and clinical investigations in ADHD assessment
-Clinical application of DSM-5 Criteria for ADHD
-Differential diagnosis and co-morbidity in ADHD
-Dealing with discrepant data and common challenges in ADHD diagnosis