ADHD and Learning Disabilities: Classroom Interventions and Instructional Strategies



Danielson Components:
3c : Engaging Students in Learning
3e :  Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness

Course Summary:

There is no teacher that hasn’t come across a student in their class with ADHD or a Learning Disability. This course will allow teachers to examine current research geared at helping all teachers work effectively with students with ADHD and learning disabilities. Teachers will understand the impact of ADHD on a student’s performance, the difference between male and female students with ADHD and be made aware of basic instructional strategies to implement in their classrooms.

What You Need To Know

  1. This course course will count towards your NYS CTLE course requirements
  2. This course does not apply towards NYC DOE/ASPDP P-Credits
  3. Course will run from September 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018 (Course-work must be completed within that time-frame).

Module 1

In this module you will learn what ADHD is and what it looks like in the classroom. You will explore current research on ADHD and how it manifests in the classroom. You will speculate how much of the research was surprising to you and where you want to see more research focused.

Module 2

This module explains the trends of ADHD diagnosis between boys and girls. You will develop strategies for teaching students with ADHD math and implement classroom strategies effective with students with ADHD. You will find the answer to how you can implement some of the classroom management strategies discussed in this module to better deal with students with ADHD. 

Module 3

In this module students will discuss and implement reading and writing strategies for students with ADHD. We are going to ask you to develop a lesson plan that incorporates one of the math instructional strategies discussed in the module. You will have the opportunity to provide a lesson plan that involves a reading or writing assignment and will need to adapt it to reflect some of the strategies discussed in this module for improving reading and writing for students with ADHD. 

Module 4

In this module we consider what constitutes a learning disability. Participants will examine current research, plan for applying it to classroom strategies and analyze special education law.

Module 5

In this module you will explore and discuss different techniques for teachings students with LD social skills. You will be asked to create a lesson plan and activity that you can use in your class to teach social skills.

Module 6

This module will allow you to analyze and implement reading and writing strategies, as well as math strategies for students with learning disabilities. Participants will create two lesson plans that accommodate to students with learning disabilities in their classroom.  It is expected that strategies discussed in this module will be included in the lessons.