Caring for a Person with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Caring for a Person with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with basic information concerning attention deficit hyperactivity disorder necessary to the provision of appropriate care across the lifespan. Information about how ADHD affects the social, academic, and occupational functioning of children, adolescents, adults, and older adults will be presented. Strategies for assisting individuals living with ADHD to compensate for difficulties with attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity will be discussed along with care and treatment considerations.

$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-CPADD

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California Department of Social Services Group Homes

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Relias, LLC is approved by the California Department of Social Services as a Continuing Education Program Vendor to provide Continuing Education training courses to administrators of Group Homes.

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California Department of Social Services Adult Residential Facilities

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-CPADD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify how ADHD interferes with optimal functioning in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Explain the impact of ADHD on family, marital, and other social relationships.
Recognize impairments associated with ADHD in academic or occupational performance.
Identify common problems associated with ADHD at different developmental ages and stages and recognize effective interventions used to assist persons with those problems.
Recognize the most common treatment approaches for people with ADHD.
Explain the benefits of treatment for co-occurring disorders in ADHD.

Outline:
I. Introduction a. Course Description b. Checkpoint c. Course Overview d. Review of Highlights of ADHD and the Brain i. Brain abnormalities, prevalence, and diagnostic criteria ii. Gender and cultural issues iii. Common co-existing disorders and changes across the lifespan iv. Treatment approaches: medication and psychotherapy e. Checkpoint 1: True/False and Multiple Choice Questions II. Caring for a Person with the Disorder a. Caring relationships and ADHD i. Impact on family relationships ii. Importance of person-centered care b. How ADHD presents across the lifespan i. Childhood 1. Preschool age children and their families a. Characteristics of young children with ADHD i. Symptoms ii. Video: “When Does Normal Become Abnormal?” iii. When to refer for evaluation b. First line interventions for preschool age children i. Behavioral training ii. Positive discipline iii. Medications 1. Concerns about medications and young children 2. Adverse effects c. Checkpoint 2: Multiple Choice and True/False Questions 2. School age children and their families a. Behavioral concerns i. Diagnosis often made at this age ii. Negative responses to behaviors and labeling iii. Helping children with ADHD with appropriate behavior 1. Setting the stage for success: routines, nutrition, clear rules/expectations, organization, academic support, positive reinforcement, and behavior plans 2. Managing behaviors: fidgeting, distractibility, impulsivity, accidents 3. Increasing follow-through: giving directions that ADHD kids can follow iv. Checkpoint 3: Multiple Choice and True/False Questions v. ADHD and movement vi. Family life and ADHD 1. Higher incidence of depression/anxiety, poorer quality of life 2. Interventions from multiple sources 3. Medications: benefits and adverse effects, monitoring, and adherence 4. Checkpoint 4: Multiple Choice questions 3. Adolescence a. How ADHD changes as a person reaches the teen years i. Hyperactivity lessens ii. High school results in increased demands 1. Planning, distraction, and time management concerns 2. Interventions: planners, to-do lists, sleep hygiene, making boring activities fun iii. Navigating social relationships 1. Letting friends in/disclosing ADHD 2. Strategies for increasing social skills and activities iv. Risks associated with behaviors 1. Driving: prevention of risks for increased accidents 2. Substance use 3. Medication adherence reduces risks v. Checkpoint 5: Multiple Choice Questions ii. Adulthood 1. Early Adulthood a. Adults with ADHD i. Video “How to Recognize Adult ADHD Symptoms” ii. Women have a higher rate of diagnosis in adulthood b. Areas of impairment in adults i. Academic, social, and occupational functioning ii. Co-occurring disorders 1. Psychiatric disorders, substance ise sisorders, personality disorders 2. Adult ADHD and depression a. Increased severity and suicide risk b. Treatment of depression 3. Adult ADHD and anxiety a. Prevalence b. Stimulant treatment and anxiety c. Psychotherapy i. CBT, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4. Substance use disorders and ADHD a. Prevalence b. Treatment of ADHD is protective against risks 5. Checkpoint 6: Multiple Choice Questions iii. Adult relationships and ADHD 1. Incidence of marital problems/divorce 2. Relationship counseling approach iv. Occupational issues and adult ADHD 1. Difficulties on the job lead to discipline, losses 2. American with Disabilities Act and workplace accommodations v. Summary: The cumulative effect of ADHD on functioning 1. Significant social and occupational impairments 2. Older Adulthood a. Not enough research/more needed along with increased awareness b. ADHD can be mistaken for other abnormalities c. ADHD in older adults and dementia i. Careful diagnostic process needed in the presence of cognitive impairment ii. Research is inconclusive whether ADHD is a risk factor d. ADHD and falls i. Inattention and falls ii. Increased exercise is protective for many issues associated with ADHD e. Offering increased structure and support for daily activities i. Organizing, time management, follow-through f. Treatment considerations for ADHD in older adults i. Medications ii. Psychotherapy III. Course Summary a. Review of rationale that is sensitive to the issues associated with ADHD b. Course review c. Summary IV. Post-Test

Instructor: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G
Catherine Zimmerman is a licensed independent clinical social worker who has a private practice providing counseling services to people of all ages and all stages of their lives. She is a freelance healthcare writer and speaker specializing in mental health, ethics, hospice and palliative care, gerontological topics, substance misuse, caregiving, stress and trauma.  Zimmerman received her master's degree from Portland State University thirty years ago and is certified in clinical social work-Gerontology. Zimmerman supervises and mentors therapists seeking licensure in Oregon or Washington states. She is the current President of the Washington chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and has provided public presentations on over twenty topics and has numerous published works. Disclosure: Catherine Zimmerman, LICSW, ACHP-SW, CSW-G has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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