Children, Adolescents, and College Students With ADHD - B4274


About Course #B4274

Release Date: May 25, 2017

Expiration Date: May 25, 2022

It is more important than ever that social workers and mental health professionals are prepared to treat ADHD throughout the lifespan. This intermediate-level course provides current information to help social workers and mental health professionals recognize, accurately diagnose, and support children, adolescents, and college students with ADHD. The course pays special attention to the stages of development, assessments and other resources, and the clinician's role based upon a client's developmental stage. Because timely and accurate diagnosis and intervention are critical for maintaining an individual's functioning, it is essential that clinicians stay up to date on the recent advances in assessment and intervention, as much has changed in the past several years with respect to conceptualizing and intervening with ADHD. Case scenarios throughout the course illuminate the key learning points.

Social Workers participating in this course will receive 2 (clinical) continuing education clock hours upon successful course completion. Accreditation

New Jersey Social Workers - This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #52 Course #1522 from 8/25/2017 to 8/25/2019. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Social Work Practice 2.

New York Social Workers - This course does NOT meet the NY Social Work Board's criteria for acceptable continuing education.

Psychologists will receive 2 CE credits upon successfully completing this course. APA Approval

Course Objectives

  • Describe ADHD prevalence and risk factors for its development in children.
  • Explain the assessment and diagnosis of ADHD in children.
  • Describe ways for clinicians to support children with ADHD at school and at home.
  • Recognize cognitive, emotional, and behavioral ADHD symptoms in adolescence.
  • Explain the diagnosis of ADHD in adolescence.
  • Describe the prevalence, detection, and diagnosis of ADHD in college students.
  • Explain ways for clinicians to support college students with ADHD.
  • Distinguish laws governing accommodations in elementary and high schools from services at the college level.


Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN,

Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC,

Course Disclosures

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools' policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
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