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What Case Managers/Counselors Should Know about Students with ADD/ADHD

Why this is important: Case managers are often in a position to discuss issues relevant to students’ needs and interactions with other community members. Understanding how individuals with ADD/ADHD interact and process information differently will help case managers communicate more effectively with students and reduce miscommunications and conflicts and accomplish tasks more efficiently.


Description:This micro-learning course offers expert advice explaining how case managers can position themselves to better interact with students who are experiencing ADD/ADHD symptoms. The course is tailored for case managers with practical examples that demonstrate some common communication and behavioral challenges that occur with students who have difficulty focusing and completing tasks. Skills will be taught to help case managers better set expectations and boundaries for students, be more effective in helping them complete tasks, and reduce community conflicts.


Case managers will be able to:

  • Explore how students with ADD/ADHD communicate and think about problems
  • Define neurodiversity and find alternative ways to communicate with students to accomplish tasks and set boundaries
  • Identify the improtance of sharing information in different ways to ensure the message gets through and is understood
  • Dispel common myths about ADD/ADHD regarding the variety of individual experiences
  • Develop a basic understanding of common ADD/ADHD medications and some common challenges that exist around these medications


This course can also be purchased as part of the Mental Health Bundle.


Please note, these trainings are designed for counselors working on a college campus providing crisis support and guidance to students. They are often referred to as non-clinical counselors or counselors who work under FERPA rather than state confidently laws.

What Case Managers/Counselors Should Know about Students with ADD/ADHD

Coming late winter/early spring 2023
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