Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Recognizing Symptoms in Film and Exploring Individual Perspectives

Judith Harrison (Educational Psychology)

Have you ever noticed that some people, maybe you, struggle to pay attention and avoid distractions? Do you ever wonder what it is like to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and what can be done to help? This seminar will explore the origin and characteristics of ADHD from a personal perspective through a book study, learn to recognize ADHD in film, and discuss ADHD research being conducted by the professor. Students will learn interventions to teach skills needed to address the symptoms as revealed in the course activities. The seminar will include a field trip to explore ADHD in the community. Activities across the course will result in group projects that map the symptoms and impairment associated with ADHD across readings, film, and community organizations.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 42 index 09000