OLT – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Learning Focus
Disability and Accessibility
Online / Self-paced
Start Date

Available anytime

By clicking ‘EOI – OLT – Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)’ you will register an Expression of Interest in the next available course, and you will be placed on a waitlist.

Please express an interest in NO MORE THAN TWO OLT courses at a time.

Program Description

This online, tutored course aims to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills of all those working with students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to support inclusive practice.

Learn about ADHD, including its distinguishing characteristics, its prevalence, and other behaviours that may arise from ADHD. Explore the possible causes of ADHD.

Assessment for Learning
Understand the need for teachers to assess, and the range of informal assessments that can be carried out in schools. Learn how to assess individual needs arising from ADHD, assess environmental triggers and create your own three SMART goals specific to your student.

Explore a range of interventions to meet the needs of students with ADHD, including managing difficult behaviour, transitions and social skills. Discover the seven ground rules for successful intervention and devise your own interventions.

Case Studies
View real examples that illustrate both the student voice, and how experienced teachers may manage ADHD in the classroom.

Program Outcomes

On successful completion of the course, participants will:

  • Know the definition of ADHD and its main characteristics and types
  • Be aware of the prevalence of ADHD in the population
  • Have some understanding of what causes these difficulties
  • Understand the relationship between ADHD and cognition
  • Know the comorbidities which might accompany ADHD
  • Be aware of some of the current debates surrounding ADHD
  • Have a positive perspective on ADHD
  • Know what screening tools are relevant in assisting in identification
  • Have an understanding of the principles of assessment
  • Know how to carry out a behavioural assessment
  • Have identified three SMART goals for a student
  • Have an awareness and understanding of a range of strategies to maximise student engagement
  • Know how to use cues and prompts, rewards and sanctions
  • Know how to communicate effectively with students with ADHD, and how to develop their social skills
  • Have an understanding of the value of working collaboratively
  • Plan and implement a successful intervention strategy to meet the SMART goals they have identified
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn,
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning,
  • Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments,
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning,
  • Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


  • Leading teaching and learning,
  • Developing self and others,
  • Leading improvement, innovation and change
Location, Date & Time

The program is delivered Online as a self-paced course

Enrolment is open as an Expression of Interest. Successful candidates will be contacted and sent a link to the Online Training Australia course platform.