## Class Information: ADHD: Setting Up for Success

#### Description

ADHD makes for a wild ride of a life. It comes packed with an unyielding sense of creativity and adventure; a seemingly limitless supply of passion; and a remarkable dedication to extreme efficiency (seriously). An individual's greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses often originate from the same source, and this holds true for ADHD. This means many areas of struggle are closer to their solutions than they may initially appear, and the good news is that (for many things) it often is just as simple as "rolling with it," whatever "it" happens to be.

In this class we'll explore how best to capitalize on the inherent strengths of ADHD life, particularly when it comes to mitigating some of their more well-known side effects, such as distractibility, disorganization, time management, and more. In the subjects below, learn how ADHD is a boon that can be utilized to uplift and empower our world, and how the challenges faced by those with ADHD are easily remedied by stepping outside of societal norms.

##### Continuing Education Units Available

In partnership with Ole Miss (University of Mississippi), we offer continuing education credits (CEUs) for each of the above classes. The process is simple!

1. Successfully complete the course.

3. Upon confirmation, we'll send you a form and link to submit to Ole Miss (you pay a $20 fee per class directly to Ole Miss). Mentored Version: 2.3 CEUs Stand-Alone Version: 1.0 CEUs Note: members of the Parent Empowerment Project have access to the stand-alone version, and completion of this class through the PEP qualifies! ##### Click below to expand and view the Course Outline 1. What is ADHD? Getting Started • Video Presentation • Journal Set-up • Establishing the Basics • What is ADHD? • The Importance of Caution when Consulting Self-Help for ADHD • Watch: "A Closer Look into ADHD" by Dr. Thomas E. Brown • Watch: The Neuroanatomy of ADHD by Dr. Russell Barkley • Setting Up for Success: Treatment and Management Options • Watch: "ADHD Sucks, but not Really" by Salif Mahamane [TEDxUSU] • Watch: "Why Stimulants Help ADHD" by SciShow Psych • Watch: Differences Between ADHD Medication Options by Dr. Russell Barkley • Journal: What is ADHD? • Diagnosis • Presentation of ADHD • "Mostly a Boy's Disorder" • Race and Culture • Misnomer • Additional Resources - Curated List 2. Motivation • Video Presentation • Motivation Factors • Authentic Value and Relevancy • Authentic Value and Relevancy: Additional Breakdowns • Managing Dopamine • Journal: Dopamine List • Consequences and ADHD • Immediate Consequences • Journal: Brainstorming Consequences • Habits and Rewards • Developing Habits with External Cues • Rewards • Journal: Drafting a Habit System • Hyperfocus vs. Perseveration • Hyperfocus and Perseveration • Hyperfocus Case Study: Thomas • Hyperfocus Case Study: Jody • Hyperfocus Case Study: Bella • Perseveration Case Study: Karla • Perseveration Case Study: Andrew • Perseveration Case Study: Liza • Conclusion • Preventing Perseveration • Preventing Perseveration • Sugar • Caffeine • Exercise • Service Animals • Out of Sight, Out of Mind • Perseveration and Thoughts • Medication • Journal: Perseveration • Additional Resources - Curated List 3. Organization • Video Presentation • Object Permanence • Tangible Items • Intangible Items • Journal: Tracking the Intangible • Organization • Bullet Journal • Organizing a Home and Workspace to be ADHD-Friendly • Everything Needs a Home • Garbage • Surplus • Lists • Visibility • Workspace • Journal: Reorganizing • Additional Resources - Curated List 4. Scheduling & Time Management • Video Presentation • "Now" and "Not Now • Nature of Time • ADHD Timezones • Timeblindness and Memory • Making Time Visible • Clocks • Tracking the Past: Sticker/Stamp Charts • Tracking the Past: Habit Trackers • Present: Backwards Checklist • Present: Traditional Checklists • Present: Bullet Journals • Present: Whiteboards and Magnets • Kanban • Tracking the Future: Giant Erasable Wall Calendars • Tracking the Future: Digital Calendars • Journal: Making Time Visible • Stocking and Shopping for the "Now" • Sticking to the "Now" • Hobbies • Tools • Crafts • Groceries • Journal: Supplies and Taking Stock • Bullet Journals and the 4th Dimension • Versatility • Future Log • Monthly Calendar • Habit Tracker • Daily Logs • Journal: Setting up a Bullet Journal • Routines • Importance • Bonnie's Routine (includes work from home option) • Clyde's Routine • Journal: Charting Routines • Additional Resources - Curated List #### Options for Enrollment Do you want a course mentor who will give you feedback, and documentation of completion for your records? Or would you like to work through the course independently? Select the option that works best for you. ##### PEP Members Cost: Free Enrollment: The self-directed version of this course is provided free to members and is already available in your course list. If you are not a member, click here to learn more. Details: Continuous access so long you are a PEP member. ##### Self-Directed Cost:$65

Start Date: Open, start anytime