Class Information: ADHD/ADD: Setting Up for Success

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ADD and ADHD make for a wild ride of a life. Both come 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 distractability, disorganization, time management, and more. There is nothing wrong with ADHD people, and many if not all of the challenges faced by them come from living in an as yet poorly accommodated world. In the lessons and resources provided, this course will demonstrate some ways this situation might be changed.


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 Patrons

Cost: Free

Enrollment: The self-directed version of this course is provided free to patrons and is already available in your course list. If you are not a patron, click here to learn more.

Details: Continuous access so long you are a PEP patron.



Cost: $65

Start Date: Open, start anytime

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Details: 6 months access to the course.


Mentored, with Documentation

Cost: $490

Start Date: See Course Catalog, or click enroll link below, for next start date.

Enrollment: Click here to enroll

Details: 12 weeks, flexible-paced, with mentor response and access. You are provided with both a certificate of completion and a badge at the end of the course. 6 months access to the course content.


Train the Trainer & Licensing Seats

Cost: Contact Us

Enrollment: Contact Us

Details: One or more people with your organization can successfully complete the mentored version of the class. After this, you can request that they have a copy of this class set up with them as the instructor. We can enroll other people from your organization into this class (for less than the standard self-directed rate), to be overseen by your own personnel as instructors. This can be a cost-effective way to have more people trained, and it expands availability of the course since you are not relying on our own instructor's availability.



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