"Pay Attention!!" ADHD Through the Lifespan

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"Pay Attention!!" ADHD Through the Lifespan

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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This course reviews current scientific knowledge and clinical approaches to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and examines its impact on development, functioning and health outcomes.
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Richard Parsons

10/10 starsCompleted
1 year, 7 months ago
The information from this course is comprehensive, clear and accessible. It has been an invaluable help in the work I do as a counselor to help kids and families face and address the challenges of treating ADHD. The class helps so much to understand and appreciate the different faces of ADD/ADHD, and it imparts great hope and encouragement regarding the efficacy and benefits of comprehensive, individualized care. A great resource!
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7/10 starsCompleted
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4 years, 2 months ago
Me, my kids, several other relatives, have all been told we're being "spacey" or absentminded (and also creative). So I had many reasons for learning more about what some people may label this as ADHD. This course is pretty straightforward. The grade is entirely based on multiple choice questions. The questions aren't too difficult and you get 3 tries on a quiz. However, there are no dropped quizzes or late days allowed and you have to get at least 90% to get a certificate. Because of this and that I was overworked at the time with other matters, I decided to unofficially drop the course, but since it was unofficial I still have access to the class and I am currently enjoying reviewing all the materials. Stay tuned as I update this review with the results of that rereview. Another reason I took this course is that the Univ of Pennsylvania has one the best medical schools and psychology departments in the world. So I don't worry that ... Me, my kids, several other relatives, have all been told we're being "spacey" or absentminded (and also creative). So I had many reasons for learning more about what some people may label this as ADHD. This course is pretty straightforward. The grade is entirely based on multiple choice questions. The questions aren't too difficult and you get 3 tries on a quiz. However, there are no dropped quizzes or late days allowed and you have to get at least 90% to get a certificate. Because of this and that I was overworked at the time with other matters, I decided to unofficially drop the course, but since it was unofficial I still have access to the class and I am currently enjoying reviewing all the materials. Stay tuned as I update this review with the results of that rereview. Another reason I took this course is that the Univ of Pennsylvania has one the best medical schools and psychology departments in the world. So I don't worry that I'm learning from someone not uninformed (important for a potentially controversial topic like this). Unlike nearly every other MOOC, the professor creates a single video per week. He talks deliberately (i.e. not quickly) so you probably want to use one of the speedup settings. The professor's delivery style is fine, but for those of us who shift attention more rapidly than the average person, it would be better if he was more exciting or broke up his lectures into smaller chunks. We don't just pay attention just because the course title orders us to "Pay Attention!" ;-) I didn't have time to finish the course during its regular schedule, but I continue to view videos and read materials from the course. I hope they offer it again so I can interact live with others in the class.
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8/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 4 months ago
It was good information although the instructor seemed to read from the slides and didnt stray too far fromthe content on them. It would have been nice if he was a little more conversational.
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5 years, 7 months ago
As an introduction to the subject of ADHD this is an excellent course. You can learn all that you may want to find out about this condition, and gain access to many sources of information. If you have personal reasons to be interested in ADHD, and no working knowledge in medicine or psychology it is particularly worthwhile. The course is not very demanding so you can invest the time needed. The lectures are short in most of the cases, but the reading material will help you cover the subject area in greater depth. Again, if you have previous knowledge on how the brain works or in psychology this is not the course for you.
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5 years, 10 months ago
It's an interesting introduction to the subject of ADHD. If you're a beginner, you will learn all that you may want to find out about this condition. If you have someone near you with ADHD, it is particularly worthwhile. My only beef with this course is that it's very superficial. Sure, that may be the objective - but for someone like me who was looking to go in detail into the neuroanatomy of ADHD, it wasn't enough. A symptom of that is the fact that lectures are too short (30-minute lectures) and the quizzes too easy. So, overall, great as an introduction, not so much if you're further ahead in your studies.
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