ADHD is a misunderstood condition, and many students develop low motivation and self-esteem. In this short course, learn about the key characteristics of this condition, understand the new paradigm of DESR. (Deficient Emotional Self-regulation) and how ADHD as a condition impacts a student’s output. You will also experience important strategies and practices to address ADHD in the classroom.

Given the current position held by education systems on inclusivity and diversity, mainstream teachers now must cast a wider net when planning and developing the curriculum for the learners in their classroom.

ADHD has been part of the educational system for decades and the interventions to address their needs have varied. With the new discoveries in brain research, teachers now have a better understanding on this condition and how to address the learning style of students with ADHD. 

This course will give an overview of ADHD and discussion on evidence-based and inclusive strategies that will support the teaching and learning of this group of students.

This online course will allow you to:

  • Understand the learning, social and behavioural characteristics of ADHD.
  • Investigate evidence-based and field-tested strategies to support these learners.
  • Investigate the importance of partnerships between home and school. 

Course approach: Self paced.

Course length: Approximately 90 minutes.


This online course is suitable for professionals working in Catholic, Government, and Independent Primary or Secondary schools:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Education Support Officers

Also suitable for:

  • Parents/Carers/Guardians

What you need for this online course:

  • Access to a laptop/notebook or desktop device with internet connectivity and headphones.
  • Relevant resources from downloadable links provided.

Meet the Presenter ...

Dr. Anna Bortoli is a Special Education and Autism Consultant. Currently she is a Consultant for a State Specialist School, sessional Lecturer and an independent Consultant. As an independent Consultant she provides professional learning and in-situ training with teachers about strategies and approaches for students and young children with Autism and ADHD. Her work relates to the areas of Structured Teaching, Executive Skills for Learning, Curriculum and IEPs. She delivers tertiary training and Masterclasses in ASD and ADHD. She is TEACCH® Advanced Consultant Level and has received training through Division TEACCH® in North Carolina, enabling her to coach teachers in the implementation of the TEACCH® framework using the Structured Teaching approach. Anna is committed to the professional growth of practitioners in the field of special education.