Positive Aspects of ADHD (1 CE)
This course is for: Clinical Psychologists and Counselors
Course By: Rachel Schoor, Ph.D.
Content By: Sedgwick, J. A., Merwood, A., & Asherson, P. (2019). The positive aspects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A qualitative investigation of successful adults with ADHD. ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders, 11(3), 241-253.
Course Description: The behavioral characteristics of ADHD exist on a spectrum or continuum. As a result, it is possible to view some of these characteristics as adaptive rather than impairing. This study aimed to explore ability and disability in ADHD from participants' perspectives using the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health framework. Overall, positive human qualities, assets, and attributes can promote and sustain high functioning for individuals with ADHD. Further research should explore documenting specific attributes that can promote the well-being of those living with ADHD.
1) Identify the aim of the study and the methods related to describing positive aspects of ADHD
2) Analyze the data by exploring the statistical tests used in conjunction with the discussed findings
3) Integrate the 2 study limitations with the identified areas of future research
- Read and understand The positive aspects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: A qualitative investigation of successful adults with ADHD
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Consider the factors related to the positive aspects of ADHD coupled with the statistical findings from the accompanying article
- Work through the post-test questions; keep in mind that answer selections should be derived from the respective article
- Return to the referenced article for any missed questions and/or to better understand how positive attributes can support and sustain high functioning in adults with ADHD