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For many diagnosed with ADHD, medication is not the best approach as it could be accompanied by side effects and cause concern with long-term use... that's where caring professionals like yourself step in to offer alternative solutions to help your clients improve their everyday lives.

With this transformative certificate course, you can take advantage of the latest brain research and evidence-based best practices to get kids and adults motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential. By understanding the way the brain works in ADHD along with the executive function relationship, you will be able to better identify a variety of interventions that can positively influence symptoms of ADHD in your clients.

Gain the strategies you need to develop a holistic approach when working with adults and children with ADHD:
  • Interventions for improving impulse control and working memory
  • Therapies to increase attention and timing awareness
  • Approaches to help manage schoolwork and improve accountability
  • And more!
Not only will you walk away with relevant research on the brain's response to non-medication strategies, but you'll also learn the most common non-medication interventions for ADHD such as self-regulation, mindfulness meditation and neurofeedback. You will also learn the impact exercise, diet, sleep, supplements and environment may have on ADHD symptoms.

Through first-hand demonstrations, this intervention-heavy course looks at ways to treat ADHD – from childhood into the adult years – through ALL the levels of the disorder.

Plus, you'll earn your Certificate in ADHD Interventions when you complete this online training! Advance your practice and improve your clients' well-being and happiness today...
ADHD Certificate Course:
Moving Beyond Medication
Retails for $599.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 18 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Become a Certified ADHD Professional...

This course counts toward the educational hours required for certification as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) through Evergreen Certifications. 

BONUS! Get $50 Off Your Certification Fee with Code ADHD50

Click here for the full certification requirements >
Gain a variety of practical strategies that you can implement immediately!
Module 1
Changing the ADHD Brain:
Moving Beyond Medication
Join David Nowell, Ph.D. as he looks at ADHD from a developmental perspective while considering reasons for the apparent increase in ADHD diagnoses over the past two decades. Discover the relationship between the frontal lobe of the brain and ADHD symptomology, as well as the informed strategies that impact the reduction of ADHD symptoms as it relates to assessment and treatment planning. By the end of this training you will become well versed in the ADHD Brain!

Why Not Medication?

  • Useful as a short-term tool
  • Concerns with long-term use: Effects on the brain

ADHD and the “Immature” Brain

  • Brain imaging evidence of ADHD
  • Research regarding ADHD brain development
    • Frontal lobes mature more slowly in the ADHD brain
    • Excess theta brainwaves
  • Implications for treatment

Movement-Based Strategies

  • Wake up an underaroused ADHD brain
  • Hyperactivity as an adaptive mechanism
  • The impact of play and exercise on the brain
  • Role of rhythm and timing training
  • Integrated movement systems for ADHD

Frontal Lobe/Working Memory Strategic Tools

  • Use it or lose it: Increase memory, attention and focus
  • Games for impulse control and working memory
  • Computerized cognitive training programs
  • Meditation and mindfulness for ADHD
  • Neurofeedback

Diet and Nutrition

  • The impact of sugars, fats, proteins and water
  • Diet and dopamine
  • Omega 3-6-9: What you need to know for brain health
  • Multivitamins/minerals: Do they make a difference?
  • Gluten, food additives and pesticides

ADHD and Nervous System Overstimulation

  • "Overaroused" subtype of ADHD
  • Stress, anxiety and ADHD: the connection
  • Breathwork and movement for nervous system calming
  • Heart rate variability biofeedback
  • Art therapy techniques to quiet and focus the brain

Environmental Influences

  • Video games and Social Media
  • Sleep deprivation
    • Same symptoms as ADHD
    • Strategies to help insomnia
  • Environmental toxins: lead, phthalates, pollution
  • The impact of time in nature on ADHD symptoms
Walk away able to identify the root concern impacting your client with ADHD and formulate therapeutic interventions you can begin using immediately. Get started today!
About Your Speaker

David Nowell, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist in private practice in Northborough, Massachusetts. He offers consultations to patients on an inpatient rehabilitation unit and is an adjunct instructor in neuropsychology to graduate students in the Clark University psychology program. He serves as a physician advisor with the University of Massachusetts Medical School Disability Evaluation Service where he was the former clinical director of the Learning Disability Assessment Program. Dr. Nowell writes a popular blog at Psychology Today on motivation and time management, and speaks internationally to clinicians on such topics as executive functioning, non-medication management of ADHD, and applying findings from Positive Psychology. Learn more about David Nowell

Module 2
ADHD Treatment for Children & Adults:
Proven Strategies to Self-Regulate, Stay on Task & Manage Anxiety & Intense Emotions
Self-regulation is a key problem for a child or adult with ADHD. While the child may be hyperactive and unable to control motor impulses, an adult finds it difficult to manage the details of life and their ability to interact with the world at large. In Module 2, Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L will teach you how to quiet hyperactivity, slow impulsivity, and increase your client’s attention.

General Approaches to Manage ADHD

  • Dietary: Metabolic issues, food sensitivities
  • Medications: The pros and cons
  • Non-medication therapies

Executive Function and Self-Regulation

  • Does Executive Function equal Self-Regulation?
  • Russ Barkley’s levels of executive function
  • Matching Barkley’s levels to age and maturity to plan interventions
  • Self-regulation capabilities and compensation

Emotion Regulation

  • Recognize "off-center" emotions and intensity
  • Get in touch with and be present to emotions
  • Strategies to accept and manage emotions
  • Positive guidance via the Nurtured Heart Approach
  • Manage intensity for the adult
  • Diffuse emotions with Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Structure and Organization

  • Create habits in small children
  • Dictated goals vs. self-management of tasks
  • Using apps to compensate for poor organization skills

Slow Impulsivity

  • Basics: One thing at a time
  • Learn effective self-control
  • Self-management for children & adults

Attention Therapies for ADHD

  • Timing therapy for children and adults
    • Interactive Metronome®
    • A metronome app
  • Sharp attention to gain hyper-focus
  • Have fun with attention exercises for young children
  • Mindfulness attention training for children and adults

Anxiety and Stress Management Strategies

  • Look social situations in the eye
  • Keep deadlines at arm’s length
  • Stress management
  • Three breathing techniques
  • Physical exercise, work and play
  • The Mind Jar
  • Keep it simple
  • Learn self-acceptance vs. defensiveness

Advanced Techniques

  • Recognize emotional and mental states
  • Stay present, wait, watch and accept
  • Use self-regulation to counter impulses
  • Advanced strategies to manage intensity
Expand your emotional regulation strategies for ADHD and see how positive interaction programs can make a difference in the child or adult’s demeanor. Sign Up Now >
About Your Speaker

Teresa Garland, MOT, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist and author specializing in sensory and modulation issues. She has worked in schools, sensory clinics and medical settings with children and adults, treating sensory disorders, ADHD and autism. Ms. Garland works closely with other health professionals, teachers and doctors to understand and treat underlying sensory, timing, and coordination/motor planning issues as well as overlying socio/emotional behaviors and the symptoms of autism. She is trained/certified in the SIPT, Interactive Metronome®, Integrated Listening Systems (iLs), Therapeutic Listening, Wilbarger’s Sensory Defensiveness, the Natural Heart Approach, Mindfulness Training, and Food Chaining. Her book is titled, Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies: Keeping the Body, Mind and Emotions on Task in Children with Autism, ADHD and Sensory Disorders. Learn more about Teresa Garland

Module 3
Executive Function, ADHD and Stress in the Classroom:
Practical and Effective TIPS, TOOLS and STRATEGIES
Bridge the gap between theory/research and actual implementation to address learning and behavior challenges in school. ADHD expert & coach, Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC will share her expertise of working with teachers, other support professionals and parents to show you how to empower students to take charge of their challenges and take responsibility for their own success in school and in life. You'll also learn to design subtle changes in the classroom to improve time management, working memory, motivation and emotional regulation that will benefit all children.

Impact of ADHD, Executive Function and Stress on Learning and Behavior

  • Challenges ADHD creates beyond impulsivity, inattentiveness and hyperactivity
  • Relationship between ADHD, executive function and stress
  • Determining eligibility for services
  • Techniques to Strengthen Emotional/ Self-Regulation in School

Self-monitoring strategies for students to adjust their self-talk and focus control

  • Specific time management techniques for deepening concentration and perseverance
  • Environmental modifications to help students harness innate strength
  • Addressing the issues of ADHD medication in school
  • Strategies to Reduce Disruptive Behaviors, Stress & Anxiety

Powerful changes in the classroom environment to support student independence

  • Supporting lagging developmental skills required for self-regulation
  • Class-wide culture shifts to aide calm and focus for all students
  • Problem solving and self-advocacy tools to increase self-monitoring
  • Strategies to Improve Attention, Organization, Time Management and Memory

Powerful use of graphic organizers facilitate writing, organizing and problem solving

  • Specific timers, paper organizers, and homework management systems
  • Keys to incorporate movement, fidgets, and mindfulness techniques
  • Making IEP and 504 plans more effective and impactful for teachers and students
Gain new ideas, valuable handouts and important resources for teachers, parents, and students to manage homework, study-skills, behavior and more. Get started today!
About Your Speaker

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ACAC, is a mental health counselor, certified ADHD coach and teacher trainer. She is the author of 8 Keys for Parenting Children with ADHD, a book recognized for providing parents, educators, and therapists with a practical, easy-to-read guide for addressing challenging kids. She is the creator of the workshop series Calm and Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD© designed to teach parents and caregivers how to manage and support their children's unique needs successfully. Through her ADHD Parent Coach Academy, she trains other professionals to become ADHD parent coaches.

Cindy is known to be a passionate, engaging speaker. She conducts training workshops for schools, associations and national conferences addressing how ADHD and executive function deficits impact children and how to help boost behavior and performance in school and at home. Learn more about Cindy Goldrich

ADHD Certificate Course:
Moving Beyond Medication
Retails for $599.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 18 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
Become a Certified ADHD Professional...
This course counts toward the educational hours required for certification as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP). The Institute of Certified ADHD Professionals and their ADHD-CCSP Certification are endorsed by the Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) organization.

BONUS! Get $50 Off Your Certification Fee with Code ADHD50

Click here for the full certification requirements >
Learning that Fits YOUR Schedule:
View any of the video modules at your convenience with immediate entry into the online portal. You'll have unlimited access to all the materials, and you can download everything to keep for future reference! Plus, use the PESI Mobile™ app to access the course content on-the-go, wherever and whenever you want on your mobile devices. Click here for course objectives and outline


Interact and collaborate with other professionals in the online community through chat boards and online forums. Participants love sharing ideas, asking questions and networking with other practitioners!



Complete your CE tests online at the completion of each module, with instant access to your CE certificates - earn up to 18 CE hours. You'll end this intensive training with a certificate of professional recognition in ADHD interventions. Click here for Credit details


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ADHD Certificate Course:
Moving Beyond Medication
Retails for $599.97
Today Only $299.99 — An Unbelievable Value!
Plus, earn up to 18 CE Hours — included in the course tuition!
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