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Teaching Students with Attention Deficit Disorder

If you find this page useful, please share it. Links to 40 Articles and Ebooks on Teaching Students with ADHD 8-10% of students in school have ADHD. These articles and ebooks will: help ADHD students learn more and with less struggle reduce the ADHD student's stress and ODD improve the whole classroom environment reduce the teacher's stress As someone who used to be a teacher for 5 years, and who's been an Adult ADHD coach since 2003, I prefer to focus on the practical vs. theoretical articles. ADHD is the number two inherited genetic condition after height, 80%. Hint to teachers, if a child has ADHD, it's important the parents get screened for it too, if not for themselves, then for the benefit of their child. If mommy or daddy or both are in denial or mimimization about their ADHD, they will often be in denial or mimimization about their child's ADD. Quick Harvard Adult ADHD Screening Test, and 10 ways to manage adult ADHD. Many Adders with a high IQ go undiagnosed.

ADHD/Special Needs ... Misunderstood Kids Outside the Box! Not everyone fits inside the box we call the classroom and classroom structures--students and teachers included. Learn to allow students to hang out of the box a little...and allow yourself to do the same, when appropriate. As a teacher, I am called to advocate, not judge; I am called to encourage, not predict; I am called to learn my subject--my students . Students with ADHD cannot always change their behavior--I, as a teacher, can change mine. Learn to recognize the behaviors of the students with ADHD--see resource list for more specific information. To respect all students equally means to teach each student individually. The student who doodles during the lecture may be absorbing every word--learn to recognize and accept and adapt to the differences between visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners. To teach students individually requires acknowledgement of how individuals think. The student with ADHD or other disabilities related to autism may think "visually." Be kind and discreet.

How to Stop Trying So Hard (or Just Be Who You Are) God has given you one face, and you make yourself another. – William Shakespeare For most of us, the plan is to have an extraordinary life. Our time in this world is so precious, and brief, it just makes sense to get everything we can out of each day. And then, by building one day upon the next, we can create a life full of meaning. However, something can happen along the way when attempting to find this meaning – we begin trying too hard. I have seen this many times in my professional career. Long hours spent away from the people who matter the most, agreeing to decisions and directions that are not aligned with our personal values, and saying things we really don’t mean, but feel compelled to say anyway, are all examples of trying too hard and not living within our hearts. We can try too hard in our personal relationships as well. Instead of trying so hard to avoid what you do not want to become in your life, focus on who you are and who you are becoming. Willingness to be yourself.

Definition and Accommodations for ADHD Description: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobiological disorder. Typically children with AD/HD have developmentally inappropriate behavior, including poor attention skills, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. These characteristics arise in early childhood, typically before age 7, are chronic, and last at least 6 months. Incidence: AD/HD is estimated to affect between 3-5 % of the school-aged population. Characteristics: AD/HD is diagnosed according to certain characteristics described in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), known as DSM-IV. According to DSM-IV (pp. 83-84), some symptoms of inattention include: Impulsiveness with AD/HD appears when children act before thinking. -- often blurts out answers before questions have been completed. -- often has difficulty awaiting turn. -- often interrupts or intrudes on others (during conversations or games). Educational Implications:

ADDitude Executive Functioning and Learning Disabilities I have often written about learning strategies, and how important it is to help students become “strategic” in their approach to learning, and I discussed some ways that teachers can promote student learning by both teaching and reinforcing the use of effective strategies to their students and by imbedding effective teaching strategies into their classroom instruction. What was missing from that discussion was any real focus on the kinds of “thinking” students need to do when they are confronted with different types of learning challenges and opportunities. These “thinking ingredients” fall under the umbrella term “executive functioning.” A Working Definition of “Executive Functioning” “Executive functioning” is a term used to describe the many different cognitive processes that individuals use to control their behavior and to get ready to respond to different situations. We All Have It and We All Do It

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) A detailed booklet that describes ADHD symptoms, causes, and treatments, with information on getting help and coping. What is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and adulthood. ADHD has three subtypes: 1 Most symptoms (six or more) are in the hyperactivity-impulsivity categories. Fewer than six symptoms of inattention are present, although inattention may still be present to some degree. The majority of symptoms (six or more) are in the inattention category and fewer than six symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity are present, although hyperactivity-impulsivity may still be present to some degree. Children with this subtype are less likely to act out or have difficulties getting along with other children. Six or more symptoms of inattention and six or more symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity are present. Most children have the combined type of ADHD. Adderall

Flickor och ADD - ADHD och ADD ADHD and Social Issues | ADHD Behavior Parents ask this question so often; I’m surprised a book hasn’t been written on this one topic. Everyone seems to think kids are maturing at later ages now more so than even in the recent past. It appears that this delay in reaching some level of maturity is probably related to changes in our society. Everyone matures at a different age, at different rates and reaches levels of maturity that can vary so widely as to make it difficult to say when it has been reached. This is probably one of the first things parents notice when a child is beginning the stages of “growing up”. As kids mature they stop answering questions with huh? Some teens develop social skills before their teen years. When your teen start doing things to improve him or herself, then they have realized if they want to get what they want out of life, them they must continuously learn to improve themselves. For the parents of most teens, this may be one of the most demanded and sought after signs of maturing.