ADHD in School
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) actually affects an entire six percent of school age children in the USA. In every classroom, there are about two students that suffer from ADHD. Interestingly, this may not be known nor actually labeled as ADHD; but that is what it is.
Students suffering from it might not be aware of it, just as much as teachers may remain unaware that is actually ADHD that their students are actually suffering from.
So with this in mind it is important to find the symptoms and implement measures that will assist students who have ADHD to get the best possible schooling suited to their symptoms.
The structured classroom is specially difficult for those who have ADHD. Simply sitting still, being quiet, and paying attention to what’s going on is normally very hard. So kinesthetic exercises to get them up and doing something is always far more effective.
The teacher must work on helping ADHD students to stay focused and concentrated by being a little bit more creative in their teaching strategies. Use all the senses when teaching - sight, sound, smell, taste, etc.
There are several other interventions that can benefit those in elementary school as well as junior high and high school. The techniques for each age group are different. But generally setup the room so that students who have ADHD are away from distractions such as students who misbehave and windows where they seen things happening outside. Also sit them close to the teacher.
With the right aids and the right help, the ADHD student doesn’t have to suffer in daily school life.
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in school can be extremely challenging but gives teachers the opportunity to learn how to work more effectively with students.
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