ADHD and ADD
Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a disorder that causes a student to be easily distracted, fidgety, inattentive, has problems organizing tasks and staying on task, does not seem to listen to others, loses things, has problems following through on instructions, fails to finish homework, doodles, moves hand and/ or feet, forgets, talks out of turn and interrupts others.
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
ADD is a disorder that causes a student to have difficulty paying attention, staying on task, or following through on class work. ADD also can cause restlessness, speaking out of turn and not finishing one thing before starting another.
Examples of accommodation for students with ADD and ADHD
- More time for testing
- Change of test location
- Private room for testing
- Note taker
- Tape recorder
- Able to move around or briefly leave the classroom
- Copies of overheads
- Do not call on student in class (unless you and the student have an agreement)