ADHD in the Classroom Can anyone survive?. Quote for the Day. I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. Steven Wright. Planning Outline for Presentation. By the end of today’s session, this may be how you will feel:. Information Overload.
I was trying to daydream, but
my mind kept wandering.
(book title by M. Kutscher)
I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
How would you describe the ADD/ADHD child in your classroom?
The better we can describe the behaviors, the better we can plan interventions.
Note: Inattention increases with difficulty of
These characteristics tend to persist into adulthood, even more so than hyperactivity.
ADHD is the most common global disability experienced in the classroom.
Who has the hardest time in the classroom?
B. The teacher
Just because you are in a wheelchair
doesn’t mean you can’t walk down the
steps like everyone else!
It is a neurological disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.
(see DSM-IV diagnostic criteria, Rief list 1-3)
AHDH is now perceived by many as characterized by deficits in executive functioning, or the management of brain functions.
(see Rief list 1-2)
Here is where the disabilities show up.
Positive Illusory Bias
(1/2 to 2/3 have comorbid behavior disorders)
ADHD children with ADHD parents:
Help the ADHD student organize. Develop a system and stick with it. (Use color coding and other organizational strategies.)
Question: Is it wrong to provide paper and pencils for the student?
Use Visual Prompts
Help Student Plan
Monitor & Supervise