ADD/ADHD Resources for Teachers
Inattention, hyperactivity, fidgeting and impulsivity are all symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also referred to as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). For a comprehensive introduction to ADD/ADHD, including information on ADHD treatment and support, consult findingDulcinea’s ADHD Web Guide.
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When dealing with children with who have ADD/ADHD, it’s a matter of finding a way to keep them engaged and challenged while in the classroom. Use the resources below to find ways to create an environment that promotes learning while keeping your ADHD students from getting distracted—and from distracting others.
- Creating a positive learning environment starts with setting up a welcoming classroom that promotes interaction and learning. Try Scholastic’s “Classroom Set-Up Tool” to design and rearrange a virtual classroom before you start moving desks and chairs around.
- Help inspire the ADHD/ADD students in your classroom with the encouraging essays on Lesson Tutor. You’ll find titles such as “26 Positive Things about ADD and 46 Famous People With ADD” and “Confessions of a High School Student with ADHD” that can help empower students.
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