ADHD Students in the Classroom

ADD/ADHD resources for teachers

ADD/ADHD Resources for Teachers

In almost every classroom, a teacher can expect to have at least one student with ADHD. Even though the impulsive and hyperactive behavior of ADHD students can be distracting, there are strategies that can help all students direct their energy to obtain full potential. In this Web guide, find the best resources for teaching students in a classroom setting, small group or one-on-one, so you and all of your students can share a productive learning environment.

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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ADHD Students in the Classroom

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.

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  • 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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