ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Characteristics of ADHD

  • Physical

- Not applicable to Cystic Fibrosis.

  • Intellectual

- Has trouble learning new things.

- Get's distracted when being taught.

  • Social

- Problems with their speech.

  • Emotional

- Frustration.

  • Behavioral

- Has trouble concentrating.

- Has unrelated thoughts.

- Unable to sit still.


Modifications made for students with ADHD

Environmental

- Seat the student with ADHD at the front of the classroom close to the classroom.

- Allow the child to tape record the lesson.

- Keep them busy with things like running errands.

Curriculum

- Use concrete examples of concepts before teaching the abstract.

- Monitor the students comprehension of language during a lesson.

- Highlight important concepts to be learned in text.

Schedules/ Routines

- For bigger projects take the students to a different room to get the extra help and attention they need.