ILP For Child With ADHD

Student and his special needs

Chase is a 12 year old boy and has been diagnosed with ADHD since he was in kindergarten. His parents don't allow him to take medications for his ADHD.

Building Teacher-Student Connections

Good behaviors should be praised continuously

  • Tell him "good Job", "Keep it up"

Reminders should be given throughout the day

  • Make sure his homework is written down
  • Make sure he turns in finished homework
  • Make sure his books and other belongings are kept in his backpack and easy to remember places

Cues should be given to help stay focused

  • Tap him on the shoulder when he becomes unfocused
  • Have a secret word to where he hears it and remember to get back on task
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Student-Student Connecions

  • Student to student connections are very important in a classroom setting. However; because students with ADHD get off task easily and are hard to keep focused at times, measures should be taken to prevent chattering and interrupting.

  • A timer can be used to set limits when students are taking turns and working in a group.

  • The students should regularly be reminded about the rules for interrupting and encourage the student to put his hand up to contribute to discussions.

  • The students can be taught to stop and think before they raise their hand in class instead of just making random outbursts.

  • A reward system can be used so that the students can earn privileges for behaving well and following rules and directions.

Motivation strategies for learning and promoting positive behavior

  • Make some sort of contract or system with the student specifying the expected behaviors and the reinforcements that will be provided

  • Have the student put marbles or rocks in a jar each time the teacher catches good behavior. Once there are so many marbles/rocks in the jar the student can earn some type of special privilege or reward

  • Have a money or ticket system where the student earns money for good behaviors and can use the money/ticket to go towards a toy or reward of their choice

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Teaching methods used specifically for this student

Starting a lesson

  • Signal the start of a lesson with a timer or some type of bell
  • List the activities in that lesson on the board
  • Tell the students what they are going to do and what the expectations are
  • Establish eye contact with the ADHD student

Conducting the lesson

  • Keep instructions simple
  • Use visual aids such as props and charts
  • Have a cue set up to where you use a touch on the shoulder or placing a sticky note on the desk to remind the student when he is off task
  • Allow student with ADHD to take frequent breaks
  • Try not to ask the student questions that are hard to answer in front of the class

Ending the lesson

  • Summarize the Content, especially key points
  • If assignment is given, have a few students repeat it, then say it as a class and write it on the board
  • Be specific on what needs to be done and what to take home

Assessment techniques to promote academic success for this student

  • A quiet area should be created free of distractions for the student to take test and work on things if needed
  • Create worksheets and tests with fewer items; give frequent short quizzes rather than lengthy tests
  • Test the student in the way that is best for them such as orally or filling in the blanks

Modifications to the above plan for creating a classroom learning plan that meets the varying needs of all students in your classroom

Eliminating distractions

  • Seating student away from doors windows and colorful displays

  • Alternating seated activities with physical activities.

  • Displaying important information where the student can easily see It

  • Dividing complex tasks into manageable subtasks.

Fighting fidgeting

  • Incorporating physical movements into lessons so that the children can burn off excess energy in an appropriate way.

Getting tasks completed

  • Add interest and activity to tasks
  • Limit the lecture time
  • Allow students to have a choice in various tasks
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