Should students be placed in classes based on similar abilities? Low-level math? On-grade-level biology? What are the odds that same student can be in AP Physics? Now try it again, only add students with ADHD. Not likely, but it does happen. Here’s how. Students with ADHD have a smaller chance of being successful in […]
More students with ADHD are entering inclusive classrooms with their non-disabled peers. Is instruction better? Are they learning more to prepare them for the real world? Here are tips to improve outcomes.
Doing poorly academically? Behavior problems? In danger of failing socially? Your child with ADHD may qualify for an IEP (Individualized Education Program). Federal laws provide for services for students with disabilities in public schools. Students with ADHD can be eligible under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). […]
ADHD kids! Behavior veers out of control. Academic performance: Confusion galore. Nonstop noise. Open communication is the way to find solutions. Students with ADHD struggle in the classroom. So do their teachers. Parents can facilitate understanding, effectively managing symptoms. Communication is important when helping students with ADHD. Teacher interaction benefits performance through thoughtful discussions. Teachers […]
Section 504 provides a blueprint for how students with disabilities accesses learning. It is part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This federal civil rights law seeks to stop discrimination. It mandates equal access and opportunity. It is the most common educational support for students with ADHD. In elementary and secondary education, schools are required […]
ADHD can affect anyone regardless of age, culture, gender, ethnicity, or social class. Public attitudes and beliefs expose them and their loved ones to prejudice and discrimination. Internalization can result in embarrassment or self-loathing. There are strategies to turn these negative perceptions around over time. The challenges of ADHD are not always limited to primary […]
“Our kids” with ADHD are special gifts. It might be more…they may be gifted. How can you tell? Being gifted can be somewhat unclear, especially for students with ADHD. Confusing and contradictory information can be misconstrued. Delayed diagnosis further complicates the situation. The term “gifted and talented” is used when students give evidence of high […]