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Category Archives: ADHD

ADHD: Marked differences for teens and young adults (compared to childhood). National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

Symptoms of ADHD associated with childhood continue into the teens and later years.  While hyperactivity is often a landmark of elementary grades, inattentive symptoms are more associated with adolescents.  It is more difficult to diagnose as they are not necessarily disruptive. More challenging period as academic demands mount. Restlessness may result in juggling multiple tasks. […]

Experiencing trouble with following directions?  It might be auditory processing issues.

Auditory processing transfers sound into the ear and is then interpreted through mental processing.  When delays occur, breakdowns result in difficulties in following verbal instructions.  It can exasperate the ability of students with ADHD to filter out noise in the classroom. Maintain structure and routines. Provide preferential seating (front of the classroom). Present short, specific […]

What are the benefits of small class size?

Students who receive reading instruction within smaller class sizes are more successful than those in traditional classrooms.  Interventions with positive learning result by providing longer and more frequent instructional times. Traveling on the Way-Wayback Machine to my student teaching…Boy did I get lucky.  I’m at one of the best colleges for education     (+The […]

How do I help a child with ADHD in Algebra 1?

How do I help a child with ADHD in Algebra 1? Math and ADHD are 2 words that don’t get along. Expect “acting out” instead. “Leave me alone” and “I don’t need help” reign supreme. What are you going to do? Give them what they want. Give her the ability to be in charge of […]