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Category Archives: Teaching Strategies

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How Teachers Teach Matters, Especially with ADHD

It goes without saying:  Students with ADHD have challenges beyond paying attention.  Teacher-directed, student-centered strategies create an environment for academic success.  Increasing involvement and responsibility for learning is key. ADHD is a disability that impacts physical, mental, and emotional components of an affected person.  ADHD in teens and young adults is further impacted in academics, […]

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ADHD folks: Looking for flexibility? Try Universal Design for Learning.

UDL isn’t the same ol’ thing. Flexible environments accommodate individual learning differences. This scientifically valid framework is especially beneficial to students with ADHD. Universal design is an educational process based on cognitive neuroscience research. It is a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments. Especially important for students with ADHD, UDL is designed […]

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ADHD kids questioning authority? It’s inquiry-based learning.

Question, after question, after question is annoying. Reduce the obnoxiousness. Student curiousity is seeking the the truth, information, and knowledge. Inquiry-based learning combines student curiousity to enhance critical-thinking skills. The process seeks resolutions to questions and issues while constructing knowledge. They gather information and manipulate data, through applying the senses (seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, smelling). […]

Students with ADHD Left Out in the Cold? Try Inclusion.

Good things happen when students with and without disabilities learn together. Inclusion is an all-embracing societal ideology. It rejects the use of special schools or classrooms for students with disabilities. In inclusive classrooms, all students belong, are equally valued, and deserve the same experiences and opportunities. They learn by being together, improved by diversity. Students […]

ADHD Students: Got good grades? Here’s how to keep them.

Summer slide?  It’s not in the playground.  Don’t fall victim.  Something comes up and steals academic progress, as much as 2 months. Summer slide describes the loss of academic skills over the summer break.  As a result, education does not continue.  This loss  is especially severe for students with ADHD because they are not engaged […]

ADHD Folks Never Stop Learning. It’s Lifelong.

  Students with ADHD fight in class.  Behavior sometimes changes as they age.  Why work when there are accommodations?  Lifelong learning in the 21st Century.  That’s why. College isn’t just about getting a degree.  It’s about the the ultimate welfare of students, especially those with disabilities.  Taking the initiative to learn, students with ADHD strive […]

ADHD Melt Down? MOTIVATION

ADHD = hyperactivity galore.  Why do they shut down at a moment’s notice?  Motivation changes everything. Motivation is something that gets students with ADHD going, keeps them working, and helps to complete tasks.  It has been conceptualized including inner forces, enduring traits, behavioral responses to sets of beliefs and effects.  Behavioral theories view motivation as […]