Various concerns, that are sometimes voiced in IAT meetings, deal with students that are "lazy, immature, messy, unorganized, fidgity, loud, disruptive, and/or silly." There are others about students that can't spell or remember math facts or directions, those who don't turn in assignments and don't pay attention in class and those who's handwritting can't be read. While not every student that deals with these issues has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, many of them may.
This page is designed to give you, your staff, your students and their parents some resources to help with day to day life and the school world. There is also a section with infromation for adults with ADHD. Some of these articles are used in trainings, while others aren't. If there ever is a specific topic that you want more information about, please don't hesitate to contant Judy at email@example.com.
CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Resources, toolkit, ideas and support
ADDitude Magazine Tips for parents, students, teacher. Excellent articles, This is one of my favorite sites!
Topic: Classroom Strategies for Students with ADHD
How Teenage Girls Adjust This one could be very helpful for parents struggling with medicating their daughter. This tells about the research of how girls with ADHD and medication fare in school compared to those with ADHD who are medication free. It stresses how relationships and friendships are established and kept. I can personnally relate to my experiences vs. my daughter's.
Topic: Why Can’t my Students Remember Anything?- A Look at the Importance of Executive Functioning in School and How to Help your Students
Topic: Behavior and Homework Issues with ADHD Students
Topic: Twice Exceptional- Working with Students that are Gifted with ADHD and Understanding Why they can be so Frustrating
Support students who are Gifted and who have ADHD Click here to download the Twice Exceptional Guide from ODE.
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Information for Students
Time Management: Learning to Use a Day Planner This article is focused for adults, but it can also be shared with older students. Adults with AD/HD often have difficulties with time management and planning. These difficulties are an example of how AD/HD impairs the executive functions of the brain.
Information for Families
AD/HD and Co-Existing Disorders As many as two thirds of children with AD/HD have at least one other coexisting condition AD/HD may co-exist with one or more disorders. The most common disorders to occur with AD/HD are (1) disruptive behavior disorders; (2) mood disorders; (3) anxiety disorders; (4) tics and Tourette Syndrome; and (5) learning disabilities.
AD/HD and Coexisting Conditions: Depression Nearly two thirds of children with AD/HD suffer from another condition such as depression or anxiety disorders in addition to their AD/HD. Any disorder can coexist with AD/HD, but certain disorders like depression seem to occur more commonly.
AD/HD and Coexisting Conditions: Disruptive Behavior Disorders Behavior disorders also frequently occurs with ADHD.
Behavioral Treatment for Children and Teenagers with AD/HD Behavior modification or behavior therapy is also called psychosocial treatment. It works by changing the behavior of a child or adolescent.
Information for Adults with ADHD
Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults Individuals wishing to seek an evaluation for AD/HD should use this information and resource sheet as a set of guidelines for what to expect from the clinician conducting the evaluation. This sheet will describe: the common symptoms of AD/HD in adults• how professionals evaluate adults for possible AD/HD• what to expect when consulting a professional for an AD/HD