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Teaching a Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A review of teaching strategies for reducing the detrimental affects of ADHD in the classroom.
# 153122 | 1,094 words | 4 sources | APA | 2013 | US
Published on May 03, 2013 in Education (Special) , Education (Teaching Methods)


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Description:

The paper explains that the best teaching strategies for reducing the detrimental affects of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have to do with recognizing its symptoms and designing and implementing learning support strategies to allow children to overcome its effects and achieve their true potential. The paper addresses the distractibility in ADHD students, their difficulty following directions, fidgeting and physical hyperactivity, interruptions in the classroom and impulsivity, and suggests approaches for teachers to minimize and work around these limitations.

Outline:
Introduction
Minimizing Distractions
Addressing Difficulty Following Directions
Fidgeting and Physical Hyperactivity
Reducing Interruptions in the Classroom
Impulsivity

From the Paper:

"According to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that affects approximately seven percent of all American children (Antshel, Marcias, & Barkley, 2009; Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008). Because it is typically a significant learning barrier for those children, it is extremely important for educators to understand how to best cope with ADHD in the classroom for the long-term benefit of children affected by the disorder (Antshel, Marcias, & Barkley, 2009; Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008).
"Generally, the symptoms associated with ADHD relate to inattention and behavioral hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with age-appropriate learning and social activities (Antshel, Marcias, & Barkley, 2009; Gerrig & Zimbardo, 2008). In principle, the best teaching strategies for reducing the detrimental affects of ADHD have to do with recognizing its symptoms and designing and implementing learning support strategies to allow children suffering from ADHD to overcome its effects and achieve their true academic and intellectual potential in the educational environment. Toward that end, teachers must address each of the specific behavioral manifestations of ADHD within an appropriate behavior plan developed in conjunction with input from parents and, ideally, also from psychologists familiar with the students (Brown, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Antshel, K., Macias, M., and Barkley, R. (2009). "The Child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Demos Medical Publishing.
  • Block, J. and Smith, M. (2010). ADD / ADHD and School: Helping Children with ADHD Succeed at School. HelpGuide.org. Retrieved January 10, 2011 from: http://helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_teaching_strategies.htm
  • Brown, T. E. (2007). "A New Approach to Attention Deficit Disorder." Educational Leadership, Best of 2006-2007: 25-29.
  • Gerrig, R. J. and Zimbardo, P. G. (2008). Psychology and Life. Boston: Pearson.

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APA Format

Teaching a Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (2013, May 03) Retrieved September 16, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/teaching-a-student-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-153122/

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"Teaching a Student with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)" 03 May 2013. Web. 16 September. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/term-paper/teaching-a-student-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd-153122/>

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