Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2018)
Classroom accommodation for ADHD children
Author(s): P Nagasharmila, Dr. G Hema
Abstract: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a mental disorder of the neuro developmental type. It is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity or difficulty controlling behaviour which is not appropriate for a person's age. Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) often have serious problems in school. Inattention, impulsiveness, hyperactivity, disorganization, and other difficulties can lead to unfinished assignments, careless errors, and behaviour which is troublesome to one's self and others. Through the implementation of relatively simple and straight forward accommodations to the classroom environment or teaching style, teachers can adapt to the strengths and weaknesses of students with ADD. Small changes in how a teacher methods the student Accommodations come in three distinct categories; instructional, environmental, and assessment with ADD or in what the teacher expects can turn a losing year into a winning one for the child. The key to providing successful accommodations is having clear expectations from the very start. It’s important not to use these accommodations to single out students in a negative way. Teach organizational skills. Be sure student has daily, weekly and/or monthly assignment sheets; list of materials needed daily; and consistent format for papers. Have a consistent way for students to turn in and receive back papers; reduce distractions. Provide student with copy of reading material with main ideas underlined or highlighted. Provide an outline of important points from reading material, Teach outlining, main-idea/details concepts, Provide tape of text/chapter etc. briefly given in this article.