Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Discuss the characteristics of students who have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. How might understanding the characteristics and/or causes of a student’s disability help a teacher integrate them into the classroom? What are some of the models used for teaching these students and integrating them into the class? Please include other considerations such as the environment and use of technology. Be sure to discuss the benefits and limitations to the approaches mentioned.
Characteristics of Students with ADHD
Students with ADHD are often characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Inattention can manifest itself in a number of ways, such as difficulty paying attention, difficulty staying on task, and difficulty following directions. Hyperactivity can manifest itself in a number of ways, such as fidgeting, excessive talking, and difficulty sitting still. Impulsivity can manifest itself in a number of ways, such as blurting out answers, interrupting others, and taking risks without thinking.