TEACHING STUDENTS WITH ADHD: LESSON STRATEGIES?
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, find it difficult to concentrate on tasks, to pay attention, to sit still, to control impulsive behaviour, and to listen quietly, which has an impact on their academic performance.
Students with ADHD learn best with a lesson carefully structured. They find it helpful when the teacher explains what he or she wants children to learn in the current lesson and places these skills and knowledge in the context of previous lessons. It also helps when teachers preview their expectations about what students will learn and how they should behave during the lesson.
Useful resource – TED Talks: This is what it’s really like to live with ADHD
At 32, Jessica McCabe’s ADHD brought her to the darkest point of her life thus far. At 34, she was thriving both personally and professionally, producing a successful Youtube channel about living with ADHD. In this deeply personal talk, Jessica describes how she turned things around through community and education.