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Ch 8: ADHD Resources & Information

About This Chapter

Teachers are often called upon to meet the challenges of instructing students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The lessons in this chapter provide various facts to help you understand more about ADHD and how to teach students affected by it.

ADHD Resources and Information - Chapter Summary

From symptoms of ADHD in girls to the impact of video games on this disorder, this chapter will provide you with the opportunity to review what you might already know or learn new information about ADHD. You can also read helpful strategies regarding ways to overcome the inattention that is typically expressed by ADHD students. The lessons in this chapter will cover the following:

  • The definition of ADHD and overall symptoms
  • Signs and symptoms of ADHD in girls
  • The effects of puberty changes on children with ADHD
  • Types of sleep disorders more inherent to children with ADHD
  • The role and impact of video games on ADHD
  • The effect of ADHD on the brain
  • Symptoms of inattention and how teachers can help students overcome it

Prepared by professionals in the education field and the study of ADHD, these lessons provide brief but detailed overviews that are accessible on any device, at any time. Take self-assessment quizzes to ascertain what you have learned and whether there are topics in which you need further review.

How It Helps

  • Increases understanding of ADHD: Ensures that you have a full understanding of the signs and symptoms of ADHD.
  • Explores effective teaching strategies: Outlines approaches you can take to overcome the inattentiveness often displayed by ADHD students.
  • Focuses on student success: Supports student achievement by helping teachers better understand this disorder and adopt teaching strategies to create a positive learning environment.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the characteristics of ADHD
  • Direct parents to helpful ADHD resources
  • Understand the effects of ADHD on the brain
  • Discuss how video games might impact ADHD
  • Identify the impact of ADHD on sleep patterns
  • Relate factors which might make puberty a more difficult time for ADHD students as compared to non-ADHD students

34 Lessons in Chapter 8: ADHD Resources & Information
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ADHD Resources  for Parents

1. ADHD Resources for Parents

As parents, all we want is to be able to help our kids. This lesson will give you the resources to help your child who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and start creating the relationship needed to help them succeed.

Understanding ADHD in Girls: Signs & Symptoms

2. Understanding ADHD in Girls: Signs & Symptoms

ADHD affects both children and adults, but typically we hear it used in reference to boys more than girls. This lesson will explore the symptoms of ADHD with an emphasis on how girls are affected by the condition.

ADHD & Puberty

3. ADHD & Puberty

Changes during puberty combined with ADHD symptoms may make this awkward time even more difficult for children with ADHD. This lesson will examine some differences between how children with ADHD and their non-ADHD peers experience puberty.

ADHD & Sleep Problems

4. ADHD & Sleep Problems

ADHD is a brain disorder that causes a person to struggle with inattention, hyperactivity, and impulse control. In this lesson we'll explore the strong link between ADHD and sleep disorders.

ADHD & Video Games

5. ADHD & Video Games

This lesson will review the connection between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and video gameplay. ADHD will be defined, and the relationship between ADHD and video games will be investigated.

How Does ADHD Affect the Brain?

6. How Does ADHD Affect the Brain?

ADHD affects focus and learning, but why do some people have it while others don't? Recently, the medical community has been able to detail the differences. This lesson discusses how ADHD's effects on the brain and what they mean for people who have it.

Intervention Strategies for Inattention

7. Intervention Strategies for Inattention

Most teachers understand the frustrations of working with students with attention problems. Through effective interventions, teachers can support these students and set them up to be more successful in the classroom.

Teaching Strategies for Distracted Students

8. Teaching Strategies for Distracted Students

As teachers, we tend to think our lessons and content are important and engaging, but the student perspective may be quite different. In this lesson, we will learn about general techniques for teachers to utilize in the classroom to keep all students engaged.

Increasing Attention Span in the Classroom: Activities & Games

9. Increasing Attention Span in the Classroom: Activities & Games

As teachers, you may be challenged by your students' overall attention span or ability to concentrate in the classroom. However, there are many quick and easy activities you can incorporate to build students' capacity for maintaining focus.

ADHD & Handwriting Problems

10. ADHD & Handwriting Problems

In addition to other challenges in the classroom, students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often struggle with handwriting. Let's review some strategies for helping these students with writing assignments.

Progress Monitoring Assessments for ADHD Students

11. Progress Monitoring Assessments for ADHD Students

In any given classroom, there are students who are diagnosed with ADHD. Teachers are expected to monitor these students' behavior. This lesson is designed to provide an overview of progress monitoring assessments for behaviors associated with ADHD.

What is Distractibility? - Definition & Symptoms

12. What is Distractibility? - Definition & Symptoms

Lack of sleep or psychiatric disorders like ADHD can cause distractibility. Yet, distractibility is not always associated with a sleep deficit or disorder. Learn the definition and symptoms of distractibility in this lesson.

Reward System for Kids with ADHD

13. Reward System for Kids with ADHD

Implementing a reward system may help students with ADHD behave appropriately in the classroom. This lesson looks at how different types of reward systems work.

Calming Manipulatives for Students with ADHD

14. Calming Manipulatives for Students with ADHD

This lesson provides tips for using manuipulatives to calm students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), including strategies to keep manipulatives from becoming an added distraction.

ADHD Teaching Strategies for Preschoolers

15. ADHD Teaching Strategies for Preschoolers

Preschoolers with ADHD can present many challenges in a classroom. This lesson reviews a few different strategies teachers can use to help their students focus and stay on task.

Self-Monitoring & ADHD

16. Self-Monitoring & ADHD

This lesson discusses how teachers can help students self-monitor unproductive behaviors in the classroom. We'll identify the benefits of self-monitoring for students with ADHD and how to help them develop this skill.

Self-Monitoring Checklist for Students with ADHD

17. Self-Monitoring Checklist for Students with ADHD

Many students with ADHD benefit from learning questions they can ask themselves to monitor their own behavior and attention. This lesson offers a checklist you can use to help these students.

Self-Monitoring Strategies for Students with ADHD

18. Self-Monitoring Strategies for Students with ADHD

In this lesson, we'll be learning steps and strategies for teaching self-monitoring to your students, with a focus on those that help students with ADHD.

Organizational Strategies for Students with ADHD

19. Organizational Strategies for Students with ADHD

In this lesson, you'll learn strategies to help your students with ADHD stay organized. By the end of the lesson, you'll be familiar with some practical ways that can improve student learning goals for some of your most disorganized students.

Homework Strategies & Accommodations for Students with ADHD

20. Homework Strategies & Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Homework completion can be an uphill battle for any teacher. Some specific populations of your students might struggle disproportionately, such as students with ADHD. Today, we'll learn different strategies and accommodations you can use to help your students with ADHD.

Physical Education Accommodations for Students with ADHD

21. Physical Education Accommodations for Students with ADHD

Students with ADHD generally have trouble paying attention, controlling their behavior, and following directions in school. Let's look at some accommodations that can help these kids succeed in physical education class.

Following Directions Activities for ADHD Students

22. Following Directions Activities for ADHD Students

Following directions can be a very hard task for some students. This lesson offers fun activities to help students practice concentrating on given instructions.

Memory Games for Students with ADHD

23. Memory Games for Students with ADHD

A good memory is a tool that can be honed and improved. This lesson offers games for students with ADHD to practice memory skills and build strong memories.

Behavior Chart Ideas for Students with ADHD

24. Behavior Chart Ideas for Students with ADHD

If you are working on helping your students with ADHD develop better behavior, you might want to incorporate behavior charts. This lesson gives you some ideas for behavior charts that work for students with ADHD.

Social Skills Lesson Plan for Students with ADHD

25. Social Skills Lesson Plan for Students with ADHD

This lesson plan addresses the need for social skills training for students with ADHD. Students will have fun performing facial expressions that represent emotions as they practice reading faces.

ADHD Lesson Plan for Elementary School

26. ADHD Lesson Plan for Elementary School

Help your students understand ADHD with some guidance from this lesson plan. Students will read a lesson that explains what ADHD is and how it's diagnosed and managed, before they apply learning actively to make understanding stick.

What is ADHD? - Lesson for Kids

27. What is ADHD? - Lesson for Kids

Millions of people around the world have ADHD. In this lesson, learn what ADHD is, how people are diagnosed, and ways that people can manage ADHD in order to have successful lives.

Teaching Gifted Students with ADHD

28. Teaching Gifted Students with ADHD

In this lesson, we'll explore strategies for teaching gifted students with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). We'll also look at the similarities and differences between these two exceptionalities in education.

Teaching Multiplication to Kids with ADHD

29. Teaching Multiplication to Kids with ADHD

Teaching students with ADHD can be very challenging, but it is also rewarding and important. This lesson discusses challenges and strategies associated with teaching multiplication to students with ADHD.

Behavior Contracts for Students with ADHD

30. Behavior Contracts for Students with ADHD

As a teacher, you are likely to encounter students who have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. This lesson focuses on how you might use a behavior contract to help the student succeed.

Functional Behavioral Assessment & ADHD

31. Functional Behavioral Assessment & ADHD

In this lesson, you will learn about functional behavioral assessment and how this model can be used to aid students with ADHD finder greater classroom success.

ADHD & Creativity

32. ADHD & Creativity

In this lesson, you will learn about the association between Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and creativity. We will discuss the basics of how the ADHD brain works, as well how people with ADHD may tend to use their brains to think more creatively.

ADHD & Intelligence

33. ADHD & Intelligence

In this lesson, you will learn the relationship between ADHD and measures of intelligence. Are people with ADHD smarter than average or less so? Does the diagnosis even make a difference? Let's find out.

ADHD & Emotional Intelligence

34. ADHD & Emotional Intelligence

Many people know the more common symptoms of ADHD, like having trouble paying attention or being impulsive. This lesson will examine emotional intelligence, which can also be a problem for those with ADHD.

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