Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a clinical diagnosis. Although rating scales are helpful in diagnosing ADHD, there is no evidence-based, reliable test. The areas of academic difficulty most frequently seen in students with ADHD are math, comprehension, and written expression.
Three symptoms: 1. Inattentive 2. Hyperactive / Impulsive 3. Combined (all three symptoms)
Interventions: *Behavioral therapy for child and family *Medication
How parents can help: * Maintain daily schedule * Set small, realistic goals * Reward positive activities * Use checklists to help with focus
How the school can help: Accommodations *Extra time on tests and/or assignments *Separate room to take tests to avoid distractions *Seating close to the teacher *Provide a note-taker for organization of notes, assignments, and projects