Administering ADHD Students
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The implications for teaching students with ADHD can be difficult depending on the amount of time one wants to put into it. Some teachers may not have the time to spend hours researching the most effective styles to teach the ADHD student. Other teachers may not have the desire to research. So like most situations in life, there is an easy way and a hard way. However, I do believe that the hard way would be most fulfilling to the teacher and it would definitely enhance the student. There are three major areas for teachers to be mindful of when setting up a classroom with ADHD students. These three areas of accommodations are: physical, instructional, and behavioral. These, as well as a few more helpful hints will provide the teacher and students with a healthy classroom environment. Physical accommodations for the ADHD student should include a normal classroom environment with a few extra steps taken. The first idea for physical accommodation is to provide a structured environment. The primary theme to this is to seat the student in a good location. ADHD students do better if they are seated more towards the front of the class and near the teacher, preferably between well-focused classmates. This placement relieves some of the student's distractibility. If the student should choose to sit in the back of the class then it is likely that this will be more distracting because of all the other students and activities in the way. It is best if classroom rules are posted clearly and reviewed every so often to maintain good behavior. This provides less confusion and more control if the student tries to take advantage of the rules. Also, because an ADHD student is so easily distracted, it helps them focus if there is a class schedule posted on the board. If anything out of the ordinary, such as a field trip, is to take place, it is best to post this a few days in advance so the student may mentally prepare for this change. Teachers may want to...

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