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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Definition

A condition that describes students who display hyperactive behaviors, have difficulty attending to the task at hand, and tend to be impulsive.

Characteristics

  • Inattention, poor listening skills, and restlessness
  • Impulsive
  • Hyperactivity
  • Onset before age 7
  • Inappropriate excessive motor activity

Teaching Strategies

  • Highly structured environment
  • Reduce teaching space
  • Control extraneous stimuli
  • Larger number of activities, shorter time on each
  • Positive behavior modification program
  • Use brief instructions

 

 

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