What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that appears in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. The main symptoms are attention deficit, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. ADHD presents itself with three distinct manifestations, depending on the predominant symptomatology. 

  • Persistent patterns of attention deficit or inattention.
  • Consistent patterns of impulsivity or hyperactivity.
  • Combined symptoms of both characteristics.

In any case, it is worth knowing that students with ADHD will encounter more obstacles to succeed in school, so educational intervention must ensure personalized learning that addresses the characteristics of each individual.

The following are some recommendations for schools and teachers to improve their efforts to provide better care for students with ADHD:

  • Provide additional exam time.
  • Schedule break times between academic activities.
  • Adapt content to fit personal learning style.
  • Positive feedback.
  • Adapt the surroundings to avoid distractions.
  • Use technology for schoolwork assistance.
  • Have additional support available to help organize time and activities.
  • Talk to students to better understand their needs.

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