Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

Disability Fact Sheet 19 (FS19) Updated February 2013 PDF version En español | In Spanish __________________________________________________________ Marios's Story What is AD/HD? How common is AD/HD? What are the signs? How do you know if a child has AD/HD? What about treatment? What about school? Tips for parents Tips for teachers Additional resources   Mario's Story Mario is 10 years … [Read more...]

Educational rights for children with AD/HD: A primer for parents

This primer for parents is aimed at helping parents recognize attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) and learn about the two main laws, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, that protect the rights of children with disabilities in public schools. In addition to discussing the parents’ rights and responsibilities in relation to special education, the primer provides parents … [Read more...]

AD/HD in Your Classroom: 10 Tips for Teachers

by Lisa Küpper National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)  Profile of AD/HD at School Student jitters. Squirms. Gets distracted. Often doesn’t bring the right materials to class. Forgets to turn in homework. Blurts out answers or talks too much to friends when you’re talking. Doesn’t keep on track during seatwork time. Doesn’t seem to know how to stay focused on your instruction or how to finish work efficiently. Does … [Read more...]

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