Some Recommended Accommodations for
Students With ADD or AD/HD
unnecessary auditory or visual distractions during instruction.
communicate class expectations, timelines, and evaluation criteria.
It may be
necessary for the student to take frequent breaks. Allow the student to leave
the classroom for short periods or to intermittently stand up in the back of the
Ask the student
questions to ensure comprehension as well as to re-center the student’s focus.
lessons in a very systematic manner, repeating and modeling a sequential study
pattern for student; present information consistently; lessons should be very
to the student clearly, using step by step approach; directions need to be
sequential and clearly stated in written form.
points in the beginning of a lesson and summarize the same key points at the
vocabularies unique to a particular course on the board so the student can see
and hear them; connect new vocabulary with tangible, concrete models, pictures,
seating option for the student to sit in the front of the class, at the end of a
row, away from windows and open doors or hallways; s/he must be able to see the
time may be needed and/or an isolated place to reduce external stimuli.
assignment and test form may be necessary; when appropriate, involve the student
in short, small group, cooperative, or peer learning activities and allow
drawings, models, photographic essays, diagrams, multiple choice, and true-false
as methods to demonstrate knowledge.