Attention deficit disorder is a neurological impairment characterized by inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. Individuals may be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A diagnosis of ADD or ADHD is typically made by psychoeducational or medical professionals following a comprehensive evaluation.
Typical accommodations for students with ADD or ADHD include:
- extra time to complete tests or assignments
- note takers
- tutors or other organizational supports
- reduced course loads
- preferential registration for smaller classes
- preferential seating near the front of the class
- private, quiet locations for work and tests
- recorded lectures
- printed materials on audiotape or in electronic format
- written directions
Specific Academic Activities
- Heath Resource Center. (1993). Students with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.
- National Attention Deficit Disorder Association
- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
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