Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder affecting learning and behavior in approximately 2-5% of the school population. It is typically characterized by inattention, impulsivity, distractibility, possible hyperactivity. As many as 30-60% of individuals diagnosed with ADHD may have accompanying learning disabilities and/or other psychological concerns, such as generalized anxiety disorder, or obsessive compulsive disorder.

Students with ADHD often compensate for and accommodate the disability by:

  • Becoming strong self-advocates
  • Developing awareness of cognitive strengths and weaknesses
  • Implementing appropriate learning and behavioral strategies
  • Appropriately balancing and reducing course loads
  • Using appropriate testing accommodations, most often a quiet testing area, extended time
  • Using technology, e.g., accessible print, computer technology, FM systems
  • Using note-takers and/or audio recording lectures
  • Using tutorial support

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