Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders

Definition

AD/HD is a medical diagnosis where a neurobiochemical imbalance results in difficulties with attention and impulse control. Most students with AD/HD were diagnosed while in the public school system and are stabilized on stimulant medications that assist with their ability to focus and learn. However, the medications may be more effective at certain times of the day and there may be side-effects such as weight loss or sleeplessness that impact students overall functioning.

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

ADD is a persistent pattern of inattention. Symptoms individuals may experience are:

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)

AD/HD is a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity. Symptoms individuals may experience are:

Suggested instructional strategies and accommodations