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Understanding and Supporting Your Student With ADHD

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ADHD can be frustrating for both teachers and students, but coming together to find strategies that work helps your student— and your relationship— blossom.

As one of the most common childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, the characteristics of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often get misinterpreted as intentional misbehavior or daydreaming in the classroom. But when teachers engage their student with ADHD in exploring what works for them, it can lead to stronger connections and more academic success. To find more strategies and resources for working with students with ADHD, or to learn more about the studies and articles cited in the video, visit the links below:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Data and Statistics About ADHD: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry’s ADHD and the Brain: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/adhd/data.html
National Institute of Mental Health’s topic page on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd#
T.A. Hartanto et al’s 2015 analysis of the impact of physical activity on ADHD: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4675699/
Katy Reckdahl’s 2020 article for Edutopia, “5 Ways to Support Kids With ADHD During Remote Learning”: https://www.edutopia.org/article/5-ways-support-kids-adhd-during-remote-learning
Ezra Werb’s 2019 article for Edutopia, “Helping Students With ADHD Stay Organized”: https://www.edutopia.org/article/helping-students-adhd-stay-organized
Nina Parrish’s 2018 article for Edutopia, “Setting Students With ADHD Up for Success”: https://www.edutopia.org/article/setting-students-adhd-success
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