ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a student’s ability to focus, control impulsive behavior, and regulate their emotions. Special education teams must first identify students who exhibit symptoms of ADHD, which can be challenging. Once a student has been identified, the special education team can begin the IEP process, which involves a comprehensive evaluation and the development of an individualized plan to support the student’s academic and social-emotional development.
Students with ADHD can experience a range of challenges in the classroom, from difficulty with attention and focus to struggles with organization and time management. However, there are strategies that teachers in special education can use to support these learners, including accommodations and modifications, multisensory learning, and positive reinforcement. By employing these strategies, teachers can create a classroom environment that fosters learning and success for students with ADHD.