If you must use a textbook with your ADHD child, these accommodations for ADHD can make all the difference!It is true that most kids with ADHD are not fond of textbooks.You might have heard people say that it is an unfair advantage for students with ADHD to have extra time.However, a study done by the College Board in 2003 showed that students who did not need extra time improved their scores by no more than 10 points in Verbal (CR) and 20 points in Math when given extended time, whereas students who had diagnosed learning disabilities increased their scores by 45 in Verbal (CR) and 38 in Math with extended time.To this day, I avoid the Rod and Staff booth at any homeshcool convention I attend because I disliked it so much as a child.Nothing against the people who love it, it just didn’t work for me as an ADHD kid.Since that time, colleges have had no way of knowing who uses extended time in testing.All tests – those taken under standard and non-standard conditions – are viewed in the same way.
The purpose of these tests is for students to demonstrate their knowledge, not to show how fast they can work.
She loved the idea of a quite, one-room schoolhouse filled with kids learning together without complaint.
But unlucky for her, she had a houseful of ADHD kids.
I have been very firm with the Special Ed Director in insisting that it is our job to determine their disability. My parents are unable to afford a trip to the doctor and I don’t think they should have to. Morning: Mari, I want to applaud you for being such a strong advocate for students.
Meanwhile the year is ticking away and these kids will leave me and be out of my reach. I know of many students with ADHD who are not on medication with documentation from their doctors. I would encourage you to educate the parents on how to navigate the school system and refer the parents to state resources to help them.