ADHD is a disability that affects a student's ability to concentrate on a task for a long period of time.  These students are easily distracted.  This condition may also include hyperactivity.  When hyperactivity is present, restlessness and excessive activity may also be present.

Common Characteristics of ADHD

  • Inability to focus
  • Lack of ability to manage time
  • Distractibility
  • Inattentiveness
  • Reduced ability to follow instructions and/or complete complex tasks
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inappropriate behaviors in social settings
  • Impulsivity
  • Fails to pay attention to details
  • Difficulty listening when spoken to directly
  • Excessive talking
  • Often interrupts others

Accommodation Examples

  • Extended time on tests
  • Less distraction testing room
  • Reader for tests
  • Volunteer note-taker
  • Use of recorded lectures for retention
  • Preferential seating near front of room