The following are just a few of the many websites which have practical information for teachers who have students with ADHD. AIM Care at Tumaini Counselling Centre does not endorse all the content found in these sites. If you come across additional websites or pages that you find especially useful, please pass that information on to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADD in School website is aimed at supporting classroom teachers and has lots of ideas for classrooms set-up, lesson presentation, materials, organization, time management, and behavior management for both elementary and secondary classrooms. Definitely check out this site! Hundreds of classroom interventions, tips, tricks for:
- Elementary School http://www.addinschool.com/elementary.htm
- Middle & High School http://www.addinschool.com/highschool.htm
ADDitude Magazine website (www.additudemag.com) is loaded with articles for adult ADHD, parenting ADHD children, ADHD treatment, and school & learning disabilities. Their ADHD Teacher Resources for School page gives links to their many helpful articles for teachers that are available on their site. Their Alternative ADHD Treatment Options page gives a listing of links to articles on behavior therapy, diet, fish oil, nutritional supplements, working memory training, green time, neurofeedback, and exercise.
British Columbia Ministry of Education web site has a free PDF guide for teachers, “Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices” (http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/specialed/adhd/)
Help Guide is a non-profit resource whose mission is “… to help people understand, prevent, and resolve life’s challenges.” They have a number of brief articles for teachers and parents on ADHD. The following is a link to one of their articles, “ADD/ADHD in the Classroom: Tips for Teachers and Parents” (http://www.helpguide.org/mental/adhd_add_teaching_strategies.htm)
LD Online is a website on learning disabilities and ADHD. The following are links to several of their many articles:
- Accommodations & Modification http://www.ldonline.org/article/13701
- Behavior & Social Skills http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/behavior
- Classroom Management http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/behavior
- “Strategies for Teaching Youth with ADD and ADHD” http://www.ldonline.org/article/13701
- Study Skills articles http://www.ldonline.org/indepth/study
- Teaching Issues http://www.ldonline.org/educators
Mayo Clinic is a non-profit and internationally renowned medical practice that diagnoses and treats nearly all medical illnesses. Their web site provides a balanced and evidenced based approach to education concerning diseases, medications, alternative medicine, and prevention. The following 18 page article provides a good overview of ADHD and could be given to families when they are informed of concerns that their child might have ADHD. http://www.mayoclinic.com/print/adhd/DS00275/DSECTION=all&METHOD=print
National Resource Center on ADHD is a “clearinghouse for science-based information about all aspects of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.” It is funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- Listing of books for teachers that give strategies for working with ADHD children (http://www.help4adhd.org/en/education/teachers/resources)
- Diagnosis & Treatment articles (http://www.help4adhd.org/en/treatment)
- A helpful article for parents who are reluctant to consider use of medication for their child diagnosed with ADHD is “Managing Medications for Children and Adolescents with AD/HD” (What We Know series #3) (http://www.chadd.org/Understanding-ADHD/For-Parents-Caregivers/Treatment-Overview/Managing-Medication.aspx))
- A helpful article for individuals who are interested to sort out fact from fiction, “Myths and Misconceptions About AD/HD: Science over Cynicism,” http://www.help4adhd.org/en/about/myths
Teacher Vision website provides a wide assortment of “lesson plans, printables, and more”. Although there is a $39.95 yearly subscription they have a 7 day free trial for one to check out if the site. Included in the site are a number of specific recommendations for ADHD students. ( http://www.teachervision.fen.com/ )
U.S. Department of Education has several resources for teaching ADHD students. Some of these are:
- “Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices” – this is a downloadable, 40 page pdf file that gives recommendations concerning academic instruction, behavioral interventions, and classroom accommodations. ( http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/adhd/adhd-teaching.html )
- “Identifying and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Resources for School and Home” is a 28 page pdf file that describes the educational evaluation and helpful tips for both teachers and parents. ( http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/adhd/adhd-identifying.html )