ERIC Number: EJ791338
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 18
Increase Academic Success for Children with ADHD Using Sticky Notes and Highlighters
Stormont, Melissa A.
Intervention in School and Clinic, v43 n5 p305-308 2008
Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) represent about 3% to 5% of the school-age population and are most often educated in the general education classroom. Unfortunately, general educators may not be prepared to provide supports for children with ADHD or other types of diverse learning needs. Children with ADHD have many unique characteristics that interfere with their learning and task completion. The largest group of children with ADHD has attention problems, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Their characteristics consist of the following: (1) Selective attention problems; (2) Sustained attention problems; (3) Impulsivity; and (4) High levels of verbal and motor activity. In this article, sticky notes, or adhesive-backed paper like Post-Its[R], and highlighters are used as support materials because they are present in most educational settings, inexpensive, easy to use, and portable so children can be taught to use similar strategies at home. The 20 strategies presented in this article were extrapolated from the literature on supports for students with learning problems and students with ADHD.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Attention Span, Hyperactivity, Attention Deficit Disorders, Academic Achievement, Student Needs, Student Characteristics, Student Behavior, Verbal Communication, Learning Strategies, Classroom Techniques
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