Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) is a chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness (may act without thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. ADHD often begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It may contribute to low self-esteem, troubled relationships and difficulty at school or work. Although ADHD can’t be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.
Accommodations for ADHD in the classroom include:
The Initial accommodation for ADHD is that the child with ADHD gets the necessary guidance/support/affection from the teacher/parent/students in the place where it lives or studies. It is necessary for the schools to educate about the ADHD and other behavioral disorders in school to make the environment more friendly. The teachers should be trained in a way where he/she can guide the kid & take responsibility in educating the importance of support for the ADHD kid which will prevent most of the kids from getting bullied by their classmates.
Seating plays an important role for ADHD. The child can be made to sit close to the teacher or else it must be surrounded by supportive, organized & attentive kids in order to avoid distraction from the fellow kids.
The Seating of furniture also plays a role. When the desk is put closed, the child with ADHD feels congested & feels frustrated. The desks can be arranged more spacious or separate desks or cushion chairs can be chosen. One of a good idea is to provide therapy balls in the classroom which creates more attention while listening not only for the kids but common for all the kids.
Less distraction environment is important in the classroom. The child can be avoided seating near the windows are doors that leads to more distraction. The walls should hold no frames or chart which will create distractions during the class hours. The teacher during the class hours can use little of chalkboard and use more charts to make the kid more attentive. The kid also feel distracted when writing during those time the teacher can use sticky notes on the kid’s notes to make him focus. A gentle tap on the shoulder with little instruction can make him bring back the attention.
The cleanliness of the classroom is more important for all the kids with or without ADHD. Studies reports that kids can perform better when the classroom is clean & organised. An unorganised or a messy classroom makes the children lazy to study and perform well in academics and co-curriculars. A Clean & organised environment is more important for ADHD as well to help them stop from too much distraction.
Children with ADHD can perform well when the environment supports them. It is important for teachers/parents/classmates to be more empathetic towards them rather than bullying or labelling them. The Above all accommodation applies to all the children in common. These accommodations are proven in many schools to boost the children’s performance in general.