Students with Disabilities
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD and
Distractibility: moving from one task, project or person frequently;
having difficulty sticking with the assigned task.
Lack of impulse control: sudden movements which may result in spilling
or breaking things.
Free flight of ideas: constantly going from one idea to the next,
often with very good ideas but little if any follow through; may
become quickly bored with current activity before it is completed.
Difficulty with organizing or sequencing tasks: may tend to loose
things, clothing and equipment easily; paperwork is often filled out
but left at home.
Social immaturity: may often be behind others in maturity and act out
impulsively or inappropriately; often lose temper easily.
Forgetfulness: easily forgetting where he or she is to be or what
should be taken along.
Difficulty sequencing and following directions: weak past and future
concepts, everything is in the NOW!
Restlessness or Hyperactivity: often having difficulty standing or
sitting still; always tapping feet or hands.
Difficulty with concentration: often easily distracted and may "drift"
from project to project; distraction may come from almost any other
kind of activity.
Difficulty with dates, times or directions: sometimes processing
problems are associated with ADD and information may not be stored
properly for long term memory functions; may misunderstand directions.
Ms.Rosenberg, the Director of Academic Support, is available to provide
guidance to students who know or suspect they have ADD/ADHD. All
information is kept confidential.