The following academic tips should assist you in working with students who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) in post-secondary education.
- Provide copies of instructor notes or PowerPoint presentations
- Make your expectations clear. Say, "I expect you to..."
- Preferential seating can make these students more comfortable
- Provide structure and routine
- Give advance warning for any schedule changes
- Suggest homework and notebook organizers
- Give verbal reminders of assignments and test dates
- Recommend a calendaring system for homework and study
- Break down multistep assignments into small parts
- Accurately define any problems
- Design workable solutions together
- Evaluate the results and make modifications
- Record meetings outside of class to improve memory retention
- Be tolerant of frequent visits, questions, and concerns