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Guide to Accommodating Students with Disabilities

Accommodations for Attention Deficit With/Without Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

ADD/ADHD is characterized by varying degrees of inattention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity.  Students may have difficulty understanding assignments and staying on task.

  • Allow the use of a tape recorder or note taker.
  • Allow the student to sit where least distracted and maintain the same seat throughout the semester.
  • The reading comprehension of some students with ADD/ADHD may be improved by listening to their textbooks on tape.  Student Support Services can assist these students in obtaining their books on tape through Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic.
  • Extended minutes for tests with no distractions may be appropriate.
  • Extended minutes to complete assignments may be needed.
  • Classroom behaviors such as fidgeting may be observed.
  • Allow frequent breaks, if needed, especially in classes lasting more that 50 minutes.
  • Social difficulties may be noted.

Please refer such students to the Office of Disability Services in S207 (857-7286).