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7 Surprising Ways ADHD Shows Up in the Classroom

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ADHD symptoms show up at school, and productive ways to address each one.The teacher gives a two-minute warning to the class that independent reading time is about to end.

But when the teacher announces it is time to move on to science, the student does not stop reading.ADHD is best seen as a medical disorder affecting a child’s overall self-management skills, frequently referred to as executive functioning.

These skills let us manage things in life — our goals, projects, time, emotions, or social situations — and they can manifest as forgetfulness, poor focus, or weak impulse control when they’re not working properly.Kids with ADHD over-focus on what’s captivating, can’t focus when effort is unnatural but necessary, and can’t transition because switching attention is part of managing these skills well.

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