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Posted on October 4, 2015 10:01 pm
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TuBuJy
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ADHD
A student approaches you and tells you that he has ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder). He canít take the test within the time allotted, canít turn in assignments on time, or canít take notes, etc. He is requesting special consideration. Other students in the class overhear your conversation and start to whisper among themselves. What do you do as a teacher?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 15, 2015 11:30 pm

Morgan Zwissler
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In this situation, I would check for an IEP or 504 Plan. If I was unable to find evidence of special education services, would directly contact the parents. I would explain the policies and procedures of the school district regarding special education accommodations. If needed, I would begin the paperwork process.
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eSyTyt
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This is a great solution.
  Posted on: October 16, 2015 2:46 am

yDydez
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This is a great idea!
  Posted on: October 4, 2016 5:14 pm

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Solution 2
Posted October 5, 2015 3:07 am

eWeHaz
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I would ask the student for any medical records they have on their condition and also check for any forms your school requires. Any student can say they have medical needs that require certain special consideration but you need to have proof of their condition as well as proof or recommendations on the requested treatment/solution to the child's needs. I would also only address the students in the background snickering if it became a larger or ongoing issue with the students. At that time a discussion would be held covering bullying and name calling, etc.
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meXyHy
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if I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: October 15, 2015 8:59 pm

yDydez
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This is a good idea.
  Posted on: October 4, 2016 5:15 pm

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Solution 3
Posted February 28, 2016 3:58 am

buteJy
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Children with ADHD can also suffer from anxiety so I would be calm and reassuring. I would confer with office staff to see if anything was on file regarding a diagnosis. Depending on the outcome, I would reach out to the parents in an effort to get the appropriate information to meet the needs of the student.

As far as the whispering students, I would take the opportunity to speak with them about respect and understanding.
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Solution 4
Posted October 7, 2016 1:59 am

Krystalynn Gulczewski
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I would first contact the parents because if the child actually has a documented case of ADHD then they could get a 504 or IEP plan made for them. From there i would get the counsler in on the discussion so the plan can be made so that the student has the help they need such as extra time.As a person with ADHD i can tell you it is not something to be ashamed of. First I would wait and see if any issues arise regarding the talk the student had with you. Then I would talk with the student that has ADHD and see if he has any issues with you talking to their fellow classmates about his ADHD it might be a good learning opportunity for the students to learn about is and more about diversity.
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Solution 5
Posted October 5, 2015 4:18 am

Dawn Rogers
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The first thing that needs to be done is that proof needs to be presented so that appropriate steps can be taken.
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I agree with this.
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Solution 6
Posted October 19, 2015 7:18 pm

yZytaz
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As a teacher you should respect the request that your student is asking and for the other students all you have to say is that it is not their business and it does not effect them. If any bullying goes on from that conversation with you and the ADHD student then consequences will take place.
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Solution 7
Posted March 4, 2016 2:48 pm

teVaGu
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I would contact the parents, if possible, for confirmation. A conference would be requested, and and the school psychologist/counselor would be contacted as well. If what he's saying is true (and it probably is) then he needs this information to be in his file, so that he can receive all the accommodations and services he needs. As for the whispering, I'd give them a non-verbal cue to stop. (I have a pretty good "Cease!" look.)
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I agree with this.
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Solution 8
Posted October 5, 2015 1:37 am

Caitlyn Bogatin
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I would ask that the student brings in a diagnosis report by a doctor and explain to the class that assignments and note taking still needs to be done to the rest of the class.
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Solution 9
Posted February 29, 2016 2:34 am

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I would check their IEP. Also, I would respect the student's wishes and make sure the class understands that each of their peers needs are different in order to be successful.
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Always remember to check IEPs.
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Solution 10
Posted October 12, 2016 5:23 pm

yZytaz
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You let the students know that it is none of their business what another student tells a teacher and maybe (with that students permission) teach a small lesson about issues that are in the classroom and that other students face.
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