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1.) Provide breaks and opportunities to run around outside or in the gym. This helps the most hyperactive of students refocus and channel their energy in healthy ways.

2.) Develop signals with students. This allows you to call them back to attention without humiliating them. You might use a peace sign or a gentle tap on the shoulder as a way of letting a student know that she is losing focus.

3.) Chunk major assignments. In other words, provide students with ADD with opportunities to do their assignments one portion at a time. This prevents them from getting overwhelmed and zoning out as a result.

4.) Teach students how to use checklists. This gives students more independence and helps them keep control over their materials, time, and assignments.
Help students understand themselves and how their mind works.
*** This process, often known as demystification --> allows students to advocate for themselves and feel confident and motivated in spite of their struggles.

4.) Capitalize on students' strengths. Make sure your students with ADD are able to make use of the things they are good at over the course of the school day.

5.) Some children with ADD are very social and benefit from collaborative learning, for example. Others might have great memories for facts, which can help them in various subject areas.

6.) One of the most important aspects of teaching students with ADD is remaining in close contact with families, as well as any outside support people with whom students interact. This might include physicians, therapists, or other ancillary support. Talk to families regularly and be sure to accurately and thoughtfully fill out any forms that doctors send. It is particularly important to remain aware of changes in medication that a child may be taking because this will likely impact his or her behavior and needs.