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ADHD School Programs

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects the brain, creating challenges for students. It’s vital that ADHD school programs offer learning support and positive recognition. That’s because students with ADHD experience issues with attention, impulse control, problem-solving and planning. Some students may need access to school accommodations for ADHD, which allow them to stay focused on learning as they build their confidence. In high school, students should take an active role in planning for their own academic success, and educators can work to encourage students’ interests and give them flexible options for completing assignments.

ADHD Resources and Support

The educators at the Beekman School are advocates for students who are challenged by mild ADHD. We offer ADHD resources and support to help students as they learn and test in the classroom. Educators can show students how to break up longer assignments into manageable sections and how to prioritize these tasks. They can offer regular reminders about instructions and organization. Reduced course loads are also an option for those students who need to dedicate more time to individual subjects. In addition, supervised study halls, overseen by a teacher, are a daily part of education at The Beekman School. These study halls give all students the opportunity to focus on their work in a quiet environment, while also having access to a teacher should they need assistance. The Beekman School’s supervised study halls are particularly helpful for students with ADHD. Beyond study halls, ADHD tutoring provides additional tools for students with this learning challenge. A tutoring session could be used to introduce effective study skills or techniques for homework success.

ADHD Learning Strategies and Education

Educators should be aware of how high school students with ADHD learn and provide them with reasonable accommodations, such as extended time for testing and redirection. Teachers often implement ADHD learning strategies that engage learners, while also recognizing the importance of student responsibility in academic success. The class size and technological resources at Beekman serve as an advantage as teachers and parents work together to establish a plan for ADHD education. Knowing how each student learns best can ensure that the educational process is more enjoyable and rewarding for the Beekman student with ADHD.