ADD/ADHD Teaching Resources

Use our online resources and activities to create an inclusive learning environment that meets the needs of all learners alike. Learn beneficial strategies to teach students with autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and language-based learning disabilities.

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What is ADD/ADHD?

ADHD, or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, is a medical condition that affects a child’s ability to stay focused. ADHD does not always present itself the same way from child to child. In truth, there are three subtypes of ADHD: ADHD, Predominantly Inattentive (which used to be known as ADD, or attention-deficit disorder); ADHD Predominantly Hyperactive/Impulsive; and ADHD, combined.

The biggest difference between ADHD and ADD is that children with ADHD are hyperactive, demonstrating restless behavior. Meanwhile children with ADD are inattentive, meaning they may often appear to be in their own world.

Symptoms of ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive include:

  • Difficulty waiting their turn
  • Fidgeting and squirming
  • Talking excessively
  • Interrupting others

Symptoms of ADHD Inattentive (formerly known as ADD) include:

  • Distraction
  • Forgetfulness in daily activities
  • Failure to finish tasks
  • Difficulty organizing tasks

Strategies for Teaching Students with ADD/ADHD

Based on a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan, special education teachers and general education inclusion teachers must provide adequate accommodations or modifications for students with ADD/ADHD. Strategies to consider when teaching students with ADD/ ADHD include:

  • Giving instructions one at a time and repeat as necessary
  • Using visuals, like charts and pictures
  • Creating worksheets and tests with fewer items
  • Giving frequent short quizzes rather than long tests
  • Allowing for movement

Resources for Students with ADD/ADHD

Ensure students receive appropriate accommodations and meet their IEP goals with VocabularySpellingCity’s learning resources.

We cater to the needs of students with ADD/ADHD with our 40+ learning games and activities that:

  • Engage them in word practice through gameplay
  • Allow them to work at their own pace
  • Provide audio cues and visual aids
  • Offer choice over their learning

In addition, VocabularySpellingCity Premium allows you to easily create customized assignments to provide structured, independent practice. You can track and monitor students’ progress as they complete their assignments.