Facilitating the inclusion of students with ADHD

The growing number of students with ADIHD led to research which prompted a study on the needs of elementary school teachers to support the growing number of such students in their classrooms. A survey was developed and distributed to elementary school (K-6) teachers at two schools in North San Diego County. Results indicated scaled degrees of teacher frustration in the areas of behavior management, organization/self-help skills, and time management. This implied a need for a manual to support teachers in order to successfully address the unique challenges and gifts of students with ADIHD. The manual would offer tips and ideas that are specifically categorized so teachers can target specific behaviors and work habits of students with ADIHD to help them succeed in school.