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Tips for ADD/ADHD

The following academic tips should assist you in working with students who have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in post-secondary education. Recommended on-campus referral sources are also included.​

Academic Tips for students with ADD/ADHD

  • Provide copies of instructor notes or PowerPoint presentations
  • Make your expectations clear. Say "I expect you to..." 
  • Preferential seating can make these students more comfortable
  • Provide structure and routine
  • Give advance warning for any schedule changed
  • Suggest homework and notebook organizers
  • Give verbal reminders of assignments and test dates

More Academic Tips:

  • Recommend a calendaring system for homework and study
  • Break down multi-step assignments into small parts
  • Accurately define any problems
  • Design workable solutions together dates
  • Evaluate the results and make modifications
  • Record meetings outside of class to improve memory retention
  • Be tolerant of frequent visits, questions and concerns

CGCC Referral Sources: