Many individuals with AD/HD are undiagnosed until adulthood (NINDS, 2011).
Students who, like Albert, do not learn well in traditional educational situations are often labeled learning disabled. Learning disabled literally means not able to learn and creates a stigma for learning disabled students.Many times I inwardly groaned in frustration at Alberts apparently irrelevant questions, late assignments, and misunderstanding of papers/activities.But the real frustration came when I was grading research papers. When measuring ideas, Albert was a genius, or at least he had the potential to excel.These are the people who will work from lists and written directions and instructions.Someone with an Auditory learning style has a preference for the transfer of information through listening: to the spoken word, of self or others, of sounds and noises. Odds are, every student in your class has a different preferred learning style, which can make it difficult for you to be the most effective teacher.
However, by trying to incorporate various methods into your teaching, you may be able to reach the majority of your students.
Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) is a neurobehavioral disorder that affects three to five percent of American children and adults.
AD/HD is usually diagnosed in childhood, and the condition can continue into the adult years.
These people will use phrases such as ‘tell me’, ‘let’s talk it over’ and will be best able to perform a new task after listening to instructions from an expert.
These are the people who are happy being given spoken instructions over the telephone, and can remember all the words to songs that they hear!
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