ADHD and 504 Plan


Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) usually begins in childhood and can persist into adulthood. It is a medical disorder that makes it difficult for a person to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. Often it contributes to low self-esteem, troubled relationships, and difficulty at school or work. Treatment may include medication and counseling.

Symptoms of inattentive type ADHD include:

  •        Difficulty focusing and sustaining attention,
  •        Impeded verbal and non-verbal memory,
  •        Difficulty following instructions,
  •       Trouble with planning and organization, and
  •       Challenges with self-motivation and completing tasks.

Symptoms of hyperactive impulsive type ADHD include:

  •       Trouble preforming quiet tasks,
  •       Frequently interrupting others,
  •       Excessive fidgeting or restlessness, and
  •       Lack of self-restraint or reckless behavior.

Some common accommodations for students with ADHD:

  •      Teacher may put assignments into smaller segments.
  •      Student may take a stretch break or move around between activities.
  •      Student may use a fidget during class.
  •      Student may receive preferred classroom seating.
  •     Student may record lectures to assist in note taking.

How to obtain a 504 Plan:

  •      Referral (parent, teacher or student)
  •      Eligibility meeting with 504 Team
  •      Determine school accommodation for student
  •      Develop 504 Plan
  •      504 Team receives a copy of 504 Plan

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