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
Staff to contact:
- Fuller – Principal (email@example.com)
- Bumpass – Assistant Principal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Harp – School Psychologist/504 Coordinator (email@example.com)
- Brown – Parent Coordinator (Latreece.firstname.lastname@example.org)