College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs in 3% to 5% in school age children" (Sherman, Rasmussen, & Baydala, 2006, p. 1). This figure continues to grow due to diagnoses of ADHD, which were not identified earlier in young children. This increase in the number of students with ADHD effects educators and how they manage their classroom. The success of an educator is based on how well his or her students learn and how that educator manages the classroom environment. Typically, ADHD students disrupt the learning environment consistently, which effects the overall learning environment. Educators are provided with instructional and behavioral strategies in their degree programs about how to manage their classroom for average students. Some of those strategies are ineffective, if not implemented correctly, when those disruptive situations occur and, in some cases, those strategies will have no effect on a student with ADHD. Although ADHD is on the increase within the student population of all classrooms across the United States, relatively few behavioral strategies have been identified for students with ADHD, even though research has increased within the past 20 years about how educators can better manage their classrooms and students with ADHD. In most circumstances, students with ADHD are not covered under IDEA or 504 Plans which would give students with learning disabilities access to special education within their schools but, generally they are included in the inclusive classroom.
Date of Award
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Stevens, Troy A., "Classroom Management Techniques for Adhd Students: a Teaching Guide for Secondary Teachers" (2009). Student Publications. 69.