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What is ADHD Voice?

Student voice refers to a collection of practices and techniques used to elicit students’ perceptions and experiences of educational structures and practices (Thomas, 2011). ADHD voice is student voice activities involving students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Cillian is a student of Engineering and Communications at NUI Maynooth. He was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 8. He shares his story and experiences of living with ADHD.

The mission of HADD Ireland is to make life easier for people with ADHD. We believe that there is nothing more powerful than people telling their own stories. Why? Because it helps to break the stigma associated with ADHD.

In the classroom environment, teachers can help create a focus for children with ADHD by implementing several structures into their daily practice. According to O’Regan (2006), if the key to buying and selling property is ‘location, location, and location’, then the key to teaching children with ADHD is ‘structure, structure and structure”. These structures may include the use of a regular timetable, the presentation of new material in a step-by-step manner and the provision of short, clear instructions.

In part 2 of 3 video interviews with Dr. David Carey we discuss Parent-School Communication for students with ADHD.

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In part one of an interview with Dr. David Carey, he discusses behaviour management for kids. He outlines some negative experiences using examples and discusses the impact on the child and their learning.

 

 

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