What is Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) is a neurological disorder. It is usually first diagnosed in childhood and often lasts into adulthood.
There are three main types of AD/HD, depending on which types of symptoms are strongest in the individual:
a person wanders off task, lacks persistence, has difficulty sustaining focus, and is disorganized; and these problems are not due to defiance or lack of comprehension.
- Hyperactive/ Impulsive:
a person seems to move about constantly, excessively fidgets, taps, or talks, extreme restlessness or wearing others out with constant activity. They may be socially intrusive and excessively interrupt others or make important decisions without considering the long-term consequences.
Symptoms of the above two types are equally present in the person.
- Making lists for different tasks and activities
- Breaking down large tasks into more manageable, smaller steps so that completing each part of the task provides a sense of accomplishment