Essay on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )
Student #4 “Super Sammy”
“Super Sammy” has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) which is a common childhood disorder affecting three to five percent of the population (“Helping the Student with ADHD,” n.d.,para. 1). Sammy has a lot of energy, which he uses on other activities besides school work, and has issues trying to sit still. Sammy is also disruptive in class, drums his pencil on his desk, and interferes with neighboring students. All of these behaviors are very common characteristics of ADHD. Individuals with ADHD also experience issues with concentrating on singular tasks, problems with focusing and sustaining attention for long periods of time, and trying to accomplish more than one thing at a time (“Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder,” n.d., para. 2).
In a typical school day students are sometimes required to sit for long periods of time. Students like Sammy have trouble with this and as a result they become disruptive to the teacher and to those around them. When they are disruptive, they miss out on what the teacher is saying and the important information the teacher is providing. Missing out on the information can cause students like Sammy to fall behind and eventually fail the class and state tests. In order to help Sammy succeed, the first thing that I would do as his teacher would be to evaluate his individual needs and identify his strengths and weaknesses. Doing this will allow me the opportunity to develop…