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5 Common Misinterpretations of ADHD Behavior

by Sandra Rief Even when we are fully aware that a child/teen has ADHD – a neurobiological (brain-based) disorder, it is easy to misinterpret the behaviors we observe.  Here are 5 common behaviors of students with ADHD, the incorrect assumptions often made by teachers, and the reality of what is most likely the underlying cause(s) of […]


Keeping Students On Task During Seat Work

by Sandra Rief   This is the last of a 4-part blog on getting, focusing, and maintaining students’ attention – particularly important for students with ADHD.  Here are tips for keeping students’ focused and productive during seat work times of the day. Check for clarity and that directions were clearly understood before sending students back to their […]


Engaging & Maintaining Students’ Attention (Part III)

Maintaining Students’ Attention & Participation by Sandra Rief   This is the third of a 4-part blog on getting, focusing, and maintaining students’ attention – particularly important for students with ADHD.  Once you get and focus students’ attention, here are some strategies for keeping them engaged and participating in the lesson:   Keep students actively engaged.  […]


Engaging & Maintaining Students’ Attention (Part II)

FOCUSING STUDENTS’ ATTENTION   by Sandra Rief This is the second of a 4-part blog on getting, focusing, and maintaining students’ attention – particularly important for students with ADD / ADHD.  Part I was on “Getting Students’ Attention”.  Here are some strategies for focusing students’ attention once you initially capture it: Employ multisensory strategies when directions […]